My rant for the day.

My parents live in Nevada.  Sharron Angle is running for the Senate there.  This makes me sad:

“I think we get confused a little bit. Our healthcare system is the best in the world. There’s nothing wrong with our healthcare system. Our doctors are the best,” says Angle.

“But how many people get access to the best healthcare in the world,” asks Action News reporter Marco Villarreal.

“The access is not what is being denied. It is the cost that has become prohibitive and that’s what we need to address,” she answers.

The fact that I even need to type any of this – at this stage of the game – is maddening.  Ms. Angle? First, the prohibitive cost is what is denying access.  Also, the subsidies?  The exchanges?  The other stuff in PPACA?  That is what they were addressing.

Second, no one, and I mean no one, is saying we need to fix the healthcare system because our doctors aren’t good enough. Can you please point out one person who made that claim?

Third, do you really believe there is nothing wrong with our healthcare system?  Really?  Really?

I am OK with people who think the PPACA is the wrong way to address the problems that exist in health care.  There are other solutions.  But I’m getting a little tired of politicians who have no idea what they are talking about.

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