Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Healthcare reform debate on Larry King Live

This post was too long for a Tweet, hence the rare foray back into (non-micro) blogging!
Just happened to catch a Larry King show with Elizabeth Edwards (yes, her!) and Tommy Thompson. The few minutes I was able to bear went something like this:

Thompson: Everybody can be covered with tax credits. Competition between private insurers will bring costs down.
Edwards: Well, the last time Republicans had the chance to reform anything in healthcare, they didn't allow the federal government to negotiate prices for prescription drugs, protecting the private companies at the cost of consumers.
Thompson: Republicans want to protect consumers, Democrats want to destroy the healthcare system.
Larry King: You both are wonderful.

Dumbass. I switched instantly.