Sunday, October 14, 2012


Nailed in a RIGHTEOUS fashion right here. First, a quote from Willard:

“We don’t have a setting across this country where if you don’t have insurance, we just say to you, ‘Tough luck, you’re going to die when you have your heart attack,’  ” he said as he offered more hints as to what he would put in place of “Obamacare,” which he has pledged to repeal.

“No, you go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital. We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.”

Then, the FACTS, from a Harvard study:

Replicating the methods of the IOM panel with updated census data...we calculated 27,424 deaths among Americans aged 25 to 64 years in 2000 associated with lack of health insurance. Applying this hazard ratio to census data from 2005 and including all persons aged 18 to 64 years yields an estimated 35,327 deaths annually among the nonelderly associated with lack of health insurance. When we repeated this approach without age stratification...we calculated approximately 44,789 deaths among Americans aged 18 to 64 years in 2005 associated with lack of health insurance.

The whole study may be found here.

Now, my question:

Is Willard lying?

Is he simply that ignorant?

Or does Willard not really care?

If you said, "All of the above", you're right.

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