Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Culture Crisis" (L)

This comes from my friend Randy in South Carolina, it's worth a quick read:


This letter was sent by Dr. Starner Jones.
His short 2-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a "Culture Crisis" instead of a "Health Care Crisis".

Starner Jones, MD

Dear Sirs:
"During my last night's shift in the ER, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient with an expensive shiny gold tooth, multiple elaborate expensive tattoos, a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and a new cellular telephone equipped with her favorite R&B tune for a ringtone.. Glancing over the chart, one could not help noticing her payer status: Medicaid. She smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and, somehow, still has money to buy beer.

And our Congress expects me to pay for this woman's health care? Our nation's health care crisis is not a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. It is a crisis of culture ~ a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on vices while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. A culture that thinks "I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me". Life is really not that hard. Most of us reap what we sow. Don't you agree?

Jackson , MS

Lock & Load!!!

Sons & Daughters of Liberty Unite!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Born Again,

    You bring up a valuable point about health care.

    Bad choices will result in bad consequenses. As a business owner who chose to go the self insured route 20ish years ago we have identified and communicated the areas that people can impact their ability to contain the rising cost of "health care".

    For the most part we are having some success and have not raised premiums for the last three years. Times have been tough for folks but helping to keep a few extra bucks in their pockets is an investment well worth our efforts.

    One of my biggest concerns with government health care is the habit they have of expanding the definition of everything they regulate if it becomes politically expedient to do so.

    Without a doubt I can see that piercing of body parts for the insertion of jaded stud to ward off evil spirits will one day be considered a medically necessary procedure.

    My apology for this serious post, I am usually off the wall and comically caustic but this is a serious folly we are contending with.