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BobP It May be a heart attack (31) RE: It May be a heart attack 29 May 01


On this side of the pond someone once asked one of our "promisers" where he'd be getting health service after giving us what your "promisers" gave you.

That fellow, named Donohue, acting as pitchman for the "Bill&Hill" plan had very unclear answers when pressed, but agreed that it would certainly not be at one of the government clinics he had planned for us.

By irtue of his seven figure salary, he'd be entitled to choose his MD, while we peasants made do with facilities similar to those you described.

Turned out to be unpopular. Even more so after being wonderfully and realistically portrayed in the movie "Good As It Gets" wherein an asthmatic kid gets, via shear accident, health care on a level above what a waitress's salary warranted (i. e. on a level Phil would recognize).

Helen's oscar was sealed the instant she pounded the table and yelled "Bastards".

Phil's gone from the public arena now and good riddence;. as has the Bill/Hill plan.

Over here, we expect to drift about in medical purgatory, which we call "regulated health insurance" until some kind of Marxmedicine eventually becomes preferrable.

Shouldn't be long. And, by then, who'll notice. Then, we'll be getting the kind of service you decribed.

The kind that reminds one of the way kids are treated at an amusement park where the rides are free, because they took your cash at the gate.

The result being, of course, a long wait for a lousy ride.

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