Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Flip Flopping on the Right

The latest family to provide a face to the Schip legislation is already being attacked:

On the conference call, Dara admitted to me that she and Brian had been talking about having children since before they were married.
Oh horrors! planning their life!
She further admitted that after they were married she voluntarily left a job at a country club that had good health insurance, because the situation was “unmanageable.” From there she took a job at a restaurant with no health insurance, and the couple went on to have a baby anyway, ...
how irresponsible! Celibacy until married AND insured!
...presuming that others would pay for it and certainly long before they knew their daughter would have heart defect that probably cost the gross national product of Burkina Faso to fix. But not knowing about future health problems is the reason we have insurance in the first place. [ems mine]
That is, if you are offered it, can afford it, and have no prexisting conditions...

OK, so let me get this straight:

No sex before marraige.
No birth control after marraige.
No women can work while married.
BUT she can't quit her job that provides health insurance for any reason.
And finally - No Babies Unless You Have Medical Insurance, or You're On Your Own!

Jump through THAT set of hoops!

2 Comments:

Blogger TaraDharma said...

It's a damn shame that these responsible and caring citizens should be attacked. Their story is just one more story of the criminality (in my mind) of our health care industry.

3:50 PM, October 16, 2007  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

I keep thinking that the US govt is so messed up that it may not be fixable. I'm so stressed!!

3:10 PM, October 18, 2007  

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