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Mitt Romney: “People Don’t Die Because They Don’t Have Health Insurance”

 

In a recent 60 Minutes interview, Mitt Romney when asked about his idea for health care reform and what he would do to help people who don’t currently have health insurance. Romney’s response was that people who don’t have insurance can just go to the Emergency Room.

Romney was asked again about health care while being interviewed by the Columbus Dispatch and Romney once again echoed his callous 60 Minutes remarks.

We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack.’..No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital. We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.

This shows exactly how out of touch Mittens is to everyday Americans and how much he just doesn’t give a damn.

A recent  study by Families USA notes that over 25,000 people died in 2010 because of a lack of health insurance, and additional reports show that number being closer to 50,000.

A trip to the E.R. is the most expensive way to get health care and is a last ditch effort and if the hospital doesn’t get payment they raise their prices and pass along the cost to insurance companies who in turn hike premiums more than needed and make even MORE money.

Access to health care  and preventive medicines stop people from getting to the point of no choice of the ER to save their lives.  Preventive medicine keeps costs down.  Which is NOT good for Mittens buddies in the Insurance business.  Get the picture?

If Mitt Romney’s big health care answer is to go to the E.R. and just work harder, so his big business insurance friends can make more money off of the  millions of Americans sho will be left out in the dust,  possibly spending their last moments in that very apartment Mitt Romney was talking about if he is elected.  Then seriously Mitt Romney is evil and must be stopped.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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