During a discussion on CNN this morning of the health care mandate, radio host Michael Smerconish said, “The way in which you can afford to pay for people with pre-existing conditions is if you get a guy who’s a stud like Chris Cuomo who works out and is healthy, and get him into the pool.”
From far rejecting Smerconish’s embarrassing bit of ingratiation, Cuomo engaged in some dabbing that would make Cam Newton proud. See the screencap.
CHRIS CUOMO: They are jeopardizing that by compromising on something like pre-existing conditions. Because if there is flexibility in that, a lot of people will not get care.
MICHAEL SMERCONISH: I see it a little bit differently. The issue here is whether the business model can sustain itself by affording care to people with pre-existing conditions. Unless you say everybody has to have insurance.
CUOMO: The mandate.
SMERCONISH: Chris, yeah. In other words, the way in which you afford to pay for people with pre-existing conditions is if you get guy who’s a stud like Chris Cuomo, and works out and is healthy, and get him into the pool.
DAVID GREGORY: How did we get into this?
ALISYN: Why, Michael? Why do you do this?
CUOMO: This is the best part of the show!
SMERCONISH: Unless you get those young invincibles in the pool, you can’t offset the costs.
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