TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! AARP CALLS OUT TODD AKIN IGNORANCE ON CANADIAN HEALTHCARE!!!
Thanks to a KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER for pointing out yet another example of Todd Akin campaigning mostly on ignorance and stereotypes when it comes to serious issues.
Check this passage from a recent AARP article:
5 Myths About Canada’s Health Care System
Myth #3: Canada rations health care; that’s why hip replacements and cataract surgeries happen faster in the United States . . .
Take Republican Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, for example. A couple of years ago he took to the House floor to tell his colleagues:
“I just hit 62, and I was just reading that in Canada [if] I got a bad hip I wouldn’t be able to get that hip replacement that [Rep. Dan Lungren] got, because I’m too old! I’m an old geezer now and it’s not worth a government bureaucrat to pay me to get my hip fixed.”
This has been debunked so often, it’s tiring. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, for example, concluded: “At least 63 percent of hip replacements performed in Canada last year  ... were on patients age 65 or older.” And more than 1,500 of those, it turned out, were on patients over 85.
The bottom line: Canada doesn’t deny hip replacements to older people
It's a nice fact check that catches Rep. Todd Akin talking about something that he doesn't really understand. Even better, the AARP seems exasperated by correcting yet another Akin blunder.