If yesterday’s accusation that yesterday Republicans voted to “sentence millions of Americans to death” takes the gold in the hyperbole Olympics, then the claim that the GOP just rendered rape a pre-existing condition comes in with a strong silver. The argument goes something like this: A woman who is raped or sexually assaulted suffers physical and emotional injuries. If the GOP bill passes, those injuries could constitute pre-existing conditions that wouldn’t be covered under certain circumstances. So rape itself is now a pre-existing condition.
I was set to respond, but my friend Ben Shapiro beat me to it:
So, let’s parse this. According to the leftist media, if you suffer an injury in a terrible situation, the situation itself is now a pre-existing condition. In other words, these headlines could just have easily read, “In Trump’s America, Car Crashes Are Pre-Existing Conditions,” or “Under The New Health Care Bill, Soccer Accidents Could Be A Pre-Existing Condition.” The bill itself says that pre-existing conditions are pre-existing conditions. Nowhere does it give a list of pre-existing conditions including “rape” or “sexual assault,” because these are activities leading to injury, not actual injuries.
As Ben notes, “The debate has now been so skewed that we think the government can magically have health insurance cover rape – which doesn’t even make sense. If no injury occurred requiring medical attention due to a rape, what would the insurance company do to cover it? Pray? Hunt down rapists?” What activists are really arguing is that the cause of a pre-existing condition should matter to policymakers. And that is certainly a legitimate subject to debate, but as Kevin Williamson explains on the home page, scarcity always limits our choices.
One of the things that’s most galling about the Obamacare debate is the stubborn insistence from all too many activists on the Left that we can have it all
One of the things that’s most galling about any debate with many activists on the Left is that words can be morphed by them to mean anything at all.
Planned Parenthood is an abortion mill, nothing more, nothing less. The claim that they provide comprehensive , holistic treatment is a ruse. They do not even perform mammograms, they outsource.
The commercial being run now by Planned Parenthood is ridiculous. A woman claims that she lives in a rural area without health facilities, yet somehow found a Planned Parenthood facility. Had she not her cancer would have become Stage Four in 24 hours. Really, they were able to know that? And they must have started treatment on the spot since the next day she would be stage 4. Odd, since they do not treat cancer.
I can remember an old cartoon where a couple of scientists would just draw something on a wall and it would become functional. This is what liberals believe is possible; just write it down on paper and it is affordable and functional. This leads to gigantic failures, as we have seen.
If only we could pay for it with liberal lies. We could balance the budget and pay off the debt.