Frequent readers of my columns may be expecting to see a few things in this space today.

Maybe a recap of the news exposing the ways Russia sabotaged our elections in 2016 and want to do the same in 2020, or Trump’s attempts to confuse voters about who did what to whom while Moscow hijacks our democracy.

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Rottweiler

Wow still bitter over your sound defeat by Mr. Huizinga, so much for being a good loser. Just a loser once again.

Vladtheimp

Conflict Of Interest? Davidson Wants Us To Pay His Salary

Once again, Davidson either makes stuff up or is re-living the Obama nightmare. Apparently Davidson hates everything about insurance companies but the money they pay him if his patients are insured, but he’d much prefer to be paid by our tax dollars.

Once again he trots out the canard about patients sitting at home with chest pains or sitting in his Emergency Room parking lot with a child gasping for breath because of the high cost of medical care. As I’ve noted in the past, the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 1395dd) assures public access to emergency medical care regardless of ability to pay, length of stay or medical practice standards. It applies to all hospitals that take part in Medicare and that operate an emergency department of their own.

Any patient brought to such an ER has a right, under the Act, to a medical screening and, if an emergency condition is found, a right to care that will stabilize the condition, or else a transfer to another facility if that seems medically appropriate. Stabilizing care means treatment that will prevent further deterioration of the emergency condition.

So, is Dr. Robb practicing in hospitals that don’t participate in Medicare? Is he practicing in hospitals that don’t have Emergency Departments? Is he practicing in hospitals that ignore the law? Or is Dr. Rob willing to say anything, regardless of the truth, to support Socialism? It reminds me of when Obama promised to get rid of uninsured ‘free riders’ who use emergency rooms for care and pass the costs onto the rest of us. Problem? It was a lie, just like if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor; if you like your insurance you can keep your insurance; you’ll save $2500 every year. Since Obamacare was passed, emergency room use by Obama Riders has skyrocketed to record numbers.

His latest whopper is that two-thirds of all bankruptcies in the U.S. are related to health care costs, and two-thirds of those people have insurance. This is the claim of Fauxcahontas Warren based on a 2005 study that has been thoroughly debunked; the real number is closer to 17%, and the percentage is actually higher in single payer Canada.

U.S. wages stagnant? That was under the reign of Obama – this is the age of Trump.

“Junk Insurance” is only junk to wealthy Leftists who think they have the right to decide insurance needs for everyone, like requiring men to be covered for pregnancy.

“Todays increasingly complex health care environment” – he’s got that right – the complexity started in 2008. And the Government will make it more simple – I guess Davidson has never had to navigate today’s Medicare nightmare.

I whole heartedly endorse Davidson’s statement that “when you vote next November, remember what health care actually costs, and who is making the money, versus what a pundit or politician tells you.” Just remember Davidson himself is both a pundit and a politician. . . .

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