Two patients with the exact same problem were treated completely differently, here’s why

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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 family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment. Then, waits for 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 3 months from then, pending the review board’s decision on his age and the remaining value to society.

Why the different treatment for the two patients?

Patient #1 is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.
Patient #2 is a senior citizen covered by ObamaCare.

If we don’t replace ObamaCare, we’ll all have to find a good Vet.

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