I thought this was interesting.
Apparently, the Germans get same day appointments too. Considering the only discernable complaint conservatives have againist socialized medicine is long wait times, I think this pretty much does that one in.the bill was paid by the Barmer GEK sickness fund, one of about 160 such nonprofit insurance collectives in the country. Every German resident must belong to a sickness fund, and in turn the funds must insure all comers.
Theyíre also mandated to cover a standard set of benefits, which includes most procedures and medications. Workers pay half the cost of their sickness fund insurance, and employers pay the rest. The German government foots the bill for the unemployed and for children. There are also limits on out-of-pocket expenses, so itís rare for a German to go into debt because of medical bills.
Of course, Obamacare hasn't risen to the point of German nonprofit insurance collectives yet, but its a step in the right direction, and perhaps when a white person takes over the country in 2016 the Republicans will actually let her change Obamacare for the better.