Rick Santorum is canceling Sunday events leading up to the Florida Primary after his daughter, Isabella, has been admitted to the hospital, likely due to complications related to her condition Trisomy 18. Full public statement here. Luckily Santorum is adequately covered with Health Insurance.
For the other 50 million Americans without health coverage, Rick Santorum feels that you are just a bunch of lazy bums looking for a handout. Rick says ‘This is capitalism, get a job!’
Santorum describes his daughter as the “center of the universe for our family.” I have no doubt that’s true. However, you would think someone like Santorum would be able to sympathize with this fellow parent of Trisomy 18 a little more compassionately:
Having a 15 year old daughter with a chromosome disorder called Trisomy 18, our family has incurred years of extremely high out of pocket expenses due to chronic health issues. During her life, health insurance drove many family decisions such as where we worked (whether or not we could leave a job) and then finally extreme stress and financial burden when laid off and left with the 100% cost of COBRA. Even now, my husband is re-employed but family coverage is almost $700 a month. While we are extremely thankful for good insurance coverage and excellent health care in Houston for our daughter, there seems to be too many flaws in our system.
Mike and Nanci Grimes
Rick Santorum and other Republicans say they support “life” and “freedom” but never actually support them in action. America is waking up to their lies and hypocrisies and we will see that none of the GOP presidential candidates stand a chance in November.
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee