When ObamaCare was first promulgated, my fine HMO doctor called it quits. MDs who hate the New Medicine talk about it very quietly, if at all, and mostly among themselves. Shutting up the medical profession was the first order of business for the Left (snip)And then… I met my first ObamaCare Commissar on a visit to my doc at a famous medical center. (I have no complaints about doctors at all. I like them, I trust them [mostly], and I know they´re under the gun. I just wish they would speak out a lot more.) As I walked in, I was
As a veteran of several fights with doctors (and resultant firings of same). There is no way I would have sat through that. My first question would have been "what are YOUR qualifications to make that determination????" and it would have been off to the races after that.
I once had a doctor ask me "who´s the doctor here?" to which I replied, "You are, but it is MY body, and I think I know it better than you do, and furthermore, I have veto power over what is done to it."
Keeping quiet keeps notes of "confrontational" - "paranoia" - etc., out of your permanent record. Polite interest in her qualifications, in a friendly manner, would be OK.
Any dr. that I´ve had always asked my permission first if a trainee or observer would join us. Once I had to submit to questioning (I presume about competence) but that was done separately; it was basically if I knew my meds, time of day, day of the week, year, if I had throw rugs in the house & my eating/nutrition habits. I still found it intrusive & wondered if incorrect answers would summon the men in white coats.
This is a fact. My daughter lives in Colorado and last year was on the Gold plan. This year she received a notice that her plan premium would be almost 25% higher than last. That is all you have to know about the ACA law. Most of what the Democrats stated was and is a lie.
I barely managed to get a pre-ZeroCare plan in place before only ZeroCare plans were permitted. Managed to keep that plan in place, avoided ZeroCare. At some point, there needs to be real, hard pushback against this stuff. Sitting by and taking it isn´t going to work. Let´s hope this whole disaster can be uninstalled.
Mr. Lewis visited a "famous medical center" and writes about how indignant he was to have had a "fellow" in on the consultation. In my experience, the "fellow" is a licensed MD training with a specialist. I always particularly like the fellows at my consultations, because they are bright and have a youthful enthusiasm. Being seen by two doctors, who will review your case together, is a good thing, for which Lewis should be grateful.
This is a rather confusing article. Who was she? Does she have the authority to prevent his doctor prescribing meds? Why didn´t Mr. Lewis question her or his doctor? Why mention she´s a lesbian? When he says that he left, does he mean he left to find another doctor (I would) or is he sheepishly accepting this from the doctor´s office?
I have had 2 ´fellows´ (trained doctors) meet me prior to meeting my surgeon at famous training hospital. They asked if they could be present and examine me - I said no and they left. Its seems strange that the author was too meek not to speak up.
Unless she was introduced as a doctor, good chance she was from the insurance company. An overweight person from my insurer goes to my PCP´s office every Friday to view charts and make recommendations. As a patient I don´t get to ask her qualifications. As far as I am concerned, she is nothing more than a clerk.
There have been times in the past that the person shadowing my specialist could have been from the medical manufacturing company or a pharmaceutical company. You need to ask.
I have to change PCP´s soon because my PCP will not give me referrals to my specialists. Apparently, I cost too much.
As far as his HIPAA rights, he probably signed them away. It´s the beginning of the year, read the forms you are signing. Circle the part that says "You do not have to sign this form"
I received this slick campaign video in my email, titled "How To Resist The Trump Agenda," and thought it was a joke. After realizing that the video was for real, I thought, "What the...?!" Folks, I´ve been a black Tea Party guy from its beginning. (snip)The only thing Trump has in his corner is We the People who voted for him. But be of good cheer, folks, because we and God are a powerful majority. All you prayer warriors out there, please keep prayin´ for President Trump. Am I advocating that we blindly rubber-stamp everything Trump does? Absolutely not. I am saying
The Usual Suspects of the Left are strangely silent as a legal immigrant, a mother of 3 American-born children married to an American citizen, faces deportation. The reasons are two-fold. Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick committed a crime that the Left insists never happens: illegal voting by a non-citizen. Mrs. Fitzpatrick now faces deportation, and separation from her husband and children unless they can obtain residency in her native Peru, thanks to the Left. (snip) By terms of the law, the clerk was not able to discourage Mrs. Fitzpatrick from registering to vote, even though it was an illegal act that eventually
Chelsea Clinton wanted to know another word for horrifying to comment about how bad she felt that an illegal alien was arrested while in court seeking a protective order against her abusive boyfriend. (snip) Chelsea wanted to show her deep concern for women, so she asked for another word for horrifying to describe the arrest. Chelsea asked on Twitter: "I need a thesaurus. What´s another word for horrifying? Sick? Awful? Running out of adjectives these days that mean unconscionably terrible[.]" Juanita Broaddrick was kind enough to help Chelsea. Ms. Broaddrick, who says Bubba Clinton raped her, advised Chelsea that another word for
Dr. Sebastian Gorka has a PhD, big vocabulary, huge knowledge base and even a British accent -- all the markers of an elitist establishment, if not leftist, thinker. But he seems to be in complete sync with his boss, President Trump. The BBC interviewer, with his fashionable three-day beard, open collar, and heavy ‘tude, probably was not expecting what he got when he led off his live shot interview from the White House lawn with a snarky dig at President Trump’s sanity.
