Fox's Eric Bolling is still trying to convince his audience that not being denied access to an emergency room equals the same thing as having adequate health care coverage.
June 28, 2015

After watching the opening segment of this Saturday's Cashin' In on Faux "news," I'd say host Eric Bolling just did his best to prove Real Time host Bill Maher to be correct, when he said he's found the perfect slogan for the Republican party -- "eat shit and die."

He also seemed determined to once again prove Rep. Alan Grayson to be absolutely correct when he said the GOP's health care plan was don't get sick, and if you are unfortunate enough to get sick, die quickly.

Here's how Bolling and his regulars wrapped things up at the end of a very long segment attacking the Supreme Court and specifically Chief Justice John Roberts for ruling in favor of the ACA subsidies.

WILLIAMS: I just sit and listen to this show, you know, Cashin' In. I think we have a special sour grapes edition from the GOP this Saturday, 11:30, don't miss it, and Jonathan, the idea that people, Republican or Democrat can have compassion and think that in our affluent society, we can take care of people in medical need...

FIELDS: This isn't about compassion.

WILLIAMS: ...and force them into bankruptcy.

HOENIG: That ad hominem attack has gotten really old Juan.

ROGERS: Nobody's saying we don't take care of them. Nobody's saying we don't take care of them. We should take care of them, but you can't have a guy like Gruber marching around the stage telling everyone he fooled the American people and how dumb they are. That's what's wrong. (crosstalk)

WILLIAMS: But that's not the point. The point is somebody whose family is bankrupted when they have a catastrophic medical event, and how can we not care as Americans?

HOENIG: But Juan, if you care Juan, you should take care of them.

BOLLING: Well, we do take care of them guys. We do take care of those people. There's an emergency that will... every single city (crosstalk) will take those people. Look, we've got to go.

So we're back to the emergency room argument again. How many times does this tired nonsense have to be debunked before right wingers quit pretending emergency care at a hospital is the same thing as being provided adequate overall medical care, or having insurance that will cover routine testing and preventive care so someone doesn't wind up in the emergency room in the first place? Or how that prevents what Williams was talking about here and not having a major illness bankrupt someone?

Republicans, please feel free to follow this clown's lead and make this same argument to the public during the upcoming presidential election.


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