Health Care Crisis or Culture Crisis?


A friend sent me this in my email today.  I thought it was worth posting, since it helps explain the mentality of many who abuse the system and a White House who says that they want to level the playing field by taking from the rich to support the poor.  SS

A physician by the name of Dr. Starner Jones sent a short two-paragraph letter to the White House and it 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.

        Respectfully,

        STARNER JONES, MD

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2 Comments on “Health Care Crisis or Culture Crisis?”

  1. moriahbethany Says:

    Do you really think it’s as simple as that? Sure,some people are lazy. But many also have bad genes,get sick, have accidents. We already pay for these people. I guess the good doctor forgot to write what happens when people can’t pay, they end up in the emergency room and the hospital absorbs the cost. Health care reform is needed because the current system is inneficient. 43 million uninsured. Many millions more without enough coverage. Right now almost 1/4 of our economy is wrapped up in health care costs and it’s estimated to be up to 1/3 by 2025 if we do nothing about it. Look it up! You were right about this country being out of shape though, that’s a big part of it.

  2. snappysandy Says:

    This letter comes from a Doctor who has made a very good case for not having the Health Care Plan that Obams and his minions have put together.

    We need to start over.


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