So. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) said recently:
"I'm 59. In either Canada or Great Britain, if I broke my hip, I couldn't get it replaced."
This is what's known in polite society as "untrue." It is also what's known as "absurd." How absurd?
At least 63 percent of hip replacements performed in Canada last year and two-thirds of those done in England were on patients age 65 or older. More than 1,200 in Canada were done on people older than 85.
It is so absurd, in fact, that it makes one wonder whether the speaker is an idiot or a liar. I mean, here's the thing: he's a United State senator who's been studying health care. A U.S. senator making a statement like that is assumed to have some idea what he's talking about. When he's that wrong? It's either remarkable incompetence or outright lying.
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