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Rand Paul Thinks Recovering From His Injuries Was "A Living Hell"? Try Doing it Without Insurance

The tone deafness of the Republican elite is unbearable.

Just a few weeks after voting to strip million of Americans of their healthcare, Rand Paul wants those Americans to know just how tough he had it after his neighbor beat the snot out of him back in November:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday called the recovery from a November attack outside of his Kentucky home "a living hell."

“It was sort of a living hell for the first four or five weeks," Paul told CBS News's "Face the Nation."

“Couldn’t get out of bed without assistance. Six broken ribs, damage to my lungs, two bouts of pneumonia," he continued.

“It was really a tough go of it, but each day I feel a little bit better," he said. "This last month I’ve been doing better."   

You'll excuse me if I don't bother shedding a single, solitary tear for Paul. After all, he has access to the best medical care available. At no point did he have to worry about being denied services or medication or being sent home early from the hospital. I'd be willing to bet money he had an in-home nurse while he was recuperating. Isn't that nice? It's good to be rich in America.

Paul also didn't have to worry about running out of sick time while he healed up from his unanticipated injuries. He didn't have to worry about losing his job or how he would pay his bills. He didn't have to worry about being hit with so much medical debt that he would go bankrupt and lose his home. 

None of that was a concern for Rand Paul as he happily voted to give billionaires a massive tax cut paid for by the poor and middle class. None of that was a concern for Rand Paul as he voted to make healthcare unaffordable for millions of Americans. None of that was a concern for Rand Paul as he voted to cut billions for Medicare.

But please, feel bad for Rand Paul. He had a really hard time recovering from his injuries and he needs your empathy and compassion.

Just don't expect to get any in return.

There are 301 days left to the 2018 elections.

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