If someone close to you has died from cancer or if you have been diagnosed, you know all too well that curing cancer is important. Cancer changes lives in ways that can never be repaired. Keeping this in mind, were you amused or offended by the newest grab from our lame duck president for more space in the history books?
My father died last Wednesday. He was a World War II veteran and a good man with an infallible moral compass. He had been sick for a long time. For those of you who have not had the experience of watching a loved one leave this world despite the best efforts of medical science, know that dying can be difficult.
It started even before the first Obamacare health exchange took our money. An irresistible opportunity beckoned to turn inclusion into a dirty word. Despite all their promises, could Democrats find a way to give health care benefits to the one group they told us we would not have to pay for?
Most of us hope to hold on to some measure of security and dignity if life ever bottoms out. What dignity means all depends on your situation. It is better to live in a hovel than the gutter and better to stand in line at a clinic that accepts Medicaid patients than die from pneumonia in the middle of winter.
It’s no big secret that President Obama drinks. The White House even brews its own beer. The nuclear football probably has a breathalyzer or something like it, just in case. If he had been president in the 1920s it would have been a big issue because drinking alcohol was illegal.
How do you sell a conservative on Obama health care? Take away his job, cancel his group health plan, and send him to a high-risk pool for what seemed like a harmless, pre-existing condition. There you have it. A new Obamacare acolyte.
I don’t want to hear about the newest House vote to quash Obamacare. I don’t care how many times the health care law has been symbolically repealed. Despite a Pledge to America and lots of speeches and press releases about the GOP’s plans to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, so far the biggest threat has not come from Republicans.