Once again, Barack Obama trots a poor, disadvantaged child before the media and exploits the child for his own selfish means.
As Obama signed the new health care bill into law, 11-year-old Marcellas Owens looked on. Marcellas's mother -- a crackhead -- died of pulmonary congestion (fluid in the lungs) at age 27.
According to the White House, Marcellas's mother died because she lacked health care. I call BS on that. There is no public hospital in this country that accepts government funding that will turn away a patient based on his or her ability to pay. Crackheads are notoriously difficult to treat because they are non-compliant with their medications.
As a registered nurse, I have treated homeless people brought in off the streets! Go down to Grady hospital and ask any of the patients in the emergency room if they have insurance and I guarantee you that 85% of them will say they do not.
Yet those patients will be seen by doctors and treated like every other patient regardless of their inability to pay. Once again, Obama and the Democrats have used scare tactics and outright lies to push their socialist agenda on the American public.
This health care bill is not about saving lives or providing health care to all. It's simply about Barack Obama's legacy as the first president to get a bill passed. Sadly, this bill, in its current form, will do nothing to improve health care. In fact, it will make it that much harder for you to get the quality health care you need when the doctor and nursing shortages worsen.
Expect even longer waits in doctor's offices -- that's if you can get a doctor's appointment. And in 2014, when the insurance mandate kicks in, expect to pay excessively high premiums. It's almost a guarantee that most of you won't be able to afford the premiums even with the government subsidies.
If you can't afford to pay an extra bill now, how will you be able to afford it in 2014?
There's a funny thing about narcissists: no matter how much success they achieve in life they are never satisfied. So this is an empty victory for Obama, who after signing the health care bill into law, probably went outside for a quick smoke break.