Here is some good news if you need to see a doctor.
New rules have kicked in, making California the first in the country, to shorten the waiting time for a medical appointment.
State regulators approved the plan a year ago. The new rules are primarily aimed at people covered by HMO's.
It should take no more than 10 days to see a doctor in routine cases, and no more than 48 hours in urgent care situations.
Health care plans will also have to provide a new system to screen the severity of illnesses or injuries.
The clock will start ticking on that system, 30 minutes after a patient places their initial call.