MIKE PENCE CALLS REPUBLICAN HEALTH CARE BILL, “[A] SYSTEM BASED ON PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY”

In a recent tweet, Vice President Mike Pence called the Republican health care bill, “[A] system based on personal responsibility”.

The problem with the Vice-President’s logic is that people do not choose to have pre-existing conditions, many are born with them or acquire them through no fault of their own.

The Republican health care bill is a mass infliction of suffering on American society. People will be made to suffer, possibly die, in order for the wealthy to receive a tax cut. This is the sine qua non of the bill.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, it was estimated that 45,000 people died a yeardue to inability to lack of health coverage. The Republicans are looking to return this era.

The Republican bill is not a health care bill, it is a tax cut for the wealthy and a death sentence for many. This isn’t theatrics. People will die when they no longer have access to health care.

As the esteemed Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) said, “Never have I seen legislative action that reveals such clear disdain for the human dignity of the most vulnerable among us.”

What’s more important; money or lives? The answer should be obvious and immediate, but for some, it isn’t.

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