"It sounds so good, and it's such a warm message to say we're not gonna deny anyone from a preexisting condition," Huckabee explained at the Value Voters Summit today. "Look, I think that sounds terrific, but I want to ask you something from a common sense perspective. Suppose we applied that principle [to] our property insurance. And you can call your insurance agent and say, "I'd like to buy some insurance for my house." He'd say, "Tell me about your house." "Well sir, it burned down yesterday, but I'd like to insure it today." And he'll say "I'm sorry, but we can't insure it after it's already burned." Well, no preexisting conditions."Really Mike Huckabee? Those of us with cancer and such are just a fucking burden, I know. We should just die, and die quickly (Grayson was not being hyperbolic, apparently).
We needed Universal Health Care and we didn't get it. We didn't even get a public option. But we got the pre-existing condition (PEC) thing, and the Republicans want to repeal it. What assholes.
I am now among those with a pre-existing condition and no insurance. I can't tell you how stressful it is. I was hoping, if I live till 2014, to be able to get insurance when the PEC part kicks in. It looks like that may never happen.
I am disgusted by the classism that defines our politics. I am worried our oligarchy has been cemented in place. This is a scary time, unless you are rich.
The super-wealthy in America have not been paying their share. They are a disgrace to the human race.
Fuck you, Mike Huckabee.