Insurance premium day has columnist feeling SiCKO and he lets Hillary have it:
Today, Stroger Cook County Hospital is in critical health, with care to the sick and needy compromised by a budget crunch and a "Sicko" medical system. An impoverished client of mine who was hit by a Chicago Transit Authority train two years ago was sutured but not X-rayed.
"How can a patient be sent to physical therapy without first getting X-rayed?" I asked an orthopedic physician who treats the poor.
"Welcome to medical care for the poor," he explained.
One-third of surveyed Stroger physicians say they are looking for the exit door.
Meanwhile, my family doctor, who owns two homes each worth over a million bucks, is taking three months off to sail his new 45-foot sailboat up and the down the East Coast.
According to Michael Moore's movie, figuratively speaking, Sen. Hillary Clinton -- although she once piloted U.S. health-care reform -- is on board.
Takes the wind out of my sails.
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