Dr. Aaron Carroll
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

July 21, 2009 NailingEdit


  • thinks he knows how to fix the healthcare system, so does Stephen: walk it off
  • it's complicated
  • he believes we should have government healthcare for everyone
    • he wants us to be European
  • Europeans have never dealt with an insurance company that cares for them
  • Medicare is fine for old people
    • they have nothing to lose
  • bureaucrats between a patient an their doctor
    • year-long backlong for a woman in labor
  • people are afraid
  • not talking about accuracy; they're talking about what Stephen feels
  • evidence
    • pays less
    • better outcomes
    • covers everyone
  • plan being proposed is not a single-payer plan
  • most efficient system
    • we need single-payer
  • if people aren't healthy, they can't work. When they can't work, they can't pay taxes
  • taxes don't pay for Stephen's jetskis
  • he tried to surrender
    • DeMint says this is where GOP will break Obama
  • Obama gave his enemies his timetable
  • 1,000-page bill


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