A doctor, a nurse, and the top executive of an HMO have died and are in line together at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter speaks with them and asks them what good they have done in their lives.
The doctor says, “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 replies, “That’s great. Go ahead into heaven.”
“And what about you?” The nurse states, “I have supported the doctor and his patients my entire life as an adult, have taken time to explain things to patients, and have helped them lead healthy lives.”
“Wonderful. Please proceed in with the doctor.”
“And what about you?” The HMO executive says, “I was the president of a very large Health Maintenance Organization. I was responsible for the health care of millions of people all over the country.”
St. Peter says, “Oh, I see. Please go on in … but you can only stay two nights!”