Sen Franken Smacks Down Conservative Health Care Arguments

Senator Al Franken (DFL- Minnesota) questions Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the conservative think tank Hudson Institute about bankruptcies caused by medical crises. Franken points out there are no such bankruptcies in Switzerland, France or Germany. Furchgott-Roth tries to bring up a flawed study about cancer survivor rates in those countries. Franken cuts her off, noting that the study she is talking about cherry-picked information and included easily survivable cancers in the US.


This is from the October 13, 2009 Senate Finance Committee hearing on medical bankruptcies.

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