A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 23, 2014
Medicrat (medical + bureaucrat)

"Medicrat” (medical + bureaucrat) is a term that has been used frequently since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010), commonly known as “Obamacare.” The term “medicrat” often has negative connotations of medical decisions made by an uncaring bureaucrat.

“Medicrat,” however, has been cited in print since at least 1963.


Google Books
Congressional Record
Volume 109, Part 19
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office
1963
Pg. 24891:
To me, this confirms the judgment that the blind opposition of the American Medical Association “medicrats” to medical care for the elderly under social ...

29 August 1972, The Press-Courier (Oxnard, CA), “Guy Wright’s Reflections: Federal Aid Brings Government Control,” pg. 4, col. 5:
But when absentee schoolmen rearrange your schools, absentee housing czars choose your living quarters and absentee medicrats prescribe your pills, who is really running your city and your life?

Google Books
Modern Social Reforms:
Solving Today’s Social Problems

By Arthur B. Shostak
London: Collier-Macmillan
1974
Pg. 85:
Health-care professionals are expected to set their house in order, lest the “medicrats” in government take advantage of the “crisis” situation to stake out a still-more-outrageous claim to power over the industry.

OCLC WorldCat record
Education sí, medicrats, no!
Author: JW Miller
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: South Carolina dental journal, 1976 Winter; 34(1): 13, 15
Database: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

4 January 1977, Marietta (GA) Daily Journal, “Reader Comment,” pg. 4A, col. 4:
As far as I know, not even the FDA medicrats have claimed that laetrile is harmful.
(Letter by George H. Keeler, Marietta.—ed.)

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“AIDS” (from _Salubrity_) (fwd)
Nancy Osterbauer
2/14/94
(...)
Dr. Douglass undertakes to uncover cases of duplicity and deception within the medical community.  There’s so much of it he seldom lacks for material, but when the AIDS epidemic broke out on the American scene in teh early 1980s, the medicrats reached new heights of hypocrisy and malfeasance.  Ever since, he has made the study of AIDS and it tragicomic accomplices in the medical, judicial, and legislative professions a priority in his work.

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Question on homeopathy and vaccinations
Steve Dyer
11/13/94
Vaccinations (and vitamin C)
In article <5...@ceri.win.net>, Steven Wm. Fowkes wrote:
>There’s a lot of controversy about vaccinations in lay and
>professional circles, and the issue is definitely politicized.
There isn’t any controversy about vaccination in mainstream public health circles (the “medicrats” to which you refer).

Google Books
Current Med Talk:
A Dictionary of Medical Terms, Slang & Jargon

By Joseph C. Segen
Stamford, CT: Appleton & Lange
1995
Pg. ?:
‘three-piece suits’ A colloquial and nonspecific term for any businessman, which in the health care industry, includes ‘medicrats’ (MD/MPHs, ie physicians with a master’s degree in public health, hospital administrators), ...

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Rational Review
‏@rationalreview
RRND: Nannystate medicrat care http://ad.vu/cdmr
5:27 PM - 15 Feb 2009

Amazon.com
MediCrats: Medical Bureaucrats that Rule your Health Care [Kindle Edition]
Ralph Weber (Author), Dave Racer (Author), Lee Kurisko (Foreword), John Goodman (Preface)
Book Description
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
MediCrats: Bean counters - government, insurance company, medical providers, third party administrators - that regulate health care and health finance. And add billions of dollars of waste, while controlling the system, driving up cost, and stunting innovation. Yet, MediCrats is also about solutions - ways to control the cost of health care financing, provide better care, and reduce the price of medical services.
Product Details
File Size: 568 KB
Print Length: 106 pages
Publisher: Alethos Press; Second Edition edition (October 25, 2011)

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Obamacare: a full employment program for tax attorneys, IRS agents, CPAs and medicrats: http://bit.ly/ZwFTpE #copolitics #teaparty #tlot
9:14 AM - 12 Mar 2013

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Meddling #Obamacare medicrats aren’t done with mountain towns yet http://bit.ly/1mP2SOm #copolitics #coleg #teaparty
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