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  •  That and (and this really makes me mad) that (6+ / 0-)

    sick people can go to the hospital for help.

    Yeah, if you have a heart attack (and if you are in an area that requires you to pay AHEAD for this service, and have) you can do that.

    But what about care?

    When I broke an elbow falling off a wall, I went to the hospital who said, yup, you certainly did break your elbow. See a doctor Monday.

    So Monday, w/o insurance, I called around to EVERY SINGLE orthopedist in the county and not one would take payments. I left my arm in a sling and let it heal itself. I was lucky it was a simple break, not a compound or worse fracture.

    Nonetheless, I didn't have the money to get the arm x-rayed again or cast with follow up visits. It was not good.

    Still, it took almost a full year to be able to use my left arm normally an it bothers me, often, to this day and this happened in 2005, seven years ago.

    Imagine if I had broken my femur...

    The man is so out of touch.

    The interviewer mention to Romney that this was the most expensive form of care. Romney replied that this is why states should tackle the problem themselves.

    Geez. Most states are damn near broke as it is and taker states? Yeah, that's surely not at the top of any list.

    I really despise Romney if for no other reason that he has NO idea what regular people go through and never will. He will do NOTHING to help me and mine.  

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 11:29:27 PM PDT

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    •  Having no idea is one thing, (3+ / 0-)
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      not caring enough to find out -- completely another.  Ironically, considering his own judgmental statements about "my kind", the thing I dislike most about Romney is how lazy he seems.  Not physically, but intellectually and emotionally.  You get the sense that he's been phoning it in his entire life and he has no idea that it's not going to carry him through once more.

      That really should be his campaign slogan: "No Idea".

      "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

      by delillo2000 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 02:47:15 AM PDT

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      •  You make a good point BUT he still couldn't (2+ / 0-)
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        understand.

        I can find out what it's like to be rich but not understand it.

        He can find out what it's like to be poor but not understand it.

        I remain far more concerned about the latter.

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 10:10:44 AM PDT

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