Water is wet, the sky is blue, Republicans blatantly LIE about everything. No Mr. Inhoffe, had you been in Canada, Great Britain, France, or any of the other nations with nationalized health plans, you would not have had to wait under the circumstances you describe. Had you been diagnosed as you describe, you would have been in surgery just as fast. What would NOT have happened is that your hospital would refuse the surgery because you had not health insurance. What would NOT have happened is that you could have the surgery, but have to sell your house and all you possess to pay for it. You would not have gone bankrupt because of it. You would not have been denied health coverage because you had pre-existing conditions. You would not have died from lack of health care as happens every day in America. America, where we pay twice s much for health care as our economic competitors and receive far WORSE health care. Unless you are a US senator with gold-plated socialized health care paid for by tax payers, of the sort which you work to deny to the people who vote for you and who pay for yours.