Santorum Insults Americans Who Are Sick: 'Millions with Preexisting Conditions Are Scammers Stealing Health Care'

CNN contributor Rick Santorum insulted millions of sick Americans on Sunday by suggesting it was a mistake to guarantee health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions. His reasoning for this suggestion was  because “millions” of them were scamming insurance companies. But never did he provide any evidence to show anyone was scamming insurance companies.  


Santorum claimed Obamacare damaged the national healthcare system irreparably so that Republicans were unable to “repeal and replace” it, during a panel discussion on healthcare reform.

Calling pre-existing conditions "very popular,” the former GOP senator made the unfounded claim that "thousands, maybe approaching millions of Americans, are paying nine months for insurance. Why? Because you pay for your insurance for nine months, there’s a provision in Obamacare that says you can’t be thrown off your plan for three months.”

“So, you stop paying in September until the end of the year,” he continued. “You have a right to guaranteed [coverage for] preexisting conditions. You can buy a new plan in January. So people are paying nine months for 12 months of care. And it’s happening more and more and more as people get the gig.”

“Obamacare is a failure! But you’re going to need 60 votes to change preexisting conditions and other things to make the system work. And that’s the problem of repeal and replacing is you can’t do it because it’s a broken system.”

Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Feb. 26, 2017.

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