“I just lost my grandmother last year. I know what it’s like to watch somebody you love, who’s aging, deteriorate and have to struggle with that,” an impassioned Obama told a crowd as he spoke of Madelyn Payne Dunham. He took issue with “the notion that somehow I ran for public office or members of Congress are in this so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma.”
See, the problem we have with you, Mr. Obama, is you and yours are exempt from the crappy Health Care system you want to force on us. We have no doubt your family will not be unplugged. The thing is, we are worried about our grandmothers. Not all of us have the means to pay out of pocket for the life and comfort of our loved ones like you.
But in the April interview in New York Times Magazine, Obama also admitted that his own grandmother would have gotten the procedure either way.
“I would have paid out-of-pocket for that hip replacement just because she’s my grandmother,” he said.
The president told the magazine that the chronically ill and elderly represent 80 percent of American healthcare costs, and said, “(T)here is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place.”
“And that’s part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance,” he added.
And we really don’t care who put it in a bill. Can’t you understand that? Neither you nor Congress have a dog in this fight, as Bill Clinton used to say. Until you are passing a Health Care reform bill that you will have to live with, keep your power grabbing hands off of our Health Care and away from my Grandma.