Suzanne Somers wrote a piece against Obamacare in the Wall Street Journal. Naturally, the media decides to take her apart. You should trust them because they were so careful to vet all of Obama’s promises about what the Affordable Care Act will be like.
Somers, who married into a Canadian family, reports on what she has seen of the Canadian healthcare system—mainly a shortage of doctors.
I’ve had an opportunity to watch the Canadian version of affordable health care in action with all its limitations with my Canadian husband’s family. A few years ago, I was startled to see the cover of Maclean’s, a national Canadian magazine, showing a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline, “Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.” It went on to say that young Canadian medical students have no incentive to become doctors to humans because they can’t make any money. Instead, there is a great surge of Canadian students becoming veterinarians. That’s where the money is. A Canadian animal can have timely MRIs, surgeries and any number of tests it needs to receive quality health care.
My sister-in-law had to wait two months to get a General Practitioner. During this period she spent her days in bed vomiting continuously, unable to get any food or drink down because she couldn’t get an appointment with the doctor. When she finally did, the doctor said, “Oh you don’t need me, you need a specialist.” That took another two weeks until she got a pill that corrected the problem.
Really, is this what we want?
All of my husband’s cousins are doctors. Several have moved to the U.S. because after their years of intensive schooling, they want to reap financial rewards. My 75-year-old Canadian girlfriend was denied treatment because she was too old. She died recently, having been given palliative care. That’s all the system would allow.
The mainstream media has predicted exactly the same thing will result from Obamacare. Networks will be smaller and specialists will be either hard to get to or incredibly expensive. Additionally, since we can’t draft people to become doctors against their will (I can almost hear angry Obamacrats chanting at me, “Yes, we can”), there are other reasons to expect a shortage of doctors.
Apparently Somers original work contained some inaccuracies and the Wall Street Journal had to include some retractions. But none of it touched her core argument. And what about all the stupid Hollywood lefties who constantly mouth off whatever Obama-stupidity they can find to repeat?
Why is Somers more worthy of being degraded in the media than Obama and his calculated and constant barrage of lies? The media would never even imagine the possibility of treating Obama’s words by the same standards that they attack Somers. His were far more powerful and dangerous because they were backed with force.
The media doesn’t care about lies that rob and impoverish, only ones that offend their Obama-idol.