Thursday, June 25, 2009

Obama Refuses to Limit His Family to Public Health Care

As with choice of school for his daughters, President Obama has ceded the point that public health care would not do for his own family in time of need.

On moving to Washington, D.C., the Obamas chose an exclusive private school ($28,000 - $30,000 tuition per child) rather than the public school system for their daughters. The public schools in D.C. lack quality for even normal family needs, let alone high level family needs.

When asked about public health care, President Obama refused to commit to only using public health care resources for his own family and said he wanted "the very best care" for his family.
"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.'"

H/T Drudge Report

Cross posted at The Next Right

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