GOP Rep. Sensenbrenner Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer During National Health Care Reform Debate

It really doesn’t matter how many Americans are without any or adequate health insurance.  One is too many.

Wisconsin Republican Representative Jim Sensenbrenner has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The cancer was discovered in the early stages and has not spread beyond the prostate gland.  He plans to undergo radiation treatment and urged men to have their prostates checked annually as this type of cancer is highly curable if diagnosed early.

Atta boy, Senator.

Except for one very important point.

Millions of Americans can not afford regular doctors visits nor can they afford the high cost of radiation treatment.

Sensenbrenner and the rest of our elected politicians have a first-rate health care plans courtesy of the taxpayers.

I wish Sensenbrenner a speedy recovery but if he really is concerned about prevention and treatment, he’d step up to the plate and stand up to his fellow Republicans, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and the GOP talking points and push for a national healthcare system – preferably a single-payer type like ‘Medicare for all’.  (h/t to Bill Maher for the term ‘Medicare for all’)

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2 responses to “GOP Rep. Sensenbrenner Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer During National Health Care Reform Debate

  1. These politicians are so out of touch with the reality of everyday Americans. Sure, Sensenbrenner gave good advice which can be followed by those that have good health insurance. As for the remaining 47 million without health insurance, they are left out of receiving the need tests and follow-up care.

    Thanks for posting this. Good job.

  2. Thanks, Cats.

    Today, former Senator Mel Martinez along with John McCain and Mitch McConnell spoke down here to discuss health care reform (or lack thereof). As with classic GOP style, it was a closed event and protesters were required to remain outside.