Letter: Romney: You're on your own

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Mitt Romney told 60 Minutes reporter Scott Pelley that "we do provide care for people who don't have insurance … if someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and — and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care."

It would appear that all the uninsured can get all their health care at the ER, which is the most expensive care possible.

This is paid for through higher hospital costs for all.

During the debate, he revealed some of his health care ideas. He says he will repeal Obamacare the first day in office. The Constitution does not give him that power. Did he lie, or is he just ignorant of the Constitution?

He proposes that each state develop a health care system. So, instead of Obamacare, it will be "Romneycare X50." Fifty states, fifty different rules, some states may choose not to develop a Romneycare health care system.

Romney certainly made this clear that Americans will be on their own for care.

Hugh Shuford

Vancouver