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Physician's letter to the President
unsourced e-mail | 23 August 2009 | Dr. Roger Starner Jones

Posted on 05/31/2010 8:24:40 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

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.

Respectfully,

STARNER JONES, MD


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: bho44; cradletograve; healthcare; lettertoeditor; medicaid; moochers; npftl; obama; obamacare; socialism; starnerjones; universalhealthcare; welfare

1 posted on 05/31/2010 8:24:40 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Verified on Snopes at:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/starner.asp


2 posted on 05/31/2010 8:25:32 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh, come now! We wouldn’t want to deprive her of all those goodies, would we?


3 posted on 05/31/2010 8:28:12 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: DogByte6RER

All your money are belong to us.


4 posted on 05/31/2010 8:28:47 PM PDT by trickyricky
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To: DogByte6RER

Great letter.

Reminds me of the photo of the homeless guy using his cell phone camera to take a picture of Michelle Obama while she cooks food and the homeless People’s kitchen. Doesn’t that just tell you everything you need to know? Homeless people with cell phone cameras — ain’t America great?


5 posted on 05/31/2010 8:31:37 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I assume the doctor then did a double tonsillectomy on the man.


6 posted on 05/31/2010 8:35:39 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: DogByte6RER
NO PITY FOR THE LAZY!!!
7 posted on 05/31/2010 8:36:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
This is spot on. The reason the people of Altgeld Gardens on the far south side of Chicago have less than they could have is not because of the system being unfair. It's not because others are successful. It's not because they aren't capable or smart. It's not because we don't pay enough taxes, or because the schools don't receive enough money. It's because of reasons that can only be addressed from within that community, and it's not going to be solved by pumping money in from the outside. Just about everything Obama believes is wrong, and just about everything he thinks is ‘social justice’ is injustice. It's that simple.
8 posted on 05/31/2010 8:41:17 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: DogByte6RER
And, you and our Congress expect me to pay for this woman's health care?

It is part of the "spread the wealth" policy that began in 2009.

9 posted on 05/31/2010 8:42:23 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: DogByte6RER

My wife was a pediatric nurse in a state-run clinic, and used to tell me story after story of medicaid families on assistance for 4 generations that would talk out loud about how they were going to their mountain cabin for the weekend, right after they bought a couple kegs of beer to take with them! We couldn’t afford the beer, let alone a cabin—and these mooches were—and still are—leeching off the rest of us!


10 posted on 05/31/2010 8:42:51 PM PDT by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: DogByte6RER; John Semmens

Did you check out the asinine response to that letter in your snopes link? John Semmens would be hard put to parody that.


11 posted on 05/31/2010 8:46:14 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: DogByte6RER

Ray Stevens Take on this- “Come to the USA”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgOHOHKBEqE


12 posted on 05/31/2010 8:52:28 PM PDT by flyover
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To: DogByte6RER
Seems to me the best thing to do is join the good for nothing lazy brats and wait until the “Obama money” runs out. We're screwed anyways so why help the bastards destroy us?

The difference between conservative and a liberal policies? Conservative policies produce trickle down wealth. Liberal policies produce trickle up poverty.

13 posted on 05/31/2010 8:53:05 PM PDT by Chgogal (American Mugabe, get your arse out of my bank, my car, my doctor's office & my elec. utility.)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Once you fix this “culture crisis”

Zero is the culture crisis, the economic crsis, the foriegn relations crisis, the....


14 posted on 05/31/2010 8:55:28 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Illegal immigration is destroying America, look what it's done to the White House)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bump......


15 posted on 05/31/2010 9:00:14 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: DogByte6RER

the doctor is a racist /s


16 posted on 05/31/2010 9:08:42 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: DogByte6RER

Good for that doctor!!!!!! I hope more of them will stand up!


17 posted on 05/31/2010 9:17:53 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Thanks for the reply.

There is a gigantic brand-new hospital in South Central Los Angeles called Martin Luther King hospital. it is brand-new, ultramodern, and cost $800 million to make.

It stands in the today. All the corridors and all the rooms are empty of Doctors, nurses, and patients.

Is everyone or anyone wonder why this incredibly beautiful brand-new hospital stands empty? You can search on the Internet all you want and you won’t find the answer. But if you think about it I bet you can guess the answer.

all very sad. Very sad for the people who live in that area very sad for all the poor bastards who paid $800 million to build the empty hospital.


18 posted on 05/31/2010 9:30:53 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
But if you think about it I bet you can guess the answer.

Because they don't validate parking?

19 posted on 05/31/2010 9:40:52 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: aquila48
Did you check out the asinine response to that letter in your snopes link? John Semmens would be hard put to parody that.

