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Dr. Wes’ Healthcare Reform Photo Contest

DrRich urges his readers to consider entering Dr. Wes’ Healthcare Reform Photo Contest.

Dr. Wes, like DrRich himself, is an electrophysiologist, and is therefore a person of exquisite artistic taste. Even better, he’s married to Diane, who probably actually knows what she’s doing.

Your submission (which Dr. Wes fully expects you to torture and disfigure mercilessly with Photoshop, not unlike the actual healthcare reform bills) can espouse a point of view either for or against healthcare reform. The winner (after Wes and Diane cull out all the completely inappropriate and disgusting submissions, and choose the five or six finalists), will be determined by a reader poll. So while it may defy the odds, it is not outside the realm of possibility that a pro-reform photo can win – especially since the pro-reform photos are less likely to be excluded for offensive subject matter.

Best of all, the winner gets an iPod touch, with which you can listen to DrRich’s podcasts.

The rules, deadlines, etc. can be found at Dr. Wes’ blog.

*This blog post was originally published at The Covert Rationing Blog*

Idiotic Quote Of The Day: Why Trial Lawyers Are More Important Than Doctors

I want to ask you which would be more important: If all of the doctors in the country somehow disappeared or all the trial lawyers in America somehow disappeared? We can live without medical care, but we cannot live without justice.

— Gerry Spence

With our dwindling primary care force (and many PCPs considering leaving medicine), it looks like Gerry might get to test his hypothesis sooner than he thinks.

h/t to Dr. Wes for finding this astonishing quote.


Lawyer Gerry Spence, who was awarded the CAOC Lifetime Achievement Award, told conference attendees that legal representation is essential, even more important than health care, for people.

“We have to redefine who we are: We are the most important people in America,” Spence said. “There is no other profession in America that fights for freedom, that fights for what America is about, that fights for justice for ordinary people.”

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