Right-wing pastor Rick Joyner posted a video on his Facebook page yesterday in which he asserted that, given that the GOP has been unable to repeal and replace Obamacare, the program must be allowed to fail, while insisting that doing so won’t cause a single person to die because anyone who needs treatment can go to the emergency room.
“You don’t want to repeal and replace it? We’ll just have to let it fail,” he said. “It will fail, it is failing, it is imploding right now. What does that mean? How is it going to work? It’s not going to be clean, it’s going to be messy, it’s going to be trouble. A lot of people are going to lose their health care, but listen, people are not going to die because of it. Anyone who claims that is, to me, they’re just a liar, a deceiver and a manipulator.”
“To be in the health care business, you cannot turn away any emergency,” Joyner said. “[It’s] federal law, [if] someone comes to the emergency room with an emergency, you have to take care of them whether they’ve got health care or not.”
Of course, the emergency room is not of much use to people who have no health insurance but need ongoing cancer treatments or dialysis or prescription drugs or any other regular health care services to stay alive.
But Joyner doesn’t think people should be focused on that and should instead be worried about the eventual establishment of a government-run health care system in which bureaucrats and “death squads” start signing “death warrants” to determine who lives and who dies.