That’s J.D. Tuccille reporting for Reason yesterday. Here’s more:
Why the growth? From The Local:
“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.”
In a separate article about Sweden’s shrinking welfare state, The Local also noted that “visitors are sometimes surprised to learn about year-long waiting times for cancer patients.”
We’ll get to that point, too — eventually.
In the meantime, what a waste of health, lives, potential, money, growth, doctors, etc.