Mitt Romney — September 24, 2012 at 7:03 am

Mitt Romney Has Now Adopted George W. Bush’s Emergency Room Health Care Plan


Mitt’s still trying to become a real Bush.

Last night, Mitt Romney explained the newest version of RomneyCare.

“Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance,” he said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS’s “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday night. “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.”

Of course, Romney doesn’t mention that one trip to the emergency room could easily cost a working person weeks or months of paychecks.

And that in avoiding the emergency room — and its humiliating waits and costs — 45,000 Americans die every year for lack of insurance.

What was especially eery about Romney’s comments is how they echo George W. Bush’s views.

In 2007, Bush said:

“The immediate goal is to make sure there are more people on private insurance plans. I mean, people have access to health care in America,” he said. “After all, you just go to an emergency room.”

You can just go to emergency room — except in Republican administrations when they purposely weaken regulations that allow ERs to turn people away.

Here’s something to keep in mind. In 2014, 30 million Americans will no longer have to rely on the emergency room as their primary care. Thanks to ObamaCare, thousands of American lives will be saved along with untold economic misery. All we have to do is to keep someone with George W. Bush’s views of health care out of the White House.

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