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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:06 PM

Republican Congressional candidate: Healthcare is costly because "People now don't die from cancer"

Via DailyKos elections roundup.

The healthcare reforms Collins said he would push would be tort reform and open up competition in insurance by allowing policies across state lines.

Collins also argued that modern healthcare is expensive for a reason.

"People now don't die from prostate cancer, breast cancer and some of the other things," Collins said. "The fact of the matter is, our healthcare today is so much better, we're living so much longer, because of innovations in drug development, surgical procedures, stents, implantable cardiac defibrillators, neural stimulators—they didn't exist 10 years ago. The increase in cost is not because doctors are making a lot more money. It's what you can get for healthcare, extending your life and curing diseases."


As Brown points out, prostate cancer kills almost 30,000 men a year (PDF) in the United States, while breast cancer kills nearly 40,000 women each year (PDF). I am absolutely dumbfounded, and I hope Hochul hammers Collins to pieces on this. I am troubled by one thing, though, which is that this quote originally appeared over a week ago, yet neither the Hochul campaign nor the DCCC seems to have picked up on it. Fortunately, there's still time to remedy that oversight.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/03/1105597/-Daily-Kos-Elections-Live-Digest-7-3

Also on ThinkProgress.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/07/03/510542/chris-collins-die-cancer/

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Reply Republican Congressional candidate: Healthcare is costly because "People now don't die from cancer" (Original post)
TheWraith Jul 2012 OP
cindyperry2010 Jul 2012 #1
cindyperry2010 Jul 2012 #2
TheWraith Jul 2012 #3
no_hypocrisy Jul 2012 #4
TheWraith Jul 2012 #5
tanyev Jul 2012 #6
madrchsod Jul 2012 #7
DearAbby Jul 2012 #8
marmar Jul 2012 #9
DearAbby Jul 2012 #10
sakabatou Jul 2012 #11

Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:08 PM

1. wow

that one is dumb

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Response to cindyperry2010 (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:09 PM

2. the congressional candidate not you

sorry

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Response to cindyperry2010 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:16 PM

3. I figured that was what you meant. nt

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:20 PM

4. That's news to my mother . . . . .

Chris Collins will have to battle cancer personally to fully understand what an assinine thing that was to say.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 03:44 PM

5. This is now going viral. Huffington Post has picked it up. nt

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 04:24 PM

6. Oh, that's why we need the death panels.



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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:42 PM

7. he really needs to think before he speaks

although some of what he said is true he still is stuck in republican reverse.

maybe i`m being optimistic that republicans understand the world around them

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:45 PM

8. Full blown panic...I tell ya.

They thought they had this in the bag...remember that swagger they had previous to the ruling? They were fed information the Court would strike this down...they don't have a CYA Back up plan.

They are flailing all over the place. Almost comical if it wasn't for our deadbeat media...I mean if I can figure this out...COME ON.

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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:54 PM

9. I suppose that if you're that dumb, you don't realize that you're that dumb.





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Response to TheWraith (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:55 PM

10. Fear is all they have...n/t

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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 05:57 PM

11. Where's my clue-by-four?

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