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Pic Of The Moment: After All This Time, GOP Senate Candidates Are Still Finding New Ways To Lose On Health Care (Original Post) EarlG Dec 2023 OP
But how many eggs is that? sinkingfeeling Dec 2023 #1
How many kittens? murielm99 Dec 2023 #24
I'm going to start a new business! leftieNanner Dec 2023 #2
LeftieNanner SYGDeb Dec 2023 #15
Wow, he truly lives in an alternate reality PatSeg Dec 2023 #3
He needs to go with that himself and let us know how that works out. LakeArenal Dec 2023 #4
I think someone mountain grammy Dec 2023 #5
Freaking moron! Grumpy Old Guy Dec 2023 #6
Considering their doctor of choice during COVID was a conspiracy theory lunatic... Initech Dec 2023 #7
As they are always saying, "You can't make this stuff up". Unbelievable. EarnestPutz Dec 2023 #9
Oh yeah look up some of the crazy shit Stella Immanuel has said. Initech Dec 2023 #12
Another great time to suggest that these idiot congressmen should provide the same free health.... EarnestPutz Dec 2023 #8
Hope he hammers that idea home on the campaign trail KS Toronado Dec 2023 #10
Will doctors accept chickens for payment again? liberal N proud Dec 2023 #11
liberal n proud SYGDeb Dec 2023 #17
If it was good enough for great grandpa, it's good enough for me - Tim Sheehy. patphil Dec 2023 #13
I am so sick and tired of these Republicans and their ignorant easy fixes. Baitball Blogger Dec 2023 #14
Repukes only care about grift - it's all about the grift FakeNoose Dec 2023 #16
Bang head here. Delmette2.0 Dec 2023 #18
hahahahaha JohnnyRingo Dec 2023 #19
how many chickens? pansypoo53219 Dec 2023 #20
I think it would be about 25 million for a bypass.. Permanut Dec 2023 #25
Their stupidity knows no bounds. Mickju Dec 2023 #21
I guess he wants the death rate of the same period. POS. 58Sunliner Dec 2023 #22
It's as though thinking through these issues is too tiresome for them nuxvomica Dec 2023 #23
Let him be first by not accepting the health care benefits taxpayers pay for. Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2023 #26
*SNORT* Skittles Dec 2023 #27
Plenty of people died back then too IronLionZion Dec 2023 #28
He's ex-Navy Seal, and he plays Montana people like that? Tester will eat his lunch. ancianita Dec 2023 #29
This guy seems exceptionally clueless and dimwitted, even for a Republican. ShazzieB Dec 2023 #30
What Is It With Montana? DET Dec 2023 #31
So this moron is basically saying we don't need hospitals. He wants to close all the hospitals and return Martin68 Dec 2023 #32

Initech

(100,374 posts)
7. Considering their doctor of choice during COVID was a conspiracy theory lunatic...
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 12:53 PM
Dec 2023

Who said that the virus was caused by lizard people, and said doctor still hawks quack cures and has not had her medical license revoked yet, I'm not going to trust the GOP's judgement on healthcare any time soon.

Initech

(100,374 posts)
12. Oh yeah look up some of the crazy shit Stella Immanuel has said.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 01:13 PM
Dec 2023

I really wonder how someone can look at that lunatic and trust her over actual experts? Truly insane. The things she says would get a normal person committed. And I really wonder why she hasn't lost her medical license yet. Madness.

EarnestPutz

(2,216 posts)
8. Another great time to suggest that these idiot congressmen should provide the same free health....
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 12:56 PM
Dec 2023

….coverage to us that give themselves. We’d be good with that.

