How insulting! Yes, Prez. It's true. Nurses are more hands-on than doctors in that situation. But what about the appalling dearth of primary care physicians, which threatens the ability of nurses to give the care in the first place? Or the fact that many illnesses only require the care of doctors, so you never even get face time with a nurse at all? Or the possibility that doctors actually have the capacity to be just as caring as nurses? Or that not all nurses are so great? Or that your bias towards blue collar workers smacks of liberal guilt? Ugh.
I'm also not impressed by the White House's "online town hall" rigamarole overall. Over 104,104 questions were submitted, and he answered exactly 7. It's just very fitting with his rhetoric-before-action approach. The majority of the talk was used to sell his spending agenda, with more "if we invest now, we'll get [uncertain, untested, probably negative] paybacks later." Rah-rah.