Sarah Palin has been vindicated

Remember the whole controversy about Sarah Palin and her quip about “death panels” that had the left all pouncing on her and calling her stupid?

She has just been vindicated. Here’s a telling commentary from the WSJ:

You would think it would be simple to find a health-exchange plan that allows me, living in San Diego, to continue to see my primary oncologist at Stanford University and my primary care doctors at the University of California, San Diego. Not so. UCSD has agreed to accept only one Covered California plan—a very restrictive Anthem EPO Plan. EPO stands for exclusive provider organization, which means the plan has a small network of doctors and facilities and no out-of-network coverage (as in a preferred-provider organization plan) except for emergencies. Stanford accepts an Anthem PPO plan but it is not available for purchase in San Diego (only Anthem HMO and EPO plans are available in San Diego).

So if I go with a health-exchange plan, I must choose between Stanford and UCSD. Stanford has kept me alive—but UCSD has provided emergency and local treatment support during wretched periods of this disease, and it is where my primary-care doctors are.

Before the Affordable Care Act, health-insurance policies could not be sold across state lines; now policies sold on the Affordable Care Act exchanges may not be offered across county lines.

What happened to the president’s promise, “You can keep your health plan”? Or to the promise that “You can keep your doctor”? Thanks to the law, I have been forced to give up a world-class health plan. The exchange would force me to give up a world-class physician.

For a cancer patient, medical coverage is a matter of life and death. Take away people’s ability to control their medical-coverage choices and they may die. I guess that’s a highly effective way to control medical costs. Perhaps that’s the point.

via A Stage-4 Gallblader Cancer Survivor Says: I Am One of ObamaCare’s Losers – WSJ.com.

You cannot say the people were not warned. I spent a good deal of time on my last blog and on this one here; arguing the fact that Obamacare was going to be a utter disaster and you know what? I and every other Conservative blogger were right about it and now; you can see it here, up close and in color.

I hope the Democrats enjoy the crap sandwich that they have made. Because it is going to be a long time before they ever recover for this little overreach.

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4 thoughts on “Sarah Palin has been vindicated

  1. This anecdote does not vindicate the “death panels” correct statement by Sarah Palin. Vindication was already done by anyone who read the ACA law and saw what the IPAB was empowered to do. Anyone (and I incriminate the mass left wing media) who said there were not death panels three years ago, and today, were ignorant of the law or were lying.

      • As this article uses as its premise the death panel statement by Sarah Palin, assaulted by the media, the anecdote presented in your article did not speak to the death panels, the IPAB. That is what my comment referred to. You seem to have missed that point. The lying about keeping your doctor and insurance is separate, came later, and was not what the media assaulted either as an intentional Obama cover lie or by their ignorance.
        It is pretty nasty and incorrect of you to insult my fundamental reading.
        On the other hand, critical reading and understanding is, unfortunately today, a more advanced skill. I hope you will someday be able to acquire it.

  2. I voted for the McCain/Palin team in 2008. I won’t vote for either again. Obamacare did not have to be. Obama usurped the Presidency. Neither Obama or McCain are Natural-Born Citizens. Palin and McCain bit their tongues on this usurpation because they were in on it.

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