Skip to comments.Inhofe: ‘Probably Wouldn’t Be Here’ If Obamacare Was In Place
Posted on 10/25/2013 1:40:52 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Recovering from emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery, Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said in a radio interview which aired Sunday night that he probably wouldnt be here if the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare had been in place.
The 79-year-old Oklahoma senator and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee was speaking with WABC radio host Aaron Klein about a range of issues involving terrorist detainment and Guantanamo Bay, but Klein asked Inhofe to first tell the story of his emergency surgery for multiple blocked arteries that doctors discovered during a routine colonoscopy.
Its amazing. The people in any of these countries that have socialized medicine like Obamas trying to impose upon America the single pay, and we know thats what hes trying to do should listen carefully, said Inhofe.
Lets hold on to what weve got here. Youre talking to someone right now who probably wouldnt be here if we had socialized medicine in America.
Inhofe said that he had never had experienced or felt any type of heart trouble before the routine test at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa showed he had extreme blockage in several arteries.
A person can find out, here in the U.S., that he has this emergency situation where he has got to have immediate heart surgery. And if you are in a country other than the U.S., a lot of them, you cant get it done. In my case, with my age, that would have been about a six-month wait. Because I hadnt had a heart attack, he said.
But the senator said his recovery is going well.
The bottom line is Im feeling great, Im working hard, Im walking two miles at a time, and Im ready to go.
Later in the interview, Inhofe continued his criticism of President Barack Obama during his discussion of Guantanamo Bay and other foreign and homeland security issues.
Youre talking to probably the most serious critic of Obama and everything he does, said Inhofe. This is just one small area. Ive been kind of the protector of Gitmo thats Guantanamo Bay its one of the greatest assets we have. We have a perfect place there for combatants. Were talking about terrorists now, were not talking about criminals.
That's some colonoscopy!
(kidding, I pretty much know how that was discovered)
Sure he would have. Obamacare is for the peons. Congress will always have it's own gold-plated health insurance program.
Absolutely. What a stupid remark.
Senator Jim has been a Private Pilot's only friend in Disneyland on the Potomac !!!!
Which would please Obama very much.
No doubt. Glad Jim is A-ok. He;s a solid senator.