Skip to main content

View Diary: Open thread for night owls: Reflections on the 5th anniversary of the assassination of George Tiller (73 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Ah, the Ron Paul fan thinking... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Jeff Y, JML9999, kfunk937

    because Rand Paul did perform eye surgery for free for four uninsured patients, then problem solved, we don't need any government healthcare at all!

    Paul, a Republican from Kentucky who is believed to also have his eye on the White House, performed pro-bono cataract surgeries on Tuesday for four patients who do not have insurance at an eye-surgery clinic in Paducah, Ky., during Congress’  current spring recess.

    It’s “an amazing thing to see someone sit up and be able to see better,” Paul, an opthalmologist, told CNN. The pro bono work helps the senator keep his surgical skills sharp so he can eventually return to the medical field, he said.

    The procedure, Paul said, can normally range from $5,000 to $8,000.

    ....

    Since Senate ethics rules prohibit Paul from practicing medicine for profit while he’s in Congress, Paul has performed several pro-bono surgeries over the past few years.

    Great.  Now what about all the other people who need some kind of medical care?  Mr. Paul, where are all the doctors stepping up to do hours and hours of surgery for no cost at all?  And please explain how that system would be sustainable.

    But no, according to my Ron Paul friend, it all boils down to a pithy:

    But without government, who would give people free healthcare?!

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site