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GOP Rep: People with pre-existing conditions want to “game the system”

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GOP Rep: People with pre-existing conditions want to “game the system”

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is no stranger to callous and ignorant comments regarding our health care system, and particularly the vulnerable Americans it serves.

He recently argued that “healthy” people who “lead good lives” shouldn’t have to pay into the insurance pool in order to help others with costly pre-existing conditions.

Now he has renewed those attacks, this time characterizing people with pre-existing conditions as wanting to “game the system”, stating that they “want other people to pay” for their medical expenses.

In an interview with WHNT, Brooks, a member of the far right House Freedom Caucus, said people with pre-existing medical conditions “want to pay less money than the cost of your treatment may be, forcing the remaining cost on to other people,” and described them as people who have simply “decided not to have insurance.”

He added, “Then they get sick...

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