CNN Pushes Democratic Policy and Talking Points on Health Care

July 18th, 2017 2:44 PM

On CNN's New Day Tuesday morning, CNN Global Economic Analyst Rana Foroohar advocated for a single-payer health care system. She ridiculously claimed the following:

You know, I think really what we need and what most countries have is a simple single-payer system and that has seemed politically unfeasible, but what I think is interesting is that you're actually seeing more and more Democrats say this should be our baseline. I mean, it's cheaper. The outcomes are better. You know, it's what the rest of the world is using and it's where we need to be.

Cheaper? Better Outcomes? Eh, not so much. In reality, socialized medicine is a disaster that brings about longer wait times (resulting in Canadians coming to America for care) with less quality care. There is a reason why the U.S. has led in health care innovation (declining with ObamaCare) and cancer survival rates.

Later in the show, co-host  Alisyn Camerota misrepresented what Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) stated in an interview. Camerota claimed the following:

Right, meaning don't do anything, don't touch anything. So let it fail, which is what you just heard from Jim Jordan.

Jordan never said such a thing. He only proclaimed his support for an ObamaCare repeal that does not take effect for two years. That would, in theory, create the pressure and incentive to pass something, while also giving Congress the time to do it.