Thursday, August 28, 2008


In case you haven't seen this yet, a pretty incredible piece of communication that should be repeated ad nauseum until November. This is the face of the McCain campaign:
(CNN) – A health care policy adviser for the McCain campaign told a newspaper reporter that nobody in the United States is technically uninsured, because everyone has access to hospital emergency rooms.

"So I have a solution [to the health care crisis]. And it will cost not one thin dime," John Goodman, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, told the Dallas Morning News in an interview published Thursday.

"The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American – even illegal aliens – as uninsured. Instead, the bureau should categorize people according to the likely source of payment should they need care. So, there you have it. Voila! Problem solved."

Hospital emergency rooms cannot technically turn away anyone for financial reasons.
Apparently McCain was pretty embarassed.
UPDATE: McCain's campaign says they do not consider Goodman to be an official campaign adviser.
Did Mr. Goodman LIE to the newspaper? The newspaper has not yet retracted its own description of Mr. Goodman
...helped craft Sen. John McCain's health care policy.
What part?

UPDATE: ThinkProgress points out that Goodman wrote an op-ed the WSJ earlier this year, and was referred to as an "unpaid advisor."

It's certainly more "official" contact than all the Ayers crap.

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