PDA

View Full Version : Health Care "Crisis" solved in two paragraphs.



Rebel Yell
01-25-2010, 10:43 AM
Got this in an email this morning. It checks out on Snopes.


Please meet Dr Starner Jones from Jackson, Mississippi (see story below) His short 2-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a "Culture Crisis" instead of a "Health Care Crisis" Its worth a quick read:
Starner Jones, MD
I am a seventh generation Mississippian and wanted to come back here after going somewhere else for college and medical school.. My extracurricular interests are golf, hunting, fishing and college football.

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?
STARNER JONES, MD
Jackson , MS

I'd love to hear the responses at the DUmp.

PoliCon
01-25-2010, 03:00 PM
has this been tested and verified?

ETA: snopes tested and approved! http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/starner.asp

PoliCon
01-25-2010, 03:06 PM
http://spotlight.vitals.com/2009/10/dr-roger-starner-jones-muses-crisis-culture/

EXCELLENT FIND REB! :D

megimoo
01-25-2010, 03:11 PM
Got this in an email this morning. It checks out on Snopes.



I'd love to hear the responses at the DUmp.New she will have a number of death threats and picketing at her home If she used her real name. If the place she works is known she should expect some real job problems from the welfare critters !

PoliCon
01-25-2010, 08:35 PM
New she will have a number of death threats and picketing at her home If she used her real name. If the place she works is known she should expect some real job problems from the welfare critters !
SHE??? read again. :rolleyes: