Sylvia Burwell, a loyal Obama apparatchik who was appointed as Secretary of Health and “Human” Services in June 2014, has her priorities perfectly straight. On November 11, she reiterated that one of her goals is give Obamacare to illegal immigrants. Supposedly, we need to take this step “as a nation.” On the other hand, she is less than concerned over the plight of American citizens in rural areas where local hospitals, their main source of care, are being driven to extinction by the demands of Obamacare. Rural residents in many areas now have to drive long distances to find care, and the time lost sometimes translates to permanent injury or even death. This storm has already swept through Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Colorado, but never fear! Burwell assures us that HHS will “work to incorporate feedback” from rural hospitals on how it’s going, adding smugly: “Transition takes time.” That seems to be her way of being “particularly acutely focused” on the challenges facing rural hospitals.
Nice thought. But reality always finds a way to intrude.
To quote Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen: “I don’t want to be in a Kentucky where a farmer has to bleed out in a field because he doesn’t have access to a rural hospital, or a woman with a troubled pregnancy can’t get the help she needs to deliver a healthy baby.”
Adds Janis Orlowski, chief medical officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges. ‘There’s a “golden hour” after heart attacks, trauma and stroke in which treatment is needed to prevent loss of heart muscle and brain tissue.’ In other words: too long a ride to a hospital, and you risk permanent damage or death.
Makes perfect sense. Medical care for illegals (i.e. potential Democrat voters) but not for rural Americans.
Seems like Burwell is the perfect replacement for what’s-her-face.
What next? Obamacare for drug cartel members and for ISIS, in the hope that they will be grateful and start making nice?