April 5, 2011
Striking NFL athletes under 26 can get on their parents' insurance, thanks to ObamaCare®:
I said, "Man, this is awesome. I'm a professional athlete and I am getting on my parent's insurance." I got lucky on that, but some of the guys have families and children, and they are having to pay for their own health insurance now. It's just the little small things that you are having to pick up now in this uncertainty that you wouldn't have had to worry about before.
Really coming through for America's less fortunate! I'm reconsidering my opposition. Hat-tip: Taranto
UPDATE: This is also WSJ's Notable & Quotable today.
Posted by John Kranz at April 5, 2011 5:15 PM
This quote from Chicago back-up defensive safety Craig Steltz, whose contract for 2011 was to pay him $555,000, and who is eligible to become a free agent in 2012. And he thinks it's "awesome" to be able to piggyback on his parents' coverage. He'd best be volunteering to wash dishes, mow the lawn, and write the check for the premium. Otherwise, Surfer Boy is a mooch in my book.
If you're reading this and you work for the Steltz family's medical insurer, call me. I'll do the underwriting calculations of his coverage for free. Lessee, how much wear and tear on that body? How many open-field tackles did he have last year? Anyone have his sack numbers?
Seriously, though - if his insurer were voluntarily offering to add him to the policy, and charge premium fairly based on the risk, I've got no problem with this - free men have a right to enter into contracts just like this subject to the mutual agreement of the two parties. It's when the guv'mint tells me that I have no choice but to extend coverage, and to do it at a loss...