The Legal Examiner Mark The Legal Examiner Mark The Legal Examiner Mark search twitter facebook feed linkedin instagram google-plus avvo phone envelope checkmark mail-reply spinner error close
Skip to main content

“Based on what happened to me here,” Rush Limbaugh told reporters about his hospital visit, “I don’t think there is one thing wrong with the American healthcare system. It is working just fine.”

Interesting quote. But let’s look at what it may tell us or at least what we can guess about his situation.

– I would bet that he saw a lot of defensive medicine. See, he’s a overweight late middle-aged guy and all of the world could guess what chest pain might mean. So, he was probably rushed to the front of the line and went through the whole heart attack regiment. That isn’t anything but care that makes sense. But, it will be extensive and from the way it sounds, not necessary tests. That’s what doctors do. Not because they are bad doctors, or even because they are concerned about being sued. They do a bunch of tests to figure out what’s going on. We see people all the time who wish they had done more tests for their loved ones.

– I would guess he has very good coverage. Maybe he doesn’t carry it and is paying out of book profits, but unlike the many people who have no coverage and have to pay for everything at the total price, he’s probably not in that group.

– I assume he went to a very good medical facility. It’s possible that they took him to a free clinic or a shabby back alley butcher, but I doubt it. He’s happy with his care, a lot like those who have good coverage are when they have a problem.

– Does our system work well? Sounds like it does for him. What does it tell us about overall healthcare? Seems to me it, suggests that getting care like this for more Americans might not be that bad a thing.

4 Comments

  1. Gravatar for Steve Lombardi

    This is really pretty funny; although to you and I it's not funny. The lawyers are being used with calls of defensive medicine. We get blamed for just about everything. Have you heard the one about the guy who got a common cold just from visiting his lawyer?

  2. Gravatar for Mike Bryant

    No I hadn't, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. It is important that people understand what the real issue is here and also what so called "defensive medicine" is.

  3. Gravatar for David Tainsh

    I honestly, like the rest of the civilised world, do not understand the American system or the hypocrisy or the bible bashing right with their hatred of what you call 'socialised' medicine and what we call either a 'right' or just the NHS.

    I do not understand grade A morons like Sarah Palin to constantly declare their love of the bible and hatred of universal health care. In the bible there is a passage about the good samaritan. God wants universal health care.

    Rish, Sena Hannity, Glen Beck and Ann Coulter are only ever shown on TV in the UK when we wish to laugh at their pathetic views.

    Political leaders know that you have to swear your love for the NHS or forget about ever being elected.

    A conservative named Daniel Hannan is anti NHS and his videos are now everywhere. The conservative leader, David Cameron, today had to reassure voters that the NHS is safe in their hands.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8438965.stm

    I think it is about time America joined the civilised nations of this world and stopped going to war for oil and started helping those in need.

Comments are closed.

Of Interest