During the Republicans 32 attempt to repeal the Health Care Act, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) stated that he does not believe a person with a brain tumor should receive health care. He added that insurance companies should be able to deny people with pre-existing conditions and those who are sick should enroll in a state-based “high-risk insurance pools,” because they are too costly.
And I believe my state of California has a structure in place to deal with pre-existing conditions. It’s a pooling process, which I think is one worthy of consideration, because while I don’t think that someone who is diagnosed with a massive tumor should the next day be able to have millions and millions and millions of dollars in health care provided. I do believe that there can be a structure to deal with the issue of pre-existing conditions.
According to Think Progress, who refers to an L.A. Times article, the “high-risk pool” Dreier mentions Californians call it unaffordable, inaccessible, and ineffective.