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Kent Conrad Followup

By Matthew Yglesias

"Kent Conrad Followup"

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For a bit more on Kent Conrad’s late-breaking recognition of the existence of European healthcare systems, I was out on the Hamburg cocktail party circuit last night and mentioned to a German woman that an American Senator had been mentioning Germany as an example of a country where government doesn’t run the health care system. Well, she laughed pretty hard at that idea.

I tried to explain to her that he’s a really important Senator, known for being sharper than some of his colleagues on the Finance Committee and then it turned into more one of those rueful laughs.

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