Fox host defends private health insurance system: “Only 27 million Americans do not have health insurance”
Watters: "So many great things have been done through Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield”
From the July 31 edition of Fox News' The Five:
JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): I couldn't even understand half of their plans. They don't make any sense at all. [Rep.] Tim Ryan made the best point, I think, of everybody. These unions have negotiated these amazing health care plans, Cadillac plans -- they're so good they have their own name. Why would you rip those away, and not only that -- and then give them to illegal immigrants? It makes no sense politically and as a policy, and Warren, totally out of touch.
I don't know about you guys, but I like my healthcare. I go to the doctor, I check in, I give a $5 copay, he tells me I'm fine, I leave, I do no paperwork. It's great -- and 180 million Americans feel that way. Only 27 million Americans do not have health insurance right now. Let's focus on them instead of tearing the whole system down.
And Bernie, he thinks making a profit is evil. I don't know what he's talking about.
So many great things have been done through Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield. I don't think these are evil companies. I think these are good companies that need to bring costs down, and there's ways to do that without destroying a great system.
Trump can exploit this divide within the Democratic Party, and it's a gift because the Republicans -- I'm not really sure what their health care plan is, but the Democrats are making it so easy to exploit by offering up this socialist utopia that makes no sense and does remove health care from a lot of people
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