Monday, June 15, 2009

Health Care from George Will, Nick Gillespie, Pundit and Pundette and evilcontractor

From ABC’s Sunday morning talking head show here are a few are a few quotations from George Will about health care:
"Now, there are four arguments for the public option. One is, in the president’s words, it will keep them honest. To try to preserve the government as a lagoon of honesty, you can argue, refuted by anybody who reads any budget of any administration."
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"Second, he says, it will play by the same rules as the private insurers, and therefore, won’t drive them out of business. If you play by the same rules, as you said to the secretary, what’s the point?"
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"Third, it’s necessary to give what Secretary Sebelius said a choice to the consumers. There are 1,300 entities offering health care plans in this country. Another one isn’t going to change that."
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"Finally, there’s the argument that the American people are not smart enough to handle something as complicated as healthcare and have a competitive market. They’ve done rather well in computers."
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". . . . you talk about the 46, 47 million uninsured. Fourteen million of them are already eligible for other government programs and haven’t signed up. Ten million are in households with household incomes of $75,000 a year and could afford it if they wanted to.
Furthermore, an enormous number in that 47 million are not American citizens. Sixty percent of the uninsured in San Francisco are not citizens."


Here is a link to a post on Pundit and Pundette about health care. The video of Nick Gillespie is excellent. Of special note, "Just remember: Access to a waiting list is not access to health care."


And finally a comment from a thread on Newsbusters:
"June 14, 2009 - 18:07 ET by evilcontractor
Health Care is a great example of how liberals think.  The only reason socialized medicine has not worked well in Canada, Great Britian and other countries is because the people running it are not as smart as the liberals here are.  Also note that a single payer system is great for the masses, but of course, it will not apply to them.  They're special and must receive special treatment (that means they get treatment) in order to continue to "lead" the gov't because no one else is as smart as they are.  Just remember, these are the same smart, caring people that complain on the House and Senate floors that their poor mothers have to choose between buying medicine or food."

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A (sort of) funny comment from NewsBusters:

June 15, 2009 - 07:55 ET by ThisnThat
MB, you asked: Does anyone in their right mind think they will ever be allowed to sue the Goverenment's public plan?????
Sue? How about simply getting someone on the other side of the phone to answer a question or set up an appointment?
<>...ring...ring...ring... Click. Hello? I have an emergency. I just cut... Click. Welcome to the Government's "O" health emergency line. (1) Press 1 if you are Mexican. (2) Press 2 if you are any of the following 39 ethnic groups ... list... (3) Otherwise, press 3.
"3". (1) If you are a physician... (2) If this is not an emergency, dial.. (3) Press 3 if you are single and under the age of ... (12) Press 12 if you are married to a person of the same sex... Press 43 if this is an emergency.
"43" Please listen carefully to the following instructions, designed to protect your privacy. (1) Press 1 if the last 24 digits of the primary household member's Government health records account ID are ....
"78" I'm sorry, but there are 1,254 people ahead of you. Your wait time is 6 hrs, 19 minutes. If you like, you can leave a message by pressing "*", and we will get back to you within 15 minutes, guaranteed.
"*". Click. <>
Liberals constantly demand that we accept a glaring falsehood as truth; Obama's elimination of the word "terror" will make terrorist acts less terrifying

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