Thom Hartmann Takes on FreedomWorks’ Austin Petersen Over the State of Healthcare
|FreedomWorks’ Austin Petersen|
While I’m a strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I’m an even stronger supporter of universal healthcare – and this is one of the biggest reasons. On a recent episode of his show, Thom Hartman spoke about two different men in similar situations. In each situation, someone needed life-saving healthcare that hospitals either would not or outright refused to provide because the individual had no health insurance and could not afford to obtain insurance. And in both instances, the men committed felonies in order to go to prison (where healthcare is provided courtesy of the prison system). Like politicians, prisoners enjoy universal healthcare – and neither has to pay for it as it’s subsidized by taxpayer money (much like public option systems work in other first world countries with civilized health care systems).