I met a woman in Ireland last year whose son is on an 18-month waiting list to see an ENT specialist. SHE is on an indefinite waiting list (they don't know when she can see a doctor) for her own issues. I've also spoken to a few Canadians who thought I was joking when I said I could see my PCP the same day. So this is no surprise. Probably was to Bernie, but not to me.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: “So how long will it take me in the average?”
MARTIN: “It depends on where you are in the country. Sometimes it’s a few months, sometimes it’s a year. In some places, it’s sometimes it’s been even longer than that, that people wait for a hip or a knee replacement. And I think that is totally unacceptable. I don’t think that we should stand for it in our system. I think that there’s no reason why people should have to wait.”