Monday, April 5, 2010
As my constant readers are aware, I do not do well with stupid. The Mt Dora Urologist that posted the ridiculous sign above is a prime example. As a matter of fact, I think I will send an "IM WITH STUPID" tee to his wife.
I had the pleasure of catching Dr Jack Cassell who I will henceforth refer to as Dr.Pee Pee on Fox news this morning. He was waving around someone else's summery of the health care reform package and quoting from said printed internet copy. When asked why he didn't get involved sooner, he said he would have if he had read it and been informed earlier what it was all about.
If he had been informed earlier...
This bill affects my livelihood as well. I had read through three drafts of 2500 plus pages before the final bill was passed. I had summarized each page, put neat little circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one, Googled what I didn't understand and formulated an opinion as to its merits and disadvantages.
Dr. Pee Pee has no plan to ever read what he is so actively criticizing on every news center that will have him. Dude, if you're going to have an opinion, please at least educate yourself as to what you are protesting against. My cheeks literally burned when I found out this guy was essentially my neighbor and colleague. I was so embarrassed for him and how he was humiliating himself publically to everyone that knew the “facts” that he was spouting off about were incorrect.
This law has a lot of problems. A L O T. There are parts of it that I would like to stand up in Congress and shout “WHAT THE FUCK WHERE YOU PEOPLE THINKING?” Although the AMA came out for the bill, I don't expect all medical professionals to be sheep and line up behind their representing organization in Congress. What I DO expect is for a physician to take the time to know what is going on in their country as it is happening and not attempt to play fourth quarter quarterback equipped with a soccer ball and sprained wrist just for the publicity.
Dr Pee Pee, I hope for your sake this goes away because I don’t think you’re going to get many referrals from my neck of the woods. Very few want to be associated with your idiocy in any way. Our patients with bladder problems that are no longer going to be rejected as pre existing won’t be sent to you even though they are now insured. Our patients who are still in school, over 22 and are now covered under their parents insurance won’t be sent to you. In a couple of years, when hundreds of thousands of new lives will be covered in our area?
You won’t be seeing a dime of that money either.
Which is all well and good if you are standing up for your principals.
Perhaps next time you'll take the time to find out what those principals are.
Posted by Christine at 10:47 AM