April 27, 2015 - Politics

According to Forbes magazine, Doctors have called out 90 unnecessary medical tests and procedures performed routinely that should be eliminated.


These physicians, or Mr. Obama’s minions, have deemed some of these procedures as “potentially unnecessary — sometimes harmful care provided in the US.” The problem is, what if it impacts you or someone you love. Let’s look at a few of these “unnecessary” procedures.

The new list of recommendations the government is advising medical care providers to delete from their treatment plans include the following:

  • Don’t use feeding tubes in patients with advanced dementia
    • The obvious translation is – if your loved one has dementia let them starve. It’s the Obama — humane thing to do. Get them out of society, make them stop wasting resources that can be utilized by healthy people, and open new beds in treatment facilities.
  • Don’t perform routine annual Pap tests on women 30 to 65 years of age
    • Among the most likely women on the planet to have cervical cancer, let’s not test for the obvious. This giant step backward for women everywhere will cause many to die unnecessarily. Let’s take the sugarcoating off this disgusting jargon. I wonder if Mrs. Obama or her daughter will fall under this restriction of care. According to the CDC:
        • “Cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. However, in the past 40 years, the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths from cervical cancer have decreased significantly. This decline largely is the result of many women getting regular Pap Tests, which can find cervical pre-cancer before it turns into cancer.”
  • Don’t use CT scans to evaluate children’s minor head injuries
    • If your child sustains head trauma that is considered by the assessing physician as “minor”, let’s wait till they go into a coma, and we’ll deal with it then. Once again, Mr. Obama, does this restriction pertain to your children?
  • Avoid doing stress tests to assess cardiovascular risk in individuals who have no symptoms
    • The translation here is so blatant it’s bizarre. This recommendation states by definition that we should not stress test you unless you’re having chest pain. This violates the standard of care and casts aside every forward stride we’ve made in the prevention of sudden death and myocardial infarctions. Understand that this includes high school age, sports-minded children with heart murmurs. Lets just let them go and see what happens out on the field.
  • Don’t routinely treat acid reflux in infants with acid suppression therapy
    • Although reflux esophagitis in infants usually requires no treatment at all other than smaller and more frequent feedings, interrupting feedings to burp the baby, and holding the baby upright while feeding, acid suppression therapy is utilized appropriately as a short-term trial. If it is helpful in infants refractory to non-medication therapy, it can prevent malnutrition, chronic asthma due to the continual reflux, failure to thrive, and permanent damage to the esophagus even to the point of preventing esophageal cancer.

It’s important to note that Mr. Obama refers to his minion physician program as the “Choosing Wisely” system. Not surprisingly, a number of health insurance companies will use these lists to rein in costs or even deny medical care coverage. These are not my words. They are spelled out clearly in Forbes, and include health plans such as United Health Group, Aetna, Humana, Cigna, and Blue Cross.

According to Susan Pisano, spokeswoman for the America’s Health Insurance Plans, the lobby for the health insurance industry,

“Choosing Wisely sends a clear message for the medical community that patients are at the center of good health care, that physicians want the patients to ask questions about recommended treatments, and that good, evidence-based care will be the result of all stakeholders focused on that goal.”

If this were remotely true, why do those in government with the legislative real estate or lobbying savvy choose to exempt themselves from Obama Care.

According to Dr. Mourey, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s President and CEO,

“We want to see what can happen when this work is targeted in specific geographic regions and are pleased to help increase the tangible impact of the Choosing Wisely campaign.”

Let me ask a simple question. Do you honestly think this program is designed to choose wisely, or to exterminate quietly? These recommendations will set back medical care 40 years. And make no mistake about it, our children will want to know why we allowed this to happen—those who are still alive, at least.