Aug 16, 2009

Why Would Anyone Ration Healthcare?

You want to know why?

Once upon a time Doctor D was in an Emergency Room. A patient came in by ambulance:

What was the patient's emergency? Dry hands from washing dishes! Why did the patient think this was an emergency? They hurt! Why did the patient come by ambulance? The car was broken down!

The total cost of an ride in a fully-equipped ambulance and a room in a fully-staffed emergency room must have been well in the thousands, which means that Doctor D holds the world record for most expensive tube of Vaseline ever given.

Guess whose insurance premiums and taxes go up when this happens? Everyone!

This patient's healthcare needed serious rationing!

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