I guess Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) is just one of those people sheltered and privileged to complete stupidity, to whole and utter oblivion to the lives of regular people.
He had a health care reform session in his district ,and a woman wanted to know what recourse her loved one had with tumors growing in her stomach and no health insurance.
“…There is probably 23-24% of the uninsured that is already eligible for an existing government program…
“Beyond that, I know that there are programs; there are charitable organizations. There are hospitals here who do provide charity care if there is an instance of indigency and the individual is not eligible for existing programs that there can be some cooperative effort. No one in this country, given, who we are, should be sitting without an option to be addressed.”
It doesn’t take much to find a tragic story describing the failures in Medicaid, waiting lists for charitable help, charities that must deem a candidate worthy of help. Equally horrific is the predicament some find themselves in when they have paid for insurance and believed they would be covered.
IT’S THE VERY REASON THERE IS PRESENTLY A HEALTH CARE REFORM DEBATE!!!
Remember just over a year ago, Esmin Green dying on the waiting room floor of an Emergency Room in Brooklyn? Can you believe we can all go on youtube and pull up video of a woman dying in an American hospital while depraved citizens and health care professionals look on. And Mr. Cantor offers his constituency what is already in place and failing miserably. It would have been as sensitive to suggest palliative care.