I first conceived this comic a long time ago, after reading or hearing on the radio that the elderly and terminally ill are being given a whole raft of unnecessary screenings and other tests. I was advised not to publish this comic because it is very dark and not funny, but screw that. I’m publishing it anyway. In this comic an elderly patient has terminal cancer and yet still she is scheduled for a routine pap smear. It’s like the doctors need to make all the money they can before the patient kicks it. It seemed to me like before HMO’s doctors were ordering every possible test, the more expensive the better. Then with HMO’s it seemed for a time that you couldn’t get the tests/procedures you wanted or needed, because they made more money by NOT doing anything. Now, however, the pendulum seems to have swung back the other way.

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