One of our readers sent in this joke, for some of you this may hit a little too close to home…
Two patients with hip problems each limp into two different doctors’ offices with the same complaint on the same day.
Both will require hip surgery.
Patient #1 is examined within an hour, has an x-ray that day, and is booked for surgery the next week.
Patient #2 sees his doctor after waiting 3 months for an appointment. Then, waits for 8 weeks to see a specialist. Then, gets an x-ray, which isn’t reviewed for another 2 weeks. And, finally has his surgery scheduled for 3 months from then.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
Patient #1 is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.
Patient #2 is a veteran covered by the VA.
If we don’t protect our veterans, who will protect our freedom?
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