For plenty of reasons, people are not happy about the latest health care bill that was passed by the House of Representatives last week. One among the many issues people have with it is the fact that it allows states to drive up the cost of insurance for those with pre-existing conditions - including having been previously raped or sexually assualted. (Seriously.)
Obviously, this is a major problem - and these teens in New Jersey were absolutely not afraid to confront their representative, Tom MacArthur (who is basically responsible for getting the bill passed in the first place), about it at a recent town hall meeting.
According to Refinery29, high school students Joseph Zetkulic and Daisy Confoy grilled MacArthur, with Joseph first asking him, "How did it pass your conscience to allow rape to become a pre-existing condition? Is rape considered a pre-existing condition under your amendment, yes or no?"
At first, Mac Arthur reportedly refused to answer the question, saying the concerns about what constitutes a pre-existing condition "hysteria." And that's when Daisy, Joseph's friend, decided to step in.
"I’d like to go back to a question that my friend Joey asked you, which you neglected to answer," she said. "Is rape considered a preexisting condition under your amendment?"
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In video footage of the town hall, MacArthur can be seen awkwardly continuing to avoid answering the question - which is when Daisy savagely reminds him that it is his responsiblity as her representative to give her some answers.
"My peers and I plan to continue getting involved. You will answer to us. You are our representative," she added. YAS girl.