The health care bill currently on its way from the House of Representatives to the U.S. Senate does almost nothing to potentially hurt anyone suffering from a pre-existing condition, and helps many more patients in the same boat.
That’s the argument of a New York Post editorial published this morning, which goes on to accuse Democrats of lying their pants off about the implications of the new bill.
Despite frantic liberals such as Nancy Pelosi saying that the American Health Care Act will “kill” millions of citizens, NYP writer Rich Lowry demonstrates that only a very small number of people will even be affected by the “pre-existing conditions” opt-out rule for states.
Democrats are actually talking about “a fraction of a fraction of a fraction” of health insurance consumers, he argues, and the small number of people whose premiums may rise will receive help in the form of billions in Federal aid.
Medicare and Medicaid patients are also not affected.
“If Republicans set out to recklessly endanger the well-being of people…they didn’t do a very good job of it,” concludes Lowry.