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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.