Meet The Press: GOP Whacko on Health Care.

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    gawd, I laughed so hard (thank you Mitch McConnell), and if it is true that laughter is the best medicine, I say allow more time on network televison and media for GOP voices.

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    On today's Meet The Press, Senator Mitch McConnell (leader of GOP), was asked about what a few experts said about the US having the 'best' medical care. The Senator replied that there are more experts and that the American public believes we have the best system. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    ...and in other news the American public thinks Coke is better than Pepsi. :lol:

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    When confronted with the facts that there are millions of Americans who are uninsured, the comedic voice of the GOP mentioned millions get medical care...they are just uninsured.

    All the GOP leadership has to offer is an argument that (in Mitch's words) we only need to repair 'access and cost' in order to fix our broken system. WTF, what is there besides 'access and cost' when it comes to an insurance plan?

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    Thanks for the heads up ... I'll catch a rerun. Mitch is always good for a giggle.
     
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    Our medical insurance system is the greatest and the only thing broken is access and cost. Whew!!!!! Con-whackos like Mitch need to step away from the feed bags.
     
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    And which of those will be resolved by the current plans being discussed?
     
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    Not expecting a response from the other side on that one. I'll help ya out. The answer would be neither.
     
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    Umm...in health care....innovation, quality....etc...
     
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    honestly nobody can say. why? because the plans have not been through the whole process yet. If I were to bet I'd say a compromise is in the making. damn democracy!
     
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    hmmm,,speaking about an insurance plan and you veer off into the land of innovation and quality? how does an insurance company improve the quality of a medical procedure? how about innovation---when was the last medical innovation that was funded or produced by an insurance company?
     
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    You hack....here's the transcript.
    RealClearPolitics - Secretary Sebelius and Leader McConnell on "Meet the Press"
    MR. GREGORY: And this is what he wrote along with another expert last fall, saying: "It's a myth that America has the best health care in the world. The United States is number one only in one sense, the amount we shell out for health care. We have the most expensive system in the world per capita, but we lag many developed countries on virtually every health statistic you can name"; life expectancy, infant mortality, obesity, death rate from prostate cancer, heart attack recovery. That's the best system in the world?

    SEN. McCONNELL: That's one expert. If you look at the surveys and ask the American people what they think, they don't think quality is a problem. They think cost is a problem and access is a problem.

    Let's look at access, the people who are uninsured that you mentioned. A better way to begin to deal with that problem is to equalize the tax treatment. Right now if you're running a business and you provide health care for your employees, it's deductible on your corporate tax return. But if you're an individual buying health care on the open market, it's not deductible to you. We ought to equalize the tax treatment. Another cost item we seriously ought to address, that the administration only pays lip service to and some of the proposals kicking around in Congress actually discourage, are these wellness efforts that we've seen on display, for example, at the Safeway company, which through their own efforts have targeted the five biggest categories of preventable disease--smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and lack of exercise--and incentivized their employees to improve their personal behavior in all of those areas and capped their costs. They never mentioned junk lawsuits against doctors and hospitals. We're spending billions every year, billions in junk lawsuits defending, in defensive medicine, defending all these lawsuits. They don't want to do anything about that.
     
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    snore.
     

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