A woman, who has multiple pre-existing conditions, confronted Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who strongly opposes Obamacare and health care assistance from the government.
The woman cornered Cruz at a campaign event about his proposed high-risk pools for people with pre-existing conditions:
I’m a woman over 50, who has seven active pre-existing conditions. I’m not counting being female, and a survivor of abuse. I purchase my individual policy on the Health Insurance Exchange.
If you force me into a high-risk pool, you will either bankrupt me or kill me. I take your threats of medical aggression personally and seriously; and I can assure you, I’m not the only Texan who does.
My question is: Will you pledge to submit to a DNA test, to prove that you’re human?
Cruz dodged the question in his reply:
One of the great things about our democratic system is that we can treat each other with respect and civility.
The woman asked Cruz a second time:
Is that a yes or a no?
Cruz fired back:
Ma’am, if you want to engage in insults, that’s your prerogative, but I’m not going to reciprocate.
The woman came back with her question:
It’s a yes-or-no question.
(Source: Tammy Talpas/YouTube)