Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Republican Approach to Problem Solving

From Atrios & Attaturk:

sure seems like something that should get media attention.

John McCain's solution to those who have no health insurance...

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.'

And I thought John Goodman was acting in The Big Lebowski.

(note: may be different John Goodman)

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