No, Rep. Mo Brooks does not think your kid “deserved” leukemia/epilepsy…

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Mo Brooks said this…

“My understanding is that it will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool,” said Brooks. “That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy, they’ve done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now those are the people—who’ve done things the right way—that are seeing their costs skyrocketing.”

And…

“In fairness, a lot of these people with pre-existing conditions, they have those conditions through no fault of their own,” he said. “And I think our society, under those circumstances, needs to help. The challenge though is that it’s a tough balancing act between the higher cost of these mandates which denies people coverage because they can’t afford their health insurance policies…and having enough coverage to help those people truly in need.”

Which was turned in to this…

Which AL.com’s Leada Gore morphed in to this…

Which was received like this…

That guy is a “journalist”….

Now, if you are honest, you know what he was saying…

People who were insured and healthy are now paying more to offset the costs of cheap insurance for sick people

The main driver of the slowing in premiums, unfortunately, is the rise of high-deductible plans, according to Kaiser.

In 2016, 83% of workers have a deductible — an amount that they have to pay themselves for medical care before insurance covers it — with an average of $1,478. The average deductible for workers has gone up $486, or 49%, since 2011.

Additionally, the survey found that 51% of workers have a deductible over $1,000 — the first time this has happened since the survey began in 1999.

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As we’ve noted before, this increase in high-deductible plans is affecting inflation data and causing patients to notice the increased costs of drugs.

One explanation for this is that increasing drug prices and costs from medical suppliers have gotten so bad that employers finally decided to share the price hikes with workers. Additionally, there is some evidence that people tend to be more cautious with their healthcare spending in general when they have a high-deductible plan, even for nondeductible costs, so employers are trying to slow the total spending.

Regardless of the reasons behind it, the reality is that people in the US are being forced to dip into their wallets more and more to pay for their healthcare.

These are facts but it doesn’t matter because the media wants a “Republicans don’t care about sick people” story.

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