Luckily the health care system that Saudi King Abdullah called to congratulate Obama for signing — the one that brought the US one step closer to Saudi Arabia’s superior universal health system — hasn’t kicked in yet. If it had, there’s no telling where Abdullah would have gone for treatment:
A top Saudi official says the kingdom’s ruler is walking again following a successful back operation in New York City.
Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, the interior minister, told the state news agency Sunday that the king “enjoys good health and he has walked on his own feet.”
King Abdullah, 86, flew to New York for medical treatment Tuesday after suffering from a slipped disc and being diagnosed with a blood clot pressing on the nerves in his back.
Or maybe Abdullah got an Obamacare waiver.
One of the world’s richest men who could have chosen any health system decided to be treated in the country the World Health Organization ranked 37th best?
I wonder if Abdullah will have time while he’s in the States to give Elena Kagan a call and thank her for helping shield the Saudi royal family from those pesky 9/11 lawsuits.