Romney Goes from Supporting Saving Lives to Pro-Death on Health Insurance in 24 Hours


Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:

Romney, without a twitch of visible hypocrisy, turned on his own previously vaunted model of healthcare and joined the pile on, vowing that his first act as president would be to repeal the pejoratively-termed "Obamacare."  Never mind that he praised himself for the great things it did in Massachusetts; this was not about saving lives, it was about Mitt's ego and getting elected president of the United States.  Call Mitt an uber-hypocrite who is willing to let people die for lack of insurance coverage nationally, while he offered that same coverage in Massachusetts, but what are some "loser" lives worth compared to the "importance" of vulture capitalist Romney ascending to lead America into third world status as he oversees the acceleration of outsourcing jobs? [...]

Of course, being a Republican, you need the sweepers to follow the candidate and clean up the dung.  As TPM clarified, Romney's "campaign later told TPM he wasn’t signaling a shift in policy and was instead referring to his existing stance in favor of protections on preexisting conditions only for those with continuous insurance coverage — not for first-time or returning buyers."

Which is to say, Romney is back to supporting legislation that existed prior to the Affordable Healthcare Act, which still leaves millions in dire need of health insurance for pre-existing conditions uncovered and basically uninsurable.

In short, the so-called pro-life candidate on abortion is once again pro-death when it comes to health insurance coverage.

That the mainstream corporate media doesn't report clearly and forcefully on such basic brazen opportunism and hypocrisy in a candidate's position is another form of abandonment of those who are in dire need of medical care in order to live.

Please read the whole thing here.