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Has there ever been Presidential candidate as heartless and hopelessly out-of-touch as Mitt the Tax Cheat?

Case in point, Romney told the Columbus Dispatch:

"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.”

First of all, people with chronic illnesses do get sick and die because they don't have insurance.

Second, if he and Paul Ryan get the chance to gut Medicaid, voucherize Medicare, and destroy Obamacare then there will be even more poor chronically ill people dying for lack of insurance.

Take my boyfriend, an abuse survivor. He has Type 1 diabetes, developed -- like other autoimmune disorders -- due to the stress he experienced in childhood.

He ONLY gets the insulin that keeps him alive because he at age 23 still gets to be a dependent under his mom's insurance thanks to Obamacare. After he was laid off last Spring and lost his employer's insurance coverage, thanks to Obamacare his mom's HMO could not deny him due to his costly pre-existing condition.

He now still has no job, thanks in part to Republicans continuing to block the President's jobs bill. His insulin is astronomically expensive. But he is still alive due to the safety net in place for people like him until get gets back on his feet. Please note that sans insulin, he would be dead within days.

Instead, he is actively looking for work, optimistic about life, and planning to go back to school although he will need student loan help -- loans he will not be able to get if Republicans have their way and gut government aid to students.

So what about homeless kids with Type 1 diabetes with uninsured parents or parental support at all? How does Romeny expect them to get insulin? What about old people and poor people with other kinds of chronic illnesses? What happens to them when Mitt Romney trashes Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare to give himself and his millionaire friends another tax cut?

Are they really supposed to go to the emergency room every week to get the medication and care that keeps them alive?

Under President Romney these people will die because they won't have insurance or health care.

This statement alone disqualifies Romney from office. Mitt Romney does not get it.

Originally posted to DefiantOne on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 05:08 PM PDT.

Also republished by Community Spotlight.

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