This is the response from the Obama campaign to Mitt Romney for suggesting on CBS's "60 Minutes" that emergency rooms and ambulances suffice as a substitute for health care for the uninsured.
Here's Romney's statement:
“Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.”
Romney's current view on caring for the uninsured created quite an uproar, so once again, team Romney has been forced to rebuke you:
Amanda Henneberg, a spokeswoman for Mr. Romney’s campaign, said Monday evening that Mr. Romney had made “a statement of fact, that Americans without health insurance are still able to receive critical care including in some cases through emergency rooms” and that it was “an absurd misreading of his comments to imply that he offered emergency rooms as a ‘solution’ to our nation’s health care challenges.”
Another non-responsive response, but it is accurate. Romney wasn't offering emergency rooms as a "solution" for Americans who would be left without health care under his hypothetical administration that would repeal Obamacare. What he said is that millions of Americans without health care wouldn't be a problem for him. No problem, so there's no solution necessary. However, if you moochers feel you must seek medical treatment you can still go to the emergency room, if the debt collectors let you through the gates.
Now here's a message for Mitt Romney and his little pal Paul Ryan: