It will surprise you that I am in NYC and I work in healthcare.I am a heart person, birth defect of the aortic valve with murmur, replaced in 2001 with a St. Judes' valve. I am also a type 2 diabetic, gene pool from family and surgery triggered and not clogging up my hospital visits over it. You know nothing about the true Americans , except for what you read and listen to in the news media.
I am proud of my country. No need to be nasty to us. Have a nice day and be kinder to people here.
There is no wait only because Americans CANNOT afford healthcare. If you doubt me, go to the emergency room of your local hospital and see the wait there. Emergency care has to be provided without consideration of ability to pay.
Every surgery scheduled is pre-approved. The hospital knows they will get paid. You get treatment because you can pay.
The sad part is most Americans are blind to this fact. But when every one is seeking care at the same time like with this pandemic, your insurance means nothing, you will wait in long lines.
Be grateful that your ability to have insurance is what keeps you ahead of the line ONLY because many others cannot access healthcare.