Throughout the health insurance reform debate, there was one issue that seemed to unite people: ending the practice of denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. It polled very, very well:
Most popular by a mile: “Requiring that health insurance companies cover people with pre-existing medical conditions.” Sixty-three percent of respondents said that proposal “absolutely must” be included as part of any final legislation, and another 26% said they “would prefer” for it to be included.
That’s 89% when combined. Nothing polls at 89%.
But, in Missouri, House GOPer/Senate candidate Roy Blunt doesn’t think the American people deserve that protection. Today, he cast his lot with the insurance companies in a way that was surprisingly big, even for a Republican:
Like any good GOPer, Blunt puts his loyalties to the insurance industry ahead of the public interest. Most of them aren’t so obvious and so tone deaf about their fealty to lobbyists.