Chicks on the Right
Congressman & American Superhero Dan Crenshaw Eviscerates Democrats on Healthcare Lie
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Freshman Representative and frequent target of lustful commentary by the Chicks on the Right, Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) exposed Democrats' legislative tactics meant to trick Americans into believing that Republicans are against providing health insurance protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
In a video posted to Twitter, Crenshaw revealed the motive behind the "Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019," declaring that the bill is not about protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions.
Enjoy the following transcript of Crenshaw's comments, graciously provided by the fine journalists at "The Blaze."
Let's read the text, it's not that long: "Beginning April 1, 2019, the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of the Treasury may not take any action to implement, enforce, or otherwise give effect to the guidance entitled 'State Relief and Empowerment Waivers,' and the Secretaries may not promulgate any substantially similar guidance or rule."
OK, from the text you can tell that has nothing to do with pre-existing conditions. So what does this have to do with? What they're referring to are 1332 waivers. What are 1332 waivers? These are basically innovation waivers allowed under the ACA. A lot of states have used them so far...they use them for reinsurance programs because what we found out was that reinsurance programs are a much more efficient way to protect people with pre-existing conditions.
Obamacare requires that you protect pre-existing conditions via the exchanges. OK, when you do that, premiums rise for everybody. That's why all of these states have actually changed their programs that they've innovated. The Trump administration saw this and they said, "Why don't we make it even more flexible for states? Why don't we give states even more flexibility to both protect people with pre-existing conditions, but do it in a way that doesn't raise everybody's premiums?"
Crenshaw says Democrats titled the bill to give the false impression it is about protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions when, in reality, the bill is about protecting Obamacare.
Must watch & share:— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) May 10, 2019
This is one of the most dishonest bills we have passed out of the House.
A purposefully mislabeled bill on “pre-existing conditions” meant to mislead Americans and limit choice and innovation in healthcare.
Don’t believe the spin, here’s my explanation: pic.twitter.com/kQMzfIkfXN
"This is the height of political cynicism. Democrats are trying to get people to think that we, as Republicans, are voting against this because they're trying to get people to think that we're against protection for pre-existing conditions. That's not true at all," Crenshaw said. "We're against bad policy. And this is both bad policy and political cynicism."
"I love me some Dan Crenshaw, I love what he's doing, but he's new. He better stay this way, you know what I'm saying? Because how many times have we seen these guys do this? They come out strong, they're honest and straightforward, incorruptible, and then they get into the hot tub."
"Well, in fairness, the hot tub is very enticing."
"Yeah, well he better not get in the hot tub."
The Chicks on the Right delve deeper (and drool over the fact that Rep. Crenshaw is one hunk of a fella) in the clip below.