Dr. Starner Jones

Guys I simply had to pass this one on.

Please meet Dr Starner Jones from Jackson , Mississippi . His s short 2-paragraph letter to the White House accurately puts the blame on a “Culture Crisis” instead of a “Health Care Crisis” Its worth a quick read:

Starner Jones, MD
I am a seventh generation Mississippian and wanted to come back here after going somewhere else for college and medical school.. My extracurricular interests are golf, hunting, fishing and college football.

Dear Sirs:

“During my last night’s shift in the ER, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient with an expensive shiny gold tooth, multiple elaborate expensive tattoos, a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and a new cellular telephone equipped with her favorite R&B tune for a ringtone. Glancing over the chart, one could not help noticing her payer status: Medicaid. She smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and, somehow, still has money to buy beer.

And our Congress expects me to pay for this woman’s health care? Our nation’s health care crisis is not a shortage of quality hospitals, doctors or nurses. It is a crisis of culture ˜ a culture in which it is perfectly acceptable to spend money on vices while refusing to take care of one’s self or, heaven forbid, purchase health insurance. A culture that thinks “I can do whatever I want to because someone else will always take care of me”. Life is really not that hard. Most of us reap what we sow. Don’t you agree?

STARNER JONES, MD
Jackson , MS

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2 Comments on “Dr. Starner Jones”

  1. karin Says:

    i have similar story when I go volunteer at Metropolitan Ministries….I am handing out food to people who have more gold on their body than I have in my jewelry chest back home….who have nicer nails and hair than I do as well as luxury pocketbooks. It makes me wonder why am I not on the receiving end. Sorry, I understand lifestyle choices but not on the taxpayer dime.

  2. Dave Shreeve Says:

    So True. I’m 67 years old and unable to find a part time job so that my kids wont have to pay for my furnel.


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