Thursday, October 11

Contrary to Romney's claims, lack of health insurance is linked to thousands of U.S. deaths per year

Mitt Romney claims that people don't be because of lack of health insurance.
“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.” 
He pointed out that federal law requires hospitals to treat those without health insurance — although hospital officials frequently say that drives up health-care costs.
Here's a Harvard Medical School study that links uninsurance with mortality.

Romney: 'We Don’t Have People Who Die Because They Don’t Have Insurance'