I'm certainly not going to celebrate Mo Brooks' diagnosis because no one deserve to have cancer (except maybe Trump), but I am going to highlight the fact that Mo Brooks doesn't believe in protecting people with pre-existing conditions.
Brooks revealed this morning that he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer, but it wasn't very long ago that Brooks said people who "lead good lives" don't get cancer and shouldn't be forced to pay higher premiums to cover sick people.
Speaking with CNN's Jake Tapper about House plans to vote on a revised health insurance bill, Rep. Mo Brooks, R-AL, referenced people who lead "good lives" and said they should not have to pay as much as others.
"My understanding is that (the new proposal) will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher health care costs to contribute more to the insurance pool," Brooks said. "That helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they're healthy, they've done the things to keep their bodies healthy. And right now, those are the people--who've done things the right way--that are seeing their costs skyrocketing."
Does this mean Mo Brooks has led a "bad life?" What did he do to keep his body healthy?
While the GOP's attempts to repeal Obamacare and its protections for people with pre-existing conditions failed, Brooks is expected to vote for the tax cut bill that will also repeal the individual mandate. Repealing the individual mandate will lead to higher premiums even for people who "lead good lives."
The good news for Brooks is that his health care is covered by the government and taxpayers even if he didn't lead a "good life." We should all be so lucky.