Skip to comments.Savaging Santorum
Posted on 01/09/2012 9:20:44 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
The left is hard at work assuring that Santorum remains an "also ran."
Rick Santorum wanted people to pay attention to him. Well, he got his way. Now his every utterance is being parsed by the media and he is receiving special scrutiny from progressive pundits, who have been frantically quote-mining for material to use in their obligatory hit pieces. Among the nuggets they have unearthed involves an exchange Santorum had a month ago with a student at Dordt College, a small Christian school in Sioux Center, Iowa. The student cited a 2009 study about the number of people who allegedly die every year for lack of health insurance and averred that God does not appreciate "the fact that we have 50 to 100,000 uninsured Americans dying due to a lack of healthcare every year." Santorum replied, "I reject that number completely, that people die in America because of lack of health insurance."
Little notice was taken of this comment at the time. Since Santorum's stunning performance in Iowa, however, a spate of "news" stories and blog posts about the Dordt confrontation flooded the Internet. Predictably, most portrayed Santorum as a knuckle-dragger in denial about the carnage our health system supposedly wreaks on the uninsured. The Huffington Post hysterics of Alan Grayson, whose antics as a Congressman prompted his constituents to fire him in 2010, were typical: "How many more people have to die? How many more sacrifices on the altar of Almighty Greed?" Even the normally sensible Jonathan Turley wrote that the student should have known better than "to cite an academic study to Santorum during an election in which experts and intellectuals have been denounced as virtual threats to the nation."
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David Catron is a health care revenue cycle expert who has spent more than twenty years working for and consulting with hospitals and medical practices. He has an MBA from the University of Georgia and blogs at Health Care BS.
The writer lost me right here. Turley is a leftist hack who is the MSM's go to guy on legal matters. He is involved with all sorts of Progressive activist groups. Just because he doesn't foam at the mouth when he is selling his Left Wing BS doesn't make him sensible.
Well if he wants the job, this is the gauntlet you have to run.
Sucks? Yes. But that is what separates the warriors from the boys.
what is more boring and uninteresting... Santorum? some nobody who asked Santorum a question? or that someone wrote an article about it?
People die of health-related causes because they neglect the basic principles of personal hygiene. The presence or absence of insurance-supported health care assessibility is meaningless.
Any insurance program, in and of itself, is actually not a factor in the availability of health care. Health care exists because there is an economic need for it, and as such, like any other human enterprise, it has to operate at a point above break-even, or it shrivels and becomes unavailable.
The delivery of health services is a scarce commodity, and it is rationed either by price, or by limiting access. It is the primary obligation of EVERY human being to either make sure they have the means to pay for these scarcity-driven costs, or that they are in the care of somebody else who is willing to stand these costs.
When nobody will stand the costs, for whatever reasons, then access to this scarce commodity is assigned largely on a “first-come, first-served” policy, which may mean waits of such length, the person dies of the effects of the medical condition because of denied treatment.
Not heartless. Just a problem with allocating resources.
Santorum is spot on. You need only go to any major ER to see the number of undocumented being treated for routine illness. They won't even speak English, much less produce and insurance card. Particularly within 200 miles of our southern border.
God does not appreciate “the fact that we have 50 to 100,000 uninsured Americans dying due to a lack of healthcare every year.”
And how do you think he feels about the millions of
I’m more concerned with supposedly “conservative” talking heads like Erick Erickson that go around trashing our candidates.
EE called Santorum a “pro-life Statist” and a “big government conservative” but it’s no surprise. EE is a Perry shill.
Just another reason why we can’t let the media pick our candidates. They’re focused on their own agenda 24/7.
Waiting for candidate Obama to have his words parsed, his political allies questioned, and his gaffes used to criticize his lack of intelligence.
I had this argument with a idiot, Obama supporter, recently. He complaining he had no health insurance because it was to expensive. (in another breath telling me they had to pay $40K is taxes last year).
I told him NO ONE IS DENIED HEALTH SERVICES. NO ONE. It's called the E.R. and they have to tend to you.
BUT, these Obama idiots do not want to hear that, they want to continue on and on with the lie. Even his helper was shaking her head in agreement with me.
I was so enraged with his lunacy, I wanted to sock him.