McCain’s tired line against health care

When in his life was he not covered by government health care.  While as a POW – although you could make the case he was covered by government health care, but it was very antagonistic.

He was son of a military man, then a military man until he retired in April 1981.  After that he was elected to Congress in 1982, so he would have joined Congress in January 1983.  So his years as a POW (about five and a half years), and maybe 21 months in the early 80s is the extent of his life where he didn’t have US government run health insurance (or about 10% of his 72 years of life).

Now the line that pisses me off, is that he talks about how he doesn’t want government to get in between you and your doctor on your health issues.  This is where he is so, so out of touch with the majority of Americans.  See if he had private insurance at any time in the last 25 years, he would have learned that the relationship between patient and doctor has a 800 pound gorilla in the room, the insurance company.

So John McCain should get off his idealogical high horse that approaches health care from a point that government can’t do anything better – ask a senior just waiting to qualify for Medicare – than private insurance and face reality that Americans, that don’t have congressional health care, have to work around the private insurance rules.



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