Thursday, August 28, 2008

McCain adviser: "There are no Americans without health insurance."

John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a right-leaning Dallas-based think tank says that the solution to America's health care problems is that the US census should be legally forbidden from reporting that any Americans go without health insurance.
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 the fact that millions of Americans cannot afford to get the kind of early preventative treatment that would help them avoid a visit to the Emergency Room - which will end up being many times more expensive than early preventative care - is being touted by this guy as a sign that there is no problem with America's health care system.

And Republicans wonder why they are about to get stomped like narcs at a biker rally.


Skinny Dipper said...

The census should stop reporting individual and family incomes. That way, there will be no poor people in the US.

Gazetteer said...

How long until Mr. McCain says of Mr. Goodman.....

"You're doing a heckuva job Johnny!"

Or some such thing.


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