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Harry Reid, Senate floor, Dec. 21, 2009:

“All over America, people are dying too soon. More and more, Americans who come down with the flu, or develop diabetes, or suffer a stroke are dying far earlier than modern science says they should die. More and more, Americans who contract skin cancer or have a heart condition are dying rather than being cured.

“Pull out the medical records of these patients, and the official forms will tell you they’ve died from complications of a disease or a surgery. But what is really killing more and more Americans every day are complications of our health care system.”

Harry Reid, January 26, 2010:

The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, deflected questions about health care. “We’re not on health care now,” Mr. Reid said. “We’ve talked a lot about it in the past.”

He added, “There is no rush.”

Will some enterprising reporter please ask Reid if he was wildly exaggerating the problem in the first place, or just doesn’t care that people are dying due to problems in our health care system because ramming through the wildly unpopular Obamacare bill could cost him re-election? It’s one or the other. Frankly, either option makes him look like a jerk, but Reid is used to that.

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7 Responses to “Harry Reid in ‘No Rush’ to Help Save Those Dying from a Lack of Health Care?”

  1. Nanny on January 27th, 2010 3:16 pm

    At this very moment my husband is in the hospital recouping from surgery. His outcome, according to Harry, is he is going to pass away because of the crappy health care system in the US. But now healthcare is on the back burner because Democrats are scared as hell that they are going to lose re-election. So where does that leave my husband? Harry, please help! Save my husband! Oh, never mind, they just called and said he is doing great, come pick him up and take him home. What a relief – a great outcome with a great surgeon and a great hospital and staff with our current insurance company and no Obamacare – who d a thunk!

  2. Doug on January 27th, 2010 4:09 pm

    Glad your husband is doing better!

    Yeah, how did he ever survive without Reid/Pelosi/Obamacare!?

  3. Nick on January 27th, 2010 4:45 pm

    Nanny, I am glad your husband is doing well.

    That said, your ignorance is astounding. The issue isnt' "does anyone have healthcare", the issue is millions have either inadequate or no health care.

    No one says everyone who is sick is going to die. That is just plain stupid of you too suggest.

    But what if you had no health insurance? Or what if you now had to change health insurers because you changed jobs? Would whatever caused your husband to need surgery be covered under your new plan? Probably not.

    What if you had none? What if you are one of the millions of unemployed? What then? Do you even know what would have happened to your husband?

    Why such ignorance and hate? Thousands upon thousands of Americans suffer yearly because we let insurance companies dictate our health care and health care costs.

    Again, I am sincerely glad your husband is doing well, and wish him a full recovery. Don't you wish the same outcome for all sick Americans?

  4. Nanny on January 27th, 2010 9:55 pm

    Thanks for the well wishes – hubby is home and crabby as a liberal with no one else's money to spend – but doing well.

  5. Nanny on January 27th, 2010 10:22 pm

    Like John Wayne said – Life is tough and it is tougher if you are stupid.

    The $1 trillion dollar plus health care plan is just plain stupid. The American people have seen thru the smoke and mirrors and if Democrats want to proceed with this then they can join many others in the unemployment line.

  6. Nick on January 28th, 2010 12:28 am

    OK Nanny, so you are not opposed to Health Care reform per se? Just the current version being touted?

    FYI, the current plan, which I do not like as a whole, would save the US money over time.

  7. Nanny on January 28th, 2010 1:20 pm

    You mean like Medicare, Medicaide, Social Security, Fannie and Freddie that are all broke?

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