Surprisingly Effective Sen. Al Franken Beats Up On Think Tank
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute think tank, was testifying before Congress regarding the Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act when she launched an attack on the proposed health care reforms, which were not even the topic of the hearing. She claimed that health care reform would increase American medical bankruptcies. Sen. Al Franken noted that countries with health care systems similar to the proposed systems had zero bankruptcies. Roth then claimed that we had better cancer survival rates. Franken pointed out that the study she was relying upon was unreliable because it cherry-picked the most survivable cancers. He then noted that the hearing was on medical bankruptcies, not health care reform, then moved on.