KS Toronado

(17,822 posts)
10. Hope he hammers that idea home on the campaign trail
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 01:00 PM
Dec 2023

and other Rs see merit in paying doctors off by bartering that they follow suit.

patphil

(6,345 posts)
13. If it was good enough for great grandpa, it's good enough for me - Tim Sheehy.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 01:15 PM
Dec 2023

All you really need is a simple country doctor, with a black bag and a stethoscope!
What drugs is this guy taking?
Medical treatment has progressed a wee bit past the 1920's, and all of our great, sophisticated healthcare costs big bucks....very big bucks.
The biggest reason why the Affordable Health Care Act was instituted was because private insurance was too expensive, and quick to drop patients that had expensive health issues.
A lot of people had to choose between paying the rent and putting food on the table versus paying for necessary, expensive medical treatment. Medically induced bankruptcy was common.
Tim Sheehy wants to bring back the bad old days.

Baitball Blogger

(46,944 posts)
14. I am so sick and tired of these Republicans and their ignorant easy fixes.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 01:34 PM
Dec 2023

Facts don't matter to them. No doctor will want to rely on house visits. The new model for doctors was set in the nineties. 15 minute visits in the office. That's the only way to make a buck for them. Or so they say.

FakeNoose

(33,397 posts)
16. Repukes only care about grift - it's all about the grift
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 01:46 PM
Dec 2023

If healthcare is completely privatized, that means way more insurance industry donations to the GOP for every election.

JohnnyRingo

(18,816 posts)
19. hahahahaha
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 02:00 PM
Dec 2023

Ahh for the days when the doctor took 2 chickens and a goat for treating grandma's cancer.

nuxvomica

(12,547 posts)
23. It's as though thinking through these issues is too tiresome for them
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 02:29 PM
Dec 2023

I wonder how many complex problems this guy has had to deal with in his life and has always managed to get past them with a simple solution that has left other people frustrated or injured in its wake.

IronLionZion

(45,882 posts)
28. Plenty of people died back then too
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 06:34 PM
Dec 2023

so that solves several problems for pro-life Republicans

There simply hasn't been any advances in health care in 100 years that can't be covered with a few chickens and some fresh milk.

There are single payer systems that have house calls for minor stuff. The US has high deductible plans where your insurance doesn't cover minor stuff so you just pay cash for it. Urgent care centers and walk in clinics exist everywhere now for minor stuff, with or without insurance.

Insurance is for when you need expensive unexpected treatment, you don't have to die if you can't pay for it. There was plenty of this kind of lunacy back when GOP was discouraging young people from signing up for insurance. As if young people don't need treatment for accidents, injuries, substance abuse, mental health treatment, pregnancy, STDs, etc. People don't know when they're going to need care. Life happens when you're not prepared.

ancianita

(36,505 posts)
29. He's ex-Navy Seal, and he plays Montana people like that? Tester will eat his lunch.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 09:50 PM
Dec 2023

Whoever writes Sheehy's stuff just F'd up.

ShazzieB

(16,953 posts)
30. This guy seems exceptionally clueless and dimwitted, even for a Republican.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 10:30 PM
Dec 2023

Which is saying a lot. But if I'm understanding correctly, this rube is just running for the GOP nomination, and with any luck he'll get kicked to the curb in the primary by someone with a couple more i.q. points and won't ever really be voting on stuff like health care in the actual U.S. Senate.

I am reminded of Todd Akin, a Republican who served as the U.S. representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district from 2001 to 2013. After all those years in the House, he decided to run for Senate, but his political career came to a screeching halt after he infamously said that women who are victims of what he called "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant, because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Rememer that? I'll never forget it myself. It was so outrageously stupid that it has permanently lodged in my mind. It evidently lodged in some voters' minds, too, because he lost that election quite handily.

This quote from Sheehy is at about the same level of outrageously stupid as what Akin said, so I think there's a reasonable chance of it getting an equally negative reaction. Let's hope so anyway.

Martin68

(23,369 posts)
32. So this moron is basically saying we don't need hospitals. He wants to close all the hospitals and return
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 11:17 AM
Dec 2023

to the country doctor GP who made house visits model. Hurry up Ma, boil some water and get some clean towels!

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