Doctors are retiring and more will follow. I have some relatively long time and close relationships with a few of my doctors, my cardiologist, my vascular surgeon & my rheumatologist. I believe that they give me more of their time than they do some of their other patients because we also talk about Obamacare & related subjects. I’ve noticed that these guys have been crying on my shoulders almost as much as I’ve been crying on theirs (I mean absolutely no disrespect here. Doctors are people too).
Some observations: I’ve had a couple of experiences with interns examining me before my docs came in. These interns were doing their required stints in the real world of medicine and the doctors’ office was doing its obligatory hosting. It just bore out what we already know – that these trainees are getting the Obamacare indoctrination and that some of them are buying it. I just get rid of them as soon as possible after my real doc comes in by saying something like: “Would you please excuse us, I have something very personal to discuss with Dr. Xxxxxx. Thank you.” And then I can pretty much be with my real doc for a few minutes as if Obamacare didn’t exist. Scary to think what things will be like when these Obamabots grow up and the real docs are gone.
My next point speaks to rationing. It seems to me that almost everyone out there avoids the word like the plague. They talk about how much Obamacare will cost, they talk about not enough doctors, they talk about this and that, etc., etc, but they pretty much ignore this fact: PEOPLE WILL DIE. They belittle us, they Alinsky us, but you can’t get away from it. PEOPLE WILL DIE. And there is a Death Panel. It’s called the IPAB!
The following short quote is from an article that recently appeared on the Western Center for Journalism’s website. My comment which is copied below (about the 8th from the top of the list in the article), is sarcastic in tone, but I’m dead serious. Please excuse the pun.
Krugman, Death Panels, And The Disabled “…death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.” – Paul Krugman
How does one get appointed to a Death Panel? The reason I ask is that I’d like to be on the one that decides Paul Krugman’s fate the next time he needs a life saving procedure. [End of comment]
Sorry, Obama, I AM grandpa, and the “just give grandma (grandpa) a pain pill“ scenario doesn’t work for me. Folks, does it work for you?