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The Best Explanation of Obamacare I’ve Seen

by Keith Koffler on October 3, 2012, 7:11 am

This video has gone viral, and I wanted to make sure you saw it. The woman, a doctor, was the warmup act for Gov. Mitt Romney at one of his events.

She’s a candidate for the Illinois state Senate, but they ought to take her on the road.


PamelaOfThePoconos October 3, 2012 at 7:44 am

Spot on Keith!

srdem65 October 3, 2012 at 7:57 am

Wow. I hope she wins.

OT: a little
My Doctor for the last 15 years told me that his medical group of 10 doctors won’t be taking any new Medicare or Medicaide patients when/if Obamacare does go forward. Not good news for anyone.

DeniseVB October 3, 2012 at 9:07 am

That penalty sucks. My husband had a very successful hip replacement, he was walking the next day. Kept up with his rehab and exercises, feeling great. About 3 weeks later, he developed a blood clot in his leg and had to be readmitted for a few days. These things happen, it was no one’s fault.

I don’t blame the doctors or the hospitals for dropping medicare with these strings and penalties attached, so what we’ll have are giant government public hospitals, like the ones Michelle Obama sent the poor people to when she worked for that hoity-toity private hospital in Chicago.

FLDemFem October 3, 2012 at 9:46 am

That “hoity-toity” hospital, aka the University of Chicago Hospital, is supposed to be a not-for-profit hospital. Surprisingly. it made $100 million a year during the time that Michelle worked there.

Robin H October 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm

What will happen is that if you show up in the emergency room within the penalty period, they’ll put a band aid on you and send you home. The hospitals themselves will be the unwitting death panels.

ImNoDhimmi October 3, 2012 at 8:01 am

Great video – it would be even funnier if it wasn’t so true.

Girly1 October 3, 2012 at 8:15 am

Great video, Keith. How ironic that she is running for the Senate in Illinois.

Just went for my annual check-up last week. There is a little plaque at the receptionist desk: “Sorry, we are not accepting new Medicare patients”.

Romney beats Obama – 55-36 in physician election poll:

DeniseVB October 3, 2012 at 9:09 am

Who are those 36% doctors approving ? Idiots.

Sadie October 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm

AARP approved doctors. ; )

Robin H October 3, 2012 at 8:16 am

Can Mitt just play that at the debates tonight whenever ObamaCare comes up?

Thanks for the morning laugh (although it is very scary, too).

AFVET October 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I agree !!!!!!!
She nailed it !

Swedishlady October 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

Brilliant, Keith ! Humour is a great weapon, in politics and in life. And there is so much to poke fun at about that Mussolini character presently in the White House.

SnarkEsq. October 3, 2012 at 8:22 am

Thanks for posting this, I hadn’t seen it yet. This physician is 100 percent correct and funny as well.

On that note:

A new survey shows Mitt Romney with a commanding lead over President Barack Obama among doctors, with Obamacare helping to sway their votes.

If the election were held today, 55 percent of physicians reported they would vote for Romney while just 36 percent support Obama, according to a survey released by Jackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest health care staffing company in the United States

Fifteen percent of respondents said they were switching their vote from Obama in 2008 to Romney in 2012. The top reasons cited for this change was the Affordable Care Act and the failure to address tort reform.

veritaseequitas October 3, 2012 at 8:50 am

It’s a gooder!!

creeper October 3, 2012 at 9:40 am

Not only is she a doctor, she is also a former nun, army major and licensed attorney. Fascinating lady.

FLDemFem October 3, 2012 at 9:51 am

It is nice to see that the standards for candidacy have risen since Obama ran for the Ill. State Senate.

Julie Brueckheimer October 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

Romney ought to ask permission to use that as an ad.

Girly1 October 3, 2012 at 10:54 am

Sorry to be O/T, but this is a bombshell:

Susan Crown of Chicago, influential Obama ’08 supporter, campaigns for ROMNEY! Cites Obamas stance on Israel, war on women….
This can’t be good news for Obama!

Girly1 October 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

…Susan Crown describes Romney as follows:

~~“I have been blessed in my life to work with some of the most capable mentors and leaders. And I think I can spot them at this point. He is extraordinary. He is smart. Capable. Focused. Driven. Principled. Humane. Clear. He’s a gentleman. And to have a person of his quality? We ought to jump on this opportunity to get someone of his quality elected.”~~


Susan October 3, 2012 at 11:03 am

Thank you, Keith. Humor is always the best medicine. “So what the blank could possibly go wrong?” If Obama is reelected we’re going to see how wrong things can really get in the healthcare arena.

The new Medicare rule of heavy fines for hospital readmission within 30 days will be the death warrant for many elderly who already have to deal with getting pushed out of the hospital too soon. My elderly MIL is very healthy for her age, but when she gets sick she gets sick fast. We will go into debt to pay her health care expenses before we allow her to be effectively euthanized by the state.

Lizzy October 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Having recently been in the hospital the changes are shocking and potentially
dangerous. Keep your Dr sure if you want to be lucky enough to see him in
th office but the hospital I went to they use ‘hospital Dr’s’. These are not your
family Dr mine had a degree from a tropical island and not once did I get a
straight answer out of her. I cringe to think what other little time bombs are in
the Obamacare nightmare. The whole thing puts your life in the hands of the government not a Dr. I felt very scared in the hospital more a prisoner than a
patient. I was going for a new knee but not now.