Colorado Gov. Signs Exec Order - Claims Power to Tell Hospitals To Turn Patients Away

P. Gardner Goldsmith | November 10, 2021
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As many know, the ancient Greek word for state was “polis.”

And, of course, a polis can exist only by forcing people to pay for it. If a person voluntarily pays for a protection service or an adjudication system, or for any other “service,” one is not engaging in a political action, they're engaging in a market transaction.

The polis doesn’t offer a choice. It imposes on all, whether they like it or not, and, in democracies, its predation prompts people to fight for control of the coercive system.

As a result, it might not come as a surprise that the hardcore collectivist governor of Colorado is named…

Jared Polis.

As James Samson reports for Red Voice Media:

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) signed an executive order this week that allows hospitals to turn away those who are unvaccinated against COVID-19.

Polis’ order reportedly gives health care professionals the authority to prioritize crisis care under the direction of the state health department.

But that isn’t precisely right.

If these truly are private hospitals, those running them should have the right to turn away anyone they want, to offer or deny service on any grounds they wish, because they own their own bodies and skills and no one has a right to demand they engage in labor on their behalf (hint to statists out there: that’s called SLAVERY.)

In other words, the folks working these medical systems already would have the right to operate as they see fit.

The lesson being, of course, that these are not truly private, free-market hospitals. They are “regulated” (and often subsidized or partially run) by the state and its political elites, like Governor Polis.

In fact, his order actually says that the Colorado Department of Health can FORCE hospitals to turn away ANYONE the government commands.

It explicitly states that the "reason" is the "disaster emergency" due to COVID-19:

I, Jared Polis, Governor of the State of Colorado, hereby issue this Executive Order authorizing the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to order hospitals and freestanding emergency departments to transfer or cease the admission of patients to respond to the current disaster emergency due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado.

But the claim of power to shut patients out of hospitals doesn't pertain specifically to COVID patients, it universally claims that the government can force medical centers to exclude anyone that the Colorado Department of Public Health selects, and to send them wherever the government commands, thus in the order we see:

1. Direct the hospital or freestanding emergency department to cease admitting  patients and direct any persons thereafter seeking treatment to another hospital or  facility designated by CDPHE;  

2. Direct the transfer of patients from the hospital or freestanding emergency  department to another hospital, skilled nursing facility, dormitory, alternative care  facility, or other facility designated by CDPHE. CDPHE may direct the transfer of patients without first obtaining the patient’s written or informed consent to such a  transfer; and

3. Direct a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or other facility to accept patients transferred from a hospital or freestanding emergency department pursuant to this  Executive Order. 

If you hear echoes of the abysmal Cuomo-pushed NY State COVID nursing home scandal in the offing, you might be on target. But, again, this E.O. now can be used at any time, for any reason a Colorado Governor claims, and for any kind of patients. It just so happens that the current Colorado Governor has cited COVID-19 as the inspiration for this E.O., so many people worry that he might exclude people based on their jab status.

And those worries are not necessarily unfounded. Polis already has shown dismissive contempt for people who would prefer to be jab-free.

Notes NBC News:

’If you are unvaccinated, a regular trip to the grocery store, a night out to dinner are more dangerous than they have been at any point during this pandemic,’ Polis said Monday in Covid-19 update. ‘The delta variant is brutally effective at seeking out the unvaccinated, like a laser-guided missile.’

Which indicates that Mr. Polis doesn’t know what he is saying, or, if he does, he knows he is utterly incorrect and promoting a falsehood.

Not good options, Mr. Polis.

Study after study tell readers that the “jabbed” can not only still contract the so-called COVID-19 “Delta Variant,” but they indicate that these “jabbed” infections can spread the virus just as much as the “unjabbed infected" who show stronger symptoms and, typically, remove themselves from others.

As the British medical Journal (BMJ) notes:

Testing conducted among Massachusetts residents during an outbreak in Provincetown, a popular weekend getaway spot, from 3 to 17 July found that 75% of those infected were fully vaccinated, in a state where 69% of adults were fully vaccinated.1

Among the vaccinated with breakthrough infections, the difficulty of detecting virus in the nasal passages, known as the cycle threshold value, was almost identical to that seen in the unvaccinated. This finding suggests that both groups carried equal viral loads and were equally likely to pass on their infections, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned.

This which leads some of us to consider the danger of what used to be rare for viral outbreaks: asymptomatic transmission (from THE JABBED– duh).

The glorious leftist CDC head herself, Rochelle Walensky, admitted in AUGUST, the mRNA jabs could not stop transmission, and the CDC also has admitted that the jabs were showing less and less effectiveness in fighting “Delta”– which appears to be one of the reasons Walensky and other bureaucrats keep hectoring people to get jabbed with more of the same stuff.

And that fact might inspire a few people to scratch their heads, wondering why anyone should take her commands – or the words of Governor Polis – seriously.

Of course, in Colorado, Polis will not give medical workers and potential patients a choice to think for themselves.

He’s fully on-board with the idea of forcing medical centers to take or reject those HE and his bureaucrats choose, whether they be jabbed, unjabbed, or dealing with some other malady.

By the way, this mighty man who wants to decide how medical centers should operate, this man who stands for “the people” by taxing them and regulating their lives?

ProPublica recently reported that he spent three years not paying federal income tax.


The perfect name for a man who wants to push other people around and be exempt from the hassles government imposes on others.


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