The Democrats are devastated by their recent lost elections. They will be even more devastated as we learn the details of their massive global warming fraud. (snip)CERN, the world’s top particle physics laboratory, just found that our big, abrupt climate changes are produced by variations in the sun’s activity. That’s the same sun the modelers had dismissed as “unchanging.” CERN says the sun’s variations interact with cosmic rays to create more or fewer of earth’s heat-shielding clouds. The IPCC had long admitted it couldn’t model clouds--and now the CERN experiment says the clouds are the earth’s thermostats! In 2000, for example,
Yesterday’s utterly compelling news conference by President Trump, held on short notice, signaled an entirely new era in relationships between a president and the major media. For decades, the ability of mainstream media to bully presidents has been part of the accepted landscape. In 2004, then-influential Newsweek journalist Evan Thomas admitted that media bias was “going to be worth maybe 15 points" to the Kerry-Edwards ticket, an estimate he alter scaled back to 5 points -- enough to swing most presidential elections. President Trump does not accept that status quo. He fights back. And he and the media both know
Taking a walk on the wild side, I happened upon MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" during my morning drive. Not my first choice in news, but my other favorite radio stations were on commercial break. Senator Bob Corker was being interviewed over the Michael Flynn resignation. Senator Corker asserted, “The base issue is getting to the bottom of what the Russian interference was and what the relationship was with associates of the Trump effort.” (snip) The reality is that the Russians are a sideshow, a distraction from the true elephant in the room -- intelligence agencies spying on American citizens. The New York
Blacks, women, Millennials – liberals in each sub-group are now led by an uncompromising cadre of the hard left, who through their "mass actions" are attempting to turn the country against Donald Trump and brand him an illegitimate president. (snip) Obama´s legacy: Hard-left Muslim-Americans are rising to positions of prominence in the Democrats´ grassroots organizations. This alliance between Western socialists and Islamists dates back to the Cold War, but it has gained traction in America since 9/11. One case, among countless others: The anti-Trump women´s march was co-led by an Islamist in a hijab. It is well worth reading the front-page
Congratulations to Secretary DeVos. She will now roll up her sleeves and work to ensure that our children receive the education they deserve, and not the education they have been receiving for a long, long time. (snip) Federal imposition into education in the states began just after the Civil War. At the behest of the National Association of State and City School Superintendents, Congress created the first national office of education in 1866. What the superintendents said they wanted was a bill that would: 1. Secure greater uniformity and accuracy in school statistics. 2. Bring together the results of school
Make no mistake, we have just witnessed an operation by members of the CIA to take out a high official of our own government. An agency that is widely believed to have brought down democratically elected governments overseas is now practicing the same dark arts in domestic American politics. Senator Chuck Schumer, of all people, laid out on January 2nd what was going to happen to the Trump administration if it dared take on the deep state – the permanent bureaucracy that has contempt for the will of the voters and feels entitled to run the government for its own benefit: New
I´ve heard that making sausage is a pretty messy, ugly, and unpleasant process to witness. Well, so is implementing real change in Washington, D.C. (snip) The left´s goal is to cement their lie that a majority of Americans regret voting for Trump and hate his agenda. In other words, they hope to "Bush" Trump. Relentless unchallenged distortions and lies about President George W. Bush caused his approval to plummet to 33% when he left office. Clearly, the left have begun their triple-the-intensity campaign to do even worse damage to Trump´s approval. All seeking to see America made great again (patriots) must
Federal District Judge James Robart violated the Constitution in issuing a TRO (temporary restraining order) against President Trump´s temporary entry ban for citizens of seven countries. Now a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed that stay. What we have here is a creeping constitutional coup. As long as President Obama was in charge and had a massive open door policy at our borders and at our airports, in violation of statutory law, the judiciary was content to be silent. But when Donald Trump became president and tried to use the powers of the Presidency to
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted Tuesday that many Republican lawmakers will break from President Trump by June if he continues to push forward with his agenda. Schumer told "The View" that while most Republicans have declined to publicly break with Trump during the first month of his presidency, many privately admit they have "real problems" with him. He also argued that some are sticking by him because of party loyalty and his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the late Antonin Scalia´s seat on the Supreme Court. "When you talk to Republicans quietly — in the cloakroom
Fox News announced the signing of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel as a healthcare and policy analysis contributor on Tuesday. Along with Jonathan Gruber, Emanuel is best known for being one of the “architects” of the Affordable Care Act. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He will reportedly appear on both Fox News and Fox Business Network.
