|July 05, 2012, 11:05||#1|
FALaholic #: 1205
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Brush Prairie, WA USA
Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the
same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require hip surgery.
The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day
and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an
appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then pending the review boards decision on his age and remaining value to society.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The FIRST is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.
The SECOND is a Senior Citizen on Obama care...
Bureaucracy,, taking the fun out of life one stupid rule at a time,,,,
Old Viking saying: Never be more then two steps from your weapon
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.
- Thomas Jefferson