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Obama assembled 150 doctors from all 50 states who supported his health care rationing plan for a photo op. The White House wanted the doctors to wear lab coats during the photo op and they were told to bring them, when some of them forget, the WH staff handed lab coats out (which we paid for, I’m sure):
President Obama yesterday rolled out the red carpet — and handed out doctors’ white coats as well, just so nobody missed his hard-sell health-care message.In a heavy-handed attempt at reviving support for health-care reform, the White House orchestrated a massive photo op to buttress its claim that front-line physicians support Obama.
Obama’s sledgehammer approach to pushing his agenda: making sure the public know that doctors support his plan (white lab coats are pretty much a grammar school assembly visual aid):
“Nobody has more credibility with the American people on this issue than you do,”
If he really thinks that doctors have the most credibility on this issue, maybe he should listen to the hundreds who have been descending on DC to make sure that ObamaCare doesn’t pass:
Hundreds of doctors took their health care fight to Capitol Hill Thursday. They deal with patients and insurance companies every day and now they want their voices heard.[…]”I’m here to tell everyone if you’re not listening to the American people, try listening to the doctors of America because we’re here to tell you this is a disaster,” said Dr. Colin Blake, a Massachusetts resident.
So, who do we believe? Doctors standing around looking professional in their lab coats or doctors who understand the implications of what is about to happen to our health care system.BTW, speaking of government run health care:
While most of political Washington has been consumed with the debate over how to make health care more accessible to low-income Americans, the government unexpectedly raised rates by more than 20 percent on the in-patient co-payments that must be paid by retired military veterans and their families who have their health insurance provided by Veterans Affairs. […]A spokesman for Tricare Management Activity said that the program was required to raise fees unless Congress says otherwise, as it has in the past.”For the previous two years, Congress passed legislation to freeze these rates, and this time they did not,” spokesman Austin Camacho said.
This is our future if the public option (stealth single payer) passes. Once the government has control of our health care, we can expect our fees to rise as well.Update: OOPS! WH didn’t do such a great job vetting the doctors they invited to the event:He raises a good question: how many of these guys are really supporters or just want to be at the WH with Obama.(via)