I could have sworn I saw this in The Onion, but in fact it’s from the Dallas Morning News.Â John McCain’s health care adviser, John Goodman, says the Census Bureau statistic that almost 25% of Texas residents do not have health insurance is misleading, because anyone with access to an emergency room effectively has insurance.Â And he has a solution to the health care crisis:
“So I have a solution. And it will cost not one thin dime,” Mr. Goodman said. “The next president of the United States should sign an executive order requiring the Census Bureau to cease and desist from describing any American â€“ even illegal aliens â€“ 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.”
This is what counts for health-care policy in the McCain camp?