Obama: No Pacemaker For You!
Via Megan McArdle, I see that President Obama told a woman whose now-105-year-old mother got a pacemaker five years ago that, under Obamacare, we might just give old ladies a pill:
Megan observes, “I don’t know that this is going to hurt the image of healthcare reform. But it probably isn’t going to help.” That was my reaction, too, until I realized that the exchange took place in the ABC News town hall special on June 25 and this was the first I’d heard of it.
Of course, the fact that Michael Jackson died the same day might have something to do with that.