RUSH: Saginaw, Michigan. Jack, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Well, thanks, Rush. I’m a registered nurse here, and I’m highly entertained by your show all the time, but I have to admit I’m kind of a weenie liberal.
RUSH: Well, that’s a hell of an admission. Why weenie?
CALLER: Oh, because way back — and I don’t even know why it developed, I can’t even come up with any good intellectual argument for it, it’s just the way I am.
RUSH: Yeah, it’s like I read a story the other day that a lot of women in the country, they’re just feeling, and they’re not —
RUSH: They don’t even know what they’re feeling, they’re just feeling, and deal with it. So I guess that’s you.
CALLER: It’s just gut.
CALLER: But, hey, I just have one thing I would encourage you to do, is not encourage folks to come into the doctor’s office looking for these new wonderful benefits that we’re going to get from our new health care plans.
CALLER: Well, only because we are, as nursing professionals I can tell you — I’m sure doctors will tell you the same thing — we’re already overwhelmed with trying to take care of as many people as we need to. And for somebody to come in as an instigator, not that all of your listeners would, but maybe some of them would, but for somebody to come in as an instigator to find out when they’re going to get these benefits, it just puts a heavier burden on us.
RUSH: Gee, I feel bad for you.
CALLER: (laughing) No, I don’t need anybody to feel bad for me. My wife’s a nurse, I’m a nurse, and no one should feel bad —
RUSH: You know what? Your burden’s going to increase no matter what I do. I have nothing to do with it.
CALLER: And that’s true —
RUSH: Do you know how many people out there think it’s free now? They are showing up on their own. I didn’t urge that to happen, that did happen, I just told the story and said, ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if it kept happening all week?’
CALLER: Well, yesterday when I heard it, that’s what I mean, and I’m sure that there are plenty of instigators out there that might do it, and I would discourage listeners from falling prey to that. That’s all.
RUSH: So you don’t want me to say something like, ‘Attention everybody in Port St. Lucie, there is now free medical care and McNuggets at the local hospital?’
CALLER: Amen. Amen. Hey, you know what would be fun?
CALLER: If you could get somebody like Professor Dyson on with you, and you could kind of take turns if you could keep it civil, and I’m sure you could, and you would make a comment, and he could give you his read from a liberal perspective. He would make a comment, you could give —
RUSH: Here’s the problem with that.
CALLER: Not necessarily that it’s legitimate one way or another.
RUSH: Well, I understand where you’re coming from. People say, ‘Why don’t you talk to more liberals?’ Well, here’s the thing. I am more honest than they are about who they are and what they think. I don’t need a liberal to come give me his point of view. I know it better than he does, and I’ll be more honest than any liberal on this show about what he or she thinks. Also, it would be pointless, it would be giving up valuable broadcast time and a forum much larger than any forum these people can get, such as MSNBC or what have you. If I put on a bad show, I lose my audience. My audience doesn’t want to hear from this guy. My audience wants to hear what I think of this guy because I’m going to be more honest about who he is than he will be.
RUSH: Say, have you ever wanted an MRI just to say you had one so people think you’re a jock? Go get one! Show up at a doctor’s office or a hospital and tell ’em you want an MRI. If you think you need a colonoscopy, just show up! Ask ’em. Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass the bill to find out what’s in it. Well, let’s find out what’s in it. We had this guy call from Saginaw, Michigan, asking me not to flood the emergency rooms because they’re already overburdened with people. Well, Obama and everybody is saying that this is great and preexisting coverage for kids. So if your kid has some kind of a disease and up to now you haven’t been able to get coverage, call an insurance company and say you want him covered. Free, obviously. It’s not gonna cost you anything. I mean, we may as well do this, folks. Like I told you the story here at the top of the show: A woman I know went in to get a mammogram yesterday.
Was this a doctor’s office or…? (interruption) A breast center? Right. (interruption) Biopsy, mammogram, surgeon. A breast center. Well, that’s a new one on me. I didn’t know there were ‘breast centers’ in this country. Okay, a friend of mine went to the breast center. No enlargements, no cosmetics there. Well, you know, those get taxed now. Tanning salon people, there’s a tax now on that. In fact, Snerdley is going to call his insurance company and ask where his refund check is because premiums are going down $2,500. I think you all ought to call your insurance company say, ‘Where’s the check?’ or ‘When’s it coming? Where do I get my $2,500 reduction on premium?’ And the insurance people are going to say, ‘What are you talking about?’ ‘Well, Obama said throughout the campaign and just this past month or so that insurance premiums are coming down $2,500, and I want to know when I’m getting my check.’
Just call ’em up, folks. Anyway, my friends, in the breast center getting a mammogram, and the woman comes in (don’t know what she needed done, but she walked in) and she literally said, ‘Okay, I’m here to have my procedure done here,’ and the nurse or the administrative person said, ‘Well, you’re not covered. This treatment isn’t covered,’ and the woman said, ‘What? Didn’t you know that it passed yesterday?’ ‘Yeah, but you’re still not covered.’ ‘Well, when will it be?’ ‘Well, I don’t know,’ said the administrator. Well, Pelosi said that we have to pass the bill to find what’s in it. So show up, folks! Just for the fun of it just show up. Make up an illness, make up a disease. Say you want a colonoscopy and of course you now expect that it’s not going to cost you anything and see what happens. Just find out what’s in the bill. Same thing with an MRI, whatever medical treatment you’ve always really wanted so you could brag about saying you had it. Even if you just need a couple of stitches for the wound of your choice go in and say, ‘I need this done and I’m sure it’s covered now, right?’ (interruption) Well, now, I don’t want to segregate the types of people who should call. (laughing) Folks, do it now. Do it now, because it won’t be long before the government is going to be controlling you. John Dingell again with Paul W. Smith, WJR Detroit yesterday.
DINGELL: Paul W., we’re not ready to be doing it, but let me remind you, this has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.
RUSH: ‘To control the people.’ That means when you want your MRI, you may not be able to get it. What does ‘control the people’ mean? ‘Control the people’ means controlling you and deciding what you get, what you don’t get, where you’re gonna get it, and where you’re not going to get it as it relates to health care. That’s the longest-serving Democrat in the House of Representatives, John Dingell. ‘It’s gonna take a long time, Paul W. I mean we’ve been working on this a long time, it’s a big legislative deal here, take a long time to put it all together, control the people.’ Now he’s saying today he was tired. He’s trying to walk it back. Well, he’s not tired. He just didn’t censor himself. That’s what happened.
RUSH: Was that a Drive-By call that we just had? Female bus driver from Delaware. I’m reporting this to you, my friends, a drive-by caller, a bus driver from Delaware said when you go in to a doctor’s office, breast centers, medical facilities, they always ask, ‘Well, who’s going to pay for it?’ ‘You just answer, Barack Obama, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.’ ‘Well, who’s going to pay for it?’ They will ask you that. Folks, I have to think that somebody, even the people that love this have to think somebody’s paying for it, they just don’t think it’s them. So when you go in there, you know, to get your MRI so you can show people you’re a jock, when they say, ‘Well, who’s going to pay for it?’ Just say, ‘Barack Obama, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,’ put the phone number on there. Well, you don’t even need that. Just put WhiteHouse.gov or what have you.