But you know, I'm just so worn out by all the crap being spewed about health care by conservatives - conservatives who have either willfully obstructed or conveniently ignored the problem when they were in power - that I just couldn't muster the energy and interest to read the whole thing.
I think health care, whether or not it is a right is certainly an essential piece of a stable and aging society. Either way, I think we need to achieve as universal coverage as possible, and I think we should do it right. Implementation is everything. Once entitlements are implemented, they become terribly difficult to reform.
“People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless”
Editor's Note: This version corrects the original editorial which implied that physicist Stephen Hawking, a professor at the University of Cambridge, did not live in the UK.
"There were tea baggers all around the place," the congressman said of the meeting, later holding up a flier with a picture of a now infamous poster of President Obama styled as The Joker from the Batman movie series.
"If you look at this, that's a picture of President Barack Obama," Scott said holding up the sign. "He's grinning there like he's the clown from Batman. Underneath that it says, 'N---a, n---a David Scott. It says you were, and you are, and you always forever shall be but a n---a.' If that ain't it I don't know what is.
"This was sent to my office as a result of this event that we've had in terms of reaction to the news clips of this being misconstrued as a health care meeting," he said.
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