Video from KSPR captured Roy Blunt laughing at the idea that adults with pre-existing medical conditions should have access to health insurance. Apparently, he thinks those damn lazy middle-class people just need to work harder:
I don't know how long you'd have to live in a Washington D.C. bubble of cocktail parties and lobbyist dinners before thinking like Blunt. Life is complicated. Luck plays a role. And no matter how hard people work, there is no way that everyone is going to magically be able to find a job that provides affordable insurance or have enough money to buy their own as soon as they become adults. And people who have jobs that provide insurance are sometimes going to be in situations where they need to change jobs. In fact, America's economy has thrived because people have been able to take risks and switch or quit jobs to pursue other ideas.
But for Roy Blunt, if you lost your insurance and have a preexisting condition, you're out of luck. His attitude to people in that situation: "Go take a Tylenol and bother someone else."
Oh, and if you're a senior citizen, you really shouldn't bother him with your concerns about his trying to end Social Security and Medicare:
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