March 18, 2010
Not a Dealbreaker?
Blog friend Terri asks the question which perplexes me: "With Romneycare, I often wonder why he polls so high."
She links to a Mark Steyn Post that answers "He shouldn't"
According to what he's told at least a couple of NR audiences I've been among, he sought to solve a problem that doesn't exist — ie, that the uninsured are using emergency rooms as their family doctor, and supposedly the rest of the populace has to pick up the tab for that in increased health-care costs. In fact, ER use by the uninsured is in rough proportion to their percentage of the population, and the rest of the populace has to pick up a far greater tab for the under-reimbursement of doctors by Medicare. In other words, Mitt misdiagnosed the disease, and his prescription was a bigger dose of it:
Many other things I like about the Gov, but if this isn't a dealbreaker as we watch ObamaCare®, then I really am going to have to join the Libertoids. 2012 Posted by John Kranz at March 18, 2010 5:19 PM