Where’s Mine?

Well, of course.

I mean, did anybody really think these teabagging excuses for human beings meant they should get sick and be unable to see a doctor because of some horrifying combo of “you’re between plans right now” and “that isn’t covered” and “your princess is in another castle” and whatnot?

Granted, they usually don’t just come right out and say it. It’s implied, the whole “I got mine, so screw your poor self” thing. It’s implied by how rich and white they are and generally how smug.

According to an unnamed congressional staffer quoted by Thrush, Harris stood up at the meeting “and asked the two ladies who were answering questions why it had to take so long, what he would do without 28 days of health care.”

Well, to quote Alan Grayson who I already miss, what you’re gonna do is not get sick. If you do get sick, die quickly.

That is the plan you want for everybody else, after all. You want the rest of us out here to just sit around and pray daily that everything stays okay, that nothing starts to twist or ache, that nothing already wrong gets worse or changes, that all the medications keep working, that they stay the same price, that the doctors don’t move or quit or go on leave, that that one person in the insurance office who actually understands what we’re talking about is the one the phone system shunts us over to, that the insurance doesn’t get more expensive, that the job holds out until another one comes along, that we can patchwork together something if it doesn’t, some hideously expensive combo of state buy-in programs or private individual if-I-get-hit-by-a-bus go-on-bone-me-I-like-it $5,000 plans.

That we can survive, scraping by, scared all the time. That we can manage for a while. That’s what you’re supposed to do without health care for a month, for the pathetic 28 days until my tax dollars keep you in meds and meals.

You’re supposed to do exactly what you want the rest of us to do. Suck it up, and suffer.


14 thoughts on “Where’s Mine?

  1. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Democracy just doesn’t work.

  2. Also, I wonder how many of the new Republican congresspeople/governors/state legislators will take the principled stand to opt out of their awful, non-market-based, government healthcare.
    Is there a number smaller than zero? ‘Cause that’s my bet.

  3. The saddest part of this is that the morons that voted for this guy will think nothing of this little episode.

  4. It’s like the NIMBY philosophy on prisons: We need to get tough on crime! We need more prisons! Lock those fuckers up! But don’t build one in MY town!
    And I’m with Jude. Chances are it’s like anything else: They’ll eat at the trough and wonder why people are upset.

  5. If he were capable of self-reflection it could have been a wonderful opportunity for understanding his constituents a little better. “28 Days Without Health Care: What I Learned.”
    Price out a few plans. See who won’t take you and who will, and at what price. See how it’s different to go through your day knowing that if there’s a health emergency you are well and truly fucked. How does that change how you think? Etc, etc, etc.

  6. That’s all I need to know about Repubs–egomaniacs with an enormous sense of self-entitlement, who see no reason why they should be bound by the laws they impose on OTHER people.
    Rule for these congresspeople ought to be, you pass law, you live with the consequences of it, like the rest of us. No exempting yourselves…like they’ve done with healthcare.

  7. What’s even funnier (in a perverse sort of way, of course) is that this packet of pus is adoctor–an anesthesiologist. Not only does he have a very good income, he’s also had insider access to good health care. He’s used to being treated well by the health care system, in more ways than one.
    It’s precisely for those reasons that twenty-eight days without coverage completely upsets his little applecart.
    Fuck him with a sharp stick.

  8. montag! You should be ashamed of your comment!
    That’s with a BROKEN stick, not a sharp stick. Sheesh!
    Oh, and SIDEWAYS.
    That would be a pre-existing condition, wouldn’t it?

  9. These are the worst kinds of people, and they survive by being adept at bringing out the worst in others. There’s reason that people are drawn to the Republican party, and its not because they are nice people.

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