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Can’t Say No to Government Healthcare

Yesterday, I reported on the irony of McCain’s former health care advisor, who is losing his health insurance and has a preexisting condition.

AP091105038193But the irony keeps coming. Earlier this month, wing-nut Michele Bachmann sponsored a protest against health care reform at the Capitol, with angry protesters holding signs like the one to the right, saying “We the People… Say NO to Gov’t Healthcare”.

So, when given the opportunity, do these people actually say no to government healthcare? Sadly, no. Apparently one of the protesters had a heart attack and was saved by — you guessed it — government health care:

Medical personnel from the Capitol physician’s office — an entity that could, quite accurately, be labeled government-run health care — rushed over, attaching electrodes to his chest and giving him oxygen and an IV drip.

By the time it was over, medics had administered government-run health care to at least five people in the crowd who were stricken as they denounced government-run health care.



  1. It’s sad…Republican politics has devolved into one big public relations campaign for information…facts don’t matter –it’s perception that’s the key.

    From John McCain’s website: “I remain committed to opposing any bill that puts your health care decisions in the hands of government bureaucrats while adding more than a trillion dollars to our country’s deficit. Taxpayers simply cannot afford this government takeover of our health care system and this is our opportunity to put an end to it.”

    That’s interesting, I guess, but what about the bill being considered by the Senate, which cuts $130 billion from our country’s deficit and leaves health-care decisions exactly where they are now, wherever that might be?

    (source: Ezra Klein)

    Monday, November 23, 2009 at 10:36 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Daniel, can you post the link for that?

    Monday, November 23, 2009 at 11:06 am | Permalink
  3. Sammy wrote:

    And if these protesters who needed the emergency care had been refused that care, because of the beliefs espoused on their placards, would they have sued? Oh wait, no because all lawsuits are “frivolous” and would be a violation of their tort reform beliefs.

    Monday, November 23, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Permalink