It’s Not A “Healthcare Crisis”, It’s A “Culture Crisis”
Below is a young physician by the name of Dr. 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 costly pack of cigarettes every day 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.
STARNER JONES, MD
And it passes the Snopes test.
Every week, folks, we have a laugh on The Name Game at the ignorance of the present generation, but almost every time you see a single mom there, you can bet safely that you’re paying for that birth, and quite likely you’re providing housing, food and spending money for the new mommy and her children. Food stamps. Section 8 housing. WIC. MedicAid. Free school lunches. It’s NOT that bad. It’s worse. Behind the obvious deductions from your paycheck, and the property taxes and the sales taxes and the fees you pay every day are a plethora of hidden costs we pay for a burgeoning class of people who produce nothing but bad music and votes.
If I walk out of the store into a parking lot and a member of the diversity sneaks up behind me and steal fifty bucks at gunpoint, it’s a crime. However, if the same “diversity” whines to the proper politicians and they pass a tax that takes fifty bucks out of my pocket every week, that’s ennobled “caring” and “paying my fair share” and my “contribution” to the “less fortunate”. And that’s what passes for government.