McCain’s Health Care Policymaker’s Brilliant Plan — Stop Referring To People Without Health Insurance as “Uninsured”

You can NOT make this stuff up.

Apparently the whole “how many houses” thing wasn’t enough self-undermining for the McCain folks. I hope the Obama campaign picks up on this stuff… People need to know what passes for policy to these people.

But the numbers are misleading, said 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.”

[From Texas still leads nation in rate of uninsured residents | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Business News]

via Crooks and Liars