I read the very interesting and timely commentary by Dr Alpert.1 This has prompted me to write about a personal experience I can best describe as strange and that has also made me wonder how many thousands of other patients go through this same experience every day. After having worked for the National Health Service in England for about 6 years, I then moved to United States for further training. After having heard a lot of different stories about the US health care system, I was really pleased to find out that the university where I worked covered my health insurance benefits, which of course were supplied through a health maintenance organization.
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