US official’s statement criticised as ‘compassionless’

Dhaka,  Sat,  22 July 2017
Published : 14 May 2017, 12:17:46 | Updated : 14 May 2017, 12:19:05
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US official’s statement criticised as ‘compassionless’

US official’s statement criticised as ‘compassionless’
The statement of Mick Mulvaney of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has been criticised as compassionless, diabetes advocates also noted that it is also inaccurate. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) was quick to condemn Mulvaney’s remarks, saying they are “extremely disappointed” and describing his statement as “misinformed.”

Healthcare systems shouldn’t help someone who “sits at home, eats poorly and gets diabetes,” Mulvaney, a top White House official said while trying to defend the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — the US Republican Party’s response to Obamacare .

 “Mr. Mulvaney’s comments perpetuate the stigma that one chooses to have diabetes based on his/her lifestyle,” the statement read.

“We are also deeply troubled by his assertion that access to healthcare should be rationed or denied to anyone. All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications. Nobody should be denied coverage or charged more based on their health status.”

“All of the scientific evidence indicates that diabetes develops from a diverse set of risk factors, genetics being a primary cause. People with diabetes need access to affordable health care in order to effectively manage their disease and prevent dangerous and costly complications.”

Indeed, poor diet and lack of exercise does not appear to have been the cause of diabetes for professional athletes who suffer from the disease, such US soccer star Jordan Morris, according to media reports.
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