So these bozos learn how to do homework. From Fact Check dot Org:
The Republican presidential candidates met Sunday evening in Florida for a forum hosted by the Spanish-language media company Univision Communications. We found a few missteps in what the candidates had to say to Spanish-speaking voters:
- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee made some incorrect and questionable claims about Americans who don’t have health insurance, hypothesizing that a third don’t have coverage because “the think they’re healthy and invincible” â€“ a claim for which we find no support â€“ and that another third are self-insured â€“ which is the definition of all people who don’t have health insurance and must pay their own bills. He also understated the number who can’t afford insurance.
- Mitt Romney said the Massachusetts universal health care plan he signed into law as governor didn’t include an “employer mandate,” but the plan includes a number of employer “requirements” with penalties for noncompliance. He also claimed subsidies for low-income individuals were completely financed by a state fund for care of the uninsured. It’s not clear if that will be the case just yet.
- New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani falsely stated that the performance of K-12 students, including Hispanics, in the country has declined. Actually, it has improved.
And, of course, I have a personal opinion on Huckabee’s lies about health insurance. As I have described before, I am uninsured.
Not because I think I’m invincible. When you take three blood pressure medicines a day, you really don’t consider yourself invincible.
I’m uninsured because I am self-employed and have so far been unable to find an insurance company willing to issue me insurance. (The church secretary was shocked to know that an applicant could be turned down.)
Here’s a neat little article I found that explains how health insurance (fails to) work.