"It's just us today. Campbell called in ethical."
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"Fortunately treatment will be relatively inexpensive since you have the generic form of the disease!"
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"I'd have been here sooner if it hadn't been for early detection."
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"Unfortunately, there's no cure—there's not even a race for a cure."
"His final wish was that all his medical bills be paid promptly."
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"I'm allergic to the sun."
"We were hoping that you could work from work today."
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The Couple Who Didn't Come Down With The Flu
"You made that diagnosis just to be mean."
"Come quickly—I think I had an out-of-pocket experience."
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"We do a service to humanity by culling out the weak, the sick and the surfers."
"But think of all the things you're not going to die of."
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"It's not just me, Doctor. He's been turning away from the New York 'Times' as well."
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"You can't be insured, Harry and Louise, because of your preëxisting condition."
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"My career doesn't reflect what my passions are as much as where my health insurance is."
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"Fortunately, you have the life savings of a man three times your age."
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Providing Healthcare For All
"It's lotto fever."
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"Now, if you're feeling adventurous we can undercook the chicken."
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"Hi. This is Ed, over at the I.R.S., just checking to see how you're feeling after your audit."
Gravestone with an inscription reading "James Paul Smythe 1914-1992 Never sick a day in life - and now this".
"I don't think it's anything serious, but, just to be sure, I'm going to bill you as if it is."
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"Who's the sickest?"
"You are a very sick rabbit."
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"You have a serious illness of an undisclosed nature."
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