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etaoin shrdlu Posted - 10/30/2013 10:55:38 AM | show profile | flag this post

Yes, that phrase was actually used in a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed piece on the ACA, written by renowned medical expert Suzzane Somers (yes, the "Three's Company" actress.)

And the WSJ is issuing corrections to the piece such as these:

"An earlier version of this post contained a quotation attributed to Lenin (“Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state”) that has been widely disputed. And it included a quotation attributed to Churchill (“Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens“) that the Journal has been unable to confirm."

"Also, the cover of a Maclean’s magazine issue in 2008 showed a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline “Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.” An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the photo showed and headline referred to a horse."

But the lead is priceless:

" As a writer of 24 books mostly on health and wellness and by using my celebrity to get to the best and brightest doctors, scientists and medical professionals in the alternative and integrative health-care world, I have come to the following conclusions:"

Well there you go. Celebrity is what it took to get a decent ALTERNATIVE doctor (quack) in the pre-ACA days. And celebrity will cure anything!

Who knows. Maybe the WSJ can enlist Jenny McCarthy next to help eradicate polio in the Horn of Africa!

proudliberal Posted - 10/30/2013 1:16:20 PM | show profile | flag this post

Yeah, let's let Suzanne Somers run health care...

All the health care you want as long as you are a wealthy Hollywood celebrity. Socialized medicine? What does she think health insurance is? Go to the ER? That is paid for by other people...more socialism! Yes, we already have socialized medicine! Only we are paying twice what they pay for health care in Europe and we have 40 million people who aren't covered. That is a pretty efficient system. Thank you repubs!

etaoin shrdlu Posted - 10/30/2013 3:20:20 PM | show profile | flag this post

The Columbia Journalism Review...

further skewers Sommers with an actual quote from Winston Churchill -- as he was working to create the UK's National Health Service:

"The discoveries of healing science must be the inheritance of all. That is clear. Disease must be attacked, whether it occurs in the poorest or the richest man or woman simply on the ground that it is the enemy; and it must be attacked just in the same way as the fire brigade will give its full assistance to the humblest cottage as readily as to the most important mansion. Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure that everybody in the country, irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, shall have equal opportunities to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied services available."

It also takes apart the WSJ Op-Ed, and the entire series of "experts" columns the WSJ has been running:

http://www.cjr.org/the_audit/a_celebrity_journal_fiasco.php


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