Thursday, September 27, 2007



In response to a question about the growing number of Americans without health insurance, President Bush replied, "people have health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/bush-go-to-an-emergency-room)

Yes, because the emergency room is the place to go to take care of, I don't know, cancer, degenerative disease, physical therapy, or any of the other ailments that aren't "emergencies". And if you're there with a sore throat and someone tells you that's not an emergency, tell them the President said, "just go to the emergency room." That'll shut them up.



CateGoogles: political_silliness
Mood = unimpressed

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2 Comments:

  1. In addition to your fine points, the nation's emergency rooms are in trouble, and they are closing. This is largely due to hospitals' having to eat the costs of treating the uninsured hordes who have no access to preventive care.

    Basically, Bush doesn't have to trouble his little mind over the fact that his solution could result in the closing of more emergency departments (and resultant additional overload of remaining ERs); there will always be health care for him and the people who can do something for him. Will the next election provide us with someone who will actually have a desire to do what's best for the nation (and by that, I don't mean an elite few)?

    By Blogger The Miniature Mage, at 10/07/2007 12:25:00 AM
     

  2. Yep, if health care was truly a job for the private sector, more businesses would step in to provide emergency care rather than withdraw from it. Instead, the opposite is occurring. Clearly, relying on the private sector is not going to work.

    By Blogger Sumocat, at 10/07/2007 06:17:00 PM
     

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