McCain's real health plan

>> Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sometimes i have to wonder what the GOP is thinking. Can they really be that callous and unfeeling? They have to have some human compassion for their brothers and sisters less fortunate, some desire to help those struggling to stay a float. Then you read stuff like this...

But the numbers are misleading, said John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a right-leaning Dallas-based think tank. Mr. Goodman, who helped craft Sen. John McCain's health care policy, said anyone with access to an emergency room effectively has insurance, albeit the government acts as the payer of last resort. (Hospital emergency rooms by law cannot turn away a patient in need of immediate care.)

"So I have a solution. And it will cost not one thin dime," Mr. Goodman said. "The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American – even illegal aliens – as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care.

"So, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved."

This is unbelievably stupid for a number of reasons. The first is that people running to the emergency room for gun shots are not insured. To say otherwise is patently ridiculous. Second, even if we accepted that premise McCain would want to end the practice as being socialized medicine, because that is exactly what he is describing.

McCain should be hit with this over and over. The millions of Americans who are uninsured, who cannot get dental, cannot get preventative care are need health care reform. It is clear that with McCain your not going to get it.


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