Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The undeserving sick

Via Jon Chait, here's Roy Blunt, who apparently was elected to the House of Representatives by some Republican voters in Missouri, and who says:
but access for adults who've done nothing to take care of themselves, who actually will have what I have described every incentive not to get insurance until the day you know you're going to have medical expenses, that's a very different kind of story.
This apropos of why preexisting conditions shouldn't be covered.

The obvious retort is that, contrary to Rep. Blunt's understanding of the cosmos, some people do get sick without it's being their fault.

But the more interesting retort, I think, is the part I've bolded. Because that approaches the level of having an actual thought -- a dangerous course of action, one that might lead Rep. Blunt to conceive of the necessity of requiring everyone to buy insurance. And as we all know, fascism and genocide are the inevitable consequences of that train of thought. Best stick to the talking points, Roy boy.

... At Chait's post, commenter Blackton draws an inescapable conclusion:
Dick Cheney's 6 heart attacks is obviously a sign that he is a very, very bad man.

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