Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Tale of Two Different Doctor’s 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

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