Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Obama plan offers universal access
President Obama took the case for his government takeover of the medical industry to the people today, promising that he would guarantee universal access to waiting lists.
The President, reading from the teleprompter in his new office at GM headquarters, said "Opponents of this reform will tell you that we can't give equal access to everyone and that therefore we should settle for a broken system which denies access to millions of Americans. But my plan assures that all people, regardless of their race, religion, gender, age, union membership, income, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and political affiliation will have equal access to waiting lists for medical care."
Obama, who has often repeated the claim that no one will be forced to give up their private insurance to join the government medical bureaucracy, responded to the objection that page 16 of the 1,084-page bill contains a provision making individual private medical insurance illegal by saying that "I am not that familiar with the House bill that I have been pitching for weeks."