Republican Senator Ron Johnson told NBC’s Chuck Todd that people with preexisting conditions are like automobiles that have been in accidents. They’re damaged goods, according to Johnson, so of course they deserve to pay higher premiums (if they deserve health insurance coverage at all.) Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced