The new Health Care
The phone rings and the lady of the house answers
— Mrs. Sanders, please.
— Mrs. Sanders, this is Dr. Jones at the central LABCORP Laboratory. When your husband's doctor sent his biopsy to the lab last week, a biopsy from another Mr. Sanders arrived as well. We are now uncertain which one belongs to your husband. Frankly, either way the results are not too good.
— What do you mean? — Mrs. Sanders asks nervously.
— Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the other one tested positive for HIV. We can't tell which is which.
— Oh my God! That's dreadful! Can you do the test again? — questioned Mrs. Sanders.
— Normally we can, but the new health care system will only pay for these expensive tests just one time.
— Well, what am I supposed to do now?
— The folks at Government Health Care recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don't sleep with him.