Scillian introduced up that James has given quite a lot of lip service and spent quite a lot of tv advert cash claiming that he desires to guard individuals with preexisting situations. On the similar time, James has referred to as for the repeal of the ACA. James in a short time jumped in to say, “Repeal and what, David? Repeal and what?” Cautious what you would like for, Mr. James. Scillian very calmly says: “Nicely, that’s what I’m going to ask you. What’s going to you exchange it with? The Republicans have had 10 years to point out us a brand new healthcare plan to exchange it with. The president has promised one time and time once more. Time and time once more, it doesn’t come. And I don’t see a full healthcare plan in your web site.”
James in a short time attacked Peters for having a “gold-plated” healthcare plan that the general public doesn’t have entry to. That is true, after all; legislators and everybody serving in Congress has common well being care. However Peters isn’t attempting to repeal the ACA. He desires to make it extra common. James then confusingly goes via all the issues with healthcare insurance coverage prices and rising deductibles earlier than saying that he has a enterprise the place he continues to pay premiums for his workers with preexisting situations.
This can be a good factor that he’s doing. After all, that doesn’t reply the primary or the second or the third query being requested right here. James ends this whirling dervish of a press release by saying: “I imagine honest is honest, and I imagine that folks must have selections. And they should make their very own selections, and never the federal authorities insurance coverage [sic] corporations.”
The truth that Scillian continues to maintain a relaxed and picked up cadence via that is actually exceptional, for my part. Clearly seeing that James will not be going to reply the query said that method, Scillian decides to remind James of what he mentioned the final time the 2 males talked about medical insurance.
DAVIN SCILLIAN: The final time you have been on this program, I requested you what sort of healthcare mannequin there ought to be, and also you mentioned it ought to be type of like the way in which that folks have a home or they’ve a automobile. That caught with me, as a result of that may counsel that not everyone ought to be entitled to the identical sort of well being care. Is that appropriate?
Ruh roh once more. James, in what can solely be referred to as the slipperiest of automobile salesman kinds, begins by saying, “What I meant by that,” after which rapidly switching into, “And thanks for asking for clarification, Devin, I recognize that.” He goes on to ramble about individuals “with the ability to make your individual selection.” This, after all, is the previous “You possibly can have a Bugatti Chiron if you wish to [mumbling]; I”ll just need to see $2,990,000 first.”
James then finishes this run-on logic by demanding that there be laws defending these with preexisting situations. You realize, one thing like in the ACA. The availability being threatened for the final decade by James’ Republican Occasion. James then tried to finish by arguing that the truth that his enterprise, as required by regulation, covers his workers for preexisting situations, and that his son has preexisting situations, means he’ll … one thing? He then mentioned he supported the Republican Occasion’s push via of Amy Coney Barrett. The one that can doubtless make it simpler to cast off the preexisting situations protection.
Sadly for James, his private experiences with preexisting situations don’t exchange the truth that he clearly has zero concepts for insurance policies that may exchange the insurance coverage he claims to need to repair. This makes him both silly or nakedly dishonest. And if he’s prepared to disregard the realities of getting a baby with preexisting situations and for individuals who don’t have a profitable monetary enterprise, then that may imply one thing even worse about James’ character. And I don’t assume he’s silly.