A doctor, a nurse, and the top executive of an HMO have all died and are in line together at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter speaks with them and asks what good each has done in their life.
Doctor: ''I have devoted my life to the sick and needy and have had a part in caring for, and healing thousands of poor people.''
St. Peter: ''That's great. Go ahead in to heaven. And what about you, dear?''
Nurse: ''I've supported the good doctor and his patients my entire life as an adult.''
St. Peter: ''Wonderful. Please proceed in with the doctor. And what about you?''
Health Maintenance Organizaton Director: ''I was the president of a very large HMO and was responsible for the healthcare of millions of people all over the country.''