From today’s Columbus Dispatch:
Romney minimized the harm for Americans left without health insurance.
“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.’ 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.”
From Kaiser Family Foundation:
- Uninsured people are more likely to have advanced stage cancers and twice as likely to die of their cancers
- Uninsured people with heart attacks are much more likely to die of their heart attack
- Uninsured people with pneumonia are much more likely to die of their pneumonia
- Uninsured people are more likely to die, period
I could go on, but you get the picture. Could someone provide the Governor with correct information?