Wow, we are sure raising a bumper crop of ignorant and cruel douchebags in Congress this year.
Today’s example is one Mo Brooks (R-AL) who says the key to an affordable healthcare system is to not cover pre-existing conditions and just lead a good life so you won’t be a burden on the rest of us.
My understanding is that it 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.
Which means if you’re born with spina bifida, diabetes, or become pregnant, well, that’s your problem and why should the rest of us have to pay for it?
I have a suggestion for what Mr. Brooks can do with his idea. He should be able to accomplish without insurance because he was already born as a huge asshole.