Thursday, October 05, 2017 by Ethan Huff
Most people probably know her from the popular ’90s sitcom Seinfeld in which she played the hilariously neurotic character of “Elaine.” But actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus isn’t cracking any jokes about her recent diagnosis of breast cancer, which she suddenly announced to the world via Twitter last week, along with a not-so-subtle plug for universal health care.
Having recently renewed her contract to appear in the final season of the HBO comedy series “Veep,” Louis-Dreyfus indeed shocked many of her fans with this unexpected news, as evidenced by the stream of tweets she received in response to her announcement. Many expressed sympathy and wished her a full recovery, and one even likened the news to “Santa Claus going to hell,” adding that “it’s just not supposed to happen” to someone like this.
Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is every woman’s worst nightmare, this being no exception. But Louis-Dreyfus was quick to say in her tweet that she’s surrounded by “the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends,” adding that she has “fantastic insurance” through her union – so not to worry! The real “bad news,” according to Louis-Dreyfus, is that “not all women are so lucky,” after which she immediately detours into shilling for the conventional cancer industry and government-run health care with the punchline, “so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
While it is certainly unfortunate that Louis-Dreyfus is having to fight a disease that one in eight women today will suffer from, according to the latest statistics, her endorsement of putting the government in charge of treating it is disturbing, to say the least. Anyone who has ever been through cancer and tried to treat it using anything other than chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery is well aware of the fact that insurance, whether private or public, generally does not cover “alternative” therapies – meaning that Louis-Dreyfus is basically advocating for having all cancer patients treated using conventional means.
By segueing into a push for having everyone insured on the taxpayer dime simply because of her own diagnosis, Louis-Dreyfus is basically selling out to the cancer industry while at the same time openly pushing for universal health care. Because of her large following – Circa‘s image capture of the tweet shows nearly 500,000 “likes” and more than 125,000 “retweets” – Louis-Dreyfus is capitalizing on her wide sphere of influence to basically manipulate the public into supporting these two agendas.
This is a shameful ploy, but typical for the Hollywood left that uses every opportunity, both good and bad, to push the narrative that government-run health care saves lives and that people are dying from cancer (and other horrible diseases) without it. This is essentially what Louis-Dreyfus is saying in her tweet, using her own unfortunate plight as propaganda to tug at the heartstrings of her followers and convince them that the government has to do something right away to stop cancer and save lives.
Louis-Dreyfus could have tweeted something more truthful like, “The bad news is that not all women know how to minimize their risk of breast cancer through prevention,” followed by links to information about how to avoid processed sugar and fluoride, for instance, both of which contribute to cancer. Perhaps she could have mentioned intravenous vitamin C and cannabis as natural treatments that some people have found useful in treating their cancers. But she did none of this.
Maybe she simply doesn’t know about these other options – it’s difficult to say. But either way, the type of care and treatment she will likely receive with her top-tier insurance is certainly not the same type of care that the average Joe would receive within a system of universal health care.
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