Alabama Representative Mo Brooks said some pretty out of touch things about healthcare this week. He told Jake Tapper on CNN this week:
“My understanding is that (the new proposal) will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool. That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now, those are the people — who’ve done things the right way — that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.”
Basically, he’s saying people with pre-existing conditions don’t deserve affordable healthcare because they don’t lead good lives. He thinks people who don’t have pre-existing conditions don’t because they just lead good lives. He is mean, stupid, and cruel.
What about someone with cancer, Mo? What about a child with leukemia? What about rape victims? Have they led bad lives? I guess Mo thinks so.
Rape would be considered a pre-existing condition pre-ACA and would be considered a pre-existing condition again under Trumpcare.
The Republican health care plan, the American Health Care Act, would allow states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s minimum requirements for insurance. It would allow states to not cover pre-existing conditions, mental health care, preventative care, and other things that ACA requires.
The bill would also allow states to charge more for people based on age. Older people can be charged up to five times as much. In this case, it would only allow states to enforce the pre-existing conditions requirement if people let their insurance coverage lapse, which is still just as cruel. Sorry, Mo, everyone can get sick. You’re wrong and mean.
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