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Video: Rep. David Dreier Says He Would Deny Health Care to Someone with "Massive Tumor"

| by Michael Allen

During a House Rules Committee debate on repealing Obamacare, on Monday, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) said that insurance companies should be allowed to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, such as brain tumors.

Obamacare, which Republicans will vote to repeal on Wednesday, includes a provision prohibiting insurance companies from turning away sick people.

Rep. Dreier said: "And I believe my state of California has a structure in place to deal with pre-existing conditions. It’s a pooling process, which I think is one worthy of consideration, because while I don’t that think someone who is diagnosed with a massive tumor should the next day be able to have millions and millions and millions of dollars in health care provided, I do believe that there can be a structure to deal with the issue of pre-existing conditions."

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