June 5th, 2007
09:23 PM ET
11 years ago

Thompson jumps at opportunity to address healthcare

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Health and Human Services Sec. and Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson thanked a blogger for his online question on healthcare during the Townhall portion of CNN's Republican Presidential Debate on Tuesday.

"You know, I've been here for two debates," said Thompson, "we never had one question on healthcare. Thank that person for talking about healthcare."

The former HHS secretary and went on to outline a four-point plan for reforming the healthcare system.

- CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai

Filed under: Tommy Thompson
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Jason - Austin,TX

    Funny how they didn't ask Dr. Ron Paul, the only career MD on the panel, anything about healthcare. Good work!

    June 5, 2007 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  2. Mel Cheng, Rancho Mirage, CA

    I hope all of the Republicans will be drawing unemployment checks soon – if they leave any money in the till. This country has seen enough of their incompetence and mismanagement. Bluff and bluster – and pure nonsense. Deaths upon unecessary deaths from failing to protect us from 9/11 to engaging in an unecessary war. Remember when people said they felt safer with Bush in the White House. Where are they now? Running for cover.

    June 5, 2007 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  3. Nick, Urbana IL

    I thought Tommy Thompson's answer on health care was closer to that of the Democrats than that of the Republicans. We're here form the government, and we're here to help.

    June 5, 2007 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    Where has Tommy been? This guy knows what he's talking about and has true blue conservative values. Tommy rules. Please talk about thi guy more – I'd like to know more!!

    June 5, 2007 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |