Mary Matalin is still putting out the lie that the Republicans have anything to bring to the table on health care reform other than the status quo and that "everybody has access to health care today". Wash, rinse, lie, repeat. And if that doesn't work, repeat it again.
I can't believe she's still running with this notion that emergency rooms equal health care because that's what her statement amounts to.
KING: Mary, how do the Republicans feel that the poor will be involved. How do they get those who can't afford it to get health care?
MATLIN: The notion that you are not for big government take over of health care, that you're for the status quo, you're for no health care reform, is one of those straw men that the Democrats like to employ. Republicans have on the table and will come back to the table with a number of ways to reduce the cost of health care and health insurance, all of which were at various times in and out of the bill from pooling for small businesses, for consumer infusions, for market- based plans, for tort reform (INAUDIBLE), all the rest of these things that control the cost. This is not affording health care to everybody.
By the way, everybody has access to health care today. That is another misnomer, but a tenet of Republican proposal is that there be universal care and the Republicans did contribute to passing CHIP and health care for children. So the notion that the Republicans are out there on some sort of fringe limb or status quo where... it's just another one of those bogeymen that people are not listening to on any level, in any of the races that have been run in the last year.