Inhofe: I Would Have Died Under Obamacare During Surgery

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Sunday, 20 Oct 2013 08:17 PM

By Greg Richter

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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., says he likely wouldn't be alive today if Obamacare had been in effect when he received recent quadruple bypass surgery.

The 79-year-old Inhofe was having a routine colonoscopy when doctors found his arteries were so clogged he needed emergency heart surgery, Buzzfeed reports him saying in a radio interview set to air Sunday night.

In "socialized medicine like Obama is trying to impose upon America," he could never have had his surgery because the wait time would have been too long, Inhofe told Aaron Klein's WABC radio show.

"A person can find out, here in the U.S., that he has this emergency situation where he has got to have immediate heart surgery," Inhofe said. "And if you are in a country other than the U.S., a lot of them, you can’t get it done. In my case, with my age, that would have been about a six-month wait. Because I hadn’t had a heart attack."

Inhofe urged listeners to "hold onto what we've got here. You are talking to someone right now who probably wouldn’t be here if we had socialized medicine in America."

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