Hey little boy, how many guns does Daddy have? Through Executive Order No. 16, Barack Obama directed the clarification that Doctors are not prohibited from asking a patient about firearms and their safe storage, or about threats of violence or mental instability. In other words, ObamaCare does not prohibit any of the above. It also does not “regulate” any of the above. What is not said is that there is nothing to keep the patient from telling his/her physician to mind his/her own business.
“The Administration will issue guidance clarifying that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit or otherwise regulate communication between doctors and patients, including about firearms.” Source: Newsmax
In a post a few days ago, I related an incident that happened when I took my 91-year-old Mother to the ER last week. She had a fever for 5 days or so. We thought she had the flu, although she did receive the flu vaccine. When her fever persisted we went to the ER. She had pneumonia – no flu. The nurse said she was forced to asked Mother if she was suicidal, and/or if she was being threatened by anyone. To be clear, Mother had no bruises, cuts, nothing suspicious, just a fever and she felt terrible.
That was a time when I could have said,”it’s none of your business.” Mother could have said it as well. It was easier to let my shocked Mother answer emphatically, ‘no,’ and tell the nurse in her own words how offensive it was to be asked. The nurse understood and basically said ‘they made me do it.’
So what will you do when your pediatrician asks your little girl, “how many guns does Daddy have?” Michelle Malkin was on with Megyn Kelly today and said this happened to her in the pediatrician’s office with her child a few years ago. She told him it was none of his business and changed doctors immediately. Photo Credit