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.
I'm trying Very hard not to ROFLMAO.
Posted by: Kafiroon at January 11, 2013 11:13 AM
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Posted by: DMartyr at January 11, 2013 12:21 PM
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
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Posted by: EROWMER at January 11, 2013 06:59 PM
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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