I must say, the American health care system is a bit of a mystery to me, even though I have worked on hospitals, drugs, insurance and every other scam BDA’s can make money on. In fact, I have a whole chapter on the subject in “The Ubiquitous Persuaders.” So, I was amused to read in today’s New York Times that many hospitals are flogging luxury suits to rich fuckers ready to cough up to $4,500 a night while getting their titanium arse transplant from ace surgeon, Dr. Gerwurstreminer. Here’s an example.. Nancy Hemenway, a senior financial services executive, said “I was supposed to be in Buenos Aires last week taking tango lessons, but unfortunately I hurt my back, so I’m here with my concierge. I’m perfectly at home here, totally private, totally catered. I have a primary-care physician who also acts as ringmaster for all my other doctors. And I see no people in training — only the best of the best.” You have to sympathise though, it’s really fucked up the poor woman’s tango lesson schedule.
And I'd had this fabulous dress specially made!