Did you hear how doctors criticized O’Bobble for overusing healthcare resources? Seriously. They suggested that his recent checkup was an example of unnecessary tests that, “multiplied many times over,” would result in “extraordinary cumulative financial cost to society.”
He got PSA screening–not recommended for all men and not even for many men.
He got a virtual colonoscopy–more expensive than the normal kind, less precise, and neither is recommended until age 50. (O’Bobble claims to be only 48.)
In addition, he got a high-tech test for calcium deposits in his coronary arteries, even though if he stopped smoking, he could prevent clogged arteries, instead of finding the gunk after it’s already there.
But of course, he’s only spending the taxpayers’ money, so it doesn’t matter. What’s good for the Head Goose is apparently not good for the rest of us, the gosling rabble. He’s special, you see. He’s That One.
Rita Redberg, one critic, explained: “Some might defend these tests on the grounds that the President, of all people, deserves the very best our health care system can provide.”
He does? He deserves the very best? WHY?
We know why he and Fugly Flo believe that he does; but in this American Constitutional Republic–where all are created equal–can anyone explain why not only some, but many, would argue that O’Bobble deserves the best?
This week is our last stand to prevent O’Bobble’s takeover of our health care and one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Call, write, scream. Do whatever you can to let Congress know that We the People are mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.
Here’s the underlying article: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/2010.81?home
Other media outlets wrote their own stories.