“Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea”
But the proposed changes would effectively cast the Affordable Care Act’s pre-existing conditions provision aside.
If they do this and I believe they will it will be pure political poison for the GOP. Old sick people vote and healthy young ones don't that's the political equation. It comes under the old karate adage I was taught. The reason why the rabbit usually gets away when attacked by the fox is that the rabbit is running for his LIFE and the fox is just looking for a meal. The old and sick are the rabbits here and the young the foxes. The GOP is counting on trying to pit these two groups against each other. Ryan is young and arrogant and thinks he can pull this ruse off. He forgets those youngsters have parents and grandparents that they will end up having to care for if this bill breaks them financially. It's a cynical & cruel strategy so typical of the present day GOP. They are hoping that nobody will notice or fight back but they're so wrong.
Yes, it's pure cruelty. The GOP functions not from a pro human point of view but from a pro corporate point of view, as we know. They don't even really understand why this clause is important to people, it's just a nuisance to be dispensed with casually and as a matter of fact.
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