McConnell Says Comprehensive Health Care Bill Unnecessary

by Rick Howlett on August 27, 2009

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says the nation’s health care system can be improved without a comprehensive overhaul proposed by President Obama.                        

McConnell told an audience at the Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast that Congress should instead concentrate on specific problems within the existing system.                  McConnell   

“Because we have the finest health care in the world, we don’t want to change that.    The joke in the Senate is ‘where will the Canadians go for quality health care if we do what they do?'”  McConnell said.

McConnell said Congress should change the tax code to allow individual purchasers of health insurance to deduct the cost on their tax returns, and crack down on what he called “junk lawsuits” against doctors and hospitals.

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Rodney Clark August 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Sen McConnell lives in a fantasy world if he thinks “we have the finest health care in the world.” In every measure except COST we fall far behind most of the industrialized world, from life expectancy, to overall outcomes, we are not getting the “finest health care in the world.” Just because it’s the most expensive, doesn’t make it the best: that’s the problem with a profit-driven system for delivering medical services. If the price goes up, people assume it’s better. The sad part is, most people are being fooled into believing that.

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