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 dont have a setting across this country where if you dont have insurance, we just say to you, Tough luck, youre 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 its paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital. We dont have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they dont 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.