Matt Drudge linking to a story about Obama's personal doctor criticizing his healthcare plan, which is funny and fits perfectly into the right-wing anti-Obama narrative of the terrors of "socialized medicine." Except Obama's doctor actually wants socialized medicine. Whatever.
"Obama's Doctor Knocks ObamaCare..." is the top-left headline on Drudge, which goes to a Forbes' interview with Dr. David Scheiner, Obama's former primary care physician. Schneier says he's worried that Obama and his team are out of touch when it comes to the realities of health care: "I'm not sure he really understands what we face in primary care," he says. "Obama's wonderful, but on this one I'm not sure if he's getting the right input."
Score! Another scale has fallen from the eyes of The Anointed One's followers. Soon Drudge will unmask this socialist charlatan for the radical that he is. His own doctor is shocked at the Stalinist bureaucracy this fraud is trying to impose on the greatest health care system in the world. So what sort of freedom-loving, market-based solution does Dr. Schneier, who obviously knows what he's talking about, want to see?
Scheiner thinks that a good health reform would be "Medicare for all," a single-payer system where the government would cover everyone and pay for it by cutting out waste in the system. "A neurosurgeon gets paid $20,000 for cutting into the neck of my patient. Have him get paid $1 million a year instead of $2 million or $3 million. He won't starve," Scheiner says.
After first quoting approvingly, the National Review's Mark Hemingway actually updated his post on Schneier. He had initially quoted the first three paragraphs and concluded "Ouch." But then he read all the way to the sixth paragraph and discovered Schneier spouting Maoist propaganda. Like we said, whatever. The headline's out there. Take it away, Hannity.