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Tuzilla  (Level: 131.2 - Posts: 3769)
Mon, 20th Mar '06 2:02 PM

3-20 JOKE

Two doctors and the head of a large HMO where playing golf when a thunderstorm swept in catching them on the back of the course. They sought cover but a huge bolt of lightning still found them. As the trio stood before the Pearly Gates, St. Peter's asked the first what he had done in life to merit admission to heaven. The doctor said he was an eye specialist and had used his skills to save the vision of many people and had often performed his work free-of-charge to poor people. The gates swung open and he was ushered to a Rolls Royce by angels singing his welcome to eternity. St. Peter then queried the second doctor. He responded that he was a pediatrician and his work and innovations had give child a chance to leave a full life, often against tremendous odds. Once again the gates swung open with a similar reception. Finally he asked the HMO president why he should be admitted. The president quickly boasted how his HMO had provided an opportunity to people of all means to get the care they needed. The gates swing open and the angels came out. As they are walking in, they put a green armband on him. "What's this?" asks the president as he passes St. Peter. "Oh," replies Peter. "You can only stay 3 days, then you will have to go t..."

Oogie54  (Level: 199.0 - Posts: 1120)
Mon, 20th Mar '06 3:06 PM

LOL Good One!

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Mon, 20th Mar '06 9:06 PM

Laughing and crying at the same time.

Laughing cause that was funny....crying because I have an HMO and it is so damned true!


Markieboy  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 198)
Tue, 21st Mar '06 6:14 AM

I'm sure it loses a bit in translation between the US and UK - what's an HMO?

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.2 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 21st Mar '06 1:13 PM

HMO is Health Maintenance Organization. It is a type of health insurance provider that is run by bean counters instead of doctors, so they mete out your care based on statistic instead of individual needs. They are famous for the "you can stay in the hosptial 3 days for that, then out you go, no matter what...lest wise they are going to pay for anymore than that.

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