By Sandra Rose  | 

Barack Obama had another "Joe the Plumber" moment during an ABC News’ special on health care reform, anchored from the White House by Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson.

Obama opened his mouth and stuck his foot in it when a neurologist asked him if he would seek other "extraordinary" alternatives to his proposed government run public health plan if diagnostic tests weren't performed in a timely manner for his wife or children -- which is exactly what the wealthy from socialized countries do now.

As a registered nurse I have cared for wealthy foreign patients who were denied timely medical care in their own countries where health care is socialized.

From ABC News:

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist and researcher at the New York University Langone Medical Center, asked the president pointedly if he would be willing to promise that he wouldn’t seek such extraordinary help for his wife or daughters if they became sick and the public plan he’s proposing limited the tests or treatment they can get.

[Obama replied] if “it’s my family member, if it’s my wife, if it’s my children, if it’s my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care."

So in other words, what's good for the rest of us is not good enough for Obama and his kinfolk?

America is the last country in the free world where all citizens (and illegal immigrants) have the same access to quality health care (via emergency rooms).

We don't want socialized medicine here. Medicare and Medicaid programs are already in place for those who are uninsured. Obama should work on expanding those programs instead of implementing a government monopoly insurance plan that would drive private insurance companies out of business and force our dependency on the government for health care.

Anyone who's ever been to a free clinic knows what I'm talking about.

  • african_dude

    his socialized medicine plan will flop heavily...fact he isnt ready to use it himself so where is the leadership here? lmao!

  • Charles

    Lets have a sing along yall

    What song

  • flyqtnva

    Get a job...and get your own healthcare...cause i dont wanna be waiting years to go to the doctor....charles sing....god is trying to tell u something

  • SHANIASMOMMA

    HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING MORE THAT WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WOULD SAY ...DANG !
    HE SAID, "it’s my family member, if it’s my wife, if it’s my children, if it’s my grandmother, I always want them to get the very best care.”
    DOESN'T EVERYONE ???? GOOD LAWD ...QUIT REACHING !

  • flyqtnva

    CANT HEAR YOU LORD!

  • flyqtnva

    point black his family anit gonna have NO BULLSH@T health care NO WAY...BUT YOU WILL

  • Daisy

    @Fly WOW I guess you dont know anybody with a JOB that still does NOT have benefits or people who have ins but its so BOOTLEG they still can't afford to be sick or somebody with a JOB and GOOD Benfits so they thought until they got dx with cancer or some other disease and the ins co told them to kick rocks. People in Canada are doing just fine and I wish ppl would realize this is NOT a plan that every American will HAVE to sign up for. If you have private ins you will still be able to KEEP IT! SMH

  • flyqtnva

    @Daisy
    POOR PEOPLE HAVE MEDICAID THE LAST TIME I CHECKED...and are we referring to the same poor people...working to keep they TANF check..foodstamps..living in a mini mansion...section 8 paying the rent...they driving a BEAMER...you mean those poor people...

  • flyqtnva

    I work & my husband everyday...i read my plan front to back every year..sometimes I DONT WANNA PAY 30 COPAY...but hey it's life...I WOULD BE ALL FOR HAVING THE EXACT SAME PLAN AS MICHELLE OBAMA...can we do that Daisy....can he give me the SAME PLAN AS HIS WIFE...

  • african_dude

    @flyq

    be careful..the kool aid junkies might call you a hater pretty soon...who wants to wait to see a freaking doctor? but it will happen if socialize medicine as advocated by obama takes shape, some of us already work hard enough while u got trailer park trash and ghetto getting fat with tax-funded foodstamps and now we also have to pay for their ignorance,lack of proper diet and many more...i cant wait for the midterm elections

  • Daisy

    @fly I was actually talking about the WORKING poor or say ALL the people who have been laid off recently that have WORKED hard all their lives and again I say YOUR healthcare plan DOES NOT have to change you can keep what you have this is for people WITHOUT ins.

    @African dude I see you and Sandra are still holding on to term kool aid drinker. I do not use the word hater I can agree to disagree and have an educated convo or debate w/o NAME CALLING it would be so nice if others could do the same but oh well such is life. I do not agree with President Obama 100% of the time and I dont think I have or will with any President. When Clinton was in office I didnt hear black folks being called kool aid drinkers now anybody who supports or voted for Obama is now a kool aid drinker. The man is not perfect nor did he ever claim to be. Sorry if you thought he was going to walk on water and save the day over night.

  • SunnyPA

    @flyqtnva...

    You are on it today...thank you. I agree with your comments on all of the posts so far today.

