Quote of the week

Julie writes to her Congressional delegation:

Thank you for your excellent work on passing the healthcare reform. Thanks to the new laws, my health insurance has been restructured and now costs $40 more per month. This means I can’t afford it and will now, for the first time in a decade of paying for my own health insurance, have to drop health insurance and be uninsured. I understand there’s even the possibility of being penalized for not having insurance. Thank you for covering all the bases! This is a fabulous Catch 22 you’ve provided for your constituents.

It’s really great, this fine work you’re doing for our state and country. I hope the fact that our hospitals will get better Medicare reimbursements than before will make this all worth it. Whatever the case, it’ll make for a great blog post. Have a nice day.

I expect my own safety net to be cut out from under me no later than the second of January.


  1. no one »

    2 July 2010 · 1:23 pm

    the rumors are flying at work about health insurance being dropped in a few years.

    Not good.

  2. Tatyana »

    2 July 2010 · 1:49 pm

    Starting yesterday I have no medical insurance, as I can’t afford $411.50 a month COBRA.

    As to penalties…time to remember the maxim drilled in me since childhood: Proletariat have nothing to loose except its chains.

  3. Brian J. »

    2 July 2010 · 2:13 pm

    We’re up $200 a month as a family.

    We can afford it. We have to.

  4. ak4mc »

    3 July 2010 · 9:18 am

    They had to pass it to find out what was in it.

  5. CGHill »

    4 July 2010 · 12:39 am

    The same could be said of, um, a certain biological process.

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