Thursday, August 28, 2008

Think Tank Heath Care Logic

If you are like me you might be wondering what a "Think Tank" does. Do they sit at a table all day thinking about one problem or another? Of course I kid but one think tank might want to re-think their latest solution.

John Goodman (no not that John Goodman), president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, a Dallas based think tank believes that the 15.5 percent of Americans that do not have health insurance is in reality a mis-leading statistic. Why you ask?
Mr. Goodman, ... 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.

There you go, another liberal myth debunked! Oh and by the way, who is John Goodman and why does his ridiculous opinion matter?

He just so happens to be the guy that helped John McCain craft his health care policy.

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