  • flyqtnva

    @african_dude
    Yesterday on those news it says they will be helping LOW INCOME people in VA pay off their DEBT & get their credit on track & help these ni@@S get A BRAND NEW JUST BUILT HOMES.....cause they tore down the "HOOD" so I'm like damn baby they gonna pay their debt off and pay the downpayment..I'ma call....GUESS WHAT...your income can be no more that 49thou a year...WTF..if they make atleast 49 why cant they do it themselves...needless to say they wont help me cause me & my spouse cause we make to much....it makes me wanna QUIT MY JOB just for the FREEBIES

  • flyqtnva

    @SunnyPA
    Thanks...I dont want nothing given to me..i dont mind working..but damn if I anit working all day..and I got family...cousins & aunts that dont do SH@t all day..and they living large...I guess it touches me cause I live within my means....IDK..now Ima stop cause I dont want to offend no one.

  • Daisy

    @fly you are talking about two separate issues. I see you have yet to address the people I am talking about. I live well within my means as well and I work hard everyday just like you and so many others I know. I have never had the GOVT give me a DAMN thing but hard time cause I owe they azz tax money..lol

  • Lala11_7

    You will PARDON ME!!!

    But I'm WORKING EVERYDAY...and paying DAMN NEAR $300 A MONTH FOR B.S. BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD WHERE I STILL HAVE TO WAIT WEEKS TO SEE A DOCTOR!!!

    See the documentary SICKO...THEN TELL ME ABOUT I DON'T WANT NOTHING GIVING TO ME!!!

    Bottom line is THIS!!!

    TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE PAYING OBSCENE AMOUNTS OF MONEY TO PRIVATE HEALTHCARE AND STILL NOT GETTING SERVICE...TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY ARE WORKING FOR JOBS WHERE THEY ARE PRICED OUT OF BASIC HEALTHCARE!!!

    I would LOVE to go to a free clinic...OOOPSS...I CAN'T...BECAUSE THEY WERE CLOSED BACK IN THE 90s!!!

    Under this program...if you want to KEEP your private healthcare insurance...KEEP IT!!! If you want to have access to a public healthcare insurance...YOU WILL HAVE A CHOICE!!!

    And I am telliing you..after being GANKED by private healthcare insurance companies FOR YEARS!!! After watching people DIE because their private healthcare insurance would NOT PAY FOR TREATMENT...the moment there is a public healthcare alternative...I'M ON IT!!! And pretty much so will everybody else!!!

    AND THAT'S WHAT EVERYONE THAT'S AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTHCARE IS AFRAID OF!!!

    Stay afraid...IT IS COMING!!!

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    I'm with you all the way on this one Auntie. I cannot get Medicaid(eventhough my son is receiving SS benefits), because I make too much money. I pay $150 a month for my insurance, that has a $20 co, $75 for the ER, and it seems like no assistance with the meds.......I know they do pay for it, but if my son has an asthma attack(God Forbid), that's $50 more for an inhaler......

    And THEN our wonderful President wants to TAX me on the money I pay for insurance, and on the $$ my job pays....

    I still love the fact we got one of our own up in there, but I can't ride with him on this one.....I'm still salty about the "stimulus".....anybody seen it on they checks?

    ITA 100% with you Auntie, they need to REVAMP AND EXPAND Medicare and Medicaid......it's folks out there who need it, and can't get it!

  • wiggy2272003

    Cosign Daisy, fly I read about that program I was jealous I was like dam they gonna have a better house than me and I saved my little 3 % down took me five years living in two bedroom duplex with my kids. Had to shake my self for being jealous of another good fortune. Also to let you know here in GA unless you are getting on temporary assistance, pregnant or disabled as an adult you are NOT getting Medicaid. Only children.

  • https://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @katgirl33:
    Anyone who has dealt with Medicaid and Medicare knows what a nightmare government-run programs can be. Obama has his hidden agenda to run all the private insurance companies out of business so we can all be dependent on the government. Obama swore he didn't have a socialist agenda even though we all knew he did. So who is surprised that Obama wants to socialize medicine? The difference between paying $300 a month for private insurance and getting on ObamaCare is you'll be waiting months instead of weeks to be seen by a doctor. Some of you will die in the meantime.

  • Anna

    katgirl33 Says:
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    I’m still salty about the “stimulus”…..anybody seen it on they checks?
    ~~~~~~~~~
    I noticed 16 bucks more per week. Sad thing is I am going to have to change my exemptions because it's going to put me in a higer tax bracket causing me to not have enough taken out for Uncle Sam. I only claim myself as it is. I am going to have to claim 0.

  • wiggy2272003

    Katgirl, two suggestions ask your son'd dr ask the office staff real nice if they have sample inhalers to give you they should have them if they don't have them right then ask if they will take your name and number and could you pick them up. Secondly inhalers are very cheap. Look into getting prescripion online. I saw on tv where they only cost a few dollars to produce.

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    Thanks Wiggy,

    I will try that.....sometimes I will call in to see if they can phone the script in to the Pharamacy......NOPE.....

    They want me to come in, so they can get paid.....

    My doctor is very nice, so I'm gonna see if he will do that for us......

    :)

  • Daisy

    I was not in favor of the stimulus package either but I did feel something should and still has to be done to get the economy going but I dont know what that something is