Wanker Of The Day

July 2nd, 2009at 11:31am Posted by Eli

Newt Gingrich:

Gingrich predictably went into scare-mongering mode, making arguments against measures that aren’t even part of the debate. He said the U.S. should not adopt a “single national health system” such as in Canada or the UK. “If I have to choose between my doctor and a government bureaucrat, I have zero doubt which one I want,” he said. Of course, no such choice is being offered.

Too right.  The choice being offered is between a government bureaucrat and an insurance company bureaucrat.  I also have zero doubt which one I want.

But Gingrich also touted the success of private health insurers. When Johnson noted that it is insurance companies that are coming between patients and needed care, Gingrich claimed, “If you don’t like your current insurance company, you can change insurance companies.” He later argued that private insurers have done “well”:

GINGRICH: They have it done well. And the fact is, overall, 71 percent of Americans are relatively satisfied with the health insurance.

JOHNSON: But we have 46 million uninsured.

GINGRICH: Right. And we have — you know, that means you also have 260 million insured.

Silly liberals, always looking at the negatives.  I mean, how come no one ever talks about all the millions of Iraqis who are still alive, or the billions of people Hitler and Stalin didn’t kill?

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