Physicians

POLICY/POLITICS: Wanna be physician of the year? Pay Bush $1,500

AwardIn a hard hitting investigation ABC news is shocked, shocked(!) to find out that such an honorable profession as that of physicians is not above creating lots of phony awards so that everyone can win one.  The joke is that the hundreds of physicians who won the "Physician of the year" award found that the title came not from a fake medical college or diploma mill, but straight from the Republican National Committee. Well if they’re dumb enough not only to pay up but also to go to Washington DC for a couple of days to collect, why shouldn’t Tom Delay take their money — after all the half mill or so he needs to pay his wife has to come from somewhere? (Hat tip to Kevin MD & John P for this one)

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For an administration which says it wants to reform the U.S. health care system on the basis of physician and hospital quality ratings, methinks this is not good …