Gabrielle Giffords and ObamaCare

Best wishes for Gabrielle Giffords’s continued recovery. American medicine certainly can work miracles. It’s a good thing she’s a member of Congress, and not a normal pleb under ObamaCare. Jeffrey Lord asks:

If Gabrielle Giffords were not part of the governing elite — the Ruling Class — with this serious of a wound, a gunshot to the brain — under ObamaCare would she be receiving this kind of A-triple plus treatment?

Or, would she instead be receiving the treatment President Obama himself insisted must be required for average Americans when he said:

“I don’t think that we can make judgments based on peoples’ spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules…”

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Rules. Government rules. And it is precisely Gabby Giffords’ “spirit” that is being cited in news stories as evidence of her progress. A clear violation of the President’s insistence that medical decisions can’t be “based on peoples’ spirit … we have to have rules.” Unless, apparently, one is Gabby Giffords — or, in fairness to Giffords — Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Member of the Ruling Class Gabby Giffords.

You don’t have to look far to find clues as to where Giffords would be under ObamaCare if she didn’t have a seat at the Big Government table:

At the other end of the scale in Arizona recently were two decidedly non-Ruling Class men, Francisco Felix and Mark Price, both denied government-financed procedures under the state’s Medicaid program for cost purposes. Felix needed a liver transplant, Price a bone marrow operation. The government — in this case the state of Arizona — had to ration care for cost purposes. Precisely the death panel argument Sarah Palin has been mocked for making about Obamacare. So — with the government in charge of rationing care — the two men died. … What faced Francisco and Felix was death by government bureaucrat, a shocked Felix’s wife saying: “How does one person have the right to decide who’s going to live and who’s not?”

Socialism works great — for the ruling class. It is pure hell for everyone else. The trick oligarchical collectivists play is convincing the gullible that they too can be part of the ruling class, just by agreeing with its ideology as spelled out by the “mainstream” media. But under ObamaCare, a subscription to the New York Times is not going to save you from just getting a pain pill when you find yourself in need. If you want first-class medical care, you’ll have to run for Congress.

Under socialism, some animals are less equal than others.

On a tip from Byron. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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