“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 — 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.”
(NPR Morning Edition)
What I think is shocking is that not so long ago everyone on both sides of the aisle was screaming about the cost of healthcare. And most people–insurers, employees, politicians–understood that uninsured people using the emergency room for their healthcare was a horrendous waste of money and a primary contributor to increasing costs.What are we to conclude? That the person who proposes to lead this country does not understand that simple concept? But of course he does. So apparently he actually does not care and plans to scrap the current solution to the problem and do nothing about it. Let those hapless heart attack victims who apparently all live in apartments (I’m sure he thinks that if you had insurance, you’d live in a house LOL), keep living on the edge of society like they clearly choose to, what with all their unemployment and food stamps and whatnot.
I despise willful ignorance.
Mitt Romney is a disaster.