How National Health Care Is Working For The Swedes
Apparently, you could actually die waiting.
So, from The Local, Swedes are buying private insurance or getting it through their employers so they can skip the long lines for national health care:
More than half a million Swedes now have private health insurance, showed a new review from industry organization Swedish Insurance (Svensk Försäkring). In eight out of ten cases, the person's employer had offered them the private insurance deal.
"It's quicker to get a colleague back to work if you have an operation in two weeks' time rather than having to wait for a year," privately insured Anna Norlander told Sveriges Radio on Friday. "It's terrible that I, as a young person, don't feel I can trust the health care system to take care of me."
The insurance plan guarantees that she can see a specialist within four working days, and get a time for surgery, if needed, within 15.
Welcome to your future!
Sure, you can still get coverage yourself through an insurance company -- until the "Affordable" Care Act ends up putting private insurance companies out of business...just like Obama had hoped.