... because when you're in Florida and try to get an right hip x-ray on your mother, community hospitals like Englewood Community Hospital (part of the HCA Health Care) says they have to verify that the doctor ordering the study (my mother's doctor in Illinois) really exists before the test can be performed, and that will take two or three days.
Funny, the guys across the street, Radiology Associates of Venice and Englewood, a free-standing radiology group, could do it the same day - happily.
Thank goodness the helpful receptionist at Englewood Community Hospital gave us the name of these guys - at least she could see the forest from the trees.
God bless the free-market health care system. Do we really want to see this go away?