Skip to comments.Politicians, Heal Thyselves!
Posted on 07/24/2009 5:44:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
Health Reform: If Democrats in Washington think their health care reform with a public option is a good thing, why have they exempted themselves from it? Why isn't what's good for their constituents good for them?
In what Ed Morrissey at HotAir.com called "Obama's Michael Dukakis moment," President Obama refused to make such a pledge and confessed that if "it's my family member, if it's my wife, if it's my children, if it's my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care."
There was no commentary about evil insurance companies making excessive profits or greedy physicians and hospitals doing unnecessary tests and procedures to run up your bill.
There was only a dutiful husband and father wanting the best care for his wife and children, as do we all.
Yet here was the president arguing for the need for 50 million new patients officially in the system while adding no new doctors, a plan that inevitably leads to rationing.
Add to this situation doctors who will retire in droves and doctors who never will be, all to avoid a clone of Britain's draconian National Health Service.
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KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF MY BODY!.....well it seemed to work for the left.
Politicians are defying what the voters are asking them to do.
Slow down on health. Stop outlandish spending, Read the bills you vote on.
Ignoring the voters will lead to defeat.
I'm all for Health-Care Reform
If it means I get what Obama has!
The government should get out of healthcare. They have already wrecked the post office, the railroads, the steel industry, the tobacco industry, the US borders, Social Security, Medicare....and on. They ruin everything they touch.
GET THEM OUT OF THE HEALTH INDUSTRY.
There Shall be No Laws granting Exceptions, Exclusions, or Immunity from any Law, for any Person, for any Reason, under any circumstances, ever.
Until we get them out of law-making, or REALLY hold them ultimately and forever responsible for what they enact, there will never be a change.
If the Health Care Reform is so good, then EVERY Federal Employee, MUST BE MANDATED to be on it.
If they won’t . . . then neither will WE!
One of the public serpents with a D next to their name wrote a short op-ed in this mornings WSJ. Can’t remember which congresscritter. Doesn’t matter. I’ll find it and post it if anyone cares.
The jist of it was he refused to take any healthcare plan until the sheeple got their universal plan.
He was probably covered under his wifes company plan already and used it as a political ploy.
"Look at your poll numbers, dumba**. How stupid can you get?
I coached you on healthcare. Then you go and make like Dukakis?
Now I gotta trot out your frickin' wife and kids in those ugly Gap
clothes to make you look good again."
Good read here. And my thoughts exactly. Why should I think this is such a great plan when the people voting for it are unaffected by it?
Well, eventually, they will be. Not initially nor to as great an extent as we will, but there will ramifications for their actions that will spread out like the ripples on the surface of a pond.
Medical innovations that would have been developed and would have cured one of their children from some terrible disease will not exist.
Access to doctors will eventually be difficult for them too— well, perhaps their successors in years to come. Because doctors are already getting out of medicine due to the bureaucracy and paperwork hoops to jump through. There will be fewer going to school to become doctors. Why should they— capped salaries, tied hands and removal from the decision process tend to fall into the disincentives category.
Perhaps by the time these congressmen are deemed expendable they, too, can be counseled in all manner of ‘end of life’ options. May those options be presented in double speak. May they not be allowed to read the options before giving a decision. May they have to make a decision faster than their rush to pass this legislation. May their doctor mention that thanks to their efforts, he no longer subscribes to the hippocratic oath and then thank them for deciding to unburden society just a little bit.