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    Prominent Feminist Professor Camille Paglia Attacks Obamacare

    08/12/2009

    In “Obama’s Healthcare Horror”, published today on Salon, Feminist professor and author Camille Paglia criticizes the healthcare reforms being advocated by Obama and most Congressmen.

     

    On keeping your own insurance and doctor:

    You can keep your doctor; you can keep your insurance, if you're happy with it, Obama keeps assuring us in soothing, lullaby tones. Oh, really? And what if my doctor is not the one appointed by the new government medical boards for ruling on my access to tests and specialists? And what if my insurance company goes belly up because of undercutting by its government-bankrolled competitor? Face it: Virtually all nationalized health systems, neither nourished nor updated by profit-driven private investment, eventually lead to rationing.

    And there’s this gem:

    How is it possible that Democrats, through their own clumsiness and arrogance, have sabotaged healthcare reform yet again? Blaming obstructionist Republicans is nonsensical because Democrats control all three branches of government. It isn't conservative rumors or lies that are stopping healthcare legislation; it's the justifiable alarm of an electorate that has been cut out of the loop and is watching its representatives construct a tangled labyrinth for others but not for themselves. No, the airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan -- it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves.

    We'll have more information on those wolves in the form of Obamacare Reality Check blog posts soon.