I stumbled across this filmclip over at Richards 3 beers later blog, now is it just me or does Obamas “Dr Placebo” shtick have undertones of a certain Monty python skit.
Watch and compare.
1 st Dr Obama effectively saying “your mother is to old, she should take pills and wait to die…”
The Python clip, Dr Obama comes in at around 2:30 into it.
“That’s what I’m here for, to reassure you”… FFS there is a case for elderly to have do not resuscitate, IF THEY CHOOSE, but if they, or their family can afford it, why shouldn’t they get the best medical care they can afford?
Obama is busy looking at it as a zero sum game. If granny has an operation, then little Billy the orphan cant have one. If you believe that crap then what hes saying is justifiable.
However isn’t the reality that the full fee operation (Im assuming granny is paying her own way)is making the hospital/surgeon/employees, quite a bit of money. That money is taxed, a portion ending up in government coffers anyway. This allows for little Billy to be treated (maybe not top tier, but he will receive something) The hospital can justify training more doctors, opening more wards etc, because its making money. All this is generating more availability of health services, as long as you can pay.
Why shouldn’t your health care be linked to the amount of money you set aside for it?
Why should it be left to a faceless bureaucrat to make the decision?
And for those who think an “all free” system like Australia’s is better…
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