Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
His short 2-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:
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.
"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
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“If you want to forget all your troubles, take a little walk in a brand new pair of high-heeled riding boots.”
“Honesty is not something you should flirt with-You should be married to it.”
Taxpayers' bucks spent on trysts, golf, skiing - Washington Times
Sunday, January 24, 2010
'If the tea party right and populist left agree on anything, it's that big bailed-out banks have and will get away with murder while we pay the bill on credit cards - with ever-rising fees.