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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Oh Really?

HMO faces $3M fine for lax oversight

AP - 41 minutes ago Avg. Rating: 4.6

OAKLAND, Calif. - Health care provider Kaiser Permanente faces a $3 million fine for what state regulators say were haphazard investigations into patient complaints and physician performance. It was the second rebuke in a year for the nation's largest HMO.
Gee. That's a surprise. As crooked as HMO's are.

I know, you gotta have insurance. That's a given. And most people don't have money to go out and buy any sort of private insurance, so they use an HMO. Which usually sucks. Might as well have socialized medicine in place. Surely the government knows how to run a medical business better than an HMO. [snicker]

BWAH!!!! I crack myself up!

Updated: I stumbled upon this little funny here:

Three nurses went to heaven, and were awaiting their turn with St. Peter to plead their case to enter the pearly gates.

The first nurse said, "I worked in an emergency room. We tried our best to help patients, even though occasionally we did lose one. I think I deserve to go to heaven." St. Peter looks at her file and admits her to heaven.

The second nurse says, "I worked in an operating room. It's a very high stress environment and we do our best. Sometimes the patients are too sick and we lose them, but overall we try very hard." St. Peter looks at her file and admits her to heaven.

The third nurse says, "I was a case manager for an HMO."

St. Peter looks at her file. He pulls out a calculator and starts punching away at it furiously, constantly going back to the nurse's file. After a few minutes St. Peter looks up, smiles, and says, "Congratulations! You've been admitted to heaven ... for five days!"



Scottsdale Girl said...

Blowing raspberries at Kaiser...(neener neener biggest in the land)

curmudgeon said...

They're all crooks!

GUYK said...

I don't know..take a look at VA

curmudgeon said...

Total sarcasm Guy. I know better than to think the government can run a business.
And I read your VA post. As with any medical office, the medical people themselves are good. But the ones running the office - receptionist all the way to the billers - are usually assholes and morons.