Thursday, June 25, 2009

Obama Care Commercial

As per usual, I was late calling and the time ran out. I missed Hillarycare too. But I imagine Obamacare is pretty much the same merchandise in a different box. I'll try to catch it next time around.

***Update: Ha! From the too hard working Michelle Malkin, quoting ABC:

…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.”

Well of course he refused. The elite won't be affected by this. But this reminded me: I have a rare heart condition that had more than a few cardiologists scratching their heads. Finally, it took a visit to President Bush's doctor to get it diagnosed. (Bush One, Not Jr.) And how was it that I was able to get an appointment with this high octane doctor? Well, I had insurance. In the present system, using the usual channels, when it's needed, average people can get some amazing care.

Does the current system have waste? Sure it does. But that can be addressed. The waste and inefficiencies of a federal system would be worse. And who would we complain to? No, for purely selfish reasons, I would like to keep my doctor. Obama will be able to see him should he ever need to, regardless of what he does to the health care system. I would like that right too.