Jan 11 2013

Bloomberg & NYC Begin Slippery Slope To Death Panels

Published by at 3:11 pm under All General Discussions

If any American does not realize government is going to ration health care, and decide who is worthy and who is not worthy of such care, check out Nanny Bloomberg’s latest attempt at playing 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.

Who knew addiction is caused by emergency rooms! As if that is the only place pain killers are prescribed, or the only place addicts can get access.

[Bloomberg said] Number two, supposing it is really true so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit. The other side of the coin is people are dying and there’s nothing perfect….There’s nothing that you can possibly do where somebody isn’t going to suffer and it’s always the same group [claiming], ‘Everybody is heartless.’ Come on, this is a very big problem.”

Nowhere did Dumberg point to any scientific proof (not theory or statistical models) pain killer addiction begins solely or primarily in emergency rooms. The day the PhD deprived Bloomie proves his claim is the day he gets to play doctor.  Until then he is just another politician in their normal role as arrogant ass.

Update: AllahPundit at Hotair lays into Nanny Bloomie:

Bloomberg’s quote about people possibly having to suffer accepts it as a price of preventing addiction. But I don’t see the point of denying painkillers to ER patients but not patients elsewhere in the hospital. The thinking is, I guess, that impoverished addicts are more likely to try to game the ER for their fix than other wings of the hospital, but I’d bet it’s also true that the average ER patient is more urgently in need of painkillers than patients in those other wings.

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4 Responses to “Bloomberg & NYC Begin Slippery Slope To Death Panels”

  1. A_Nonny_Mouse says:

    If there were cosmic justice, Mayor Dipweed would slip on some ice, wrench his back, get taken to the ER, and be told, “Nah, it’ll heal itself in a couple of weeks and until then you can just SUFFER. Pain builds character, and buddy, that’s something you need much-much more than meds.”

    Oops, should have referred to him as “Mayor D!ckhead”.

  2. Mike M. says:

    There’s a part of me that says that if the Left wants Death Panels, we should give the, Death Panels.

    Under the control of hard-nosed people like me, who can be relied on to use euthanasia as the treatment of choice for Liberals. For ANY ailment. Let the punishment fit the crime.

  3. patch says:

    I had to have surgery back in June. In the recovery room, I was in such pain, that I was involuntarily groaning out load and had tears running down my cheeks.

    The nurse saw this; ran and got the doctor and five minutes later; after medication; no pain. I was discharged two days later, fit and fine. No addiction to pain medication.

    Mayor Bloomberg is a pompous jackass.

  4. Mordecai Subaru says:

    I am not kidding!
    We already have that here in the UK.
    They call it the “Highway to Death”.
    If you are brought to hospital and the doctors think there
    is no possibility of recovery for you, then they put you on the

    This has been covered in our mainstream news.

    To shorten the remaining time of your existence, food AND water
    are withdrawn and you are put on heavy sedation so you don’t know much about what is happening to you.

    It got into the news when one man called the Police begging them
    to force the hospital to give him some water.

    This is what you get with socialized medicine. They make a calculation about who and who is not worth treatment.

    We still do have private hospitals here in the UK and I certainly
    would advise no seriously ill person to go into a national health service facility.

    Sounds like you will be getting it soon.