GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: We know what the politicians want, but are they being straight with us? And do they really know? We are asking questions. Yesterday, we went to the Cleveland Clinic to ask questions, and tonight, how about the president’s former doctor of 20 years? He’s a real doctor. He’s not a lobbyist. And he’s here. Dr. David Scheiner joins us live from children. He was President Obama’s doctor for 20 years.
Good evening, Doctor. And Doctor, we’re trying
to figure out what this health plan is and what’s the best thing for the country and get everyone’s opinion on it. So what’s your thought? Do you like what we know of the president’s proposed plan and the Democrats on Capitol Hill?
DR. DAVID SCHEINER, PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FORMER DOCTOR: No, I don’t think it’s adequate. This isn’t what is going to fix the system. You know, just a few comments about our health system, in case people think the system isn’t broken. The United States ranks 37th in the world in health statistics. Slovenia is in front of us. We spend twice as much per person as the nearest competitor, yet we rank 37th. We have 50 million people who are uninsured, probably another 10 or 20 million who are underinsured. I don’t think this could be considered a system that’s working well.
Another thing that has bothered me is this attack on Medicare as government-run medicine. Now, in the 40 years that I’ve practicing under Medicare, Medicare has never — I repeat, never — interfered with my ability to take care of a patient. Private insurance interferes with me almost on a daily basis.
VAN SUSTEREN: Let me ask you about the Medicare…
SCHEINER: It’s extraordinarily obtrusive.
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