Maybe patience is not a virtue. Rather than hang around and wait for medical attention, a Texas man slammed his vehicle through the doors of Seton Medical Center. According to KLBJ Radio, no one was hurt in the incident, which occurred on Sunday night. The driver escaped with scrapes and bruises. No word on what bright idea prompted him to make this grand entrance.
This begs the question - will hospitals bow to patients' demands for speedy treatment... on wheels, even? Just think of the business opportunity lost by emergency room sloth.
You've gotta get those patients in... book 'em, bed 'em and start the up-sell process. You know... offer the strawberry Jell-o for $9.95... the clear stitches for $239 or maybe a complimentary colonoscopy for every week they manage to survive.
There's a political bend to this that is sure to get you riled up... if you follow these things.
As an admitted Republican... I get steamed up that folks are abusing an already-frayed system - waddling into these emergency rooms with problems caused through their own negligence or poor judgment. Meanwhile, a seriously ill lady will die in a plastic chair while some maniac is having a Hotwheels car surgically removed from his ass... or some skateboarding punk who jumped off his Dad's garage is nursing a broken pelvis. Ladies and gentlemen... it's bad enough - and it's all on our dime!
OK... you're right, public health care is virtually non-existent in the U.S.A. - but our insurance premiums do happen to rise as the mega health industry processes an escalating pile of claims. It's enough to make you want to get sick and... drive through a hospital lobby.