I sent this comment to http://www.1boringoldman.com on Saturday to his last post on Friday March 18, and he respectfully sent it to my email telling me he could not let it stand at the thread, which is fine per his blog:
Opponents of psychiatry who roam here, what do you think will happen if the Democrats not only take the White House but also retake the House and Senate? http://townhall.com/columnists/brucebialosky/2016/03/20/bernies-dangerous-health-care-proposal-n2135371/page/full Think universal health care will responsibly handle mental health, with all those caring and compassionate politicians who are focused on improving mental health care interventions? Yeah, politicians in general , those even more impaired, Left/Democrats will be concerned with the standards of care for mental health patients. Cue "antipsychotics for all" per Medicare for all. Don't believe me? This is what "Uncle Bernie" spews from above: "Then there is my pet peeve about this entire health care issue. Having health insurance does not mean you get health care unless you want to wait nine months for an MRI like you do in the United Kingdom. As stated in this column many times, Obamacare did not add one doctor, nurse or hospital. In fact, it caused a shrinking of the doctor pool as many retired rather than face lower payments with more patients being seen just to stay even. Where is Sanders’ plan to build medical schools, nursing schools and hospitals?" What are the cheapest "universal psych meds" being sold now, and how all those indications are accepted by the FDA now? Let's see, Risperdal, Geodon, and bet Seroquel and Zyprexa will be dropped down in price to make them more accessible. Wow, all you antipsychiatry folk, who from my travels seem to embrace Obamacare as a panacea, what will happen then? More people on antipsychotics, by doctors who will sell a solely meds only model of care, and by non psychiatrists almost all the time. Bet ya didn't see that at the finish line, hmm? Will you consider posting about this as an issue in coming weeks, Dr N?
I don’t know how many readers overlap reading here and MIA, but per my post Friday about Robert Whitaker’s post there that I criticized then as they did not post my comment at Whitaker’s post thread, well, they did post it Sunday morning. So far, amazingly enough, not the usual pile on when MIA does sporadically print a comment from me. But, there was a bit of some banter above my comment, those folks mocking my statement about being censored, which shows how clueless and also how discriminatory the blog editor is per allowing most commenters immediate printing, yet I have to be moderated.
It is not worth one second to try to comment at MIA now to explain what censoring means to these zealot lynch mob folk, because it is always fascinating over the years how few comments I get from these folks who I know read here at times, especially when MIA is mentioned, as I moderate EVERYBODY. And I print in full over 95% of all comments forwarded.
But, and I know MIA totally understands this as they depend on traffic and comment volume to sell their site as a “popular” blog, moderation is a bit of censorship, and most of the people who comment at MIA are probably characterologically dysfunctional people, and the mere suggestion of moderation, well, we as clinicians know what boundaries mean to those who are personality disordered, eh?
But, to reinforce my point in the above comment deleted by Dr N, these extremists who want psychiatry and all psychotropic meds banished from society, they completely miss the point to what the Democrats/Progressives/Leftists will accomplish if they can enforce Universal Health Care on all of America.
It will result in just pills for all ills, and the government formulary will be the cheapest and most popular meds, and the government will NOT wipe psychotropics from access. Nope, these antipsychiatry folk, who I know are almost all in the camp of Clinton/Sanders/Democrat lackeys, don’t see the irony in their short sighted goals.
They hate antipsychotics, and yet these meds will be the most prescribed, and not by psychiatrists by in large, as is the case now. So, they win their alleged battle, in limiting psychiatry as a treatment specialty, and then get wiped out by losing the war. However, Irony isn’t the appropriate word, but, poetic justice.
It is just amazing how entrenched personality disordered people are in positions of power and influence these past couple of decades now. And how their biggest supporters and advocates for what these dysfunctional “leaders” get away with are probably equally disordered as well.
Anyway, off this week, had to do some things for my upcoming assignment starting next week, so decided to write one post for the week, and then, current events and absolutely horrendous revelations aside, take time off.
At least I get to watch the Terps play what will be their National Title game Thursday night against the Jayhawks, as Kansas is the best team in the tournament. Win or lose, it will be Maryland’s last chance at some redemption for a season lost the past three weeks.
Happy Spring, be safe and well, and right now here, WARM!