King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is, of course, among the richest people on the planet. He can (and does) get the best of everything. So, why is he coming to the much-maligned U.S. health care system for his blod clot issue?

Saudi Arabia’s aged ruler will fly to the United States for medical tests over a blood clot, according to a Saudi official, in a development that would renew questions about succession in the oil-rich kingdom.

It also “renews questions” about all that BS we’ve been hearing for years about how the U.S. has such lousy health care. According the World Health Organization, our system ranks number 37.

This phony datum has been dutifully parroted by all the progressive policy wonks, who also remind us that France has been ranked as the best system. So, why isn’t old Abdullah going to France for his care?

For the same reason Ted Kennedy didn’t go there when he was diagnosed with cancer: Because, unlike the brain donors who support ObamaCare, Kennedy and the King weren’t dumb enough to believe the propaganda.

So, King Abdullah is coming on Monday,  three days after checking into a Saudi hospital with back pain. Once he knew it was serious, he ordered his minions to bring him to the U.S. so he could get the best care available.

[ht Doug Powers]

Comments 2

  1. Marc Brown wrote:

    Maybe he’s going to the US because he owns the clinic – the Saudis own about 10% of America after all. And what makes you think that clinics in France, Switzerland, UK and Germany aren’t full of rich Mid-East clients? London is inundated with the super-rich.

    Posted 22 Nov 2010 at 3:29 am
  2. lazzers wrote:

    I’m sure that’s it. He checked the other 37 countries and there wasn’t a bed available regardless of the money he has, so he was forced to come to the USA.

    Posted 27 Nov 2010 at 2:13 pm

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