Leo W. Gerard: Mitt Romney: The Empty Suit Clueless About the Empty Chair First, Mittens is either stupid or lying (both) when he says people don't die because they have no health insurance. What part of this was Billy's fault? Someone close to me had open heart surgery. He had what he thought was excellent health insurance, had never missed a premium payment but they refused to pay. He got a letter in the mail with a list of "elective" surgeries showing coronary artery by-pass surgery right after bunionectomy. His wife went to war with the Colorado Insurance Commission (I think that's what it was called) and finally, after months of letters and hiring an attorney and almost losing their home, the insurance company paid. Then the insurance company dropped them from their coverage as well as dropping the life insurance policy they had with the same company. They also dropped the man's employee's health care insurance. Once an insurance company drops you, it is all but impossible to get coverage from another insurance company. If you are able to get the coverage, there are a mile of exceptions and its enormously expensive. Where was this man wrong? What did he do wrong? What did the employees do to deserve losing their insurance? The Affordable Care Act protects us all from the &*(^&% insurance companies and requires them to pay 80 cents of every dollar for patient care. It allows medical decisions to be made by the patient and his/her doctor. I remember when this was the United States of America instead of the Undone States of the One Percent.