GOP lawmaker says that the delay of treatment for a son was the broken arm a bad health example

FILE – In this Sept. 19, 2015, File Photo, Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich., seen during a conference panel on the year of 2016, the following: Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in the following: Mackinac Island, Michigan.


WASHINGTON – A conservative GOP lawmakers, he says, “made a poor choice of words” to delay when citing a decision of treatment for his son’s broken arm, the cost, the advantages of a health system in which consumers bear a larger share of the out-of-pocket.

Rep. Bill Huizenga stirred controversy earlier this week after he Michigan news Website he and his wife opted to place a rail on her son by the arm, and until the next morning to wait to take him to the doctor, rather than immediately, but more expensive treatment in the emergency room.

Huizenga, R-Mich., an opponent of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, and supporters of tax-free health savings accounts to help people, your medical bills to cover.

But he drew a crowd of critics about the personal example, skipping a trip to the emergency room, after his son injured in fall at his arm, Recalling HE is more expensive. He took the child to the doctor the next morning.

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A variety of liberal web sites blasted Huizenga, a father of five, after his speech, communication, moved on Monday. The headline in the leftist daily Kos, The Republican approach to healthcare reform was typical: “My child has a broken arm? It can wait.”

The Republicans have long been market-oriented alternative to the health care system such as health savings accounts, in concert with high-deductible plans, the cost of the cover. But such approaches are skipped, emergency room visits, and missed tests, among other things, weaknesses may mean.

In an interview with that Huizenga is a “cost difference” in his decision, quoted, skip the trip to the EMERGENCY room. “We have all necessary precautions and decided to go to the next morning,” said Huizenga.

Huizenga said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that the use of the experience of his son was the broken arm to cite a bad example, and that the cost of an emergency room you visit is not to play a role in his decision as a parent. Huizenga’s family is covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield, he said.

His view on the health savings accounts of the same, he said on Wednesday.

“We, as a consumer and user needs, you better know what the true costs are,” said Huizenga. “HSAs.”

His comments came as the Republican Congress and President-elect of Donald Trump’s control are vowing to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which called on you to replace, commissioned by the purchases of health insurance, higher Medicaid coverage and state subsidies for the purchase of health insurance, reduce the ranks of the nation’s uninsured.


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