In May of last year, Gov. Kasich (R) of Ohio announced a new hospital emergency room policy which limits emergency room physicians to prescribing no more than a 3 day supply of painkillers. http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2012/05/emergency_rooms_agree_to_tight.html The right wingers on this board did not notice. Not a peep. Go ahead, look back through the history - you will find nothing. Recently Mayor Bloomber of NYC announces what is essentially the exact same policy - except that it applies ONLY to the 11 public hospitals of NYC and not the 50 or so private - and according to the right wing on this board he's a DICTATOR because of it. http://www.usmessageboard.com/polit...loomberg-to-restrict-pain-killers-in-nyc.html This is proof you guys are fin hacks. You don't like the policy by Bloomberg because its Bloomberg and you hate him and New York. The policy by Kasich - even though its broader in scope - is fine because he's a Republican.