Fictional Conservative Member of Parliament Alan B’Stard on healthcare (approx. 4 minutes in):
In the good old days – you were poor, you got ill and you died
Actual Republican member of Congress Rob Woodall:
Rep. Rob Woodall lectured a constituent about Medicare, saying she should simply take care of herself.
A Woodall constituent raised a practical obstacle to obtaining coverage in the private market within the confines of an employer-based health insurance system: What happens when you retire?
“The private corporation that I retired from does not give medical benefits to retirees,” the woman told the congressman in video captured a local Patch reporter in Dacula, Ga.
“Hear yourself, ma’am. Hear yourself,” Woodall told the woman. “You want the government to take care of you, because your employer decided not to take care of you. My question is, ‘When do I decide I’m going to take care of me?'”
You tell me what the difference is – beyond the accent.