The Republicans in the House of Representatives just couldn't wait to show the world how much they love the health insurance companies -- and how much they resent sick people.
So yesterday, as expected, they voted 245-189 to repeal the entire health care reform law that Congress passed (and Obama signed) last year. Shamefully, three House Democrats joined the Republicans in voting for a repeal.
It is very unlikely that the repeal will get past the Senate or the President's desk, but they have threatened in that case to start hacking away at it piece by piece.
So what does this tell us about the 242 Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted for the repeal?
It tells us that they want the insurance companies to again be able to discontinue your coverage when you get sick and really need it.
It tells us that they want the insurance companies to again be able to refuse coverage based on pre-existing conditions.
It tells us that they think non-rich Americans should again risk financial devastation in the event of a major illness or injury.
This is apparently the highest priority of the Republican members of the House.
And, sadly, this is who the American people voted for last November.
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