McCain: “Like most Americans I go see my doctor fairly frequently.” – 09/12/08
McCain]: Like most Americans I go see my doctor fairly frequently.
That was Republican Senator John McCain speaking recently from the campaign trail. The Senator said “most Americans” can see their doctor “fairly frequently.” But that isn’t what recent studies show. A recent study called Public Views on U.S. Health Care System Organization found that 73 percent of Americans have had difficulty securing a doctors appointment and thirty nine percent who have insurance said it was difficult to reach their doctor on the phone. Twenty-six percent of those with insurance had difficulty scheduling an appointment the same or next day when they are sick. Meanwhile, Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Sen. Joe Biden was in Missouri this week. During one stop he explained that it isn’t just American people who are calling for a change in the way healthcare in the United States is run, it is also corporations who see it as a way to better compete and drive down overhead costs.