Two patients limp into two different doctors’ offices with the same complaint: Both have trouble walking and may require hip surgery.
Patient 1 is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day, and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
Patient 2 sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn’t reviewed for another week, and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then, pending the review board’s decision on his age and remaining value to society.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The FIRST is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.
The SECOND is a Senior Citizen on Obama Care.
In November, if there is no change in government, we’ll all have to find a good vet.