This past week, Vice President Joe Biden spent several days with his son in Houston at one of the best cancer treatment hospitals in the world. He was there with his son who recently experienced some medical issues. After seeing his own doctors, they decided to seek out the best care possible at the Houston facility.
Several years ago Beau Biden had a minor stroke and they clearly were all concerned about his health. Beau Biden is a public official himself, serving as Attorney General of the State of Delaware. I can understand and respect the fact that they wanted the best possible care. Years ago, Vice President Biden lost his first wife and a daughter. Beau Biden is a husband and father of two.
As Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden has unlimited access to financial resources and medical professionals. Doctors around the world would be waiting in line for the opportunity to treat the Vice President’s son. Treating Beau Biden would bring positive press and prestige.
The Vice President and his son have every right to use every means possible to obtain the best possible care to treat his condition. They have every right to travel across the United States to visit the best hospital and be seen by the best medical professionals. They have every right to chose what care they are getting. Every American should have that same right.
Under ObamaCare, many Americas will be giving up some of that same choice the Vice President and his son have. They will be forced to pay for a health care plan that limits their choice or they will be forced to pay a tax to the Government for not having a required health care plan. ObamaCare is forcing employers to provide health care to its employees or face penalties. Businesses and workers should have a choice. If workers, want their employer to provide health care, they can get a job that provides it. If a employer wants to provide health care for its employees they should have the choice to decide how to do that.
One of the founding principals of the United States is choice and personal freedom. ObamaCare takes away some of these choices. I know the Vice President and his son are happy they had the choice to get the best possible treatment without restriction. It was a choice in their total control. All Americans should have the same choice to get the medical care they desire.