Keep the government’s push for health care reform in perspective

Obamanation wants complete control over your relationship with your doctor, but they’ve utterly failed in managing the H1N1 virus outbreak.

Vaccines are very limited; schools are being closed all over the state. The nation’s vaccine rollout has failed to effectively protect against the pandemic.

Is that what you have in mind for your health care future?


  1. J. Strupp says:

    Actually, the vaccine is manufactured by private enterprises like Novartis and Glaxo (among many others). They are coming up short on promised vaccine doses by about 25% which is actually pretty terrible.

    So I guess you could consider this a “failure” of the private sector who promised 30-40 million doses of vaccine in less than 6 months and came up short (failure might be a bit too harsh).

    The distibutor can only distribute what’s supplied to them.

  2. “Obamanation wants complete control over your relationship with your doctor, but they’ve utterly failed in managing the H1N1 virus outbreak.”

    You can’t go wrong with shorter, consise statements like…

    “Obamanation wants complete control(period).”

  3. Your defense of the administration is predictable J. Strupp. Just a few weeks ago the White House was saying they had it all under control, but now it’s not under control. If they made a big deal out of the glory, they get the failure, too. It’s so like this administration to try to push failure to another. I guess you are just a good soldier for Obama.

  4. I don’t know what the administration was saying a couple weeks ago. I’ll take your word for it. If the administration didn’t know that the manufacturers were going to come up well short of their projections, then that’s on them.

    What I am saying is that the government can’t pull vaccine out of thin air. If you want to blame the government for misrepresenting the availability of vaccine supplies, then I would agree. If you want to blame the government directly for lack of available vaccine in an attempt to prove government inefficiency, then I would say your blame is misguided.

  5. Ok. Then we can agree. The previous picture that was painted was not, apparently, an accurate one. And no, they can’t pull it out of thin air.

    But they can at least try to be honest. I haven’t sensed much in the way of honesty.

  6. The question I have is why wouldn’t the administration want be proactive and inform the public about these production problems? It seems to me that saying so would make more sense, politically, than saying everything is fine and dandy and then causing an uproar when they aren’t.

    I would think that they would want to get this thing right considering that any vaccine distribution problems would, no doubt, be used as ammo in the health care debate.

  7. Ammo – exactly.

    It does look like there is a lot of H1N1 out there right now. I’d almost decided to get myself and the youngest vaccinated, but now it looks like my decision doesn’t mean much. I wonder if it will peak early in the season? I’d like to think it won’t be around forever.

  8. J. Strupp says:

    My wife gets a manditory vaccination for work and I’m taking my 3 and 1 year old next week (if it’s available) to get the H1N1 vaccine. I’m going to get both flu shots too for the first time too. My niece was diagnosed with H1N1 last month and it was really nasty. Not that I worry about the flu taking me out or anything……I just don’t feel like sitting on the couch for a week feeling like total garbage because I didn’t want to drive the 2 miles over to the health department.

  9. I got my kids vaccinated at the pediatrician’s office, Monday. It’s not impossible.

    You and I are another matter. Nothing for our age group this round.