Maria Bartiromo, Leading the Healthcare Debate with Stupidity
by TarHeel, Tue Sep 01, 2009 at 11:08:00 AM EDT
Maria Bartiromo is a "journalist" and "news anchor" for CNBC.
In my opinion she is exhibit A, why Obama and Dems in Congress should completely ignore polls on healthcare. Face it, our country is loaded with dummies.
In March, 2006, Bartiromo appeared as a contestant on celebrity Jeopardy. Matched against CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper and Kweisi Mfume, President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. After two rounds Bartiromo finished with $0, having only attempted to answer two questions in the Double Jeopardy round, answering only one correctly. Because her balance of $0 following the Double Jeopardy round would have made her ineligible for the Final Jeopardy round, Maria was 'gifted' $1,000 in order to keep playing. Maria answered the Final Jeopardy question incorrectly, and finished the game with $300 of the $1,000 she had been 'gifted'.
Now watch this. she's a "journalist" and news anchor and doesn't seem to know you have to most often be 65 to be eligible for medicare..
She keeps huffing about Erbitux not being approved in england.. the reason being it's very expensive and does not cure anything only adds one month of survival
In the 1,125-patient pivotal FLEX (First-line in Lung cancer with ErbituX) multinational phase III study, in which Erbitux was combined with vinorelbine and cisplatin, a statistically significant improvement in overall survival was observed in the three-drug treatment arm. Median overall survival was 11.3 months in patients receiving Erbitux compared with 10.1 months in those receiving chemotherapy alone (p=0.044).
Avastin is basically the same story.. it is not a cure simply a slightly longer survival time.
These drugs are her arguments against universal single payer healthcare (which no one is even proposing in the U.S.)