And I'm betting that the number is a lot higher than you would think. Take a minute and think about your longest wait for emergency room care. Let's assume that the number of hours you have in mind is ridiculously long. Long enough that you got pissed, that you're still pissed just thinking about it.
Now think about what it would be like if you found out that hospitals across the country were shooting for that number as an actual goal, rather than denouncing it as an aberration. I can tell you what it would be like: it would be like living in Canada where the healthcare is "free".
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