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Monday, August 31, 2009

Huck-in-mouth disease

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Mike Huckabee was roundly thrashed for saying on the radio last week that Obamacare would have sent Teddy Kennedy home with a pain pill, rather than treatment. He's not apologizing, of course, and claiming he was quoted out of context. You decide.

There's no doubt that he's badly misrepresenting President Obama's words. The president said end-of-life decisions naturally should include the wisdom of deciding not to choose treatments that aren't believed to work.

What IS clear is that Huckacare wouldn't even provide the pain pill for the working poor who are uninsured or underinsured in America today. They'd be sent home with instructions to grit their teeth. I'd prefer Obamacare.

 

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