Bloomberg On The Poor: "Let Them Suffer"

New York Mayor Bloomberg is going to propose a new initiative to limit painkillers distributed by city hospital emergency rooms. This measure would only affect the poor who cannot afford a private doctor:

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials unveiled a new initiative to limit supplies of prescription painkillers in the city’s emergency rooms as a way to combat what they described as a growing addiction problem in the region. Some critics, as documented by The New York Times, however, felt the move would unnecessarily hurt poor and uninsured patients who use emergency rooms as their primary care doctor. Needless to say, Mr. Bloomberg was not swayed by this line of argument.

“The city hospitals we control, so…we’re going to do it and we’re urging all of the other hospitals to do it, voluntary guidelines. Somebody said, oh, somebody wrote, ‘Oh then maybe there won’t be enough painkillers for the poor who use the emergency rooms as their primary care doctor,’” the mayor said on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. “Number one, there’s no evidence of that. Number two, supposing it is really true so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit.

Posted by: DMartyr at 11:07 AM


1 So the BloomingIdiot says the poor schmucks that vote democrat, for him, can suffer.

I'm trying Very hard not to ROFLMAO.

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 11, 2013 11:13 AM

2 So King Bloombirg has spoken, so shall it be. Get thee from my sight.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 11, 2013 11:35 AM

3 I would wish nothing more on the good mayor than to discover he has a kidney stone in one of those hospitals.

Posted by: Gork at January 11, 2013 11:37 AM

4 #3 Gork - Bloomberg can afford a private doctor (and probably has the best health insurance tax dollars can buy), so he won't have to suffer at all.

Posted by: DMartyr at January 11, 2013 12:21 PM

5 #4 DMartyr-- Doomberg can afford to buy a private hospital. He is a billionaire, after all.

All I know is when I am a billionaire, I'm not gonna waste time doing silly things like running for office... I'm going to the beach, and to play with trains.

Posted by: SDF at January 11, 2013 12:28 PM

6 #5 SDF - True. But billionaires like Bloomberg aren't in politics for money. Nor do they aquire money for enjoyment, as most people would. They are in it for power. That's it. They want those offices because they want to be in control.

Posted by: DMartyr at January 11, 2013 12:41 PM

7 Bloomberg needs the meds more then anyone else.

Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at January 11, 2013 01:27 PM

8 Uhh, you could always fire the nurses that are stealing from the cabinet.

Posted by: VALERIE at January 11, 2013 02:02 PM

9 I have a theory. I think these sorts of people are in league with the devil.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 11, 2013 06:59 PM

10 Oh Boy! Here it goes. I think Bloomberg is right and many do use emergency rooms instead of paying their primary care doctor for a visit. AND MANY AIN'T SO POOR. Just Cheap and using the system.
Fact is. No doctor is going to deny NECESSARY pain medicine. How many times a month do doctors at the NYC Health and Hospital Corp see the same people claiming that Oxycodin in the only thing that will relieve their back pain which can't be proven by X ray or examination.

Lets all tell the truth. Most here hate Bloomberg for any number of reasons. The above comments aren't about relieving pain for the poor. It's about anything Bloomberg does is wrong.
I don't like Bloomberg either. I don't trust the greedy bastard. Even greedy bastards do something right on occasion.

Posted by: White Devil at January 11, 2013 09:43 PM

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