Showing posts with label Affordable Care Act. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Affordable Care Act. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

One take on the affordable care act: Naked Lunch's Dr. Benway

By Jack Brummet, Medical Ed.

Listening to a rabid Republican tonight raging on the radio against ACA/"ObamaCare." I swear his description of the care ACA will offere came straight from the pages of William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch. Dr. Benway in particular:
"Dr. Benway. . .looks around and picks up one of those rubber vacuum cups at the end of a stick they use to unstop toilets. He advances on the patient. . .'Make an incision Doctor Limpf,' he says to his appalled assistant. . .'I'm going to massage the heart.'

Dr. Limpf shrugs and begins the incision. . .Dr. Benway washes the suction cup by swishing it around in the toilet bowl. . .

Nurse: 'Shouldn't it be sterilized, doctor?'

Dr. Benway: 'Very likely, but there's no time. . .Did I ever tell you about the time I performed an appendectomy with a rusty sardine can?'

Dr. Limpf: 'The incision is ready, doctor.'

Dr. Benway forces the cup into the incision and works it up and down. Blood spurts all over the doctors, the nurse and the wall. . .the cup makes a horrible sucking sound.

Nurse: 'I think she's gone, doctor.'

Dr. Benway: 'Well, it's all in a day's work.' "

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

NY Daily News calls the House of Representatives the "House of Turds"

By Pablo Fanque, National Affairs Ed.

This Affordable Care Act battle/government shutdown has been well-reported and the finger pointing is now well underway.  Rather than contribute to the stream, we're just reprinting the Daily News' cogent front cover from this morning.