The Indefensible Position of Budget Chief Mick Mulvaney
If ignorance is bliss the happiest people in the world must be the Trump people. Here’s what Asshole in Charge of the Budget Mick Mulvaney said recently about diabetes.
"That doesn't mean we should take care of the person who sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmel's kid? I don't think that it is”
And here’s what the people who actually know what they are talking about, the American Diabetes Association said
On behalf of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is extremely disappointed by the misinformed statement of Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as reported by The Washington Examiner. Mr. Mulvaney’s comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle. We are also deeply troubled by his assertion that access to health care should be rationed or denied to anyone.
All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status
Now we can just imagine what it would be like to get diabetes treatment if people like Mulvaney get their way. Each person would have to go through an extensive investigation of their private lives, and after months of bureaucratic nightmares they would like hear something like “Well, sorry, your lifestyle does not meet with our approval. We are taking the money we would have spent on your health care and giving it to billionaires”.