John McCain’s Health Care Plan

Yesterday when I read that the number of uninsured in America had declined over the last year, I quipped to Mr. gyma, “Sure, it’s because they all died!”

It’s difficult for me to take John McCain and the GOP seriously on anything and this latest article in the Dallas Morning News only reinforces that feeling:

But the numbers are misleading, said John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a right-leaning Dallas-based think tank. 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, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved.”

There, ladies and gentlemen, is the future of health care in this country if John McCain becomes the 44th President of the United States.  Nuff said.

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