Dave Barry

May 10, 2010 1:00 AM

State of health care -- and my forefinger

Since I stopped writing my weekly column for The Miami Herald, people are always asking me: ''How do you like retirement?'' I explain to these people that I am NOT retired: I am doing lots of things outside of the public view, much like Vice President Biden. One of my main activities has been writing humor essays, which have just been published in the form of my new book, I'll Mature When I'm Dead. Here is an excerpt from one of those essays, a futile attempt to explain the U.S. health-care system.

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