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A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

The pen is mightier than the Freud.

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By P.J. O'ROURKE
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Drink sensibly

[The NHS should have listed this before “Share your feelings with family and friends.”]

Write down your troubles

[I’m a writer for Pete’s sake. What does the NHS think I do all day?]

Ask for help

[I thought that was what I was doing when I unrolled the little window shade.]

Learn how to relax

[See “Drink sensibly” above.]

Do something you enjoy

[See “Learn how to relax” above.]

Remember your good points

[I have foresight. I remembered to buy Scotch at duty-free.]

Care for others

[Ended up ordering the “Meat Lover’s” pizza. I shared it with the dog.]

So I will alter my prediction. To what will Obama-care lead? Obama-care will lead to getting free psychiatric counseling from a government-provided ballpoint pen.

P. J. O’Rourke is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard.

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