Obama's not a doctor but he's playing one, and badly, as he pushes his agenda.
On generics, Obama sounds as though he was born yesterday:
“If there's a blue pill and a red pill, and the blue pill is half the price of the red pill and works just as well, why not pay half price for the thing that's going to make you well?”Brilliant! [slapping head] I'm almost embarrassed for him. Those of us living real lives and raising families have been substituting generic for brand name drugs to save money for decades. Really, has he no life experience? Has he never taken his kids to the doctor or filled a prescription?
Dr. Obama has prescribed painkillers for cardiac arrhythmia and Benadryl for tonsillitis -- or is it strep? -- get Axelrod to culture that kid's throat, stat! No, wait! -- is that test really necessary? And do we really want to waste an antibiotic on someone so small and unproductive? Please go back to the waiting room while we check with our ethicists and medical professionals.
Dr. O has rejected all those crazy tubes and "stuff" (this isn't from the press conference):
We know we spend a huge amount of money that last year of life. More and more people are gonna say, I don't want people poking tubes, and, you know, uh, doing all sorts of...stuff. The most important thing we can do on end-of-life care right now: to encourage people to look at hospices as a...legitimate option.Hospice certainly has its place. But Obama's simplistic formulation -- tubes, bad; hospice, good -- doesn't bode well for the patient under ObamaCare.
Last night, on all the major networks, he broadly slandered the medical profession as unethical and greedy:
So if they're looking and you come in and you've got a bad sore throat or your child has a bad sore throat or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, "You know what? I make a lot more money if I take this kid's tonsils out.His socialist heart doesn't trust anyone who makes a profit; only the government's motives are pure. Does the AMA feel any regrets now, the morning after?
I linked to this above but don't want you to miss this from Jack Fowler on the Corner:
Here’s the (incredibly long) section of the House Dem health-care bill that requires “Older Americans” (not for long!) to get counseled every five years. Up for play are matters such as “the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration.” Must admit there’s nothing in here about soylent green, but I’m betting some Oregon lawmaker will add that language in conference. Anyway I’m hoping some of NRO’s health-care experts will delve into this language and explain whether or not it’s a blatant set-up for a slippery slope to euthanasia.Click over there to read the long section from the bill on this mandated counseling for the elderly. This is designed to undermine "I want to live" as the default option.
Related post here.
Linked at Michelle Malkin (buzzworthy)
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