Political Nutz

Observations on the pathetic state of American politics

Romney vs. Insurance Reality

Poor Mitt Romney wants so desperately to prove he’s like the rest of us: a simple man who understands what it’s like living paycheck to paycheck, making just enough to pay the bills, and working hard to keep your job.  Of course, he has zero personal experiences like that.  But reality and facts don’t stop him from pretending as when he recently made the statement about how great it is to be able to fire your insurance company if the company doesn’t meet your needs. As Paul Krugman explains in today’s “Who Fires Whom?” column, we can’t –in the real world– fire our insurance companies:

“… it’s as if Romney doesn’t understand his own health reform, which was in large part about ensuring not that you can fire your insurance company, but rather about ensuring that your insurance company can’t fire YOU.”

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