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Brutal: CNN Torches DWS on Medicare Falsehoods

wardmd Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 11:45 AM
And WHERE, pray-tell, would ANY of these programs be WITHOUT Insurance Companies? It is THEY who take on the LIABILITY of those whom they insure/cover, and it is THEY who consider the RISK any individual (or group) poses to the well-being of the WHOLE (and the COSTS to each individual to COVER the on-going CLAIMS) - or didn't they TEACH YOU any of this in school (ANY school)?! Without the PRIVATE Insurance Companies, all you have is GOVERNMENT TAKING from those to EARN income, and GIVE IT to those who don't (earn or DESERVE IT)!
escrick Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 5:27 PM
The private insurance companies have made the USA the most expensive place to have treatment in the developed world. And, our mortality rate is worse than other developed countries. Go figure.

Let me say this right up front: Congratulations to Wolf Blitzer for being a relentless, responsible journalist. If you value the truth, this interview is a pleasure to watch.  If you have even an ounce of human compassion for the in-over-her-head target of Blitzer's inquisition, it's positively brutal:

Poor Debbie.  She's totally out-gunned and has nowhere to hide.  Her talking points are pitifully hollow and cannot withstand even basic questioning.  She stubbornly rejects the (correct) premise that the Romney/Ryan Medicare reform plan exempts everyone...