23 June 2009

Headin' out

I'm off on vacation to Chicago for a week.  Light to no blogging in that time.  Enjoy yourselves!


  1. I hope you enjoy your stay in Chicago.! In the meantime, I shall keep wondering what your opinion on the followin may be (http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/HealthCare/story?id=7919991&page=1, straight from the ABC infomercial on ObamaCare):

    Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a neurologist [...], said that elites often propose health care solutions that limit options for the general public, secure in the knowledge that if they or their loves ones get sick, they will be able to afford the best care available, even if it's not provided by insurance.

    Devinsky 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.

    The president refused to make such a pledge, though he allowed that 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.["]

    I also must ask: Does that man -- and I am not talking about Dr. Devinsky -- have no shame?

    Looking forward to your return,


  2. Good to hear from you, Felix. I missed the presser, so I'm sort of stabbing in the dark without full context. My immediate reaction is that the question is based on a false premise, that there will be a contraction of options or that the public plan will prove more restrictive than the typical commercial insurance plan. So I don't find it shameful that he would not commit to a hypothetical based on a faulty predicate. I do find it odd that he didn't come up with a more artful way to dodge the question.


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