Thursday, June 20, 2013

Statist Doctor-Ninnies

What a bunch of ninnies. 

Health care organizations are urging Wisconsin lawmakers to reject proposed legislation that would bar doctors from asking patients if they own guns.

The measure, unveiled last week by Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh, “is detrimental to medical providers’ ability to educate patients and in so doing prevent injury and death,” the organizations said in a memo Monday to legislators.

Doctors have better things to do with their VERY limited time.

No surprises present on the roster of Statist Ninnies:

 ....American Family Children’s Hospital, Dean Clinic, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, SSM Health Care of Wisconsin, UW Hospital and UW School of Medicine and Public Health....

...nor the carefully-worded deception here:

...In 2010, more than 15,000 children and adolescents younger than 20 were treated in emergency rooms nationwide for firearm injuries, the academy said.

"Adolescents younger than 20" includes a boatload of gang-bangers.  Somehow that fact eludes the newspaper "reporter."


Anonymous said...

Sure, because we can't let doctors have the freedom to practice their profession in a way that they feel is best for their patients. I thought we wanted government to stay out of the doctor-patient relationship.

Isn't government interference in that relationship "stateism"?

Anonymous said...

Aren't forced vaginal probes a classic example of statism?

GOR said...

Americans have become obsessed with health and safety. The medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry have had a major role – not to mention a vested interest – in this.

They have created a dependency in people with ‘routine tests’, annual checkups and frequent office visits; with ‘miracle drugs’ (forget the 99 possible side effects that can result…) and “ask your doctor” about everything.

Since when did doctors become the arbiters of how we live, what we do and how we do it? And now they want information on gun ownership…?

Give me a break! Stick to what you know - or are supposed to know - and get out of social engineering. It’s none of your business.