TWO DIFFERENT DOCTORS' OFFICES
(Boy, if this doesn't hit the nail on the head, I don't know what does!)
Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.
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.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
..... the FIRST is a Golden Retriever.
..... the SECOND is a Senior Citizen.
Next time take me to a vet!
**Remember, if/after ObamaCare kicks in completely, people 79 and over will generally only be entitled to pain maintenance care, no major surgeries or expensive long-term treatments, determined by a rationing committee made up of bureaucrats. Also the pool of doctors for everyone is expected to shrink up to 30% while millions more patients are added to the rolls. It will make the scenario above a fond and wished for memory!**
h/t to Patricia Gillenwater