Huckabee: Don’t Insure Pre-existing Conditions

I was not really planning on posting much tonight but have run into a few issues. one of them is Mike Huckabee and his apparent Christian ethic. he runs about selling himself as Captain Christian, Gods one true alter boy. But then he speaks his opinions.

They often sound anything but pious. I was raised Catholic and am not sure if this would pass for Mr. Huckabee but, speaking at the Value Voters Summit today, Mr. Huckabee decided to let us know that providing health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions was not something he thinks anyone should be doing. In fact he thinks it is silly as a business practice according to his own comments.

What he said was:

“It sounds so good, and it’s such a warm message to say we’re not gonna deny anyone from a preexisting condition. Look, I think that sounds terrific, but I want to ask you something from a common sense perspective. Suppose we applied that principle [to] our property insurance. And you can call your insurance agent and say, “I’d like to buy some insurance for my house.” He’d say, “Tell me about your house.” “Well sir, it burned down yesterday, but I’d like to insure it today.” And he’ll say “I’m sorry, but we can’t insure it after it’s already burned.” Well, no preexisting conditions.”

Now does this sound like a man that cares about his fellow man? Because it sure doesn’t to me.


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