Vax jab enthusiast and Democrat Illinois State Rep. Jonathan Carroll proposed a bill to force unvaccinated Illinoisans to pay for their health care expenses out of pocket if they contract COVID-19 under legislation filed in the Illinois House, the Chicago Sun Times reported.
According to the report, the bill is likely to face legal challenges and political resistance.
But Carroll, who sees himself as an agent of justice, downplayed those concerns, suggesting that those who have “been following the science and … trying to do the right thing” and those who are “choosing not to get vaccinated, who are able to, for whatever they choose.”
Carroll emphasized that the unvaxxed are unclean and need to be held personally responsible for their recklessness.
“I think it’s time that we say ‘You choose not to get vaccinated, then you’re also going to assume the risk that if you do catch COVID, and you get sick, the responsibility is on you,’” Carroll said.
“This is becoming a disease now of the unvaccinated,” Carroll said.
But Carroll is not entirely heartless. He decided that those with preexisting health problems should be exempt from the jab.
“If someone obviously can’t have a vaccine for health reasons, that’s a completely different conversation,” he said. “But if you’re an able-bodied person able to get this vaccine and you’re choosing not to, then you’re putting us all at risk, and we’re seeing this as the variants continue to spread.”
Ultimately, though, Carroll and other Democrats have little patience for anti-science non-vaxxers, who are a living threat to public health.
“We’ve tried everything we can do to educate the public on the vaccine,” he said. “Again, the vaccine is working, and people are, for whatever reason, choosing not to get it. Now it’s to a point where … it shouldn’t be the responsibility of those of us that are.”