Culture crisis and Illegal crisis equal billions of tax dollars wasted

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Joined: 08/11/2009

This was cut and pasted but true, Add in the illegals here getting free medical service on our tax dollars and you have a major problem, Fix it now.
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.


Chris P. Bacon
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Joined: 02/28/2010
Gold teeth? Tatoos? Cigarettes? BEER?

As I understand it, gold teeth, tattoos, Hip hop ring tones, cell phones, cigarette smoking and/or beer drinking weren't disqualifiers for Medicaid, no matter what Glenn Beck opines.

Dr. Jones' brand of personal attack is nothing new with the hateful rhetoric of late. We're starting down a real slippery slope, however, when one questions whether another person merits support for health care because of appearances and choices. There are a lot of folks who make less-than-perfect choices about finances and health.

mudcat's picture
Joined: 10/26/2005
Wow Doctor! Methinks you a bit behind the times.

Surely you noticed those people in the last election voting for a President they thought would be their personal ATM machine. We are real close to being in a country where half of us earn money so we can give it to the other half. The entitlement crowd does not (generally speaking) understand the history of welfare, food stamps, free medical care or that the intent was temporary help. Maybe that responsibility gets bred out of the second or third generation to receive benefits - they just assume the money is there for them. The concept of working for it is totally lost on these people.

Sure doctor, it would be nice if we could disqualify lots of these people for any reason at all, but expecting thugs and ho's to dress nicely and not smoke or drink or get tats or piercings is un-American. At least in the American we have become.

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