I like Ann Romney. She strikes me as a charming, dignified, and tough advocate for her husband’s campaign. On Thursday, she appeared on Entertainment Tonight to discuss her experiences as a breast cancer survivor and her challenges arising from multiple sclerosis.
The Romneys might also ponder why so many people whose lives have been altered by chronic disease and disability become passionate supporters of health reform. Some have directly experienced medical- economic hardship. Others have not faced the most punishing financial consequences. They merely see what happens to others, less-privileged, who face the same medical challenges with fewer resources.
Like Michael Tomasky, I’m dismayed that Mr. Romney chose a different course. Anyone who’s sat in those hospital waiting rooms with a very sick loved-one should know better.
Anyway, more by me here over at healthinsurance.org.
[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]