Yeah, I totally did that. I objected on principal to them wanting me to get permission from a doctor just to do water aerobics. Also, I saw the chiropractor more often and I was in-between horrible doctor's practices. I think maybe at this point in the giant gap from when practice number 2 (the one that lost the test results) had also lost my appointment and couldn't reschedule me for like two weeks.
I admit health care is a conversation that comes up a lot in Denmark. When I tell people what our premium was, albeit my husband's employer was paying it, and then how much we still had to pay for actual visits people are aghast. The tax rate may be wicked high here, but if you think of healthcare as a tax, Americans pay a crazy amount. Every country has it's warts, but I'm enjoying getting to try out a new set.