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Romney Health Care Plan for the 47 Percent

September 26, 2012

Romney Health Care Plan for the 47 Percent

Ex-financier Willard Mitt Romney on CBS “60 Minutes“:

“Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance and take them to the hospital and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.”

Odd talk for a man whose chief accomplishment in his single term in public office was a successful universal health insurance program. ER care costs three times what primary care does, and taxpayers and policyholders pick up the tab for the uninsured, so that’s odd math from a man who claims he’ll fix the economy. Something else is odd: Mitt Romney was against emergency room primary care before he was for it. Someone needs to remind him that the emergency department is not health insurance.


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