Secret sympathizers

Echocardiography Analysis

I had to get some medical tests yesterday, which took a couple of hours. But the nurses were very smart and interesting, and they were all paying close attention to the healthcare vote.

One of them said, “I just don’t understand how people can have so little empathy.” I told her as a rule, conservatives don’t usually care about something until it affects someone they love.

Another was upset that the Dems “did nothing” to stop it. “What were they going to do?” I said. “The Republicans have a large majority in the House. Besides, they’re going to wrap this around their necks in 2018 and then we can kick them to the curb.” She looked doubtful.

“No, really. They’re counting on the Senate to save them from it actually going into effect.”

Anyway, considering I was getting a bunch of tests, it was a surprisingly pleasant day.

“I hope you don’t have to come back, because I don’t want you to have something wrong, but I hope you come back again so we can talk more about politics,” another nurse said.

See? Not everyone is crazy.

One Response to Secret sympathizers

  1. Doug in Oakland May 5, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    I actually like going to Highland Hospital because of the staff there. My primary care doctor is there in the Adult Medicine Clinic, and I get my prescriptions filled in the pharmacy there for $1.20 a bottle.
    Being a county hospital, and as they put it “resource of the last resort” they have some of the most capable and compassionate people working there I’ve ever met.
    My speech pathologist’s husband made a movie about it right as the ACA was passing as a part of the PR effort around healthcare for the non-wealthy. It’s called “The Waiting Room” and it revolves around an average day in the Highland ER, and all of the work they do on behalf of the patients that never gets noticed, like the ER doctor sweet talking the neurology department into admitting a stroke victim who came there because the private hospital the ambulance took him to discharged him because he could walk. The doctor tells them on the phone “He’s 40 years old, he’s still got his whole life…”

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