Michelle Obama said women are being “crushed by the current structure of our health care” because they often are responsible for taking care of family illnesses, arranging checkups and monitoring follow-up care.
“Women are the ones to do it,” she said to an audience of 140 people, including representatives from groups such as the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the National Council of Negro Women. “Mothers are the ones that do it. And many women find themselves doing the same thing for their spouses.”
Well, heck, yeah.
When you are a parent you schedule your children’s check-ups, and you get them there; you talk to the doctor during and after the check-up. When they are sick you have to take the kids to the doctor, you make sure they’re taking the medicines, you take care of them until they are well. And when your spouse is sick, you do the same thing.
It doesn’t stop when the kids are adults, either. If your adult child is ill, you better make sure to check they are taken care of; you get there and do it if necessary. When your adult children or your spouse need to go to a physician for a second opinion, you better be there and listen and ask questions. I even know former spouses of either gender who help their exes.
It has nothing at all with gender. Men take care of their sick children and their sick wives every day. It’s called commitment, Michelle. It’s done out of love.
And it is a r-e-s-p-o-n-s-i-b-i-l-i-t-y that you have taken on voluntarily.
As to her statement, “It is holding women and families back,” the answer is No. It is part of being human. It fulfills you as a human being.
What is she proposing, that the nanny state take over your duties as a responsible parent? As a spouse?
And, by the way, Gateway Pundit points out,
Michelle forgot to mention that women actually have a better survival rate under our current system.
You’d think that might be worth mentioning?
The breast cancer survival rate is much greater here in the United States than in countries with socialized medicine.
In fact, women with breast cancer have a 14 percent higher survival rate in the United States than in Europe. Breast cancer mortality is 52 percent higher in Germany than in the United States, and 88 percent higher in the United Kingdom. Breast cancer mortality is also 9 percent higher in Canada than in the US. Less than 25 percent of U.S. women die from breast cancer. In Britain, it’s 46 percent; France, 35 percent; Germany, 31 percent; Canada, 28 percent; Australia, 28 percent, and New Zealand, 46 percent.
This healthcare propaganda amounts to more cowbell:
the Obama administration’s efforts to promote the Democrats’ health care plan (whatever it is). Personal appeals by the President are the “cowbell.”
The cowbells will be ringing louder for a long time.
(And, as Don Surber put it, “With her husband is doing 5 Sunday TV shows and Letterman, Michelle Obama prepares to campaign for Obamacare on “What Not To Wear” on TLC.” Thank you Larwyn.)