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GOP congressman delays son's broken arm treatment

GOP congressman delays son's broken arm treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman said he delayed treatment of his son's broken arm as an example of the kind of choices Americans will have to make when Republicans' repeal of the health care law shifts more out-of-pocket costs to consumers.

Rep. Bill Huizenga told Michigan news site MLive.com that he and his wife opted to place a splint on their son's arm and wait until the next morning to take him to the doctor rather than seek immediate but more costly treatment at an emergency room.

Huizenga is an opponent of President Barack Obama's health care law and a supporter of tax-free health savings accounts to help people cover their medical bills.

Several liberal websites blasted Huizenga, a father of five.


Updated : 2021-07-27 06:55 GMT+08:00