How the time played out at the VA last night:
Check-in: 30 seconds.
First episode of Simpsons on iPhone: 22 minutes.
TED Talk #1: 17 minutes.
TED Talk #2: 14 minutes.
Triage: 3 minutes.
Time spent totally idle: 15 minutes.
Time spent reading while waiting for doc: 20 minutes.
Time actually spent with doc: less than 5 minutes.
Beats being uninsured.