Mississippi Gov. Bryant: Who Needs Healthcare When We Have Emergency Rooms

Phil Bryant (Source: State of Mississippi)

Phil Bryant (Source: State of Mississippi)

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is going to stop as much of Obamacare as he can in his state. His reasoning is simple: There’s no need to begin a new, expensive healthcare program when all that needs to be done is keep the emergency rooms open.

“There is no one who doesn’t have health care in America. No one. Now, they may end up going to the emergency room. There are better ways to deal with people that need health care than this massive new program.”

This idea has been dealt with during the Obamacare debate, but it keeps coming back. For the time and resources spent on it, emergency room care is expensive and inefficient. It is essential in emergencies, but it is an absolutely terrible way to handle medical problems that can be dealt with before they are emergencies. Without proper health care, illnesses are ignored untll they become a crisis. That doesn’t just make it more expensive to deal with a medical problem, but creates more deaths.

For Gov. Bryant, that is just fine. Taking his line of thought, why not just get rid of America’s health care system and use only emergency rooms. Who needs a doctor anyway unless you are about dead or bleeding all over the place?

And which state has the lowest life expectancy in the United States? That would be Mississippi. Gov. Bryant needs to consider that.

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