A group of global investors with $11 trillion in managed assets told Texas on Tuesday not to enact legislation restricting access to bathrooms for transgender people, saying it is discriminatory and bad for business. The "Texas Privacy Act," or Senate Bill 6, has been marked as a priority for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, a Republican and conservative Christian who guides the legislative agenda in the Republican-controlled state Senate. He said the measure protected the privacy and safety of Texans. The bill on a flashpoint issue in the United States is similar to a law enacted last year in North Carolina
A Mexican man has apparently taken his own life just half an hour after being deported from the United States. Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, 45, jumped from a bridge at the border after he was deported for the third time. He was found unconscious next to a plastic bag with his belongings and died in hospital a short while later. His death came as the Trump administration issued new guidelines to widen the net for deporting illegal immigrants from the US. (Snip) Mr Olivas was a native of Sinaloa, one of Mexico's most violent states and the stronghold of the cartel formerly led by jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
(Video) MSNBC´s Mika Brzezinski criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for undermining the media´s message by creating his own facts, adding that the "job" of the media is to "control exactly what people think." Brzezinski made the comment on "Morning Joe" after co-host Joe Scarborough said that he agreed with a panelist´s view that Trump supporters are wondering why people are so upset over what the president is doing since he is implementing exactly what he campaigned on. "What Yamiche [Alcindor] said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to, who were Trump voters and
AmeriCorps sounded like a good idea. Create a program where American youth could basically earn free college by working and helping their communities. On the surface -- and if you don´t understand the inherent issue with any government program -- it sounds like a great way to help people get their educations. The program -- which never reached the level its creator Bill Clinton envisioned -- now finds itself on the chopping block along with other left-wing darlings such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. College officials are freaking out: The Trump administration is circulating
In San Francisco, an Indian software engineer on a work permit canceled plans to bid on a $900,000 home. In Washington, a Brazilian nonprofit executive passed on a fixer-upper near her office. And, in Mesa, Arizona, a 24-year-old son of undocumented Mexican immigrants won the trust of a bank -- a green light for a mortgage -- but now fears deportation. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies threaten to crack a foundation of the American economy: the residential real estate market. Legal and otherwise, immigrants, long a pillar of growth in homebuying, are no longer feeling the warm welcome and optimism
Astronomers have spotted a star system with planets that could support life just 39 light years away. Seven Earth-like planets have been discovered orbiting nearby dwarf star ´Trappist-1´, and all of them could have water at their surface, one of the key components of life. Three of the planets have such good conditions, that scientists say life may have already evolved on them. Researchers claim that they will know whether or not there is life on any of the planets within a decade, and said ´this is just the beginning.´ No other star system discovered before has been found to
The Democratic National Committee will choose its next leader on Saturday, and when it does it should choose a leader who will resist the pressure to pursue the wrong white people. (Snip) That is the white flight that should most concern the next D.N.C. chairman, because those voters make up a more promising way to reclaim the White House. The way to win them back is by being more progressive, not less. To be clear, all white voters matter. But Democrats must make tough, data-driven decisions about how to prioritize their work. Right now, too many are using bad math and
A lesbian named Ash Fisher surprised herself by falling in love with a man! Even though she is in a relationship with him, however, she still maintains she is a lesbian. I have a femme tattoo on my arm, which was sticked-and-poked by a fellow queer on another queer´s couch during Pride. I run a queer feminist comedy show called "Man Haters." Much of my standup act revolves around my queerness. Basically, I´m super gay. Before meeting him, I identified not just as queer, but as a dyke.
A THR and National Research Group survey reveals how little the average moviegoing citizen knows about this year´s Oscars. Yes, you read that headline correctly — come hell or high water, six out of 10 Americans could not name a single best picture nominee, according to a new poll commissioned by The Hollywood Reporter that canvassed moviegoers on both sides of the political fence. But, hidden in the figures, there is some good news for the Academy: Seven in 10 respondents say they’ll be watching the Oscars anyway. (Video) THR’s poll — conducted by the National Research Group, which in
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D., Ca.) says the darndest things. Since President Trump won the election, Rep. Waters has not hesitated to be an outspoken critic of his administration. She refused to go to his inauguration, stated publicly that she doesn´t want to work with him, called him a dictator, and even called for his impeachment less than a month into his presidency. Here are some of the unusual things Waters has said since the election: (Snip) 3. When she called Trump and his aides a bunch of ‘s*umbags.´ "This is a bunch of s*umbags. That´s what they are." 4. Waters