Sunday, December 9, 2012

Starner Jones MD

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 on 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.



  1. Well who knows when she got the gold tooth,maybe the cell phone a gift and the shoes goodwill ,You are a disgrace to your profession ,you also seem to be a racist.Even if you are 100% correct in everything you say.What makes you think that she is a prime example ,surely you have had patients who literally died because they waited for treatment that they could not afford or patients underweight because of going with out eating or not taking their meds because they do not have money.What makes you think you know this woman.Seems to me like you make up your mind about people before you know what you are talking about .If she had come in without medicaid would you have seen her.

  2. Talk about the Nanny State- I guess u want obesity to end tomorrow- Everyone Can no longer buy Cigarettes or Any Alcohol. And Everyone one has to show up to a State Run Gym. I thought u were the Party of Ameican Freedom- All sports must end due to potential injuries... Laughable!!