Limbaugh: He’s what’s wrong with health care

Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite and a poster child for what’s wrong with the American health care system.

First, why he’s a hypocrite. As a conservative radio talk show host, he constantly spouts (no doubt with saliva flowing all over his fat chin) that Americans need to be responsible for their own actions. Government and the public’s money should not pay for your problems. I agree with him on that point. We are all responsible for the decisions we make. He’s a hypocrite because he doesn’t want a health plan that works for all Americans, but he wants one that helps him when he weighs 300 pounds and can’t get out of his own chair. Sure, he’s lost 90 pounds in six months and is down to 210, but he’s lost weight before and he’s zoomed past 300 before, too.

Second, why he’s the poster child for what’s wrong with the American health care system. The two biggest problems are our country’s obesity (look up Limbaugh for starters) and our overdependence on prescription drugs. Limbaugh was arrested for prescription drug fraud three years ago.

From CBS News: “Prosecutors’ three-year investigation of Limbaugh began after he publicly acknowledged being addicted to pain medication and entered a rehabilitation program. They accused Limbaugh of “doctor shopping,” or illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions, after learning that he received about 2,000 painkillers, prescribed by four doctors in six months, at a pharmacy near his Palm Beach mansion.”

If we as a country didn’t use so many prescription drugs and didn’t weight so much, the pharmaceutical industry wouldn’t be making such a killing and the fraudulent weight-loss industry would be shut down. Doctors could concentrate more in preventative measures for a healthy society instead of prescribing drugs and weight-loss clinics for a country that too often follows the footsteps of Mr. Limbaugh.

Take responsibility for your own actions. You, too, Mr. Limbaugh. Stop telling Americans what to do when you can’t even live a healthy lifestyle. Your way of life is what’s wrong with our health care system. It’s not the doctors or the insurance companies. It’s people like you and the pharmaceutical companies.

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