One of the great canards spewed forth by some wealthy members of the right is that healthcare in America is just fine, no need to change it. Well, yeah, for them
it's fine. For the rest of us, the system is broken
. Some wealthy rightwingers will argue that healthcare decisions should be made by a doctor, not by some "faceless, evil bureaucrat". Guess what? Doctors DON'T
make healthcare decisions. They're made by faceless, evil insurance company employees. Three cheers for free market healthcare!
A new poll by Lake Research found that 73% of voters want everyone to have a choice of private health insurance or a public health insurance plan while only 15% want everyone to have private insurance.
Sorry wealthy free market worshippers, the majority is going to have it's way, finally.
Sean Hannity, second only to El Rushblow as the voice of the clueless, had an interesting exchange about healthcare on his radio show with analyst Bob Beckel.
HANNITY: I'm on the Fox Plan and the AFTRA Plan. I have no clue what insurance I have. I don't have a special health care plan! I have the same plan that you do.
BECKEL: No you don't. I don't have a health insurance plan.
HANNITY: You work for FOX, you're on the FOX plan.
BECKEL: I don't qualify for the Fox plan, because I have a pre-existing condition.
** By the way, the AFTRA Plan? That refers to the health benefits that come with being a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a union. It's a pretty special health care plan for millionaire infotainers. Oh, and Hannity is a UNION MEMBER.
Media Matters - Hannity and Beckel on the Fox health care plan