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Beckel Admits To Hannity: Fox's Health Plan Rejected Me

First Posted: 04/11/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:05 PM ET

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Sean Hannity doesn't understand much about health care, and why should he? Disease has always existed, yet AMERICA has endured! Doesn't that mean that universal health care is just unnecessary? Hannity calls to mind a simpler time, where men were men, and women were respectful, and people with scarlet fever and tuberculosis had the decency to say, "No, no! Let me just quietly die in this alley! I don't want to be a part of some depressing set of statistics!"

Fox News Senior Political Analyst Bob Beckel, on the other hand, thinks that health care is "a right," and so he gamely argued for it on Sean Hannity's radio show, which our Media Monitor Cathy Talbot listened to, so you don't have to. During the discussion, she heard something ironic!

HANNITY: I'm on the Fox Plan and the AFTRA Plan. I have no clue what insurance I have. I don't have a special health care plan! I have the same plan that you do.


BECKEL: No you don't. I don't have a health insurance plan.

HANNITY: You work for FOX, you're on the FOX plan.

BECKEL: I don't qualify for the Fox plan, because I have a pre-existing condition.

And then, Hannity made light of people with pre-existing conditions, curing them all with ridicule, the best medicine.

By the way, the AFTRA Plan? That refers to the health benefits extended by being a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a union. It's a pretty special health care plan, that millionaire infotainers might have.

[WATCH. Hat tip to Media Matters for pulling the clip.]

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