Rick Santorum: ‘Millions of Americans’ With Preexisting Conditions Are Stealing Health Care

Santorum by Gage SkidmoreAccording to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 52 million Americans have preexisting conditionsthat would likely leave them uninsurable if they applied for individual market coverage under pre-ACA underwriting practices.” That’s 27% of the adult population under 65 years old.

According to Rick Santorum, millions of those people are thieving scammers!

As part of a panel discussion about health care reform on today’s (2/26/17)  CNN’s “State of the Union” program, Santorum stated,

The reality is today that thousands, maybe approaching millions of Americans, are paying nine months for insurance. Why? Because you pay for your insurance for nine months, there’s a provision in Obamacare that says you can’t be thrown off your plan for three months. So, you stop paying in September until the end of the year. You have a right to guaranteed [coverage for] preexisting conditions. You can buy a new plan in January. So people are paying nine months for 12 months of care. And it’s happening more and more and more as people get the gig.

Of course, Santorum offered up absolutely no evidence to back up this preposterous claim!

He then went on to claim that because of all this scamming, it would be impossible to repeal and replace the ACA at the same time.

Obamacare is a failure! But you’re going to need 60 votes to change preexisting conditions and other things to make the system work. And that’s the problem of repeal and replacing is you can’t do it because it’s a broken system.

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Rick Santorum’s Back to Halt the Nazification of America.

120105_santorum_professor_aRejoice, dear brothers and sisters. In our time of need. In the hour of our greatest danger. A hero has emerged!

HALLELUJAH!!!

Look! Up there on the hill crest, sitting tall on his great white stallion (facing the rear), it’s “the guy from god”, Saint Orum (known to non-“true believers” as Rick Santorum). He’s girding his loins and appears to be preparing to seek the presidency and lead a crusade to save us all from our plunge into Nazism.

CAN I GET AN AMEN???

Hmmm. All this time, I thought Obama was steering us toward socialism. That’s a totally different direction.

Oh wait, I know what it is. Someone told Saint Orum that Hitler’s party was named  Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers’ Party). So, naturally it was socialist.  (Of course, by the same reasoning, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a democratic republic.)

The Nazis were fascists, not socialists. There’s a hell of a difference between the two. You’d think someone who wants to deal on the international stage would have at least passed Poly Sci 101.

As for socialism being a great political evil, check out my post on “The Scurge(?) or Scourge(?) of Socialism” before you accept the image as expressed by the politically stupid. I think the post may contain a few surprises for you. It certainly did for me.

Anyway, I guess the boogeyman du jour is now Nazism (fascism???).u3YYqmqyBOwNever fear brethren and sisthren! (Is that a word?) Just like Mighty Mouse, Super Saint Orum is “Here to save the day!”

Yes, once again, just like the Blues Brothers, Saint Orum is on a “mission from god”

“I’m trying to walk down a path that God is leading me. I figured if this is what he is calling me to do, then I just have to go out and work hard”

If you’re new to paying attention to politics or just in case you have a masochistic streak, you can find a bit of background on the saint on my The Tea Potty (pt 10: Clowns & Commodians cont.) post. (The post title should give you some indication of the esteem in which I hold Saint Orum.)

Fun Fact: He’s one of four Repugnut primary clowns (‘MotherMichelle Bachmann and HermanHave you seen my salami?Cain, as well as RickCuz’n RickiePerry and the saint) that claimed Big Daddy told them to run. You might have noticed that they all lost. (Goes towards proving my “god is a practical joker” hypothesis.)

Last time around he was leading the crusade to expose the evils of contraception (and that thing that gays do). But, it’s his latest crusade that brings us together today. (Or, whatever day you’re reading this.)

Saint Orum recently paid a visit to the fine homophobic folks at the Christian Post to hype his latest project, a “documentary” on religious persecution in the good ol’ U.S. of A.. He took the opportunity to expound on a vision he had of ‘Merica’s possible future that plumb scared his bowels empty.

“If we continue down this path, things are not going to get better and the chance of something really bad beginning to happen, where your faith is really constrained, or your lives are really in danger becomes a possibility down the road.”

What is this vision of horror that gets his undies dirty? Well, he thinks it’s very possible that we may be morphing into Nazi Germany. (Or his version of it, anyway.)

He started the interview  with a bit of historical revisionism on German religious persecution, before and after Uncle Adolf took over.

“People don’t realize that, you know, Germany prior to the Nazis was a very religious country. It was a very Christian country. It was a very sophisticated country… and the idea that you could have this type of religious persecution take place over 10 years; Christians — Jews obviously — but also Christians being put to death… was unfathomable!”

He insinuates that religious persecution began with the Nazis, totally ignoring the fact that Germans slaughtering Jews goes back to the 14th Century. He also insinuates that the Nazis weren’t Christian, which is totally false. There were some Aryan occultists, but Hitler and almost all Germans, Nazis or not, were Christian. As to the Christians that were persecuted? It was far more likely that they were persecuted because they were also gypsies or some other group that Uncle Adolf didn’t care for.

If you have the stomach for it, here’s the whole interview.

Anyway, all of this scary stuff (in his head) is forcing him to consider throwing his helmet back in the ring for another go-around. Besides, maybe Big Daddy told him to run again.

Oh, and lest you forget the ‘holy grails’ of his previous crusade, he still thinks contraceptives are evil and that “gay thing” will send you to hell. Although, he’d settle for prison. (Yeah, that’s the key to the “straight life”! Ain’t no homosexuality in prisons, by gum!)

So, stay tuned, ye fans of silly twits. The 2016 election cycle commenced with the Hawaiian poll closings and the clown car is now ready for boarding.