Thursday, October 29, 2009

Oh, Please!

As I've been suffering through my own health problems recently, the debate on health care reform--besides being a very personal interest of mine--makes me sometimes laugh at the depths to which the opposition will sink.

Case in point: Sen. Minority leader Mitch McConnell has lost his goddamn mind. Appearing on Dennis Miller's propaganda hour radio show, McConnell said:

MCCONNELL: Well, it doesn’t make any difference frankly whether you opt-in or you opt-out, it’s still a government plan. You know, Medicaid, the program for the poor now, states can opt-out of that, but none of them have. I think if you have any kind of government insurance program, you’re going to be stuck with it and it will lead us in the direction of the European style, you know, sort of British-style, single payer, government run system. And those systems are known for delays, denial of care and, you know, if your particular malady doesn’t fit the government regulation, you don’t get the medication.

MILLER: Right.

MCCONNELL: And it may cost you your life. I mean, we don’t want to go down that path.

Get real, Mitch.

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