Ron Paul response to breast cancer surviver...I'm concernedSubmitted by rebekah0207 on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 10:01
Hi, this is my first time posting here, although I've supported Ron Paul since 2007. This morning, while looking for Ron Paul stories to comment on, I came across this one:
Here's the part that worries me:
"Confronted by a tearful breast cancer survivor on how he would ensure health insurance companies did not discriminate on the basis of a pre-existing condition, Paul suggested she rely on churches and charitable hospitals to ensure her continued care.
"You can't say to the insurance company, 'You have to insure me no matter what I have, I've had a prior disease,'" Paul said. "It's like me being on the Gulf Coast and not buying wind insurance until the hurricane's right off the coast."
Can we please ask Ron Paul to come up with a better answer on this one? Churches and hospitals do not currently have the funds or infrastructure to suddenly provide long term care for millions of cancer survivors and others with major medical issues. And imo, people should not have to beg for help from churches and hospitals when they've been paying $$$$ in insurance premiums until their insurance company dumps them. In any case, he needs to show a lot of compassion and have a real plan for enabling churches and hospitals to help, if he's against reigning in insurance companies. I'm concerned that bad publicity on this topic is going to much more damaging than the newsletter slandering that's been going on.