Just in the last few days i have observed some downright scary opinions from some elected officials in different states that also happen to be medical professionals.
In Georgia Representative Betty Price (wife of Tom Price of the taxpayer waste on private flights bit) has asked if the government could "quarantine HIV patients" because in the past they died more readily and now they don't. She's an anesthesiologist!
In Tennessee, we've got Diane Black who is proposing a rollback of EMTALA. She believes we should be able to turn people away from ERs. She's an ER Nurse! I know there's people that abuse the ER and those that should really go to an urgent care clinic but before i sail of on a tangent about the ACA and Trump and high deductibles....Do we really want to go back to the days of patient dumping and refusing to treat a patient because of lack of money....?
And then....for the pleasure of the NPs here (this isn't quite political but still infuriating) we have an anesthesiologist at Florida State ( Dr. David Glener) who considers NPs as "lacking education, IQ and clinical understanding and useful only as minions."
Oct 21, '17
Those elected representatives who "happen to be" medical professionals also "happen to be" Republicans. I don't think that's a coincidence.