McConnell “Blames Canada” In Slam Of Government-Run Healthcare

On “Meet the Press,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch mcconnell disagrees with Sen. Ted Kennedy on his wish that “every American will have decent, quality health care.” “His particular prescription is not going to bring about quality health care,” mcconnell says, referring to the government-run healthcare public option plan, which he compares to the government’s takeover of automobile companies and eliminating competition. “Sound familiar?” He then tells of “a friend in Canada” who was denied a medical procedure and died as a result. “I don’t think that’s the direction the American people want us to go, David.”

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shawakwak

This guy is full of crap.

faelismaegnus

Well this proves another thing you seem to be unaware of — you can find data and statistics from different sources which contradict one another. So why use them in your arguments as if they have inherent meanings. Methodology is everything when it comes to any data.

faelismaegnus

I don’t need to footnote YouTube posts. You can find the data if you want to. And you sure are stuck on stupid about mainland communist China which has the WORST healthcare system of all universal types. Do your research, leftist.

wild1112233

As far as spending goes, here’s more data to show the US spends the most of any country in the world

ucatlas.ucsc(dot)edu/spend.php

“Despite the wide gaps, higher spending on health care does not necessarily prolong lives. In 2000, theUnited States spent more on health care than any other country in the world: an average of $ 4,500 per person. Switzerland was second highest, at $3,300 or 71% of the US. Nevertheless, average US life expectancy ranks 27th in the world, at 77 years.”

Defyou15

unless you live in canada i guess you won’t understand

wild112233

Of course you don’t need to give sources for any “”facts”” you spread around. Sarah Palin cannot give her sources for her “”death panel”” comments.

Dude, if you know you are correct, give facts and sources. If you are not correct, refuse to give sources, and just say that you are right, and refuse to discuss the issue.

This is what all politicians are doing, and I was hoping that you at least would be open to reasonable debate – with facts, not with unproven assertions. Disappointing.

Pick1980a

The Minister of Health should sue him for defamation.

That would be hilarious!

faelismaegnus

You have no facts to support universal gov’t-run (taxpayer funded) healthcare as the solution for the problem of the 27 million uninsured Americans. Government RUINS everything – the banking system, the Post Office, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the IRS, and just about anything the government runs is bankrupt or inefficient or BOTH. YOU HAVE NO POINT!

playbak

Very true, most American’s can’t fathom what they are missing out on. Universal healthcare far surpasses a profit run system.

backbeats100

this politician is so bought and paid for, he’s so against government run this and that, isn’t medicare and medicade run by the government, i’m not sure totally, but i’m sure this guy’s fucked, how he can actually look in the camera is beyond belief