I Was Going To Give You A Highlights From Today's Pill Counting Action Post, But A Republican Had To Show Up And Start Lying


From the mailbag, Was1 has this to say on the topic of healthcare:

if you think its expensive now, just wait til its free.

with 80% of americans happy with their health care insurance, why is there a 'crisis'? the majority of those who are unhappy are the people on government plans. now we want everybody to have a government plan? those with private coverage are satisfied with what they have. let's go ahead and get the uninsured covered and leave the rest of us alone.

if we're talking about making the system more cost effective, then we need to have tort reform. as long as doctors, hospitals and pharmacies can be sued out of existence by some john edwards wannabe there will be excessive costs involved. but nobody seems to want to piss off the trial lawyers.


Do you know the funniest part of this letter? Was1 and President Obama are in total agreement.

Was1: those with private coverage are satisfied with what they have. let's go ahead and get the uninsured covered and leave the rest of us alone.


Unfortunately it's people like Was1 and President Obama who are standing in the way of the health care reform we really need, namely a single payer "Medicare for all" universal system. I don't know why Was1 and President Obama think that incremental, piecemeal reform that leaves the for-profit insurance infrastructure intact is the way to go. Maybe because they actually believe 80% of Americans are happy with their health insurance. You know, I take back what I said earlier. The fact anyone out there can believe 80% of Americans are happy with their health insurance is the funniest part of his letter. One of the things that makes me, and I would dare say anyone who works behind a pharmacy counter, so in love with my job is the fact I get to listen to a constant parade of Americans telling me how happy they are with their insurance all day long. It's a claim almost too ridiculous to dignify with a debunk, but I will, by repeating something I've said before. From the June 20th New York Times:

85 percent of (poll) respondents said the health care system needed to be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt.


So many people wanna rebuild the system because they're so happy I bet.

Here's another funny thing Was1 wrote. And by funny I mean bald-face lie:

the majority of those who are unhappy are the people on government plans.

You can shout that kind of thing at your Congressperson's town hall meeting Was1, because there usually aren't a lot of fact checkers around at a town hall meeting. Here however, bullshit gets called:

In a national Commonwealth Fund survey, elderly Medicare beneficiaries reported greater overall satisfaction with their health coverage, better access to care, and fewer problems paying medical bills than people covered by employer-sponsored plans.
I've even got a nice little chart, in case you're not too good with words. Took me about 10 seconds to find:



Maybe the problem, Was1, is you don't realize Medicare is a government run plan. Or maybe the problem is that you unquestioningly accept whatever Rush and Fox News tell you, and don't realize the term "dittohead" is an insult meaning you cannot think for yourself. If so I feel sorry for you. Because they have managed to dupe you into opposing a plan that would do exactly what you claim you want to have done. In case you missed it the first time:

Was1: those with private coverage are satisfied with what they have. let's go ahead and get the uninsured covered and leave the rest of us alone.

President Obama: Here is a guarantee that I've made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance. If you've got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor. Nobody is trying to change what works in the system. We are trying to change what doesn't work in the system.

Or maybe you're just a bald-faced lying evil motherfucker. I'm not quite sure. Maybe you can write back and let me know if you're evil or just gullible.

Oh, and when you do? You can tell me all about how Texas is a health care paradise these days. Texas passed medical malpractice reform a few years ago that capped pain and suffering awards at $250,000, and lawsuits have gone down to almost zero. So go ahead and write me up a little report showing how the health care problems that plague the rest of the country no longer bother Texas.

You'll have to do it with no bullshit though Was1. Because as you've just seen, bullshit here gets called.

Thanks for playing.


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