About 20 yrs. ago, I was short on health insurance and wanting to follow up on a possible VN related health concern at that time, I went to the VA hospital in Ann Arbor.
My recollection of that day was gross indifference on the part of the doctors and long, long lines of fellow veterans lining the hallways, all of them in apparently worse shape than I was and desperate to be seen by anyone in a lab coat.
I decided to take my chances on my own and I guess it's paid off so far.
I think my experience back then gave me a glimpse of the future of government controlled health care in this country. It's not going to be pretty!