Monday, May 28, 2007

Your last $1,000 doctor's visit

I was watching Fox the other day and this newsbabe is all hot because she bought an $800 purse off ebay and SHOCK it was fake. Are your eyes rolling?

Well this is the world most of these New York elites come from. The dame pays $800 for a freaking purse.

So why should I be surprised that some twit who is a US correspondent for the Financial Times of London writes this:

"At the moment, most of us know nothing about our genes, but within a decade, that will all change: we will be able to map them for as little as $1,000 (mere pocket change in a land where one visit to the doctor can cost that much)."

The woman who wrote this is just another vapid liberal dying for the U.S. to be bound and gagged by government health care.

In fact, if you search the Financial Times under her name, you'll find a parade of idiotic articles about the U.S., designed to pander to the prejudices of the Brits.

* Work is scary in the U.S.! You can get fired for looking at the Web!

* Government intervention is the answer to high real estate prices!

* If you have to get a virus surfing the Web, then the Web isn't worth it!

* The government has been SPYING ON INNOCENT AMERICANS! Egads! No one is SAFE. AND. IT. IS. ALL. GEORGE. BUSH'S. FAULT.

And similar claptrap.

When I emailed her about the $1,000 doctor's visit and told her she was either a really bad consumer of health care, or perhaps just a liar pandering to the Brits, she emailed me with an amazing threat of the pre-Internet days: I'll tell my boss about you calling me a liar!

Okay, I'm baffled. Why in the world would I care what her Brit boss thinks? Who thinks I give a shit? Can I see a show of hands?

Egads. I mean this rag and every other will be out of business in 10 years and all of them are already irrelevant. Dang, at least go tell some editor at a newspaper someone reads (if there are any left); I could use the publicity.

This incompetent can't find her way to a doctor that charges less than $1,000 an office visit, she works in a dying media, and she has to either exaggerate or outright lie to keep her job. Indeed, she is all atwitter these days because I read her article and have commented negatively on it.

Now she knows she lives. No doubt it is the only evidence.


Blogger Pamela said...

╟╟╟╟╝ my hand is up

2:06 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

LOL HEY! Keep your hand down!

8:32 AM  
Blogger said...

I haven't ever had a $1000 doctors visit. Average doctors visit for the emergency room has been between $300 - $400, about the same for check-ups.

The only reason they are that much is because of our insurance system, which is allowed and often obligated to cover things that responsible individuals should cover for themselves--i.e., the regular scrapes and bruises and sniffles of daily life. If everybody paid out of pocket for their check-up, then they'd price them so everybody could afford them. And so on. Health insurance should only cover catastrophic healthcare--heart attacks, cancer, car crashes, shrapnel from car bombs . . . that sort of thing. Making them pay for aspirin at the hospital is how two aspirin can cost $15.

And it's why hospital service is often so lousy . . . what do they care, they have to keep the insurance companies happy, and Medicare and Medicaid, not you.

And we think healthcare would get better with socialized medicine? It's insanity. And if you ever go listen to Ronald Reagan's classic "Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine", he was right then and he is right now.

Or, as P.J. O'Rourke said, "If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free."

12:20 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

"Dang, at least go tell some editor at a newspaper someone reads (if there are any left); I could use the publicity." ROTFALMAO! That's priceless!

And an idiot bought a purse off the internet for $800 and it turned out to be a fake. Poor thing! With her brains she shouldn't be allowed to handle money.

5:07 PM  

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