Elizabeth Hasselbeck has gone from The View to Fox News (a giant step sideways if ever there was one) and she has clearly found a home for her ignorant bleatings. Informed by Stuart Varney that an insurance company had dumped a bunch of doctors from its Medicare insurance program, she promptly worried about how it would affect pregnant women.
In a segment titled “Who’s Ruining the Economy Now?” Fox Business host Stuart Varney announced that the president was not going to be able to keep the promise that people could keep their doctors because “United Healthcare has just dropped — we don’t know exactly how many — but thousands of doctors have been dropped from United Heathcare’s Medicare Advantage program.”
Conservative media outlets like The Washington Times have blamed United Healthcare’s decision on the Affordable Care Act.
“That leaves hundreds of thousands of patients without the doctor that they’ve had for many many years,” Varney added. “We don’t know how many thousands have been dropped, but thousands have been dropped. What about their patients? What about the people who used to have this doctor who now no longer have this doctor? Broken promise.”
“And many of those people are women who are expecting babies and who may just have a real relationship with their physician and want to see the same doctor deliver possibly their second child,” Hasselbeck opined. “And they are now left in the dark in a time that they feeling quite vulnerable.”
Dear Mrs. Hasselbeck:
Medicare is for people over 65. People over 65 rarely get pregnant. The subject being discussed had absolutely nothing to do with pregnant women.
P.S. Reading is fundamental.