As promised, here’s the video from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ appearance on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Wednesday night. Yeah, she and other pols have been all over the airwaves of late, but I find that a “fake” news anchor like Jon Stewart often keeps people more honest than the average TV talking head.
In the first segment, Sebelius discusses the “public option” for health insurance and touches on quality of care and outcomes, to which Stewart says it would be cheaper for society if smokers died by age 60. In Part 2, which focuses on competing health reform bills in Congress, Sebelius mentions prevention, wellness and quality. It’s not very revelatory for those of us in the know, but it’s entertaining.
On the much lighter side, earlier segments of last night’s show parodied national health systems in Canada and the UK and the uninsured situation in the U.S.