Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You’re On Your Own

Missouri Senate candidate Roy Blunt (R) talks about the problems with the recently-passed healthcare bill and thinks that adults with pre-existing conditions shouldn’t have access to health insurance.

Access for kids who have pre-existing conditions, who would be against that? But access for adults, who have done nothing to take care of themselves, who actually will have as I’ve just described every incentive not to get insurance until the day that you know that you’re going to have medical expenses, that’s, that’s a very different kind of story.

He says, “access for kids with pre-existing conditions, who would be against that?” Well, you would, Mr. Blunt, since you voted against it.

But to deny access to adults with pre-existing conditions because “they didn’t take care of themselves” is okay. Yeah, because it’s totally their fault that they get cancer, cerebral palsy, or any number of things — like acne — that insurance companies consider to be “pre-existing conditions.”

The DNC should send Mr. Blunt a thank-you note for giving them this gift of an ad for their candidate.

HT to Oliver Willis.