Saturday, January 2, 2010

No Special Treatment

Rush Limbaugh was released from the hospital after doctors could find nothing wrong with him after suffering chest pains earlier this week. As he was leaving, he said,

The treatment I received here was the best that the world has to offer,” Limbaugh said. “Based on what happened here to me, I don’t think there’s one thing wrong with the American health care system. It is working just fine, just dandy.”

Limbaugh said that despite his celebrity he received the same treatment as anyone else who would have called 911 and been taken to the hospital in his condition.

“I got no special treatment,” he said….

If his statement was intended to be a smack at the health care reform bill, then — surprise — he missed the point entirely. The quality of the health care system has never been the issue; it’s the cost and availability to those people in America who don’t make $40 million a year and have no insurance.

As he was leaving the hospital, Mr. Limbaugh handed out cake to each and every poor and uninsured person in the ER.

HT to SteveM at NMMNB.