Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What Do Whores And obamacare Have In Common?

Finally, after an extensive search, we here at Bergheim Follies have uncovered a segment of the population that enthusiastically endorses obamacare.

Does it matter that they're whores?
A burlesque dancer dressed as a nurse taunts her co-performer with a toy syringe, dangling the medicine seductively in an act that's meant to reflect the cat-and-mouse game of U.S. healthcare. They shimmy and eventually end up topless.

The risqué performance was part of an Obamacare registration drive last week in San Francisco, dubbed the "Healthy Ho's Party."

In the all-cash, off-the-books sex industry, workers can be particularly high risk and insurance is often out of reach. Many sex workers -- a broad term that can refer to a number of services, including sexual massage, prostitution, and escort and dominatrix work -- consider themselves self-employed entrepreneurs who can't afford to purchase healthcare. But that could all change with the Affordable Care Act.
One of the reasons those ho's are happy with obamacare: enrollment doesn't require people to disclose what they do for a living. Since most sex workers under-report their income, they will for the most part be getting subsidies for their policies.
Individuals making less than $46,000 are eligible for a tax credit to offset their monthly costs. Many of the sex workers at the event file W-2s for their legal work, whether it be a part-time job or sex work that falls within the law. Sex workers interviewed by CNNMoney estimated this income to be less than $45,000 a year.
One of the sex workers interviewed said she'd be receiving a credit of $211 a month.
In other words, healthy young people who are already subsidizing unhealthy older people will also be helping provide hookers with cheap health insurance.

Q: What do whores and obamacare have in common?

A: They both screw the American public.


Old NFO said...

Well damn, and we STILL don't get kissed... sigh

CenTexTim said...

Ain't it the truth...