Confronting the persistent and deadly opioid crisis
The Trump administration is on the job, repairing damage caused by Obama policies
pill and works just as well,’ he asked, “‘why not pay half price for the thing that’s going to make you well?’” reported the Journal.
In other words, why trust a doctor when you can take a pill? Besides, it’s less expensive. That’s the point and the irony — saving your life is the only time the government is suddenly interested in cutting costs. Why? Because it means more money for the system and its bureaucrats.
In August 2009, Mr. Obama doubled-down on the theme that doctors can’t be trusted and will cut off your foot for the money. At a health paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation …” noted the ACS. “Three weeks ago, the President suggested that a surgeon’s decision to remove a child’s tonsils is based on the desire to make a lot of money. That remark was ill-informed and dangerous, and we were dismayed by this characterization of the work surgeons do. Surgeons make decisions about recommending operations based on what’s right for the patient,” continued the ACS.
Unfazed, Mr. Obama continued his mission to prepare the American people for no actual health care but the less expensive pharmaceutical option. And he became even more blunt.
During a televised health care townhall in 2009 at the White House, The Wall Street Journal reported comments by Mr. Obama, “After discussing ways ‘we as a culture and as a society [can start] to make better decisions within our own
Why trust a doctor when you can take a pill? Besides, it’s less expensive. That’s the point and the irony — saving your life is the only time the government is suddenly interested in cutting costs.
families and for ourselves,’ he continued that in general ‘at least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what? Maybe this isn’t going to help. Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery, but taking the painkiller.’”
A great deal of Mr. Trump’s time is taken with cleaning up Barack Obama’s and the Democrats’ deadly messes. The horrific report from the CDC of 72,000 overdose deaths last year remind us why Mr. Trump declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency.
The opioid crisis is, in part, the result of a nation that lost hope in its future and a bureaucracy that encouraged us into dependency. The good news is, Mr. Trump is delivering on his promise to make America great again, and solving the opioid crisis will be part of that continuing success.