Medical forums and missing boxes, how racist! (Kinda rant)

Medical forums and missing boxes, how racist! (Kinda rant)

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    Medical forums and missing boxes, how racist! (Kinda rant)

    Having a health issue deemed rare (it’s not) I see more docs than I wish too and have to fill out tons of paperwork even though the reason you are suppose to fill it out is so they won’t have to have you fill out anything next time you visit

    Regarding filling out the medical information booklet they give you when you walk in;


    So on the whole “Race” thing, they are adding boxes however this makes it where they are missing a bunch.

    Apparently, I’m a; White Non-Hispanic

    Doesn’t this also make me a White Non-African? No box?
    How bout a White Non-Asian? Again, no box to check? I could be one of those but now I can’t tell.

    What about an Asian person, would they be an Eggshell Non-African? Are the red head Irish now Pink Non-White? Where is that box? And isnt’ that same pink Irish Non-Hispanic too? No box? How about a Brown person? Are the Brown people Brown Non-European? They totally forgot the Europeans too? Nada, nothing for the folks from EU! Who’s exactly “yellow” anyway, only folks that are yellow have liver disease so are they picking on the poor people that have medical problems? They should protest. Some folks are colors and some are nations and this is getting all mixed up on the questions they ask it’s soooo confusing!

    Of course this can go on and on so lets talk sex now, within forum rules, of course

    Is “Or” a choice now? Gosh they are missing a lot of boxes to check!!! Why aren’t the LGBQTRNWK fighting this? Some of them (so I’m told) get to change what sex they are from day to day and these poor souls are getting left out completely!



    Other than name, address, phone and medical history, and insurance they need to stop all this mess it’s getting ridiculous!
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    Thankfully, our current providers are all in the same group with amazing technology that avoids all of that stuff for the most part.

    Just wait until the BATFE refines the 4473:

    • 72 Gender boxes,
    • 11,4386 Ethnicities,
    • 15,714 Races, and



    A bunch of boxes about "partners"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Thankfully, our current providers are all in the same group with amazing technology that avoids all of that stuff for the most part.

    Just wait until the BATFE refines the 4473:

    • 72 Gender boxes,
    • 11,4386 Ethnicities,
    • 15,714 Races, and



    A bunch of boxes about "partners"

    The “Partners” word, now straight folks are using it too which further confuses me. My whole life (until now) we only used the word Partner when Dancing? Swing your partner doe-see-doe 💃 🎵 think that is when gay meant happy and nothing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    The “Partners” word, now straight folks are using it too which further confuses me. My whole life (until now) we only used the word Partner when Dancing? Swing your partner doe-see-doe 💃 🎵 think that is when gay meant happy and nothing more.
    Ah those were the days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Thankfully, our current providers are all in the same group with amazing technology that avoids all of that stuff for the most part.

    Just wait until the BATFE refines the 4473:

    • 72 Gender boxes,
    • 11,4386 Ethnicities,
    • 15,714 Races, and



    A bunch of boxes about "partners"

    And instead of the current 4 pages the new 4473 will swell to 28 pages to accommodate all that.
    Last edited by Rock and Glock; October 14th, 2019 at 09:06 PM. Reason: Grammar inside quote
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    Most I see have a "Decline to answer" block, which I check just for spite. Those without it, I just scribble in: "Look at me and take a guess."

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    The term "significant other," which encompassed any combination of two people in a more or less permanent relationship, seems to have been replaced by the term "partner." I like the SO term better, but as the old song says, "I'm old fashioned..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Most I see have a "Decline to answer" block, which I check just for spite. Those without it, I just scribble in: "Look at me and take a guess."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Thankfully, our current providers are all in the same group with amazing technology that avoids all of that stuff for the most part.

    Just wait until the BATFE refines the 4473:

    • 72 Gender boxes,
    • 11,4386 Ethnicities,
    • 15,714 Races, and



    A bunch of boxes about "partners"

    That's exactly how the census does it!
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    Partners, significant other.
    My Mom called it shacking up. And nice girls did not do it.

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    At a visit to an optometrist's office, in addition to all the silly questions mentioned above, there was one that asked my preferred language. I wrote, "pig Latin". Yet office personnel continued to speak to me in English. I don't think anyone actually reads those forms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Partners, significant other.
    My Mom called it shacking up. And nice girls did not do it.
    I have a very good friend who has been living with his girlfriend, partner, significant other for 20+ years without benefit of a marriage certificate.

    I always just refer to them as living in sin.

    Thanks for reminding me that I could go old school and simply refer to them as shacked up.

    He said they went to a wedding recently and the bouquet was headed right for her but he had enough closing speed to get in front and make the block.

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