04/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dylan Ratigan Calls Out Joe Wilson For Calling US Health Care System "Best" In The World (VIDEO)

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) believes that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world.

The congressman made the pronouncement during an appearance Tuesday on The Dylan Ratigan Show and then went on to talk about the "nice hospital" in one of South Carolina's poorest counties. Ratigan promptly corrected Wilson.

Rep. Wilson: I'll take you to the poorest county in South Carolina, Allendale, a very nice hospital. I'll take you to another county which is very depressed.

Ratigan: South Carolina has the 33rd worst health care in America, according to The Commonwealth Fund. America has the most expensive health care in the world and the 37th highest quality. We pay more than any country in the world. We have huge amounts of money going to special interests. Our budget is dominated by health care and people don't have coverage.

Watch the excerpted exchange below. Click here to watch the full segment.


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