Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said that people with Type 2 diabetes don’t deserve to have health insurance because they gave themselves diabetes.
While speaking at Stanford University, Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney classified diabetes as a bad lifestyle choice, “That doesn’t mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel’s kid? I don’t think that it is.”
If you get Type II diabetes because you listened to Republicans and rebelled against former First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to encourage healthy eating, you’re on your own.
According to the CDC, “More than 29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and 86 million are living with prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% to 95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes, and type 1 diabetes accounts for about 5%. The health and economic costs for both are enormous.”
The way Republicans are going to bring down the cost of health care is to not pay for care for people who have Type II diabetes.
The principle behind the Republican plan is that sick people must pay more for less coverage. Trumpcare is targeting sick people, and the next group on the list are the more than 100 million Americans who have Type II diabetes or are pre-diabetic.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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