Women are “hypochondriacs” so should pay more health insurance, according to Fox New’s John Stossel.
Stossel, who is the host of Fox Business, was appearing on Fox & Friends on Thursday morning when he voiced his opinion.
Stossel stated that women should be charged more money because they visit doctors and hospitals “much more often than men.” He then speculated that they either make the journeys because they’re smarter, or maybe because “they’re hypochondriacs.”
He then dismissed the errors that are currently sweeping across Obamacare’s website, before unleashing his thoughts.
“The website is minor. They will fix that,” concluded Stossel. “Central planning is the problem because this just kills the market, and the competition in the market that makes things better.”
He continued, “For example, yesterday, President [Barack] Obama stood in front of a bunch of women in Massachusetts and said, ‘No longer will those evil insurance companies be able to charge you women more’.”
He then asked Steve Doocy, the show’s host, “But when did you last go to the doctor?” Doocy was unable to answer the question quickly enough, so Stossel turned to his co-host, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, and declared, “Elizabeth could answer quite quickly.”
This sparked Stossel even further, and he added, “But if it’s insurance, you ought to be able to charge people who use the services more. It’s not fair if you pay less than she does. It’s fair if you pay for what you use, unless your destitute.”
Stossel then stated, “Women go to the doctor much more often than men! Maybe they’re smarter or maybe they’re hypochondriacs. They live longer. Who knows? But if it’s insurance, you ought to be able to charge people who use the services more, more.”
Doocy then backed Stossel’s remarks with a barrage of sarcastic comments. “But, John, you’re not paying attention,” teased Doocy. “This administration, this president wants to make everything fair. It’s not fair if you pay less than she does… And as a number of Republicans have made the argument, why should I pay for – I’m in my 60s, why should I pay for your maternity coverage?”
Stossel then asked, “Or why should women pay for men’s Viagra? This mandating all this stuff it has to cover just takes away consumer choice.”
You can view Stossel and Doocy’s exchange below:
Do you agree with Fox New’s John Stossel? Are women hypochondriacs? Should they pay more for health insurance because they visit doctors and hospitals more often than men?
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