It might not be the craziest thing, but I guarantee it’s the stupidest.
“You can’t tell me the system is better now than it was before Medicare,” he said.
Coburn agreed that some people received poor care – or no care – before Medicare was enacted in the 1960s, but said communities worked together to make sure most people received needed medical attention.
He also conceded that doctors and hospitals often went unpaid for their efforts, or accepted baked goods or chickens in partial payment. Tulsa World
Yes, better doctors perform charity for their work on patients who can’t pay or accept a bartered dinner. Grandma did always cook a delicious lasagna, that’ll get her at least enough cholesterol medicine to last through the week.
What about life expectancy demonstrates that lives were better off lived before the 1960s? There are many contributors to the stable linear growth in life expectancy since the 1950s, and one of those contributions is Medicare. Can we stop tolerating such goddamn clueless schmucks, please? Can we not see how stable life expectancy growth became after implementing national social welfare programs?
Coburn’s one of the Gang of Six , supposedly one of the great moderating thinkers of the Senate who were twice now going to come together to solve problems in a bipartisan manner. Except even the conciliatory Republicans are clueless and/or deranged, either in official policy positions or maybe further, in personal beliefs.