Republican Congressman Says Pre-Existing Conditions Are Your Fault

As House Republicans scramble to amass support for the latest incarnation of their cruel repeal-and-replace legislation, one GOP representative laid bare the heartless way in which conservatives see the debate over pre-existing conditions and affordable coverage.

The Republican healthcare bill, also known as Trumpcare, "will allow insurance companies to require people who have higher healthcare costs to contribute more to the insurance pool that helps offset all these costs, thereby reducing the cost to those people who lead good lives, they're healthy, they've done the things to keep their bodies healthy," Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Monday.

"And right now, those are the people who have done things the right way that are seeing their costs skyrocketing," Brooks said.

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