Skip to comments.VIDEO: Obama Wants "Best Care" For His Family No Matter What (MUST SEE!)
Posted on 06/25/2009 7:20:00 AM PDT by ianschwartz
ABC News: Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center, said that elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it's not provided by insurance. Devinsky asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn't seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he's proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get. The president refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed 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. A transcript is available below.
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The best for me...but not for thee...Let them eat cake...
Silly man. Government-run health care is for the proletariat.
Our overlords will have much better health care as their position in our society demands.
He will just throw his dead grandma out as a sacrificial lamb. The one he had to go see right away because she was sick and took two weeks of dancing on Ellen to get there? Remember her?
So he’ll just say “It’s the sacrifice I would make for my grandmother” when he really could have cared less about her.
Frankly, the actual quote does not support the headlines. I saw no request for a pledge, and there was nothing but the usual slipperiness from King Zero. “Naturally, I want the best care for my family.” Who wouldn’t say that?
Ask the poor black kids he denied vouchers to whether he will make sure everyone else gets the best care.
He didn’t promise YOU the best care he said he’s getting it for himself. Just like the private schools for HIS kids, just like Gore with the private jets and high energy use mansion.
You and yours are expendable.
Rolling eyes! OK, Obama, where do I sign up for the Federal Government’s Health Care option? It seems very efficient and cost effective so, let We, The People join up. This seems a better way to go than to concoct a THIRD GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE PROGRAM.
So, he didn’t answer the question , but still made it clear that he would not allow himself to be limited by any national health care plan.
Tony Blair put his children through very expensive private schools despite the fact that his government made everything to limit the choice for ordinary citizens.
Orwell’s Animal Farm all over again. Some animals are more equal than other animals.
I will not say what I think should be done to those “pigs”, because I don’t want to be banned from this forum, but I am thinking of Christmas and the way we celebrate it here in Scandinavia.
(Tip: We don’t eat turkey for Christmas dinner....)
Naturally, I want the best care for my family. Who wouldnt say that?
Well if he is planning on limiting your care but knows he will take care of his own family better - only a selfish creep would say that.
I’m not worried about HIS family and neither is he, he knows they will get the best care no matter what system you get.
You mean, like how he sent his daughters to D.C. public schools?
He’s a regular Fidel Castro.
The Soviet elite had their own hospitals and doctors as did the Nazi elite. Our new Fuehrer is only following in the footsteps of his predecessors.
"Some animals are more equal than others." - George Orwell, Animal Farm
Does anyone actually believe that a “pledge” or “promise” from Hussein means anything anyway? What matters how he answered the question?
GEORGE ORWELL’S 1984—HOW CLOSE ARE WE?
3. Oceania, as Orwell described it, is made up of three social classes: the proles, the mindless workers comprising 85% of the population; the Inner party, the elite upper 2%, which actually controls the state and lives in luxury; and the remaining 13%, the Outer party, which carries out the directives of the state and serves as a rather impoverished middle class. The members of the party are kept under constant surveillance and are not allowed to deviate from the party line. Individualism is sufficient grounds for execution or brainwashing; the party demands unthinking devotion to its slogans.
Once collectivization of the economy is complete, we’ve pretty much arrived in MadMaxLand I’d say.
Do politicians ever ANSWER the question? Doofus.
Gee, who would have guessed it but our BETTERS — the so-called political elites who are running things (slap into the ground) in the country — HAVE EXEMPTED THEMSELVES from the “UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE” they have planned for us PEONS and PEASANTS. They — and their millions of bureaucratic minions — have a VASTLY SUPERIOR healthcare plan.
HEY — The term is UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE. That means it covers the universe, i.e., the ENTIRE POPULATION. EVERYONE is covered by the SAME RULES and NOBODY is LEFT OUT!
If that IS what the Democrat political elites REALLY WANT, heres the deal:
No members of Congress or ANYONE in the White House running off to Walter Reed or Bethesda for that nasty ingrown toenail, hacking cough and spitting up blood. Take a number and wait in the same line the rest of us are.
That goes for your congressional and White House children and other family members! GET IN LINE!!! That REALLY LONG ONE that ends on the other street.
And if your UNIVERSAL RULES dictate that some life-saving treatment would be too expensive or not be cost-effective for you older members, heres a twenty (the cost of a phone call once the TARP “money” hits the system) call someone who cares.
Oh yeah forgot the best part: If ANY of you are found to be availing yourselves of what idiot representative Fortney Pete Stark (as in raving mad) from (where else) KAHLIFONIA once called Boutique Medicine (cute, huh?) by bypassing the universal system, not getting that needed treatment will be the least of your problems.
Use some of those free cell phone long distance minutes and call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and give YOUR congresscritter a piece of your mind while it’s still legal to do so.
And if you’re one of those NPR listeners who thinks “congress is pissing away our grandkids’ legacy (BTW, it;s already GONE!), doesn’t listen to us, wastes our “money,” refuses to close the borders, deport the illegals, etc., etc., ad nauseum — BUT MY CRITTER’S ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS” — check him out at http://www.gradegov.com/. Be sure you’re sitting down.
Stay strong and remember, WE SURROUND THEM! Let’s start acting like it!!
We need to work for the abolition of Congressional Retirement and Health Care for life. It should end when the Congressperson is no longer in Congress. They can purchase COBRA of course . . . what would that be for the current Congressional Health Care Coverage? About $5000 a month?
Congress should have to buy their own health care coverage and should NOT be getting their salaries for life. For 12-18 months maybe, but NOT for life. They should also contribute to Social Security.
If it’s good enough for me, it’s good enough for the President, the Congress, and the Judiciary.
I TOTALLY AGREE with you. In fact, all legislation for health care should specifically state that all federal employees be stripped of their present insurance and be the first ones placed on the new and improved “national care”.
did obama have a more comprehensive statement where he really indicated there would be no care for the elderly? if so, can someone post it?
The list, ping
The Politburo members have private doctors, comrade. Socialized healthcare rationing is intended for the proletariate, not party members.
How close is this?
Let them eat hope.