Friday, January 11, 2013

Suck it up, Buttercup

New York's Nanny Mayor Bloomberg has a message for folks in pain:

"[M]ost public hospital patients will no longer be able to get more than three days’ worth of narcotic painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet."

And of course, no 16oz Big Gulps to wash 'em down with, either.

This flies in the face of President Obama's promise that all Grandma (and, presumably, other hospitalized folks) needs is a little pill.

Now, it's easy to treat this as a bit humorous, but there's a serious element here: these are government-run health care facilities, deciding unilaterally - without regard to providers' recommendations or patients' needs - what will and won't be provided. As the city's the one paying the piper, it has every right to call the tune. But it should give us all pause to consider the ramifications of this thinking as it applies to The ObamaTax (and it most certainly does).

Blue pill or red, which will it be?

[Hat Tip: Ace of Spades]

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