Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Medicare and Medicaid ARE Government Insurance, People!

This from the Washington Post:

At a recent town-hall meeting in suburban Simpsonville, a man stood up and told Rep. Robert Inglis (R-S.C.) to "keep your government hands off my Medicare."

"I had to politely explain that, 'Actually, sir, your health care is being provided by the government,' " Inglis recalled. "But he wasn't having any of it."

It's almost too easy to make fun of people like this. And this isn't the only incident of this kind I have heard of. How do people not understand that Medicare and Medicaid ARE government-provided health insurance? And, more, that these two programs are both bankrupt in most states and have been major contributors to the high costs that in turn have made insurance practically necessary for everyone?
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