That response pretty much says it all, doesn't it? How is it that some people think they should be protected from all their bad decisions? Or that we're somehow heartless in wanting them to take responsibility for themselves? Incredible!

20 posted on 05/31/2010 9:51:45 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

“That response pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? How is it that some people think they should be protected from all their bad decisions? Or that we’re somehow heartless in wanting them to take responsibility for themselves? Incredible!”

We have become a society whose goal it is to relieve its members of any bad consequences regardless of the choices they make. And as long as that continues we’ll continue our descent into poverty, immorality and decay.


21 posted on 05/31/2010 10:02:55 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: DogByte6RER

22 posted on 05/31/2010 10:15:10 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (What's black and white and red all over? - OBAMA)
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To: Chgogal

23 posted on 05/31/2010 10:22:47 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
Homeless people with cell phone cameras — ain’t America great?

Cell phone companies like it too.

24 posted on 05/31/2010 10:28:09 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: aquila48

Whenever “discourse” is used by a letter writer, one can be sure they are college ‘educated’.


25 posted on 05/31/2010 10:36:08 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
Is everyone or anyone wonder why this incredibly beautiful brand-new hospital stands empty? You can search on the Internet all you want and you won’t find the answer. But if you think about it I bet you can guess the answer.

I looked. All I could find was that $200 mil in annual MediCare funding was cut because of various issues re care standards. My guess is that means the nurses' union was unhappy with staffing levels.

26 posted on 05/31/2010 10:37:22 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser, fashionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Now that is worth cutting a head off for......


27 posted on 05/31/2010 11:26:21 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Just last week I saw a guy on his usual corner. He took some money from a car, then quickly turned his back and answered his cell phone!

Back in college, on my own, I made up care packages with a pair of cheap socks, mittens, and a hat for the homeless. And a pack of smokes and matches. (I used to smoke back then).

Now when I see a homeless person smoking (at $5+ a pack?) - it just looks like a waste of money. On the other hand - it may be one of the few comforts they have. Well, that and the booze for many of them.

I now limit my giving to the homeless to decent organizations that help them out.


28 posted on 05/31/2010 11:35:06 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: DogByte6RER; Irisshlass; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

29 posted on 05/31/2010 11:38:29 PM PDT by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: DogByte6RER

Sorry Dr., you didn’t get the memo. Bambi’s whole purpose in life is to reward irresponsibility and dependency. Spread the wealth, baby. Yours, that is. Because the leeches get to vote just like you do...

(Which is wrong.)


30 posted on 06/01/2010 12:13:33 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere
Poor doctor doesn't or won't accept the fact that he is the big juicy target. He is the host species for a predatory infestation. And he is helpless to fight against the money machine funding the liberal leftist agenda.

The part of the american middle class that is not gaming the govt payout system is slowly being harnessed to the plow of slavery.

We slave away to pay cash dollar taxes to unaccountable bureaucrats who are paid to create training programs for jobs that may never exist.

We are slaves to those who have faith in the government rather than themselves.

31 posted on 06/01/2010 1:12:59 AM PDT by x_plus_one (Luke 22:36 ......and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.....)
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To: DogByte6RER

I like this letter


32 posted on 06/01/2010 3:24:32 AM PDT by screaming eagle2 (No matter what you call it,a pre-owned automobile is STILL A USED CAR!!!)
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To: BlessedBeGod

Since by law (EMTALA) we are forced to see people for free in the ER( 1/3 of our patients in my group pay nothing towards their bill) and we see PLENTY with a patient profile like the one above, I’ve only half jokingly suggested we open a pawn shop in the ER.

At discharge, when we are done with you, but before you get your paperwork and (the all important ) narcotic prescription, or “free” tylenol, you get to meet our “financial consultants”, Fat Tony and Big Mike. They “help” you decide what you are going to put down on the bill, like your Ipod, or that big gold chain, or the pink slip on your hoopty etc. You get a reciept and 90 days to pay your bill or the item is ours to help defray the bill.

Ideally it would encourage these people not to abuse the ER, at worst we would have a great Gift Shop for the staff to use....

Just a thought.


33 posted on 06/01/2010 4:41:11 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: DogByte6RER

34 posted on 06/01/2010 6:37:55 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: DogByte6RER
Pic of the Doctor: www.emergencymedicine.umc.edu/classof2010.html
35 posted on 06/01/2010 8:50:15 AM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: 21twelve

I saw a panhandler this weekend with a sign that read “Why lie? I want beer.”


36 posted on 06/01/2010 9:00:26 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: DogByte6RER

Give that man a cigar!!!!!!


37 posted on 06/01/2010 3:14:03 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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To: Raycpa

It was a woman.


38 posted on 06/01/2010 3:14:37 PM PDT by happygrl (Continuing to predict that 0bama will resign)
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