noun, plural psy·cho·ses Psychiatry.
1. a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality.
These two people displayed a severely impaired contact with reality today.
Classic case of psychosis. Patient presents with loss of contact with reality, punctuated with outbursts of patently false statements.
‘No one indicated it could possibly go this wrong’
Ah but they did.
Washington (CNN) – The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN.
The caution, from the main contractor CGI, warned of a number of open risks and issues for the HealthCare.gov web site even as company executives were testifying publicly that the project had achieved key milestones.
On Capitol Hill on Monday, Medicaid Chief Marilyn Tavenner, whose job it was to oversee the October 1 rollout of the website, said she did not foresee its problems.
“No, we had tested the website and we were comfortable with its performance,” she said. “Now, like I said, we knew all along there would be as with any new website, some individual glitches we would have to work out. But, the volume issue and the creation of account issues was not anticipated and obviously took us by surprise. And did not show up in testing.”
Patient Sibelius made the statement
“The website has never crashed – it is functional but at a very low speed and very low reliability and has continued to function.”
Ironically, as the patient testified…
And it was not the first time.
Another classic presentation, including mental confusion, hallucinations, verbal flailing about with a desperate need to deflect responsibility. Learning that he had earned with Four Pinocchio’s by the Washington Post caused the patient to experience a psychotic break and begin to utter statements that had no basis in reality. The patient uttered something about “bad apples” causing people to lose their health care plans.
Remember, before the Affordable Care Act, these bad apple insurers had free rein every single year to limit the care that you received or used minor pre-existing conditions to jack up your premiums or bill you into bankruptcy.”
Patient Obama then made a statement that seemed to vindicate the apples:
“Now if you had one of these substandard plans before the Affordable Care Act came along and you really like that plan, you are able to keep it.”
Here is the videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8SpY-8cnEU
But were the patient to be in touch with reality the patient would know that 2 million have lost their insurance plans so far, unable to keep their plans.
And then patient Obama suggested that those needing insurance purchase it from a non-functioning source.
So if you’re getting one of these letters, just shop around in the new marketplace. That what it’s for.
Patient Obama’s approval rating has fallen to a new low, which may act as a stressor causing further aberrant behavior.
Treatment of psychosis involves anti-psychotic medication and psychotherapy, and removal of stressors, the inability to tell the truth perhaps the most significant among them.