Matthew Holt

TV stardom (well, sorta…)

It’s just possible that you weren’t glued to the France24 cable channel (yes there is a French 24 hour news  & chat channel broadcast in English). Well yesterday they had a “debate” about healthcare hosted by the very smooth Francois Picard.

Jean-Jacques Zambrowski, a professor at Paris Descartes University got to talk about Bismarkcian and Beveridge-type systems (and why Michael Moore was wrong to call French & UK care as being the same). I was sitting in a dark studio in front of a DVD showing the Golden Gate Bridge. On the phone was Tevi Troy from the Hudson Institute (yes those right wingers) who basically spent most of his time agreeing with me—which I found pretty worrying!

Incidentally for a TV novice, I could barely hear the conversation, and couldn’t see anything, which meant that I never knew when I was on camera or not—so hopefully they don’t catch me picking my nose or something on screen!  Here’s the “debate” and here’s part 2.

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  1. eric Novack – if everyone was on Medicare, Mayo would go out of business… they lost $760 million on Medicare patients in 2008…
    You are absolutely right

  2. Matthew-
    if everyone was on Medicare, Mayo would go out of business… they lost $760 million on Medicare patients in 2008…

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