Anthony Weiner-Medicare, aka single-payer, for everyone!

I never watch Morning Joe. Never. I hate his dumb ass, and frankly he always refuses to deal with and/or answer legitimate questions posed by intelligent guests that are left of the center.

What forced me to watch the clip below was this great read over at The Nation. Let me start by saying I wish to hell Anthony Weiner was my Congressional critter. He is spot-fucking-on with his logic in this interview with Joey Scar. Just a few of his points, courtesy of The Nation piece:

He even repeated Weiner’s points clearly: The goverment would take over only the “paying mechanism” of healthcare, not the doctors or their medical decisions themselves. His ears perked up every time Weiner mentioned that the nonprofit Medicare spends 4 percent on overhead, while private insurers spend 30 percent.

*snip*

Maybe the real turning point came when Weiner asked, “How does Wal-mart offer $4 prescriptions?” Joe and co-host Mika Brzezinski looked as if they’d been thwacked by a hardback copy of Atlas Shrugged, and sat back to let the congressman explain it all to them:

They go to the pharmaceutical companies and say, “Listen, we have a giant buying pool here. You’re going to give us a great deal.”

Who’s bigger than Wal-Mart? We are, the taxpayers. Do we do that? No. Because we have outsourced this to insurance companies who don’t have necessarily as much incentive to keep those costs down because, frankly, they are getting a piece of the action.

As for the free-market freaks..Weiner asks Joey Scar and Mika..what exactly does the Health Insurance Industry provide, create, make or manufacture? Health Insurance is NOT a commodity!

What is an insurance company? They don’t do a single check-up. They don’t do a single exam, they don’t perform an operation. Medicare has a 4 percent overhead rate. The real question is why do we have a private plan?

The Insurance companies are nothing more than carpet-bagging middlemen that are subsidized by our tax dollars in many instances. 40 percent of Insured Americans get their healthcare from a single payer, government-run source-VA, Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP, Dept of Defense, etc.

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Posted on August 24, 2009, in healthcare debate, healthcare industry, healthcare reform, socialized healthcare. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Health Insurance companies are parasites in the American Body. Period.

  2. True Dat Dave!!!!! Single-payer is the only way to go.

  3. I was watching this clip the other day, aand I was literally LOL! Joe had no asnwer for Weiner when he challenged the corporate mind set assumption of a “free” market. there is no such thing, first of all, and I don't want the market in the schools, hospitals, or government.

    great piece!

     — Eddie

  4. I can't stand Joe either but I like Mika. They do cover some good subjects but Joe is often an ass. The health care debate is full of lies so I generally am ignoring it for now. If Repugs get back in we are screwed!

  5. I can't stand Joe either but I like Mika. They do cover some good subjects but Joe is often an ass. The health care debate is full of lies so I generally am ignoring it for now. If Repugs get back in we are screwed!

  6. Joey Scar is such The Tool Eddie. I really can not watch him for more than 30-60 seconds or my blood pressure goes through the roof.

    Thank you for stopping by, I now have your blog on my 'reads' list. 😉

  7. Hey Jim…I just can not stomach Joey Scar..and Mika makes me batshit crazy. 😉

  8. This Weiner cat is making his bones by showing the kind of backbone we wished Obama would have.
    Until recently I'd never heard of him, but he's like another Rahm Emmanuel, except he hasn't been neutered by President Kumbaya.
    *DONT_KNOW*

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