The ER and American Priorities (reblog from


November 30, 2014 by JImbo

The Emergency Room Demonstrates the Inverted Priorities of American Society

(Money for a tattoo but not for medicine?)

I think this guy makes a lot of good points.
I’ve seen them myself, and knowing a LOT of nurses in my field they tend to agree.

What people consider “important” often aren’t, and the “invisible” nature of the cost of most medical care leads people to think it’s “free.”

It’s not.

Everything costs something.

However, that’s hard to see if you never have to pay for it.

Or for anything for that matter.

Including bad lifestyle choices.\

I really like this guy’s stuff. He’s one of the most down to earth doctors I’ve seen.

He makes some legitimate points that are worth reading.

Stop Calling Nurse Practicioners “Mid-Level Providers”

(Nurses aren’t “less” than doctors, and their care isn’t “inferior.” Just different.)

Why I Won’t Accept Medicare

(Doctors can go broke trying to follow all the stupid regulations for much less pay. Hating inefficient, wasteful government doesn’t mean you hate old people.)




One thought on “The ER and American Priorities (reblog from

  1. Pat Russell says:

    People refuse to be enlghtend or educated about our overbearing govt. Out of sight out of mind. Information is power for the people, without it we are sheep.


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