By Will Maines
I DON’T KNOW what got us on the topic the other day, but somehow a small group of us “intellectuals” got into a discussion about emergency rooms. We decided that today’s emergency rooms are abused by people with plush medical insurance plans.
I know people who haul their kids to the emergency room at the first sign of a cough or hiccup. Every time they come home from such a visit, they bring with them a bucketful of pills prescribed, I suspect, by doctors who would rather do that than waste any more time than necessary being threatened by parents who are sure “Johnny” or “Susie” is deathly ill and whose life can only be spared by ingesting a bucketful of pills.