Howard Dean on CNBC this morning debating Maria Bartiromo:
If you do a survey of Medicare, most people are happy with Medicare. There are no bureaucrats interfering between doctors and patients in Medicare. But there are a lot of bureaucrats interfering between private health insurance companies and patients and doctors. … It’s time that the special interests in Congress stopped influencing folks to make their choices for them, and let the American people choose.
Exactly. And as I’ve written before, there aren’t any Republicans accepting Medicare coverage, right? I mean, Republicans are against a single-payer “socialized” healthcare system. It’s government oppression, after all. Seriously, if Republicans had the courage of their convictions and bailed out of the evil Medicare system, imagine how much money the government would save.
Adding… Howard Dean will be guest hosting Countdown with Keith Olbermann Tuesday and Wednesday night this week. Cool.