Saturday, October 13, 2012

Romney on ERs in 2006

In 2006, when Romney was still governor, he said “There ought to be enough money to help people get insurance because an insured individual has a better chance of having an excellent medical experience than the one who has not. An insured individual is more likely to go to a primary care physician or a clinic to get evaluated for their conditions and to get early treatment, to get pharmaceutical treatment, as opposed to showing up in the emergency room where the treatment is more expensive and less effective than if they got preventive and primary care.”

Compare that with his previously-discussed statement extolling the use of ERs to provide health care to the uninsured.

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