John Stossel’s Stupid/Idiotic/Dumbass/Moronic Health Care Report

See?  I can string together even MORE adjectives!

In this clip, catchily entitled “ABC’s John Stossel Destroys/Pulverizes/Crushes Obama’s anti-American ‘Health Care’ Plan,” Stossel actually doesn’t talk at all about the health care reform that’s currently being gutted by ball-deficient Blue Dogs.  Instead, he opts to throw together the same bunch of anecdotal propaganda about Canada’s healthcare system that you’ve all seen debunked a hundred times.

The piece hits the idiotic ground running with a healthcare “expert” who wisely points out that the only way to control healthcare costs is to reduce the amount of money spent on health care.  Genius.  It goes downhill from there.

Without even fact-checking the bullshit claims here, their central premise is bogus.  Stossel & company are saying that there just aren’t enough doctors to treat everyone.  So, 47 million uninsured, I guess you can all drop dead no matter what kind of system we adopt.  Unless we continue to lavish insurance companies with record profits, we’re all gonna die.

Plus, the idea that a public healthcare plan will kill innovation doesn’t make any sense.  You know what other technology America rules at?  Weapons.  Yeah, must be that free-market Army we have.

I imagine that, like most opponents of health care reform, Stossel probably has great insurance, making it easier to narrate talking points as if he were speaking to 3 year-olds.  I wonder how he would feel if he couldn’t afford to go see a doctor after something like this.

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1 Comment

  1. And there’s the ever trusty red herring:

    Unless we continue to lavish insurance companies with record profits, we’re all gonna die.

    When does Stossel advocate for the status quo?
    Do you even know what type of a plan Stossel does advocate for?
    How many times have the two of us agreed to start a debate from the standpoint that the status quo is not defensible?
    How many plans presented in Congress by conservatives have been “Keep Shit the Same”?

    For that matter, define record profits. Are you speaking in absolute terms (as in $x Billion) or in margin percentages? $x Billion may seem like a really big number until you realize that it is sub 10% profit margin. They have to have $10x Billion in revenues to earn $x Billion. That is a lot of health care provided for those record profits.

    And thirdly, don’t you watch Future Weapons? The Isrealis kick our ass at weapons. Seriously, half our stuff now is just piggybacking on what they created. But seriously, you just invoked a massively inefficient organization with a poor track record of resource allocation to advocate for another massively inefficient organization with a poor track record of resource allocation? Nice.


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