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A doctor, a nurse, and a CEO


A doctor, a nurse, and the top executive of an HMO have died and are in line together at the Pearly Gates.  St. Peter appears to speak with them and asks them what good they have done in their lives.

Doctor: "I have devoted my life to the sick and needy and have had a part in caring for and healing thousands of people."


St. Peter: "That’s great.  Go ahead in to heaven.  And what about you?"

Nurse: "I have supported the Doctor and his patients my entire life as an adult, etc...."

St. Peter: "Wonderful.  Please proceed in with the Doctor.  And what about you?"

HMO Executive: "I was the CEO of a very large Health Maintenance Organization and was responsible for the healthcare of millions of people all over the country.  We tried to treat everyone equitably and fairly."

St. Peter: "Oh, I see.  Well, please go on in.  But...you can only stay two nights!"

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