NOW With Alex Wagner, 3/14/13, 8:00 PM ET

Prouty: Health insurance ‘is not a game’

The man who shot Mitt Romney’s infamous “47%” video, Scott Prouty, joins Alex Wagner to talk about his role in shaping the history of 2012’s race for the presidency, Mitt Romney’s comments about immigration and poverty, and how he was able to shoot the...

Scott Prouty offers final thoughts on Romney in ‘last’ television interview


Scott Prouty, the 38-year-old bartender behind the infamous 47% video dropped by NOW with Alex Wagner on Friday, saying it would be “the last television interview that I do.”

After watching a clip of Mitt Romney on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from March 2012, in which the former Massachusetts governor casually dismissed the concerns of citizens with pre-existing conditions, saying ‘Hey guys, we can’t play the game like that,’ Prouty revealed that he himself was one of those people.

“I have a pre-existing condition, I was diagnosed with a genetic blood disease when I was about 30-years-old and they denied me for health care coverage,” he told the panel. “And so I mean, I have an idea of what it takes and what people go through when that happens to you and you’re out of luck. I don’t think he gets that. ‘Hey it’s not a game’ for these people with a heart condition when they’re 45.”

The panel also discussed income inequality in America, noting a study that shows 93% of the income gains in 2010 went to the top 1%.

“I don’t think it’s good for America to be dividing by classes,” Prouty–who remains a political  independent–said. “I think it’s the one percent versus everybody else. And I think it’s those people who have control at the top.”

Scott Prouty offers final thoughts on Romney in 'last' television interview