Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shared on Facebook by a friend!

Pictured is a young physician by the name of Dr. Roger Starner Jones. His short two-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a "Culture Crisis" instead of a "Health Care Crisis"..

It's worth a quick read:

Dear Mr. President:
During my shift in the Emergency Room last night, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient whose smile revealed an expensive shiny gold tooth, whose body was adorned with a wide assortment of elaborate and costly tattoos, who wore a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and who chatted on a new cellular telephone equipped with a popular R&B ringtone.

While glancing over her patient chart, I happened to notice that her payer status was listed as "Medicaid"! During my examination of her, the patient informed me that she smokes more than one pack of cigarettes every day, eats only at fast-food take-outs, and somehow still has money to buy pretzels and beer. And, you and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman's health care? I contend that our nation's "health care crisis" is not the result of a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. Rather, it is the result of a "crisis of culture" a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on luxuries and vices while refusing to take care of one's self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. It is a culture based in the irresponsible credo that "I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me". Once you fix this "culture crisis" that rewards irresponsibility and dependency, you'll be amazed at how quickly our nation's health care difficulties will disappear.

If you agree...pass it on.


Charlene said...

The doctor's solution would be to control the personal activities of the citizens. This means it would be illegal to smoke, take more than a drink or two, adorn the body with decoration, eat fast food and buy junk food. Do you really want the government to make these decisions for you?

Lordy, talk about liberal ideas. I am shocked!

Per the oath the doctor took when he became a physician, he should not even think about refusing treatment to anyone, but it would seem he does.

Sandy said...

You missed the point completely! The point is why should we have to pay for their medical care if they can pay for all these other expensive adornments. I am certainly not opposed to helping those who need help. I am opposed to helping those who CAN, but won't help themselves!

I don't understand why you keep coming to this blog! We disagree on practically everything.

Linda said...

The statements he made are so simple and would work in everyone's favor. It's amazing that there are people that just don't understand.