The Sad State of Healthcare – Fun Friday

It’s Friday and so I often like to do something a little bit more fun as we head into the weekend. We call it Fun Friday. So, today I want to share two healthcare cartoons. They’re pretty funny, but they also kind of make you sick when you realize the truths that they illustrate. Hopefully, these cartoons can help remind us about some of the real problems we need to deal with in healthcare.

I’m sure a lot of us have had this experience. It’s sad that it happens as much as it does. We can certainly do better. Doctors and patients need us to do better.

This next cartoon seems appropriate given the current conversation about healthcare reform. It reminds me that there are a lot of factors that influence our healthcare costs and the legislation I’ve seen doesn’t do anything for a lot of the problem areas. To quote my friend Neil Versel from Meaningful Health IT News, “Health insurance is not health care.” He’s right and that seems to be getting lost in the current healthcare reform discussion and legislation.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.