That’s right; sleazy Joe Lieberdouche (I-Can’t be trusted) isn’t taking a principled stand in opposing a Medicare buy-in after all. In fact, as recently as three months ago (SERIOUSLY — 90 DAYS!), the former Democratic vice presidential nominee touted just such a plan as his own solution to fixing our pathetic health care industry.
Here’s the video (h/t to Plum Line):
Transcript after the jump.
My proposals were to basically expand the existing successful public health insurance programs Medicare and Medicaid…
“When it came to Medicare I was very focused on a group — post 50, maybe more like post 55. People who have retired early, or unfortunately have been laid off early, who lose their health insurance and they’re too young to qualify for Medicare.
“What I was proposing was that they have an option to buy into Medicare early and again on the premise that that would be less expensive than the enormous cost. If you’re 55 or 60 and you’re without health insurance and you go in to try to buy it, because you’re older … you’re rated as a risk so you pay a lot of money.”
Yeah yeah, we know. Are we supposed to be surprised that Lieberdouche’s opposition wasn’t grounded in principle? Of course not. Once again, he slithered in, made the story about himself and slithered away. Certainly he’ll be on TV again shortly to explain what he really meant and why it’s so outrageous that everyone’s ripping him just for being the Jimmy Stewart character in life.