Harry Reid Opponent Would Privatize Social Security, Medicare, And Departmenet Of Veterans Affairs

Posted by | June 14, 2010 17:49 | Filed under: Top Stories

More information is coming out about the radical views of Sharron Angle, the tea party candidate who is opposing Harry Reid for Senate.  Greg Sargent links to an NPR interview from May 19 where Angle says it’s proper that the Veterans Affairs isn’t covering her father if we’re headed toward a privatized system, which she endorses.

ANGLE: He’s 87 years old and has Parkinson’s and we have to pay more and more for his healthcare. I know he pays over 800 dollars a month in prescription drugs that we can’t get through his VA nor through Medicare — they just wont cover those things. And I know lots of seniors —

[Dave] BECKER: Should they cover those things?

ANGLE: No, not if you’re working towards a privatized system. And he can pay for them. That’s my whole point. Even with the system we’ve got, it’s broken, its not covering for every cost that he has. And if he were dependent upon that, he wouldn’t be getting the healthcare he needs and that’s why we need to fix the system.

Angle said in a debate she wants to “phase out” Social Security and Medicare, but wants doesn’t want to remove from the system those who “entered into the system on good faith.”

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