My brother Ethan sent me what follows, which was sent to him by his friend Jay Schaffner. My brother also sent it to my sister, Doctor Deb.
We all thought it was brilliant. I asked Ethan to ask Jay for permission to post it here. Eth responded that he didn’t think Jay wrote it but had found it. Somewhere. Meanwhile my sister asked Eth if her husband, Doctor Rob, could post it on Facebook and not worry whether anyone was going to get sued. In consideration of which, I have conscientiously placed American Medical Association in quotes.
Such is the tangled derivation of what follows. Which purports to be the AMA’s review of Trump’s health care proposals. After which will be a closing remark from my sister, a nephrologist.
Wherever, whoever, whatever it is sublimely witty. You should enjoy it as much as we all did. But don’t sue.
“The American Medical Association” has weighed in on Trump’s health care proposals. The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve. Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. Pathologists yelled, “Over my dead body!” while the Pediatricians said, “Oh, grow up!” The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow. The Plastic Surgeons opined that this proposal would “put a whole new face on the matter.” The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no. In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the assholes in Washington.
Note from Dr. Deb, the renal specialist:
LOL. The nephrologists, well known to be the smartest MD’s in med school classes, were not polled so guess we can throw the whole thing down the toilet.