Health Care

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ROLL OPENER, PAN CAMERA 1 TO HOST O’Reilly: Enrollment in the Affordable Care Act has just ended, and the President has managed to persuade 7 million Americans sign up for the program. The Act, which will create a healthcare exchange marketplace, has been met with opposition since its inception. Earlier this week Tea Party members voiced their opposition to the affordable care act and similar government subsidize healthcare programs. They took to the streets in Montpelier, Vermont, outside the capital, to protest Act 48. In May of 2011 Vermont passed Act 48, which put the state on the path towards implementing a universal and unified health care system that covers all Vermonters. PLAY FOOTAGE OF PROTESTORS OUTSIDE CAPITAL O’Reilly: The Act, which was made in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, went into place in the beginning of this year. The tyranny of King Obama has stretched across the land. Publically financed healthcare is going to become the norm, not just in Vermont, but soon in every state. That is, unless we do something. Protests like this show Obama and the fat cats up in Washington that we, as citizens of the United States, will not put up with their socialist agenda. Our country cannot withstand the government takeover of healthcare. To discuss this issue further, we have decided to bring on two guests to help us sort out the views from both side of the health care debate. First we have Tea Party leader and member of the House of Representatives Michele Bachmann. Hello Congresswoman. SWITCH TO CAMERA 2 ON BACHMANN Bachmann: Hello Bill, Thank you for having me on your show. I am very excited to discuss tonight’s topic. O’Reilly: And second we have Jonathan Gerber, a professor in economics at MIT, who helped the ... ... middle of paper ... ...he government would be more adept to fix it, then the market. So all in all I would have to say that the strengths of the government’s health care plan, outweigh the weaknesses. This will, in the end, be a positive thing for the American people. O’Reilly: I have to say I was swayed in my beliefs by this debate. I never thought I would hear myself say this but it would be irresponsible to leave the healthcare system in the hands of markets, if it meant that not all those who need treatment will get it. If government were to be put in charge of the market, resources would be allocated more judicially. Leading to a more effective system, one where the signals are more accurate. Well that’s all the time we have today. I want to thank my two guests, and remind you to tune in tomorrow. Thank you and goodnight. PLAY CLOSING MUSIC CAMERA ZOOMS OUT AND SCREEN FADES TO BLACK

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