The landscape of healthcare in the United States has been bumpy for a long time. Too many Americans are still without access to proper medical treatment and insurance. This leads to emergency room or urgent care visits for non-emergent ailments, which in turn backs up the patient load of those facilities.
Doctors and other medical professionals who see and treat patients are simply overloaded in this country. Although appointments are made, physicians and their counterparts (physicians assistants, nurse practitioners) are rarely held to the appointment times due to the fact that they simply have too many people on the docket each day.