Colorado Represetative Ed Perlmutter used the Aurora massacre to justify his position on Obamacare.
That’s just sick.
Via Revealing Politics:
Revealing Politics reported:
Colorado Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter Monday night cited the July 20 mass killing in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater as one justification for passing President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in 2010.
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The health care overhaul law, deemed “Obamacare,” by conservatives will “stop the discrimination against people with prior illnesses or injuries — or, say, some of the folks who were shot in the theater,” Perlmutter said during the meeting, conducted via Facebook and over a teleconference.
“They would be uninsurable now that they’ve had that wound, but under the Affordable Care Act they can’t be discriminated against starting in 2014.”
Perlmutter was also one of the first politicians to politicize the massacre after the shootings.