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Romney: ‘We Don’t Have People Who Die Because They Don’t Have Insurance’

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Flintlocker, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Flintlocker

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    http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/11/990281/romney-uninsured-hospital/

    Mitt Romney doubled down on his suggestion that uninsured Americans can find the care they need in emergency rooms, telling The Dispatch that people will always receive the treatment they need, and do not die or suffer because they can not pay for care. He pointed to federal law that requires hospitals to admit emergency patients, repeating his advice that patients rely on the most expensive form of care reserved strictly for emergencies. Romney told the Columbus Dispatch:
    “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,’  ” he said as he offered more hints as to what he would put in place of “Obamacare,” which he has pledged to repeal.
    “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.”
    He pointed out that federal law requires hospitals to treat those without health insurance — although hospital officials frequently say that drives up health-care costs.





     
  2. ChuteTheMall

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    Wait until Obamacare death panels get to deny treatment.
     

  3. herose

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    And Gov. Romney is correct!
     
  4. Bigpoppie50

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    That is a bunch of BS, back in the late seventies and early eighties I had a friend(no health Ins) that moved to ATL and had his appendix burst while laying on his couch in is apartment. He went to one of the area Hospitals emergency rooms and he was pushed aside and had to wait for a couple of hours in pain I might add. They eventually sent him back home without treatment. He almost died but he eventually made it back to the hospital for emergency surgery and lived but really was never the same. He gained a lot of weight and looked bloated. He eventually sued the hospital and won a settlement. I am almost sure that the result of the ruptured appendix that poisoned his system had effect on his early death(48 years old).
     
  5. countrygun

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    My wife works at the hospital and say Romney is right, but what does she know? She isn't an internet liberal troll:dunno:
     
  6. Berto

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    Maybe Romney was talking about priorities, and some peoples' are ****ed up.
     
  7. Gundude

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    Your friend was just a few years too early.

    Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act
     
  8. GAFinch

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    It's not just ER's that accept people with no insurance. We have a Catholic hospital that offers reduced rates for them for doctor appointments, a secular hospital with a freestanding clinic with doctors that cater exclusively to them, a city-run free clinic, and a small Christian clinic downtown.
     
  9. Gunnut 45/454

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    So Flintlicker has proved again that Mitt is correct! Thanks great advertisement to elect Mitt over the Obamanattion !:rofl:
     
  10. Bren

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    Yep. I can only guess Flintlocker grew up some suburb and has no experience with this kind of thing. Those of us who grew up among and around the poor know Romney is dead right.

    I'll say again - nobody could have as perfect a record of failing with each thread he starts as Flintlocker. I think he is a conservative faking it to make liberals look foolish.
     
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  11. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    Flintlocker, you're grasping on to straws. Romney sucks on so many levels, but it seems what you just quoted him on, he actually makes sense.

    If you're going to tear up Romney, bring up how the Ryan budget is just as imbalanced as the Obama budget. Now of course, that'd be clowning on your homie Obama, but you gotta do what you gotta do to point out why and how America is really being destroyed. Both of them are horrible choices.

    80% of you guys on here (including GS shark and flintlocker) make me think if you were offered heroin or cocaine, you'd be thinking to yourselves "Well, which one is the lesser of 2 evils, I need to ingest one!" :rofl:
     
  12. cowboy1964

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    What part of that isn't true?

    Now explain to us how Obamacase isn't going to reduce the quality of healthcare for almost everyone.
     
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  13. countrygun

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    And you are on acid, hallucenating a third party matters.

    :rofl::rofl:
     
  14. ChuteTheMall

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    Carter's fault.

    :upeyes:
     
  15. Bren

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    That's a good analogy, if - as with the election - you will be ingesting one of the 2 no matter what you decide. In that case, you'd better decide which is the lesser of the 2 evils and make the choice. (it's cocaine, by the way).
     
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  16. OctoberRust

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    Thanks, I get my analogies from you guys.

    I think my favorite analogy from you is when I advocate less gov't intervention in someone's life, and you compare me to a big gov't liberal. :rofl:


    Cocaine huh? Sweet! Charlie Sheen style you say?!@# :supergrin:
     
  17. Bren

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    Not to mention, the fact that the guy was able to sue the hospital and win very clearly disproves the point that Bigpoppie50 seemed to be trying to make.:upeyes:
     
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  18. Gundude

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    Third parties have an will continue to flip the outcome of elections.

    So they matter.

    Without the Green Party, Al Gore would've been President during 9/11.
     
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  19. countrygun

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    They might affect someone elses candidate, but they never get one of their own in, they are just voting for their favorite without taking the responsibility.

    BFD
     
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    "you'd better decide which is the lesser of the 2 evils and make the choice" ~

    2 evils?
    .....Most Americans want a better economy...stronger Military....more jobs.... and **hate socialism/Liberalism/Muslim tolerance (appeasement)....

    The choice is easy.....For Americans...Go Romney!