I’ve always known Ann Coulter was pretty much a bottom feeder as far as human beings go. She and Rush Limbaugh are the two individuals I see most often spouting off nothing but pure garbage. It’s just an endless stream of vile, disgusting ignorance.
Well, I just watched an interview between Coulter and Tucker Carlson on Fox News that was clearly nothing more than propped up right-wing propaganda.
Coulter starts out with her typical “the government can do no good” rhetoric saying that she wished our health care system would be run by the same people who make the iPhone or flat screen TV’s, because everything done by the private sector “gets better and less expensive over time.”
So let me break down that ignorance really quickly. First, the iPhone and flat screen televisions are goods, not services, so there’s a big difference there. Also, these products are often made overseas, usually in sweat shops in developing countries.
Basically her comparison between these two makes absolutely no sense. Unless she’s saying we should outsource our health care services? Which wouldn’t make any sense either.
Then whose health costs were going down? Outside of Medicare and Medicaid the private sector was running (and still is running) our health system and costs were skyrocketing with people actually paying more money for less coverage.
Basically the exact opposite of what she said was happening with the private sector being in charge. Coverages were getting worse while costs were becoming more expensive.
But even if you want to ignore her ignorance on all of that – which is quite a lot to ignore – she took it a step further by claiming that her friend’s sister died because she lost her insurance due to “Obamacare.” She claimed her sister’s friend lost her insurance because “Blue Shield completely just pulled out of California.”
She then goes on to say that the woman had tried unsuccessfully to sign up for insurance on the Healthcare.gov website but couldn’t get through.
But of course she did. Because that’s not right out of the “Conservative Talking Points Against Obamacare” handbook or anything.
This isn’t October or early November. You’re telling me this women had been trying since October to sign up for health insurance but couldn’t once get through to the website? Even in late-November, December and January when the website was basically working? She couldn’t get through not once? Didn’t try the phone number either?
Excuse my language – but that’s bullshit.
Oh, and by the way, California has a state-run exchange website called Covered California so she didn’t need to use Healthcare.gov anyway.
She then continues by saying this women went into “septic shock” on Thursday and was informed by her friend that she had died over the weekend because of “Obamacare.”
And Tucker Carlson’s reaction to this looked so incredibly staged I almost laughed. He said, “That is completely shocking,” while not appearing shocked at all because this was clearly some kind of staged segment where he knew what she was about to say.
I’m not going to say she’s lying about someone dying, but her “reasoning” for it is complete garbage.
First, Blue Shield of California still exists so that was a blatant lie. Then she claims this woman who died tried repeatedly to get health care through the “Obamacare” website, which is another lie because it’s been working since about mid to late-November. And I guess you could call that two lies because California has its own state-run health care exchange so this woman wouldn’t have had to use Healthcare.gov anyway.
So this whole story is complete nonsense. I’m not saying someone didn’t die, but it damn sure wasn’t because of the reasons Ann Coulter sat there on Fox News brazenly lying about.