Oct 1, 2009

How Jesus Would Have Wanted It

Look, Congress has it rough. They take a couple of months off a year, only work 3-4 days a week, tons of perks and pull down enormous salaries, so they obviously also need the best health care in the world.
This fall while members of Congress toil in the U.S. Capitol, working to decide how or even whether to reform the country's health care system, one floor below them an elaborate Navy medical clinic -- described by those who have seen it as something akin to a modern community hospital -- will be standing by, on-call and ready to provide Congress with some of the country's best and most efficient government-run health care.
Poor bastards.

Services offered by the Office of the Attending Physician include physicals and routine examinations, on-site X-rays and lab work, physical therapy and referrals to medical specialists from military hospitals and private medical practices. According to congressional budget records, the office is staffed by at least four Navy doctors as well as at least a dozen medical and X-ray technicians, nurses and a pharmacist.

Sources said when specialists are needed, they are brought to the Capitol, often at no charge to members of Congress.

Let's begin performing unauthorized medical experiments on Congress. I think it would even everything out. Maybe throw a tail on Joe Lieberman.


1 comment:

Inferno Silver said...

i'd be willing to make a donation (or a "campaign contribution" or whatever they wanna call it) to see that Lieberman tail thing happen - throw in a pair of antlers & i'll start writin' the check right now...