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I Meet my First Obamacare Commissar
American Thinker, by James Lewis

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Posted By:magnante, 1/10/2017 8:53:29 AM

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

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 1/10/2017 9:05:18 AM     (No. 11102411)

I don´t believe I´d quietly sit through what James did. If nothing else, I would have walked out after the introduction to the ass . . . errr . . . I mean horse!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Tusker, 1/10/2017 9:15:57 AM     (No. 11102429)

What is described here is Weimar Germany, 1919-1933. The despotic model was suppressed by 1945 but has been sustained by the U.S. anti-individualist left to date.

It´s the masses vs. the individual, the suppression of independent thought vs. brainwashing/state/controlled think, freedom vs. liberalism, life vs. death, truth vs. the lie.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/10/2017 10:09:43 AM     (No. 11102539)

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."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lalo, 1/10/2017 10:37:41 AM     (No. 11102598)

I´m not sure which is more disturbing--the commissar or the fact that Lewis didn´t even make a peep.

I´m just glad that the new president along with the Republican Congress (knock wood, and wooden heads) is going to throw the commissariat out the window.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MeiDei, 1/10/2017 11:21:40 AM     (No. 11102655)

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.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/10/2017 11:36:02 AM     (No. 11102679)

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.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dvc, 1/10/2017 11:44:01 AM     (No. 11102691)

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.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: skeptical1, 1/10/2017 12:12:05 PM     (No. 11102738)

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.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AltaD, 1/10/2017 1:31:05 PM     (No. 11102848)

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?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: queenvictoria, 1/10/2017 2:40:26 PM     (No. 11102906)

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.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/10/2017 11:11:44 PM     (No. 11103659)

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"

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