Mitt on 60 Minutes: Uninsured can go to the Emergency Room

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 24th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3s26as8r/
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It seems that Mitt Romney's attitude about the poor and uninsured is "Let them eat cake."

Mitt on 60 Minutes

On the CBS News Sunday night 60 Minutes program, September 23, 2012, interviewer Scott Pelley asked Mitt Romney what he would do about the fifty million Americans who have no health insurance. How do we care for them?

Mitt responded to Pelley that we already do take care of the uninsured, implying that nothing needs to be done - that it is not a problem. He said, in effect, that the uninsured, if they have a heart attack or another sudden health crisis, can always call an ambulance and be taken to an emergency room where they will be well taken care of.

Watch the brief fifteen minute video below of Pelley's interview with both Romney and President Barack Obama.

We report. You decide.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
24th Sep 2012 (#)

This man is either 1) proud of his ignorance, or 2) unaware that he is ignorant. In the final analysis, it really doesn't matter which it is, does it?

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
25th Sep 2012 (#)

When I was in the states I was told how terrible Canada's health care was but since coming here I am very impressed, and the USA would do well to adopt a similar system - but it will not because right now too many insurance companies are getting fat and rich under the current system.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th Sep 2012 (#)

The health care plan was wholly written by and for the insurance companies.

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author avatar Denise O
25th Sep 2012 (#)

Well Steve, of all people, you have given me the words that have clinched whom I shall be voting for, it will be Mitt Romney, instead of staying at home. With this video you have shown just what we need and I want, a leader that 'will' work with both sides. Let me tell you what you will be getting with Obamacare, just what my son got a few weeks ago, pushed down to part-time and not full-time so they do not have to pay for healthcare. Now my son has to find another job (lordy where are the jobs!) and either work both jobs or maybe (sure<eyeroll>) the next one will give him fulltime work and actually pay for his healthcare or he will be working two jobs just to make ends meet. So sad! Also Romney never said 'nothing' needs to be done and I mean, never! I do agree with Mark, the insurance companies are getting richer and will get even more so after Obamacare is fully implemented or we will all just be fined (oops the USC says it is a tax, so Obama has added a new tax on us regular folks, tyvm Obama) and they will get their money in the end, nope, I like Romney's plan. Steve, it is so funny you were the one that has clinched my vote, go figure. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th Sep 2012 (#)

You will sorely regret voting for Romney, Denise, but millions of people out there vote for Republicans, who only pay lip services to the issues their voters care about. They have hoodwinked all of you into voting for your own oppression ever since the days of Ronald Reagan. If you only watch Fox news, you're nothing but fodder for their meat. They rob you blind (so do the Democrats, who are just as much corporate toadies as the Republicans, but at least they don't try to control your bodies or lurk under your bed), and they laugh all the way to their Cayman Island bank accounts.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th Sep 2012 (#)

One more thing Denise - I KNOW you did not decide to vote for Romney because of what I wrote. Neither you, nor I, are that stupid. Come on!

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
27th Sep 2012 (#)

Steve,
Just a note to remind you about something you already well know: No one's mind is ever changed ( if they are firm in what they believe) by facts, argument or reason.

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author avatar Denise O
25th Sep 2012 (#)

Steve, I have not been watching Mitt interviews (loved Clint Eastwood though at the convention, then I turned the channel) or even looked at his plan until I read your article and then I hit his site (before putting my comment here, it's called backing up your pie hole) and what he said in this clip is exactly what he has on his site. I am not like most folks, I do research (been a bit busy with life that sucks under this pres and this idiotic congress) and then decide when I get all the info I can and that includes the debates. Unlike most, I vote for the person and not the party. Actually I sat out when Dole was the repub candidate (and clinton's foreign policy stank to high heaven, so he was not going to get my vote) and was on the verge of doing it again this time around. I have no sign out in my yard (the first time since GWB and for our local sheriff this last election) I know what Obama has to offer but, since I live in Alabama and no candidate will come my way and NO, we do not get the ads most do, as they say we are a given. So when it comes to putting out lies my friend, it is not me. So yes, you have just put up a clip that has explained Mitt's ideas better than I have seen as of yet. So believe what you want, I really just do not care, I am just glad this one was truthful.:)

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author avatar Retired
25th Sep 2012 (#)

Ditto what David said, Steve. I guess if you post politically flavored articles you
ll have to deal with lots of contention....Appreciate your boldness.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Sep 2012 (#)

In democracy the majority should not only get due justice, but seem to get it too. The plight of the common citizen is difficult to be understood by the well off. Democracy succeeds because of the patience of the poor. No one wants to remain unemployed if there are worthwhile jobs. And no amount of help is too much to help the disadvantaged. The rich have better means to survive. Empathy and hope are important factors for peace and coexistence. Thanks Steve for the needed highlight - siva

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author avatar writestuff
25th Sep 2012 (#)

I was blessed to be raised in a 2-party political family. As a former GOP candidate I know that democracy is best served when the elected canidate works for the best interest of all concerned and has empthay for the people she/he is elected to serve. An honorable servant strives to help the people not hiner them with a 1% reality.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
27th Sep 2012 (#)

I wish you had won.

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author avatar Teila
28th Sep 2012 (#)

Neither candidate represents my views. Wish every state could have their own rules too difficult to please all the people all the time.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th Sep 2012 (#)

Neither represents mine either Teila. I'm considering voting for Roseanne Barr.

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