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In news coverage of the GOP health care bill, outlets should be asking how in the hell they justify premium hikes for survivors of rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence – all considered pre-existing conditions under the AHCA.

I don’t understand how Republicans are so flippant about people’s fear of losing their protections for pre-existing conditions. They truly don’t care about us at all. 

Disabled/ill people: “We’re afraid we might die” 

Republicans: “Lol you liberal whiners, just get over it”

I’m so fucking mad. Are we even human to them? Nope.

If you endorse policies that would eventually lead to the deaths of huge swathes of disabled and chronically ill people, your own motives for doing so might be perfectly reasonable, but some of the results of those policies are functionally indistinguishable from large-scale forcible eugenics, and your support makes you at least partially complicit. It’s mass murder of disabled and chronically ill people via legalized medical neglect, and it doesn’t belong in any society that claims to protect its own citizens.

  • Insurance Company: *throws me a random bottle of pills*
  • Insurance Company: There you go! Covered.
  • Me: Oh thanks! Now I can finally- uh...
  • Me: These aren't my meds.
  • Insurance Company: of course they are.
  • Me: No, this is a bottle of The Flintstones Vitamins.
  • Insurance Company: No, I'm pretty sure they're your meds. See, right on the label it says 'Your Name'
  • Me: They're shaped like dinosaurs.
  • Insurance Company: *gasp* I thought you liked dinosaurs!
  • Me: Can I have my meds please?
  • Insurance Company: I GO OUT OF MY WAY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A VITAMIN AND NOW YOU WANT MEDICATION?!? SOMETHING THAT YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR CLAIM 'WORK BEST'?
  • Me: Actually, I don't want the vitamins, I just want my medication.
  • Insurance Company: You're pushing it, kid.