Category Archive 'Frank Lautenberg'

21 Feb 2010

Nobody Wants Obamacare Restrictions For Themselves

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Marc Schenker observes that New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, when stricken himself, did not actually follow the policies his vote in favor of Obamacare would impose on you.

After falling in his home—which was later confirmed was due to blood loss from an ulcer, which in turn led to a diagnosis of stomach cancer—he retained consciousness and so was able to call an ambulance. Here’s where his hypocrisy will enter into the fray in the most blatant way possible.

The directions he gave to the ambulance—to take him to Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Medical Center—failed to accurately reflect or fairly correspond to his vote for the deficit-raising disaster known as Obamacare that he voted for on December 24, 2009, in the Senate. You see, according to a Fox News senior judicial analyst—oh, no one credible…just judge Andrew Napolitano!—such a directive would’ve been expressly disallowed under Obamacare, were it to pass. The reason for said disallowance is the provision in the Obamacare bill that doesn’t let directions for ambulances stray outside their “local catchment area.” Such an area is defined, basically, as an area from which an individual service attracts visitors or customers. Ergo, an ambulance called by Lautenberg from Cliffside Park, New Jersey, would attract “customers” from the same region, so driving all the way to Manhattan would be a big no-no! What we have here is a clear-cut case of the Democrats shamelessly engaging in what they do best: Do as I say, not as I do!!!

Lautenberg voted for a disastrous bill that would’ve denied the right for every American to choose a hospital of their liking in just such a situation, yet he saw no problem with picking a hospital he perceived to be better than local ones in New Jersey.

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