Mitt Romney Tells ’60 Minutes’ People Without Insurance Can Get Help in Emergency Rooms & Clinics

Romney’s suggestion that the uninsured and poor use the emergency room as an option shows that he lives in an alternate universe.

I am amazed that many MSM outlets didn’t pick up on his comment. We found it interesting and posted it right away after seeing the “60 Minutes” tweet.

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 Mitt Romney Tells 60 Minutes People Without Insurance Can Get Help in Emergency Rooms & Clinics
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • labman57

    Oops, Mitt did it again. Opened his mouth and revealed the depth of his ignorance and callousness.

    Many conservatives indignantly point out that the United States has the best medical care available anywhere in the world. This may or may not be true, but it totally misses the point.

    God help you if you get laid off from your job and thus lose your health benefits, and then discover that you or a family member has a life-threatening health condition. Or are denied coverage due to a “pre-existing condition”. Or are a low wage earner with no benefit plan and cannot afford the skyrocketing insurance premiums.

    If people are denied or cannot afford to pay for health insurance coverage, let alone their own preventative medical treatment, then as far as medical care availability is concerned, there’s no there there.

    Of course, the GOP solutions are indeed better — if you never get sick or injured, if you are extremely wealthy, or if you have a major financial stake in the private health insurance industry…

    GOP to constituents: “No health care coverage? It sucks to be you!”

  • mdg

    So, now we are back to the old “let them use the emergency room” solution.

    Mr. Romney is an idiot. What is he thinking? What are his campaign staff thinking?

    I always assumed that Mr. Romney was disinterested and unengaged.

    But not stupid.

    I was wrong.

    Mr. Romney is stupid.

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      MDG — Stupid is right. Shows how out of touch from the mainstream Mitt Romney is.