Romney: Can’t Afford Health Care? Go To ER!

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Health CareLeave a Comment

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says, what's the big deal about universal health care anyway? You people who can't afford car elevators can just go to the emergency room.

WASHINGTON — Downplaying the need for the government to ensure that every person has health insurance, Mitt Romney on Sunday suggested that emergency room care suffices as a substitute for the uninsured. "Well, we do provide care for people who don't have insurance," he said in an interview with Scott Pelley of CBS's "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night. "If someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care."

UPDATE: Obama turns around a quick ad: