On the road again #976…

Sigh… It gets pretty bad when the hotel management is worried because I didn’t show up ‘on time’ to get my room… I’m doing this WAY too much when I’m that predictable!

Had an interesting chat on the airplane with a Sports Medicine (orthopedic) specialist. Other than damn near foaming at the mouth over the BS in the bill, his take was that without tort reform (which is NOT mentioned anywhere in the bill), and he is paying 6 figures in malpractice insurance!!!

And on the humorous side, the AMA has weighed in on the new economic stimulus package and the idea of socialized medicine plus Medicare reform….

The Allergists voted to scratch it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

The Obstetricians felt they were all laboring under a misconception and the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.

Pathologists yelled; “Over my dead body!” while the Pediatricians said, ‘Oh, Grow up!

The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing

The Internists thought it was a bitter pill to swallow, and the Plastic Surgeons said, “This puts a whole new face on the matter.”

The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea.

The Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and the Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no.

In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington!

Now back to your regularly scheduled BS…


On the road again #976… — 13 Comments

  1. Fuzzy/Top- It’s either laugh or beat my head against the wall, but that’s not covered… 🙂

  2. Thanks for the laugh. The sad thing is health care needs attention. AARP offers a plan from a company that paid their CEO a 1 and 1/2 BILLION dollar bonus. I’ll use my wallet vote and pass that company by. We are not training enough doctors and nurses. Medicaid covers squat if you can find a doctor who will accept Medicaid patients. Tort reform, and the list goes on. The Obamacare package is pure bullshit. It takes a bad problem and perpetuates it. Aargh!

  3. hehehehe …liked it … but can’t believe you’re ‘on the road again’ … wow …. umm … i won’t say ‘enjoy’ but i do hope that it’s not tooo wearing …

  4. That was cute/funny. Thanks for the laugh.

    oh, my word verification is: armed. =) FINALLY a good one lol.

  5. The docs at the clinic I use are 100% against it. So much so that many have threatened to leave the AMA if they support Obamacare. A family physician I know in Des Moines has already done so because the local organization endorsed it.

  6. RT- Thanks!

    RAA- I try…

    WSF- I agree 100%…sigh…

    Julie- 4th of 7 weeks in a row…

    peedee- Thanks!

    Crucis- I think there are more to come!

  7. funny stuff Jim on a serious subject. Should I say limericks, not sure, my mind is lazy today. I love the way you castrate our beloved leaders and all this list building ain’t so we get a Christmas Card from Uncle Obama. Someone needs to wake up George Orwell