Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) found some scary language to describe the Democrats’ attempt to reform health care Sunday, telling Fox News’ Chris Wallace that the Democrats’ bill would result in a “health care gulag.”
“It will limit people’s choices to, in many cases, to a government-run program like Medicaid which is essentially a health care gulag, because people will not have any choices but to take that poorly performing government plan.”
According to Cornyn, Medicare — which serves tens of millions of Americans — is a healthcare “gulag.”
Democrats have backed off plans for an opt-out government run-health insurer, leaning toward an idea that would create the equivalent of the federal insurance plans offered to federal employees for average Americans.
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Dec. 6, 2009.