Saturday, July 25, 2009

Let the grandkids pay!

Last week I made fun of the Wall Street Journal reader who asked: ‘If the government doesn't help with the runaway costs of health care, who will?’

Evidently this odd belief—that if ‘people’ can’t afford it, then ‘the government’ can—is more widespread than I suspected. Here’s the president of the United States in his recent press conference:

‘Now, the truth is that unless you have a—what’s called a single-payer system, in which everybody’s automatically covered, then you’re probably not going to reach every single individual, because there’s always going to be somebody out there who thinks they’re indestructible and doesn’t want to get healthcare, doesn’t bother getting healthcare, and then, unfortunately, when they get hit by a bus, end up in the emergency room and the rest of us have to pay for it.’

Who in the sweet ***** will ‘pay for it’ under ObamaCare, if not the rest of us? And does the president really believe that ‘healthcare’ is synonymous with insurance—that the guy in the emergency room isn‘t getting care? (Why else did he go there, for crying out loud?) Spoken like a man who’s had a generous insurance policy all his adult life, with the bulk of the premiums paid by someone else. Right now, of course, that someone is … the rest of us. Blue skies! – Dan Ford


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