Who Has Absolute Health Care Moral Authority?

By Michelle Malkin

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Who Has Absolute Health Care Moral Authority?
Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

USA –   -(Ammoland.com)- Here is what happens if you try to tell health care stories that defy big government orthodoxy:

When GOP Congressman Rodney Davis of Illinois tried to recount how his wife, a nurse and colon cancer survivor, struggled in the nationalized Canadian health care system, liberal protesters responded by uttering “Ugh!” and catcalling him.

When GOP Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey attempted to tell a rowdy town hall audience about health policy insights he gained caring for his special needs daughter, Gracie, who passed away at age 11, he was booed. And jeered. Rude pigs yelled “Shame!” at the insurance executive turned public servant as he talked about his daughter's legacy.

When GOP Rep. David Kustoff of Tennessee wrapped up a meeting with agricultural educators in his district this week, a woman stalked him and an aide — reportedly, nearly driving them off a road. According to the sheriff's department, the stalker approached Rep. Kustoff's car, “screaming, “striking the windows,” “cursing” and blocking the vehicle, according to police.

After GOP Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona voted for the House Obamacare repeal plan, an unhinged Tucson public school employee left voice messages on her congressional office phone line threatening to “wring” her neck and “pull the trigger” to shoot her between the eyes.

Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald Death Wish
Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald Wishing Death on GOP voters.

When I countered late-night joker Jimmy Kimmel's Obamacare-cheerleading monologue tied to his newborn child's chronic illness with my own experience as a mother of a chronically ill child, left-wing readers called me an “insensitive b—-” “mean-spirited” and “twisted.” One reading comprehension-challenged letter writer, Diane Goldwater, wrote:

“Perhaps one day one of your children will suffer from a life-threatening disease… what goes around comes around we will see how you feel when it happens to someone you love.”

Along similar bloodthirsty lines, in response to all Republicans who supported the House health insurance package, Newsweek writer Kurt Eichenwald seethed on Twitter that he wanted his political enemies and their loved ones to be “tortured:”

“I hope every GOPr who voted 4 Trumpcare sees a family member get long term condition, lose insurance & die.”

As ever, absolute moral authority only belongs to those who preach civility and compassion for others — while ramming their own policy preferences and values down our throats.

Millions of us who wanted our individual market health insurance plans left alone were branded selfish or liars for the past eight years. Our stories were stifled; our cancellation notices derided; our accounts of skyrocketing health insurance costs and diminished access to doctors mocked.

The partisan Beltway press shot down true stories of government-engineered pain and suffering, while hyping countless tall tales spun by the Obamacare Fable Factory.

Remember when Organizing for Action (previously Obama for America) peddled the “success story” of Chad Henderson, a supposedly random millenial who miraculously enrolled in Obamacare while everyone else in America experienced major tech meltdowns and sticker shock? Chad was an OFA volunteer who had actually never enrolled in Obamaare — and then claimed he was just “joking” when he got caught lying.

Or how about Otto Raddatz, the Illinois cancer patient promoted by President Obama who supposedly died after he was dropped from his plan when his insurer discovered an unreported gallstone the patient hadn't known about. The truth? He got the treatment he needed in 2005 and lived for nearly four more years.

The Mother of All Pre-Existing Condition Cons, of course, involved President Obama's own mom, Stanley Ann Dunham. He invoked Dunham's alleged deathbed fight with her insurer repeatedly in his quest for top-down health insurance mandates:

“For my mother to die of cancer at the age of 53 and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they're saying that this may be a pre-existing condition and they don't have to pay her treatment, there's something fundamentally wrong about that.”

But Dunham's health insurer had in fact reimbursed her medical expenses with no objections. The actual coverage dispute centered on a separate disability insurance policy.

To left-wing liars and control freaks go the government spoils and political immunity shields.

To the rest of us who dare to tell our counternarratives? Ad hominem attacks, road rage, death threats — and complete apathy from the selective news suppressers of the Fourth Estate.

About: Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates” on CRTV.com. As well as the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild“. Her e-mail address is [email protected]

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    They deleted both of my posts. I said nothing that would bring about controversy or slander, except for obumer, and many do that. No First Ammendment rights on this site. Besides it is turning into an advertisement board. They cater to just a few posters who can say anything they like. Everyone should watch how much information you give out here. It may be worse than FB.
    Probably owned by the NRA.

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    Why is my comment awaiting moderation. What I said is truthful. Am I being sensored? Freedom of speach?

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    Hey, if you are dead from the lack of health care then guns mean nothing. You can’t take them with you. Seriously, if the clintons and obumer would have kept the government out of the healthcare business we all would be better off. The healthcare was guided by competiton and statistics on costs but when the government stuck it’s nose into it prices began to rise. We know government can’t even manage themselves let alone a business. Now we are in a real mess, as designed by obumer, because the government is involved and all the freebees attached to healthcare… Read more »

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    A person could be denied coverage after shooting them selves accidentally. The insurer could claim that owning the gun was a preexisting condition. And therefore refuse to pay. Sounds bazar but in this day and age quite plausible.

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    That’s one of the concerns that has been brought up before and is one of the reason nobody with a lick of sense believes firearm ownership should have anything to do with your medical record. Should insurance companies be able to charge you more because you drive a car? How about bike to work/school? Walk more than 1 mile outdoors every day? Walk out your door? That’s the reductionist logic of the situation: at what point do we draw the line?

    This far, no further!
    Sic Semper Stupidius

    Chris Mallory
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    Chris Mallory

    What does this have to do with shooting sports?

    Jim S
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    Im with Chris. We dont need to be dragged into the hell of the healthcare debate. Healthcare and firearms share a common problem, that of uninformed people screaming at the top of their lungs things that are patently untrue.
    So lets keep our screaming focused on firearm ownership.