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U.S. President George W. Bush and Republican gubernatorial candidate..for Massachusetts Mitt Romney pass one another on stage during a fund..raising event for Romney in Boston October 4, 2002. Romney, the former..Salt Lake Olympic chief, is in a tough rac
Bush: "I mean, people have access to health care in America. … After all, you just go to an emergency room."
And we're back to this. Mitt Romney reiterated his 60 Minutes interview claim that ERs are all we need for health care in an interview with The Columbus Dispatch editorial board.
“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."

He went on to prove that he has absolutely no understanding of how Americans actually live by telling the editorial board that having health insurance is just a simple choice, and if they don't make that choice, it's their tough luck.
“You have to deal with those people who are currently uninsured, and help them have the opportunity to have insurance,” said Romney, who favors letting states craft their own plans.

“But then once people have all had that opportunity to become insured, if someone chooses not to become insured, and waits for 10 or 20 years and then gets ill and then says ‘Now I want insurance,’ you could hardly say to an insurance company, ‘Oh, you must take this person now that they’re sick,’ or there’d literally be no reason to have insurance.

At least he didn't say that people can borrow money from their parents to buy health insurance.

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