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Early Morning Swim: Sen. Al Franken vs. Hudson Institute Propagandist on Medical Bankruptcies

This Hudson wingnut really didn’t do her team any favors.

When Diana Furchtgott-Roth from the Hudson Institute attacked everything from the public option to the health bill that passed out of the Senate Finance Committee last week, Whitehouse remarked that she “veered across three lanes of traffic.”
“Did you actually read the bill that is the subject of today’s hearing?” he asked.
When Whitehouse asked her about the issue she had failed to focus on — bankruptcy — Furchtgott-Roth replied simply that the current system does a good job.
“Did it do a good job for Ms. Burns?” Whitehouse rebutted, visibly frustrated. Furchtgott-Roth simply replied that Burns had been in a bad situation.

Kerry Burns’ son died of cystic fibrosis and she went into bankruptcy from the medical bills.

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