Friday, October 19, 2007

Slippery Slope Mitch

Damned nice coverage. If you can get it, that is. Lexington Herald-Leader (10.19.07), via ThinkProgress:
"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has warned about the slippery slope leading to 'government-run health care for everyone' while rallying his colleagues against expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP.

But as a U.S. senator, McConnell gets government-run, taxpayer-subsidized insurance through the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program, including free outpatient treatment by doctors at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.

McConnell SCHIP stance criticized

"When McConnell needed triple bypass heart surgery in 2003, he checked into the Naval Medical Center and was treated by the hospital's clinical chief of cardiothoracic surgery."



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