When Sharron Angle won the Republican Primary in Nevada, Charles Krauthammer pretty much guaranteed defeat. Which only proves, once again, that Washington pundits are know-nothing intellectual elitists first, no matter what letter they have in parenthesis behind their name. Angle is smart, resilient, confident and steeped in conservative thought. Ronald Reagan would have been proud of her. In Thursday’s debate, she cleaned Harry Reid’s clock. Reid, spewing random words weaved into incoherent sentences, made it easy. But she would have crushed him no matter what. Why? Because she is a true principled Conservative.
Reid demonstrated a scary lack of understanding of the roles of health care providers (doctors and nurses), insurance companies and government. Even ignoring Harry’s crazy talk about baseball players wearing pink shoes, football players having pink helmets and insurance companies doing colonoscopies and snipping things that they find up there, his answer proves that he is certifiably insane. The moderator is Mitch Fox.
Is there anything, at all, that you think the insurance companies should be mandated to cover. Anything?
I think that what we have here is a choice between the free market and Americanism. American is about choices. And we need to allow people to have those choices. The free market will weed out those companies that don’t offer as many choices and don’t have a cost-effective system. Let the people decide where they want to buy their insurance – you don’t have to force them to buy anything and you don’t have to force anyone to offer a product that no one wants.
Okay, so no insurance mandates. Okay. Senator Reid?
Mitch, insurance companies. Insurance companies don’t do things out of the goodness of their hearts, they do it out of a profit motive and they have almost destroyed our economy. Twenty percent of all costs, prior to our passing our health insurance reform, was because of health care costs. If we didn’t do something to change it, it would go up by, in less than 15 years, to 36 cents of every dollar. It would break us.
We need them to be forced to do mammograms. That’s why you see breast cancer awareness month, you see the baseball players wearing pink shoes and you see the football players having pink helmets. It’s because people dread breast cancer and you don’t get breast cancer, you correct breast cancer, you detect it, if you do mammograms.
Colonoscopies – if you do colonoscopies, colon cancer does not come cause you snip off the things they find when they go up and – no more. And we need to have the insurance companies do this, it’ll save money in the long run to do this.
Thank you. Mrs. Angle, thirty seconds. Read more >