Weekend at the Oscars

It’s Oscar weekend, so the WSJ Blog wonders who is your favorite movie doc?

Some of their suggestions . . .

Hawkeye Pierce, M*A*S*H
BLAKE: Headquarters … says you stole a jeep.
HAWKEYE: No sir, no. I didn’t steal it. No, it’s right outside.

Gotta love Hawkeye. There are other lines from the movie I could quote but in the interest of keeping this a family place, I won’t.

They also offered up a line from Young Frankenstein, but a more memorable one to me is the following exchange

But this is another memorable line from The Hospital.

Herbert Bock, The Hospital
BOCK: We’ve established the most enormous medical entity ever conceived… and people are sicker than ever. We cure nothing! We heal nothing!


Insurance Myths & Dragons

Most folks don’t know as much about health insurance as they think they do. It’s amazing how often I talk to people here in Atlanta and other parts of Georgia and hear comments such as these.

I don’t want an HMO plan because they are all bad.

Blue Cross is accepted by all the doctors so it must be the best.

I can’t afford a high deductible plan.

I need a plan with a copay so I can afford to go to the doctor.

I don’t need doctor coverage, just something in case I go to the hospital.

I need a plan with a copay so I can afford my medicine.

I don’t need drug coverage since I don’t take any medication. [Read more…]