Monday, October 15, 2012
Krugman understates Romney ER debacle
Paul Krugman weighs in on Romney's claim that ERs can be someone's only doctor without potentially leading to their death. Krugman seems to think that Romney is just ignorant of the negative effects of leaving the uninsured to get their health care from ERs. But we know, based on his 2006 comments, that he knows better. He knows that primary care doctors (full disclosure: I'm a primary care doctor) are better at primary care than ER doctors. And yet, he chooses to put forth this blatant lie affecting the health of millions of Americans and the lives of thousands annually, so that he might not present any facts which would challenge Republican dogma.