In a stunning moment of honesty during ABC’s infomercial for ObamaCare, President Obama admitted that it wouldn’t be good enough for his family.
President Obama struggled to explain today whether his health care reform proposals would force normal Americans to make sacrifices that wealthier, more powerful people — like the president himself — wouldn’t face.
The probing questions came from two skeptical neurologists during ABC News’ special on health care reform, “Questions for the President: Prescription for America,” anchored from the White House by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson.
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.
It’s not about healthcare, it’s about expanding government power.
Every single politician promoting socialized medicine knows it won’t affect them or their family. Congress will exempt themselves from the rules just like they do for every law they pass.
They don’t care because they don’t have to.
UPDATE: Good idea over at Chicago Boyz
We should create a legal requirement that political elites have to use the same system they foist on everyone else. They should have to wait for hours in doctors offices. They should have to wait weeks or months for test. They should be fobbed off on emergency rooms if they get sick over the weekend. They should be denied any hail-mary test , medications and procedures. They should get the entire politically-managed health care experience.
This standard should extend to all elected officials, political appointees and their immediate family.
Such a law would create a built-in feedback loop that would prevent politicians from ignoring the health of the people.