Think Progress: Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) questioned Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth about medical bankruptcies. Franken asked Furchtgott-Roth — who claimed that moving towards a European-style system of universal health care would increase bankruptcies — about how many medical bankruptcies there were in countries that have universal health care, like Switzerland and France. Furchtgott-Rott repeatedly told Franken that she didn’t “have that number,” and Franken informed her that the number was actually zero.
I also have this heart wrenching clip featuring a similar perspective from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, courtesy of Keith Olbermann. The disciplinarian approach by Republicans on this issue is jaw dropping in its ruthlessness.