Thursday, April 22, 2010

I'm writing a letter.....

Do you know the times when there is something you want to say to someone, but they are unavailable, for whatever reason, for you to be able to do that?

 But it's something that you just need to get off your chest?

 Well, I have been thinking a lot about this lately,  so I decided to put some thoughts down on blog paper, in the form of a letter hoping it will help me feel a little better.

Here goes......

Dear Mr. President,
I have a question about the recently proposed and unfortunatly passed health care bill.

I noticed on page 241, Line 6-8, of the one thousand-and eleventy billion paged proposal, that it says,
(I am paraphrasing) Doctors, no matter what specialty they have trained in -- will all be paid the same. I truly believe this smacks of Socialism, but in an effort to find the positive in the negative, I pondered how this might be able to work for me.

You see, I have a few body image issues. I REALLY need a tummy tuck. This is not a "want", Mr. President. It's a legitimate need. Believe me when I say this, my self-esteem would sky-rocket if I were able to have this procedure done.
So. Back to the health care bill.....
If all doctors are paid the same, regardless of their specialty, can I get a tummy tuck and a little liposuction for my $20 co-pay?

You should also know that there is a lot of talk swirling about of how your recent decisions and actions are helping this country to go to, (again paraphrasing) "Hell in a hand basket". And quite frankly, if we are all going down with you Pres. Obama, I would much rather do it minus the skin apron and love handles.

I thank you in advance for your prompt response to this letter.
Jo-Anne Carter (R)


TrishAnderson said...

Oh, Jo-Anne - that is so funny. After I have this baby can I join you as well? I would love to see the look on Obama's face if he could ever read this.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Hello! I'm with you Jo-Anne! I know what I want for my $20 co-pay!(wont mention it here!)But I want them! We should be first in line as we both appear to have insurance and don't need to be told to do so, so I do believe we should be rewarded appropriatly. Please add my signiture to your letter too! By the way, LOVE your blog!(Large doses of self esteem on the way....)
Thanks for the laugh...

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh Jo-Anne, this was so funny. I loved it! I've got to tell my hubby this one. This is one of those letters that should be circulating all over the internet. It's great!

Julie said...

I "LIKE" this!! You are awesome!! Hope your weekend is great, Jo-Ann!! Julie

Angela said...

I almost spit my milk on the screen when I read this!

Burklund Blogger said...

Oh, the things I would have my co-pay, no... taxes, no... YOUR taxes pay for with our coming-oh-too-soon single payer system... you should hear what the specialists have to say about this bill, too. They're even more thrilled about it. Isn't great that our family practitioners and cardiac thoracic surgeons will be paid the same? Does that mean that all specialty tests and visits will have to fit within the 5 minutes that you get to see and visit with your family doc, because he has to see 40 patients in one day just to break even (with the increasing cost of physician education)?