• Carol Tannenbaum

Gov Stitt executive action forces doctors to pay patients $100 for making them wait


After showing up thirty minutes early for her doctor's appointment (at the insistence of several text messages), Alicia Sorenstram contemplates stealing her doctor's ear telescope thingy to sell on eBay.
After showing up thirty minutes early for her doctor's appointment (at the insistence of several text messages), Alicia Sorenstram contemplates stealing her doctor's ear telescope thingy to sell on eBay.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma—Governor J. Kevin Stitt is pissed off and he isn't taking it anymore.


"While medical professionals in this state are smarter than the rest of us, it doesn't mean they have to be assholes. Therefore, today, I signed executive order number 2022-22. We are calling this order the Patient Fuck You to Doctors.


"The thieving bastards make hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, yet they think their time is more valuable than their patients. If you show up one minute late, they'll reschedule you and charge you up to $100. But they have no problem making you wait. They like to get tricky by pulling you out of the waiting room, making it look like they are getting to you on time. But all they do is take you into a cold exam room, where you end up waiting another hour to see them. Oklahomans aren't falling for that smoke and mirrors bullshit anymore.


"If you're appointment is at 10 A.M., the doctor better be sticking a finger up your ass by 10 A.M. If he waits until 10:01, he's going to be paying you $100."


After his announcement, the Oklahoma Department of Health responded on Twitter.



Governor Stitt was not amused.


The Department of Health responded in kind.


Governor Stitt did not appear to have anything smarter to say.