WASHINGTON – Under Obamacare, doctors can now refuse obese patients. And they are doing it!
Obstetrics-gynecology practices across the country have set weight limits for new patients.
If you’re obese – you will not be allowed to schedule an appointment. If you try to come to the office, you will be thrown out.
Doctors said the main reason was their exam tables or other equipment can’t handle people over a certain weight, but at least six said heavy women run a higher risk of complications.
“People don’t realize the risk we’re taking by taking care of these patients,” the newspaper quoted Dr. Albert Triana of South Miami as saying. “There’s more risk of something going wrong and more risk of getting sued. Everything is more complicated with an obese patient in GYN surgeries and in pregnancies,” he told WWN.
Under Obamacare, it is not illegal for doctors to refuse overweight patients, and according to the Michelle Obama Rider to the Affordable Healthcare Bill, doctors MUST refuse to care for obese patients.
“People need to know that obesity will NOT be tolerated in our society any longer,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.
Weight cutoffs have already been enacted by doctors in thirty-one states. Many who have long complained about high numbers of lawsuits after difficult births and high rates for medical-malpractice insurance.
So for all those that are overweight and obese – you’re on your own from now on!