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A tale of two doctor visits

Two patients limp into two different doctors' offices with the same complaint: Both have trouble walking and may require hip surgery.

Patient 1, is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

Patient 2, 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 2 patients?

The FIRST is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.

The SECOND is a Senior Citizen on Obama care.



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scawarren's picture

Or a senior citizen in the VA

Or a senior citizen in the VA system.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain