To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, January 30, 2023


Rx: Bake Sales, Car Washes



Congressman John Sullivan stated at a Town Hall meeting that his insurance carrier hasn’t yet paid $24,000 for his stint at the Betty Ford Clinic for alcohol rehabilitation.

Perhaps if he’d sought treatment at any of the number of facilities in Tulsa that charge half or less that amount he wouldn’t have this issue.

Of course, the stars and elite prefer Palm Springs, even at more than double the price.

The issue with his insurance carrier is with his government health insurance – the government health insurance that’s good for him, but really bad for us.

At least he’s fortunate he didn’t seek counsel from Senator-Doctor Tom Coburn before heading off to the desert playground. He would have been instructed to just go next door and ask his neighbor to help.

Maybe that’s what John Sullivan needs to do now to resolve his unpaid medical bill: Ask his neighbors to organize some bake sales and car washes.

Kenny Belford lives in Tulsa, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer

Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.