A commenter recently was accusing me of being tough on Dr. Bosworth for some made up reason or another, as opposed to what I actually do, which is examining what this new and unknown political dabbler brings to the table (good and bad) as a possible Republican candidate.
Let’s face it, calling Che Guevara ‘your beacon,’ having your husband disseminate falsehoods about a catholic organization, getting spanked by your profession, and going to DC after your house is sold in a Sheriff’s sale are not things that are going to rally your fellow Republicans to promote you as a candidate.
Obviously, I’m not the only Republican questioning what Dr. Bosworth has to offer Republican primary voters. If you think I’m tough on Dr. Bosworth, over the last day or so, former GOP State Representative Lora Hubbel has made it her mission to point the items out in Dr. Bosworth’s resume that cause her heartburn.
And she has so much heartburn, that Hubbel is threatening all of South Dakota that she may enter the US Senate race. From Facebook…
In support of her accusation of Bosworth’s alleged support for Obamacare, Lora also provides us a discussion that she had with Dr. Bosworth:
January 5, 2012 – 11:32am
From: Lora Hubbel
Dear Dr Annette, I see that you are a meaningful user of ObamaCare…my husband thinking of getting his also. We are struggling with that part of Obama Care. I have been an RN since 1982 and had my Biology degeree in 1980. I have worked as a Science teacher and RN since in my 20’s. Prior to that I worked as a hospital clerk and got to know the internal workings there. I saw government creep into healthcare when the DRG’s came on the scene and heard the out cry of the docs then….but they just let it happen to them.
Did you know that SD just made a law saying that you no longer can define the term “medical nessesity” …you, a MEDICAL doctor must sucomb to an Insurance definition of MEDCIAL nessesity. It used to be debateable…now it is not. And now the Insurance Director (bureaucrat) is the final authority in defining what genetic information menas and how its used in SD….and the same Ins Director can tell Docs that they must allow the morning after pill because we are now a conduit for Kathleen Sebelius’ and any Fed program’s wishes.
I see your have donated your time in Haiti…our church sponsors an orphanage there and I have given hundreds of dollars for a solar electrical system to sustain their irratic energy supply.
I would like to visit with you about PPACA….we are dancing way too close with the devil when we agree to its mandates. Doctors are horrible investors and horrible at keeping abreast of politics…for an obvious reason…they LOVE their patients and their work and have no time to research to the degree needed. Please call me for a visit ..you are especially vulnerable as an independent doc. ObamaCare has been in the making for several years – starting in the early 90’s…its going to be hard to break those chains off our doctors…Lora Hubbel 521-9504
Now, Dr. Bosworth’s Reply..
Jan 5, 2012 – 8:52pm
From: Annette Bosworth
Lori, The heavy attendance was amazing to see. Our best comodity is mot the wheat my dad grows every year in Plankinton, but the spirit od South Dakotans out & engaging in the dialog.
I am a primary care Internal Medicine physician. I have altered my career in the last couple of years to be OUTSIDE the big systems & serving the marginalized. This strange shift in career has lead to my patient population of 70% of my patients are Medicaid. Most are recovering (again & again) from drugs, alcohol and have histories of past emotional traumas. Many are the youth of our state. I also volunteer on Judge Riepel’s Drug Court as the only drug court in the country with an MD on it.
I am the 1st doctor in our state to be certified to participate in ObamaCare.
Physicians have a love for patients, but in all that is being asked of us in the medical advances of 2012, we are human & can’t perform at super-human standards without the help of computers and th standarizations that EMRs bring. ObamaCare is misunderstood and dramatized by the doctors that don’t want to adjust their standards to today’s measuring tools. Doctors will never meet the national standard without the augmentation of the EHR. I’d love to talk to you more about the truth behind what Obama Care wants to do. Do a google search oft name & DSU. You’ll see my CMS award given last month.
Reach out to me if you think my day-to-day experience would be helpful in helping to find the truth in what really happens to these people.
Good Luck, Lori!!
I hate auto correct – LORA.
Granted, this is coming from Lora, but if she’s quoting Annette Bosworth accurately, we have Dr. Bosworth telling Hubbel that “ObamaCare is misunderstood and dramatized by the doctors that don’t want to adjust their standards to today’s measuring tools.” and “I am the 1st doctor in our state to be certified to participate in ObamaCare.”
Again, like many of her other missteps with Republican voters, if we allow that Lora’s quoting her accurately, we can add a question of Bosworth’s support for the “misunderstood and dramatized” Obamacare to her pile of political baggage that Republican voters will have to sift through in making a decision on who to vote for.