Romney: Americans Don’t Die Just Because They Don’t Have Insurance
That’s what the emergency room is for, says Romney.
“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.”
This isn’t the first time Romney says to just go to the emergency room if you’re sick, but it is diametrically opposed to Romneycare, where he instituted an individual mandate to cut down on this kind of expense.