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GLENN: From high above Times Square, third most listened to show in all of America. Hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. I don't even know where to begin. We've got one of the top two things, Pat, we were just talking about here. We have
PAT: The healthcare, I thought the healthcare, the Investors Daily
GLENN: Investors Business Daily.
PAT: The Investors Business Daily poll was amazing.
GLENN: Stunning. If you don't know what this is, this is a new poll that has come out that said if this healthcare bill passes, what was it?
GLENN: 45% of doctors will just say, see you. Now, a lot of people are just going to say, oh, that's ridiculous; they are just saying that. Have you talked to your doctor about what the government is planning on doing? And in particular you should talk to specialists. Specialists are the ones. Your GP may stay, but your specialist, especially the really good ones, the ones that have, you know, they're at the top of the field, gone. They won't put up with it.
PAT: There's no reason to continue to practice when you've gone to school for 20, literally 24 years in the cases of the specialist and then, you know, you come out expecting to make a good living, and they are. But you're not going to work for minimum doctor wage.
GLENN: No, no, no.
PAT: After doing all that.
GLENN: And what they are doing with the schools and everything else.
PAT: All of it.
GLENN: I mean, I talked to a surgeon the other day and this is one of the top five surgeons in the world. This guy, there's this is the guy when, you know, they have, you know, a four headed baby born with only one arm, this is the guy that flies in and does the surgery.
STU: You don't want a head to arm ratio like that.
GLENN: No, you don't.
PAT: This is the guy Brad Pitt was born that way. This guy fixed him.
GLENN: He's that good. He's that good.
GLENN: Can you imagine if you have something in your eye and you only have one arm and you
STU: That's terrible.
GLENN: You know what I mean? You've got eight eyes, you're like, ahhhh!
STU: And then this guy comes in and he makes you look like Brad Pitt.
GLENN: Right, exactly right. That's how good he is. He was sitting in my office and he said, Glenn, there's only about five of us that do what I can do, and he said, I don't
PAT: It came off. You were there.
GLENN: He's a very humble man, very humble man. He just knows what he does and he knows how rare it is. People come I mean, he showed me a stack of letters that, you know, people write him from all over the world: Please, please continue.
PAT: And he makes a lot of money. But what he also said was I donate about a million dollars worth of stuff every year.
GLENN: Every year.
PAT: Of my services.
GLENN: He said, I do stuff. People will write me and, you know, they will be from you know, whether it's Kentucky, New York, England, wherever. And he said, they can't afford it. They just can't afford it. And he said, I do a million dollars worth of my services every single year. I do operations for free. And we were talking about it and he said, people like me will be gone. He said, now, some of us may stay because we care about people, but you will not be able to replace me because the system won't be there. People are not going to go to school for 24 years. And then he how many years did he have to apprentice for what he was I mean, for years!
PAT: Yeah, long time.
GLENN: Years he was working under the tutelage. And he's like, you know, I do it because I love what I do, I do it because I care. But I also am a very wealthy man. There is you know, there are tradeoffs.
STU: Profit motive.
GLENN: I know. How many times have we said I mean, I just gave a speech the other day and I said, I meet millionaires and billionaires every day. But most of them don't know that they are. Most millionaires have no idea they could be a millionaire. Most billionaires don't realize they could be a billionaire. And the thing that they don't realize is they always have something in you know, it was like, well, you know, I I want a... whatever. And they have some weird quirk that just pushes them off to the side that they won't, that they won't get passed. Now, most of them then become bitter, against me, this won't happen, whatever. That's the system. You are making a choice. You can adjust and you can make the adjustments in your life to be able to do that, or not. The adjustments in my life really come from time. Are you willing to do the things and spend the time that is required? If you are, great. If you're not, fine. Most of these doctors will not give up their life without also the benefits. I mean, we all work hard, and I know you do, too. If somebody says, hey, you're going to work for as hard as you're working right now, but you don't get to have that one vacation because you're not going to make enough money, you are not going to be able to have that one vacation or that one thing that you save up for all year or that you really like. You know what mine is right now? A big bowl of ice cream. That's why I'm the fattest man in the world. I work my brains out every day. I give up a lot. I do a lot. I'm tired all the time. My wife says, you are going to pop. And I'm like, I might. But this is the one moment of my day I love. I want a bowl of ice cream.
STU: It's depressing and it's sad, but you're right. It's so true, though.
GLENN: We all want whatever it is. Some people, it's I want to be rich and live on an island some place. Mine's a bowl of ice cream. I'm not giving it up!
GLENN: And if the government says you've got to stop eating so much ice cream, then I ain't doing the rest of it because life ain't worth it without a big bowl of ice cream at the end of the day.
STU: This half hour brought to you by Coldstone Creamery.