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  1. #1 Dem Rep. Uses Aurora Tragedy to Justify Obamacare 
    Senior Member Gina's Avatar
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    Colorado Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter Monday night cited the July 20 mass killing in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater as one justification for passing President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in 2010.

    The health care overhaul law, deemed “Obamacare,” by conservatives will “stop the discrimination against people with prior illnesses or injuries — or, say, some of the folks who were shot in the theater,” Perlmutter said during the meeting , conducted via Facebook and over a teleconference.

    “They would be uninsurable now that they’ve had that wound, but under the Affordable Care Act they can’t be discriminated against starting in 2014.”

    Perlmutter was among the first politicians to politicize the movie theater tragedy, allegedly carried out by former graduate student James Holmes. Congressman Perlmutter leveraged the shooting, barely 48 hours after it occurred for political purposes.

    Appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” July 22, Perlmutter called for the reauthorization of a nationwide assault-weapon ban first enacted in 1994.

    Holmes has been charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder.

    On July 23 Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told Fox-TV31 in Denver that talk of legislative priorities should wait until family members of the dead have had time to process the tragedy.

    “I think the discussions of ‘do we need stricter laws’ should probably wait until the families have grieved,” Hickenlooper said, “and at least until we bury the people who we lost.”
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    Ed Perlmutter sounds like an idiot. What about all those hard working middle class families that make guns for a living?

    Most people with jobs or other insurance coverage already don't have to worry about pre-existing conditions if there is not a 90 day laspe in coverage. If you do, it's usually just a year in which you can pay COBRA from your old job.

    I thought most college students had insurance through the college. I know in Illinois it was required and not that expensive.

    Of course if you are unemployed and not working, with no plans of working any time soon, that is a different story....I am speaking of those that choose to be unemployed.
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    What an idiot.
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    *face palm*

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