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  1. T’was the Night Before Commitment

    December 12, 2014 by DrBabs

    Season’s Greetings, Patients!

    Cozy up to your flickering monitor as I read the timeless classic, T’was the Night Before Commitment, to the Bipolar Child.

  2. Psychiatrist Babs for President: My Healthcare Plan

    October 27, 2012 by DrBabs

    Health care is more than just one-sixth of the American economy. It is an essential source of income for physicians and the pharmaceutical industry.

    Our health care system is blessed with many extraordinary strengths. It produces and attracts the most financially motivated across all fields of medicine, and provides unparalleled innovation, illusion of choice, and cost of care. But it also faces significant challenges: patients who refuse to pay their bills, Borderlines who bring frivolous malpractice suits, inefficiency, inconsistency, and tens of millions of Americans lacking insurance coverage. We can fix these problems.


    Obama’s Failure

    The transformation in American health care set in motion by Obamacare will take us in precisely the right direction, but the bill, itself more than 2,400 pages long, relies on a dense web of regulations, fees, subsidies, excise taxes, exchanges, and rule-setting boards to give the federal government extraordinary control over every corner of the health care system, and no one will take the time to read all that. Obamacare added a trillion dollars in new health care spending. To pay for it, the law raised taxes by $500 billion on everyone from middle-class families to innovative medical device makers, and then slashed $500 billion from Medicare. As President, I will not raise taxes on innovative device makers, nor will I slash Medicare, as millions of aging baby-boomers will be needing  institutionalization and medications for dementia and other annoying behaviors. I will enhance the existing Obamacare plan by levying a tax on all users of vitamins, supplements and alternative therapies, and I will ban medical insurance reimbursement of acupuncture.

    Obamacare was popular when passed, and remains popular today, because the American people recognize that a government takeover is the right approach to reducing health care costs and providing affordable drugs for all. Massive government programs lower costs, improve efficiency, and raise the consistency of service. It will make America a more attractive place to practice psychiatry, providing reimbursement to underpaid psychiatrists, inspiring innovators to invest in health-monitoring technology, and restricting consumer choice to what is best for them.

    In short, President Obama’s trillion dollar federal takeover of the U.S. health care system is a just a stepping stone for psychiatry, a welcome alteration to the obsolete constitutional principles of federalism, and is for the good of the American people.

    Babs’ Plan

    On her first day in office, Psychiatrist Babs will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to immediately implement Obamacare in all fifty states. She will then work with Congress to enhance the funds transfers to her accounts as quickly as possible.

    Babs will pursue policies that give her the power to craft a health care reform plan that is best for the citizens. The federal government’s role will be to help markets work by creating a monopoly on competition.


    Institute Federal Leadership and Mandates

    Babs will begin by returning citizens to their proper place. She will be in charge of regulating local insurance markets and caring for the poor, uninsured, and chronically ill. Babs will have both the incentive and the flexibility to experiment, learn from her mistakes, and craft the approaches best suited to her own citizens.

    • Grant Medicaid to all
    • Abolish federal standards and requirements on both private insurance and Medicaid coverage
    • Re-open and rebuild state institutions to house the uninsured and require medication compliance for all who wish to receive housing and food stamps.
    • Ensure full authority to help the chronically mentally ill, including high-risk pools for non-compliance and risk adjustment.
    • Offer innovation grants to explore forced treatment alternatives to choice.


    Free Markets and Fair Competition Don’t Help

    Competition distracts from efficiency and effectiveness. It has the same effect in the health care system.

    • Do not allow medical malpractice lawsuits
    • Empower physicians and small businesses to form databases of problem patients.
    • Cover all individuals with pre-existing conditions.
    • Facilitate GPS monitoring of the severely mentally ill.


    Empower Physician Choice

    For treatments to work, consumers must rely on the information and the power of the physician to make decisions about their care.  Placing the physician at the center of the process will drive income up and cost down while ensuring that services are designed to provide what is best for Americans.


  3. Psychiatrist Babs Announces Her Candidacy for President of the United States!

    October 23, 2012 by DrBabs


    You’d given up the HOPE. You knew that no, you can’t. You looked at the other Presidential candidates and you said, “NOPE!”

    But now you have real choices, Citizen-centered Presidential Care.  You have the power to elect the dictator who has your best interests at heart!

    Psychiatrist Babs for President 2012    

    Over the next several days, Dr. Babs will be presenting here, her positions on all the issues, laying out her plan for the New Amerika, to be brought forth under her benign leadership…


    One nation, under Psychiatry, with medications and restraints for all!

  4. Of course, we still need psychiatrists!

    April 20, 2012 by DrBabs

    Who doesn’t love psychiatry?

    Good Evening, Patients. I’m Psychiatrist Babs. I do it all, and I do it for your own good!

    Recently, there has been much debate about the need for psychiatrists.

    Do we still need psychiatrists? And what do we need them for? You might be asking yourself these important questions, but feeling like other docs haven’t quite explained the reasons to your satisfaction.

    Tonight, I’m going to demonstrate for you why we still need psychiatrists and what we need them for. I’m going to do this in ways that you can clearly understand, pictures! Even the chemically lobotomized can participate!


  5. Dr. Babs Survives Attack by Angry Mob of Psychiatric Survivors!

    March 27, 2012 by DrBabs

    Dear Patients,

    Please don’t be alarmed by the news of the assault I suffered today. I am safe and doing well. Compliant Steve is by my side, and the undrugged Patients are now secured in a locked facility and receiving the treatment they so desperately need. I will not be pressing charges, because they are sick and didn’t know what they were doing, and besides…it would be much easier for them to get out of jail quickly and go right back to their dirty work. This way, I can incarcerate them indefinitely…to care for them, of course.

    As you may have heard, there is an important form of psychiatric care known as “Assisted Outpatient Treatment” that allows us to forcibly drug Patients while they live at home in their communities under threat of loss of liberty for failure to comply with drug treatment and other treatments such as ECT.

    The law allows for this very special psychiatric care in cases such as what you will see in the shocking Dr. Babs Observation Cam™ video. The entire crime was caught on film.