There was a woman named Massa Chu Setts. She had complained of chronic pain to several doctors over the years. No one seemed able to help her until Dr. X came along. After several meetings with Massa, Dr X took her medical history and specific symptoms and consulted with several specialists. Tests were recommended and performed. A plan to remedy this woman’s suffering was developed and put into place specific to here particular needs and situation. With all this information in hand, Dr X proceeded with his treatment and the woman was finally relieved of her pain.Well, hearing this news, Dr. Y who had a patient that he felt had a similar problem, decided that he would treat his patient the same way. Why bother with the unnecessary tests and consultations Dr. Y thought. It was obvious to him that his patient suffered from the same ailment and required the same treatment as Massa. He proceeded and his patient died.
If he had only just consulted with Dr X, before he proceeded, he would have learned that Dr. X’s patient Massa Chu Setts, had mixed results. The pain she was having was lessened, but she would require ongoing treatments and close supervision, for the rest of her life.Dr. X, finally retired and left his patient in the hands of Dr Z with the recommendation to continue with his treatment of Massa under close supervision. Well Dr Z decided to put the woman on additional drugs because he felt they would help her. They didn’t and Massa continues a downward spiral losing many of the gains she made under Dr. X..
I have 2 questions for you:
1. Is Dr X (Mitt Romney) in anyway responsible for Dr. Y’s (Barack Obama) patient dying?
2. Is Dr. X responsible for his former patient’s new health issues under Dr. Z (Governor Deval Patrick)?
If you have determined that Dr. X is not responsible for Dr. Y’s patient’s treatment and death or the current health of his former patient Massa, how then is Mitt Romney responsible for Obamacare and the current state of the Massachusetts Health Care system?
Note from Nate: be sure to also read Aaron’s op-ed RomneyCare positions Mitt Romney as Most Qualified to Dismantle ObamaCare