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SeattlePioneer asks,

<<Sure. The Republicans will cover pre-existing conditions. But your premium might be $80,000/year if you had cancer or heart disease.


And vastly cheaper if you have a history of being healthy.

Why would that surprise anyone?

You think the drunk with a history of DWIs and collisions should have the same insurance premium as those with excellent driving records?


No. But presumably the drunk can take the public bus to work, or move closer to his job if he's prohibited from driving.

Not so if the person is denied health insurance or offered a policy well beyond what's affordable.

A lot of people get cancer and heart disease through no fault of their own. We're now rolling back air pollution and water quality regulations to allow "job creators" to pump more carcinogens into the environment. And for decades the mother effing Republicans have been subsidizing corn and soybeans rather than the fruits and vegetables that would reduce heart disease.

One bright spot is that white people are now recognizing opioid addiction as a sickness and health problem rather than a moral failing. Too bad working white racists, bigots and ignoramuses didn't come to that enlightenment when we were throwing all those black people in jail during the 1980's crack cocaine epidemic.

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