Commentary

SPOILIN’ THE BROTH

Medical specialists weigh in on Obamacare
Bill Cooke

Neighbor Grover sez he used to have a handle on life, but it broke. O bamacare, love it or hate it, there doesn’t seem to be any middle ground. It’s a tiresome topic but my guess is the insurance companies, who probably have the strongest lobby in Washington outside of oil and gas, are going to come out just fine. They always do.

As with most issues, it’s way over my head. So I was greatly interested when I recently read that the American Medical Association, utilizing all its specialties, had given Obamacare a painstaking study and drew a number of conclusions.

No matter which side of the issue you're on, you will find the AMA deductions insightful. I’m indebted to former Rockdale A lcoan Bob Taylor, now retired and living the good life in Wenatchee, Washington, for providing the details, as follows:

AMA’s insight into Obamacare:

• The Allergists were in favor of scratching it.

• Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.

• The gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it.

• Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve.

• Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception.

• Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.

• Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!”

• Pediatricians said, “Oh, grow up!”

• Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness.

• Radiologists could see right through it.

• Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing.

• Internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow.

• Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would “put a whole new face on the matter.”

• Podiatrists thought it was a step forward.

• Urologists were pee’d off at the whole idea.

• Anesthesiologists thought the whole issue was a gas.

• Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.

• In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the asses in Washington.

Isn’t that, unfortunately, what we always do?

—bc—

Everyone is entitled to a mistake. Some noteworthy ones:

• “ Ever y thing that c an be invented has been invented.”— C.H. Duel, director, U. S. Patent office, 1899

• “Who in hell wants to hear actors talk?”—Harry M. Warner of Warner Bros. Pictures, 1927

• Sensible, responsible women do not want to vote.”— Grover Cleveland, 1905

• “Babe Ruth made a big mistake when he gave up pitching.”— Tris Speaker, 1921) bill@rockdalereporter.com


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