H/T to Spencer Kornhaber over at OCWeekly for this little bit of political theater.
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, who hopes to replace Barbara Boxer as California’s junior Senator, was interviewed on Fox News Channel today and was asked about his perspective on the Health Care legislation before the Senate. DeVore claims thatÂ the highÂ costs of our health care systemÂ are because many of us have insurance and thereforeÂ don’t ask about the cost of our health care. He thinks that the problem is that doctors are forced to perform too many tests to stave off potential lawsuits.
“Average consumers are not incentivised to ask questions about the medical services they are consuming,Â because someone else is paying the bill,” DeVore says. As a result we have been over consuming a lot of medical services.”
Watch it yourself. I am sure that Chuck will tweet about his national coverage and expert analysis.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWIqWGndIxM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]