One Ohio city is in financial hardship thanks to the opioid epidemic’s overdoses so they’ve come up with a solution. But what the proposed bill really does, is give the government an excuse to allow those who are victims of Big Pharma’s war on us die in the streets of an overdose.
The controversial proposal is supposed to deal with heroin overdoses, according to WLWT. The NBC affiliate reports that Middletown, Ohio, is considering whether people should only be given two strikes before they’re out of chances at Narcan. Meaning if life-saving measures need to be taken a third time, rescue workers (who are paid with taxpayer’s stolen funds, and non-optional) won’t even be dispatched to revive the overdose victim with Narcan.
City council member Dan Picard is proposing a three strikes system. After the first two overdose rescues, the person would perform community service for the equivalent amount of money used on the lifesaving response. The third strike is a bit more controversial.
“If the dispatcher determines that the person who’s overdosed is someone who’s been part of the program for two previous overdoses and has not completed the community service and has not cooperated in the program, then we wouldn’t dispatch,” said Dan Picard, Middletown city council member. –WSLS
The Fire Department said responders are required by law to provide Narcan, which is an opioid overdose antidote if they do respond to an overdose. “We are faced with stress on our services, particularly the EMS services where we can do six to eight opioid overdose runs a day,” said Paul Lolli, fire chief of Middletown, told reporter Megan Mitchell. So, to alleviate the burden of having to save those “undesirables,” the bill would make it perfectly legal for first responders to ignore overdose victims on “strike three” and let them die on the street.
Government officials blame the cost of Narcan for this proposal. Last year, the department spent more than $11,000 on Narcan and told WLWT that this year, it has spent $30,000 on it. Last year, there were 74 deaths related to opioid overdoses and so far this year, the city has had 51.
This law is perfect for Big Pharma too. After all, they started this war on us, and it looks like the government has no intention of finishing it. This proposal isn’t even a bill yet, luckily, and it is still in its infancy. Several statist rituals must take place before it becomes a law. Picard even flat out admitted that his plan is not aiming to solve the drug problem; it’s nothing more than an attempt to save the city’s (stolen tax funds) finances. There are more than a few things wrong with this law, however.
The fact that Narcan is so expensive is the fault of Big Pharma. As the need for the drug Narcan increases, Big Pharma continues to jack up the price. It’s as simple as economics; supply and demand, and the pharmaceutical companies created the need and demand for the drug. They also, ironically, control the supply. The other major issue is one that should be obvious.
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) in the United States are nonoptional. Meaning you cannot quit paying for the “service” by having less of tax dollars stolen from you. But now, they are simply allowed to let some who are forced to subscribe, die for the “crime” of falling victim to Big Pharma’s war on us.
The government is now labeling which of us are worthy of their monopoly on life-saving measures. Yet, Americans continue to go to the polls and vote for a bigger and more intrusive government bought and paid for by Big Pharma.
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