For anyone who has lived under a rock or in their mother's basement throughout the day, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in a narrow 217-213 vote. The bill looks to repeal the individual and employer mandates that forced consumers and businesses to enter into a market beyond the scope of the Congress' interstate commerce power of the Constitution as well as restructure how health care is delivered throughout the United States. It does not fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, but it does significant damage to the crown jewel of big government and the Obama administration.
Naturally, the Democratic Party has descended into its perpetual state of hysteria and chaos. They are claiming that this bill only benefits the rich, would hurt the average American, and would deny millions of people their invisible right to health care. But none of the Democrats' recycled talking points matched the level of categorical insanity than the following tweet from the Senate's Moron-in-Chief Kamala Harris (D-CA):
Once again, 129M people with pre-existing conditions could be denied coverage and insurers could charge sick people more money.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 4, 2017
This "129 million people with pre-existing conditions" claim has been a myth ever since the Democrats shoved it down the throats of the American people in 2010. It was a lie then and it remains a lie today. Pre-existing conditions refer to individuals who are at high-risk for acquiring severe health problems after acquiring or being born with other health issues that would likely predispose health insurance companies to paying tremendous sums of money to subsidize their treatments.
However, in 2010, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce calculated that approximately 250,000 people in the United States were turned down for health insurance by major health insurers likely due to their pre-existing conditions. After Obamacare was passed, approximately 500,000 people were placed into programs that would otherwise be placed in a high-risk pool due to their pre-existing condition. Another estimate from the Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that at worst, an estimated 27% of adults under the age of 65, which constitutes around 52.2 million people, would likely cause health insurers to drop them from plans due to pre-existing health conditions.
In other words, Kamala Harris is lying through her teeth.
In other words, Kamala Harris is lying through her teeth. 129 million is nowhere close to the interval between 500,000 and 52.2 million, but she does not care about the truth. Her only purpose in spreading these deliberate falsehoods is to stoke fear in the American public and to make herself look like a champion for the downtrodden and those who could be jeopardized by evil Republicans. But she is too much of a moron to recognize that fibbing only demonstrates her dishonesty and her hackery; it makes her look like an irrational actor occupying an office on Capitol Hill. This should not be a surprise since she is a progressive Democrat and deception and dishonesty are their modus operandi.
CORRECTION: Initial article stated that 27% of adults in the U.S. under 65 was 4.7 million. That was in error. The initial number was quoted originally from The New York Times by Larry Levitt of the Kaiser Family Foundation, which ran the study cited in the piece.