"...[Y]ou, particularly you young people, particularly you young healthy people...you're going to have to pay more. ... And by the way, ... if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too expensive...so we're going to let you die. ...Now wasn't that easy? I don't know why Pres. Obama and his pals won't just be honest with the American people like that.
Also I'm going to use the bargaining leverage of the federal government in terms of Medicare, Medicaid – we already have a lot of bargaining leverage – to force drug companies and insurance companies and medical suppliers to reduce their costs. What that means, less innovation and that means less new products and less new drugs on the market which means you are probably not going to live much longer than your parents."
Friday, November 20, 2009
Liberal Honesty on Healthcare Reform
Thank you, Robert Reich, for finally telling the truth about what the Democrats want to accomplish: