Trumps OMB Director Wasnt Alone in Denigrating Diabetes
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However, a video uploaded to Facebook shows that the quote had been condensed somewhat, but not in any way that alters its meaning. Around the 54:00 mark in the video, Mulvaney actually says, That doesnt mean that we want to take care of the person, or should be required to take care of the person, who sits home, drinks Coca-Cola, no offense, drinks sugary drinks, and doesnt exercise, and eats poorly and gets diabetes. Is that the same thing as Jimmy Kimmels kid? And I dont think that it is.
Mulvaney was not the first panelist onstage to bring up diabetes during the panel discussion. It was first brought up by a Democrat, Gray Davis, a onetime governor of California who was recalled by California voters in 2003. Governor Davis first mentioned diabetes during a back-and-forth discussion about whether the Affordable Care Act disincentivized people from making healthy choices.
Peter Orszag, former OMB Director during President Obamas first term in office, argued it was hard to create a health care policy that could distinguish between diseases that were caused by lifestyle choices and diseases based on genetics or other factors.
Davis interjected, What about I got diabetes because I.?
Orszag interrupted with Okay, diabetes but,
After crosstalk between the two, Orszag said, Diabetes is different, some of the chronicbut youre not going to parse out your insurance acts except for the diabetes-related coverage. This is why this is complicated.*
The discussion later veered toward whether health care Continue reading