A Sore Throat, a President and a CT Scan

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I am torn on this one.  If you haven’t heard, here is what happened:

“This morning, an ear, nose and throat specialist from Fort Belvoir Medical Center conducted a fiber optic exam, under my supervision, of the President’s throat based on symptoms of sore throat over the past couple weeks. The exam revealed soft tissue swelling in the posterior throat and I, in consultation with the specialist, determined that further evaluation with a routine CT scan was prudent. The CT scan was conducted this afternoon purely as a matter of convenience for the President’s schedule. The CT scan was normal. The President’s symptoms are consistent with soft tissue inflammation related to acid reflux and will be treated accordingly,” Jackson’s statement reads.

I get it.  He’s the President and leader of the free world so he should get carte blanche on anything.  That being said, did they really have to do this in the midst of the ACA debacle?   What they should have said is that the President’s deductible had not been met and he paid for it out of pocket.   I would of had to do that and hell, I am still the King of Medicine.

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