I say this with complete honesty: Mr. President, please stop, you are making a bigger fool of yourself. I believe that there is a very famous quote that goes something like, "Dig one's own grave." Well...
Please, be a man and stop thinking that rape is a preexisting condition. A preexisting condition is any medical condition that a patient has before signing up for insurance. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, for all of you who do not know, an amendment (the new MacArthur-Meadows Amendment) in the GOP healthcare-reform bill indicates that it would allow states to grant insurance companies the ability to deny coverage to patients based on their medical history; including if they suffered from PTSD amongst other things after being sexually assaulted. AND THE PRESIDENT IS FOR THIS! He actually believes that this is a good idea. That this is the way to go. That it is better than Obamacare...
BEFORE Obamacare came along, rape survivors could be denied treatment and help for both physical and mental injuries.
Now we want to go back to what seems like dinosaurs roaming the earth and allow insurance companies to raise premiums based on medical history. Shouldn't being a survivor grant you a price or at least a sense of "You can do anything," "You can overcome anything," "You've got this," "The world is with you" feeling? Shouldn't you be able to feel that the world is with you and not against you? I mean, isn't what you went through enough? Before Obamacare, insurance companies didn't have to say why they denied women healthcare because they did not have to say why they turned them down. So I ask this of you, do you really want to go denying people, women, more specifically, since they are at high rates for being survivors of domestic abuse and rape, the basic human right to have insurance? Are you really that horrible of a monster?
This, all and all, means that we would be reverting to pre- Obamacare and what the definitions were before of what a preexisting condition is.
The horror of this new bill even being considered by the President is unfathomable to me.
How could you, Mr. President, want to go back to the day when insurance companies discriminated against women? Is that really something you want to be remembered for? I mean, it's clear to most of us who are watching, paying attention, and actually, have any morals to see that you as a man (if you can even be called a man) have no respect for women. But really, do you want to actually make an amendment, pass a bill, make a new health care system where it is literally written? Where you cannot hide the evidence and deny it later? Are you really that nieve into thinking that it's the good, smart, right choice to make? Please stop. Do us a favor. Do yourself a favor and stop this before it is too late.