Monday, August 21, 2017

Speaking of Pro's

A month or so ago, we noted that "it would suck to be in Nevada;" this in light of the fact that there will be so few insurance options available there this coming plan year. Well, our friend Rich W alerts us to this (heart-)breaking story. Turns out, one demographic is particularly hard-hit:

"Nevada sex workers fear loss of Obamacare ... Her six-figure earnings mean she cannot get government insurance for the poor. Her status as an independent contractor means she does not get insurance from an employer. Her profession is another complication."

This is the sad story of Alice Little, who makes too much to qualify for a subsidy, is self-employed so no group plan or employer contribution. Oh yeah: she's a card carrying member of the world's oldest profession.

The good news is that she's founded a support group called Hookers for Healthcare. Seems like they have another natural constituency to tap, as well.

Which brings us to our old friend Herr Gruber, who got caught with his hands in the till:

"Vermont’s Attorney General has settled the state’s claims of fraud against Jonathan Gruber"

Poor Jon is out as a "taxpayer-funded economic consultant for the state’s health care system;" he's also out any balance due him by The Green Mountain state.

One's actually more sympathetic to the gals up top.
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