Thursday, October 22, 2009

Franken Destroys Health Care Bankruptcy Myth



Al Franken smokes Diane Furchtgott-Roth's claim that a European health care system, in America would increase medical bankruptcies. Medical expenses account for 62 percent of bankruptcies in 2007. Franken asked Furchtgott-Roth how many medical bankruptcies were there in the countries of Switzerland, France and Germany. Furchtgott-Roth did not know the answer. The answer is zero.

Furchtgott-Roth attempted to change the conversation by citing cancer survival rates. Franken noted anti-health care reform groups only people with the most survivable forms of cancer. The truth is countries have higher survival rates for different forms of cancer. The United States does have excelent doctors and medical facilities. The health care debate is about making that care affordable to all Americans. Right now we have a class system in health care. Denying reality with bogus bankruptcy claims only hurts people to poor to receive medical care.

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