Obama To Barrasso: “Would You Feel The Same Way If You Were Making $40,000?”
President Obama debated Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, who is also a medical doctor, on whether guaranteeing catastrophic coverage would be sufficient to solve our health care problems.
“Would you be satisfied if every member of Congress just had catastrophic care–you think we’d be better health care purchasers?” Obama asked Barrasso. “I mean, is that a change you think we should make?”
“I think actually we would,” Barrasso responded. “We’d really focus on it. We’d have more, as you say, skin in the game. And especially if they had a savings account–a health savings account–they could put their money into that, and they’d be spending the money out of that.”
“Would you feel the same way if you were making $40,000. Or if that was your income. Because that’s the reality for a lot of folks,” Obama said.
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