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To lower health-care costs, many physicians are teaming up with airport security.
'Due to cutbacks we've had to accept a sponsor for your stitches.'
'Is he well enough to look at his hospital bill, doctor?'
"You can rest assured, Mrs. Wilson, that your husband will receive the best care known to medical coverage."
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Heath care, then and now.
'Rooms are $200 a day. Did you want nurses. . .? Bed. . .? Sheets. . .?'
General Practitioner Museum
US Healthcare, then and now: Survival of the fittest. . . Survival of the wealthest.
"When I grow up, I want to go into medicine and help people who can pay out of pocket."
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The world of medicine as we know it will end soon.
'I read that 15% of us can't afford health insurance.'
'First, we're going to run some tests to help pay off the machine,'
'The only clinic in town who will accept new medicare patients is supposedly around the corner.'
'Free healthcare for everyone!! Except you pay for this and that, and surgeries, medication, and a bunch of other stuff...but what a victory for the average american!'
'Talk about high-tech! You'll be getting a pacemaker ipod combo.'
'Yes, we do have a group health plan. When everyone has the same symptoms, you all go as a group to see the doctor!'
"His final wish was that all his medical bills be paid promptly."
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"We've decided not to treat private patients in the hospital anymore...we're treating them at a brand new state of the art facility on the other side of the car park."
'To avoid lawsuits, we now refer all patients to other doctors.'
'You're feeling great? That's unusual...we'd better run some tests...'
Arm reduction was costly. Fortunately most of his patients had deep pockets.
'Sorry Jack, but as I said to Jill, it's the two tier system, if you can't afford anything better, it'll have to be just the vinegar and brown paper.'
'Kitchen! Chicken Bone! Hurry!!' - Rent-A-Surgeon
"Bloody privatisation, have you got 50p?"