Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) earned a special place in the Idiot Neocon Hall of Fame when he told NBC news that people with pre-existing conditions should pay more for health insurance just like people involved auto accidents.
On Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd reminded Johnson about how Republicans in the Senate failed to hold any hearings on their so-called “health care bill” and was unable to explain exactly why insurance companies were leaving some markets.
However, Johnson ignored Todd’s point about hearings to focus on why insurance companies are leaving certain markets, insisting that knew the answer “but nobody wants to talk about it.”
Usually, when a Republican says “but nobody wants to talk about it,” the statement precedes something insanely idiotic and offensive and in this case the, GOP senator from Wisconsin didn’t disappoint.
Johnson went on to bemoan the Obamacare rules that prevented insurance companies from raping policyholders who had pre-existing conditions with outrageous premiums.
“We know why those premiums doubled,” he opined. “We’ve done something with our health care system that you would never think about doing, for example, with auto insurance, where you would require auto insurance companies to sell a policy to somebody after they crash their car.”
“States that have… guarantees for preexisting conditions, it crashes their markets,” he continued. “It causes the markets to collapse. It causes premiums to skyrocket.”
That’s right folks; Republicans want you to know that it’s sick people’s fault.
You see, if we would only allow insurance companies to price people who most in need of health care the out of the market, then healthy people can pay a little less for something that they rarely use, to begin with.
Meanwhile, insurance companies (which the good Senator and his buddies can legally own stock in) can take home record profits and still increase premiums for any reason they can dream up.
Don’t you see how this is good for America?