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Romney: "No Insurance? Send 'Em to the ER. That's What It's For."

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  1. Mrs.PatsFanInVa

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    #24 Jersey

    Once again, in another astonding example of how out of touch he is with, not only most Americans but with himself as well, Mitt Romney does an amazing about face.

    2010:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...ency-room-a-health-care-option-for-uninsured/


    Yesterday:
    Romney At Odds With Michelle And Barack Obama With "60 Minutes" ER Comments - Forbes

    So.....in the form of a question for all of those here whom I know don't approve of free ER care - how's this sit with you?
     
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    For the out of touch Royals of our society, this is how they think.. they think the doctors and hospital can just absorb the cost.

    And he is supposed to be a good businessman..

    Might want to check out Paranoid Larry, he personifies this whole elitist thing very well... "Save the Millionaires".

    Paranoid Larry-Save the Millionaires - YouTube
     
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    he did not build that point of view.....

    otherwise known as "I have nothing positive to say about my candidate"
     
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    Uhhh emergency care <> preventative care... he's talking about preventative in the first and emergency in the second.
     
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    The question posed on 60 minutes yesterday concerned health care for the uninsured in general.....his reponse was to health care for the uninsured in general.


    Read more: Transcript of Romney on '60 Minutes' | Fox News
     
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    DR's and Hospitals don't absorb the costs they just Jack Up the price on the Rich People, I would think liberals would love that system.
     
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    Romney specifically cites an emergency issue. He didn't really address the preventative care issue, except to refer it back to the states.
     
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    Here's a unique concept....people are responsible for themselves. :eek:

    Buy your own healthcare....your own food.....your own clothing....your own shelter.
     
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    While I agree with this concept to the fullest, there are people out there that have or "had" jobs that they either lost or doesn't pay well enough for good healthcare coverage. There are people out there with masters degrees that can't find work because of this rotten economy and need the help. Some of us are blessed with a good enough job that takes care of this but others aren't. I'm very blessed to have a decent job that takes care of me and my family but I can't bring myself to be so stuck-up to think that everybody thats "jobless" with no healthcare is reaching for handouts.

    They are some people working towards something better for "themselves" and their families but find themselves in a bind, hopefully temporary. I guess they are also just thrown into the "47 % bucket" as well.
     
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    Is it November 7th yet?
     
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    Perhaps he couldn't answer the actual question? Is that it?

    Perhaps he doesn't have the plan he claims to have that will replace Obamacare when he repeals it?

    Is that what you're saying?

    Or maybe he thinks that no one should receive care until he has a heart attack. The heck with all that "preventative" stuff. 47% of the people don't deserve it, anyhow.
     
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    One of the big problems is how healthcare has become so tied to an employer that in an economic downturn, those laid off suffer doubly: 1) they lose their health benefits 2) employers are less likely to hire because they have to pay for health benefits. Granted, health insurance is part of the overall compensation package but it impacts lower middle class much more than higher paying jobs. We really need to move back to consumer driven -- pick your own policy that suits you and your family and pay it out of pocket. The net difference of what the employer subsidizes can become salary (or have tax free compensation as with 401k).
     
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    Your partisan rhetoric aside... 1) yes, he didn't answer the question about preventative medicine, he only cited an emergency situation. 2) he didn't detail his plan.. it's posted on his site if you want to read it Health Care | Mitt Romney for President 3) I don't think that he thinks no one should receive care -- especially since he passed a state solution to provide near universal coverage. You can't call him heartless about Obamacare when he passed it's state-level predecessor.
     
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    With each passing day, the Republican presidential ticket looks like bad mistake plummeting faster and faster downhill.
     
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    According to what? Your far-left news sites?
     
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    From his web site:



    From his mouth:

    September 9: Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, Julian Castro, Peggy Noonan, E.J. Dionne, Bill Bennett, Chuck Todd - Meet the Press - Transcripts | NBC News
     
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    It depends on what day you're believing him, khayos.

    First he said he'd get rid of Obamacare altogether. That's the plan on his website. The only "federal intervention" will be to help markets work by creating a level playing field for competition.

    Then, on Meet the Press on Sept. 9th, he said he'd have the government KEEP several parts of Obamacare - specifically mentioning keeping adult children on their parent's policies and covering pre-existing conditions.

    A few hours later, when asked for clarification, his campaign said the following:

    Re: Romney and Obamacare - By Katrina Trinko - The Corner - National Review Online

    Yesterday, in response to health care for the uninsured, he said health care for the uninsured already existed - it's called the Emergency Room.

    So - which Mitt do you believe khayos? All of them?
     
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    Well, if you feel that you've been blessed, then I assume that you'd be willing to share your good fortune with the less fortunate?
    You have that right as an American (until the Socialists take full control) to do what you want with your money.
    I'm sure you'd agree that there are others out there that feel the same exact way and would do the same.
    Why not just donate to a charity that helps those who don't have healthcare instead of having the government take your money against your will, take part of it to fuel a huge government bureaucracy, and then use the rest as that bureaucracy sees fit rather than how you see fit?
     

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