Thursday, 6 August 2009

Attention US Senior Citizens: You HAVE Government Run Health Care

I'm usually pretty hard to discourage, but this kind of thing really gets me down:
During the town hall, one conservative activist turns to his fellow attendees and asks them to raise their hands if they “oppose any form of socialized or government-run health care.” Almost all the hands shot up. Rep Green quickly turned the question on the audience and asked, “How many of you have Medicare?” Nearly half the attendees raised their hands, failing to note the irony.
Most people who have Medicare or Medicaid are highly satisfied with it. Yet, at the same time, most people in the Medicare age bracket oppose health insurance reform to offer a similar type of service to others.

I've assumed this was because they maybe have concerns about increasing the deficit, or are worried that wider coverage would threaten the quality of their own services. But is it possible that they just don't know what they currently have?

Say it ain't so!

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