We’re rapidly approaching the point where even questioning Obama will be deemed a criminal act.
A feisty Upper East Side ophthalmologist didn’t take any guff from lawmakers Thursday when she gave congressional testimony about the ill effects of ObamaCare.
Dr. Patricia McLaughlin, whose ObamaCare woes were first highlighted in The Post, gave a House committee a simple prescription for the defective health care law: “Fix it!”
But Democratic lawmakers pounced on her for relating how she got hit with an ObamaCare “double whammy.”
McLaughlin told the House Oversight Committee, which invited her to testify after reading The Post article, how she had lost the group health plan for her four-person office.
Then, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield dropped her from its provider network, forcing her patients using that insurance to go elsewhere or pay out of pocket, she said.
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) questioned whether McLaughlin was dumped from the network because her “credentials” weren’t as good as other doctors’.
Can you imagine the caterwauling from the left if a Republicans even hinted that a woman wasn’t as competent a physician as men? Jesus, we’d never hear the end of it.
After the hearing, she said the Democrats were “a little harder on me than the others [testifying].”
She balked at Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) calling the hearing a “pony show.”
“That really hurt me to the core,” she said. “Because I certainly was not here to put on any show . . . This was a nonpartisan participation on my part.”
There’s no longer any sense of decency and honor with Democrats. It’s all about serving their master in the White House. By the way, McLaughlin’s patients apparently don’t question her abilities.
Here’s some video, via the Free Beacon:
How long until the inevitable IRS audit?