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No Pain Meds for the Poor in NYC?

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S ome of the most powerful and most common prescription painkillers on the market will be restricted sharply in the emergency rooms at New York City's 11 public hospitals., Mayor Bloomberg said Thursday in an  effort  to crack down on what he called a citywide and nationwide epidemic of  prescription  drug abuse. 

 New York City's billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, fresh off a victory in his quest to kill the Big Gulp and insulting obese people all over the world, now wants to take on the poor. Well, he already has. I was more than pissed when I read that he is taking away most of the pain medication from the poor of New York City. City doctor's, many who are also outrageous, can no longer use their judgement to treat the poor. Somehow, I guess Mayor Bloomberg managed to go to Med School while he was amassing his fortune. How dare he treat the poor like trash.

Mayor Bloomberg must know something I don't. He must think the rich or people with insurance that pay for their prescriptions hurt worse than a poor man with no insurance. A toothache to the rich hurts more than a toothache to the poor. How insane is that? While Bloomberg is saying he's doing this to stop the cheats that sell their meds when they leave the hospital, he's putting everyone in the same bucket. If not for the ER, I and millions more would have probably have stuck a gun in our mouths years ago.

He and another rich snob friend of his should get their heads together and figure how the poor are supposed to survive with no insurance. Former republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney happens to think that the ER's across this country are the poor mans insurance. Both of these rich snobs should realize that most ER doctors will give a person a shot to kill the pain, and maybe two pain killers for when the pain returns, which in any common sense world "is" coming back. They then give you a prescription (sometimes) for ten or twenty pain killers and tell you to see your family doctor. Family Doctor?

What world are these people from? The poor's family doctor is the ER, but if they are refusing to give care in the ER, I guess we should load up all the poor and split them in half and send half to Bloomberg's house and the other half to Romney's. I can't tell you how pissed off this makes me. I no longer have to pay for my insurance, besides the usual co-pays. So I write this not for me. I write this for all the poor people who are in pain and cannot get treatment for it.

If Bloomberg had any sense what-so-ever, he would know most of the pain pills are bought by drug dealers from elderly people who sell them to supplement their income or from crooked doctors who have to keep their golf bags up-to-date. It's simple for elderly people, dog food or pain pills? But where do the poor, who have nowhere to go but the ER for pain medicine, fit into this grand plan. I'm sure they were advised. Dr Alex Rosenau, President of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said, "Here is my problem with legislative medicine. "It prevents me from being a professional and using my judgement". Duh! 

When Bloomberg went after the Big Gulp, I thought it was funny, really. You could just buy two regulars and mix them together. It was a silly law. This is a seriously flawed rule (law?) and can have serious consequences on thousands of people in New York City and maybe millions more across this nation. We all know if one mayor can get away with abusing his power, there are ten more behind him who will do the same. I also don't know how he can legislate a hospital that is receiving federal funding, which most public hospitals do. I don't remember reading anything, anywhere, where the government has made this legal.

But I do know this Bloomberg, you are playing God with your laws against poor people. I still remember when you took the squeezies away from the poor who made a few dollars washing windows to eat every day. So, first you take away their only way to work for food and now you take their pain medication away when they are hurting, over-riding a licensed doctor's order. If a person didn't know better, bloomy-baby, they might start to think you don't want poor people around your rat-infested city. I guess you think Miami is mighty warm this time of year. If everything that goes around, comes around, you better hide good my billionaire friend.

 

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These are public hospitals partially funded by the... by kenneth sibbett on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:09:20 AM
Whilst working as an ER Doctor many years ago, I w... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:38:44 AM
When you vote these people into office.  Now ... by Laura Roberts on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 5:28:52 PM
Laura, the poor didn't help elect Bloomberg or Oba... by kenneth sibbett on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 6:33:35 PM
Initially - the poor do vote.  Homeless may n... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 7:29:03 PM
Can you establish how "the poor" will"find" the $ ... by Rico D. on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:04:53 PM
and then we can look at the problem in its entiret... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:26:34 PM
The question then leads to: the needs of "poor peo... by Rico D. on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:13:12 PM
I've already defined "poverty" as: the absence of ... by Rico D. on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:20:50 PM
I'm so glad you are such an expert on how I think ... by Laura Roberts on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:36:49 AM
I believe you'll find the ultimate nanny state, yo... by Mark Colwell on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 2:55:59 PM
From cuts to Housing, Public Hospitals, Dept. of A... by Rico D. on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:10:02 PM
Doc, you must have been born with a silver spoon u... by kenneth sibbett on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:23:53 PM
That was a sarcastic response to an Assertion. I ... by Rico D. on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:18:11 PM
I spent the first years of my life in an orphanage... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:01:35 AM
Since when does a political leadership defines how... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 6:54:09 AM
rather than a physiological disorder.  Being ... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:10:47 AM
Again, if political  leadership is  enti... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:51:49 AM
Most poor people in this country work.  They ... by Mark Colwell on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:10:33 PM
Let me start by saying this is not Kenneth this is... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:47:38 AM
Damn Doc, I haven't seen my wife that mad in years... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 10:58:37 AM
The patients that you describe, i.e. cancer, Alzhe... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 5:40:58 PM
There's no hope for you Dr. Kildare. You must have... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 7:54:32 PM
You (and others) apparently have a reading compreh... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 9:35:00 PM
I guess you believed everything Bush said too, eh,... by kenneth sibbett on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:49:45 AM
with your last word?  Obviously you haven't g... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 4:36:14 AM
Doc, the man who insists on getting the last word ... by kenneth sibbett on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 5:28:30 AM
CN Parkinson defined once that people will easily ... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:18:05 AM
Mark, thanks for coming by. People like this Doc l... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:30:08 AM
A. Because the savings from those who can't get pa... by Mark Colwell on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:04:32 PM
Mark, I don't get your drift. Most of the street p... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:30:29 PM
I believe your wrong, most of the poor do work.&nb... by Mark Colwell on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 2:30:13 PM
Mark, we're in two different income brackets here.... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:45:08 PM
Mark, we're in two different income brackets here.... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:46:31 PM
Are not those with nothing covered by medicaid?&nb... by Mark Colwell on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 4:11:17 PM
Again Mark, two different subjects. Bloomberg is t... by kenneth sibbett on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 6:00:17 PM
No one - absolutely no one - is being denied pain ... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 7:28:58 PM
Obtuse is correct. You are our Jeopardy champion. ... by kenneth sibbett on Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 9:44:25 PM
I'm sure a city like New York as a lot of people w... by Mark Colwell on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 5:43:49 PM
Mark, I think we agree, mostly, and could probably... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 7:08:50 PM
Mark, we're in two different income brackets here.... by kenneth sibbett on Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 3:49:27 PM