July 21, 2017

What We're Up Against

We do not have a world according to Denver Post category without reason. I am going to try and keep this out of the Rant category (which also exists for a reason).

A Senate Obamacare repeal could throw Colorado's individual insurance market "into a death spiral"

The headline is best enjoyed with the accompanying photo:

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And the photo best enjoyed with the caption.

Dr. Reyna Ulibarri, a doctorate in sociology, talks about how the Affordable Care Act helped her enroll in Medicaid to get her health back on track during a health care rally at the west steps of the State Capitol on Feb. 7, 2017 in Denver.

A Doctor -- of Sociology -- on the dole (I am one exclamation mark away from rant) addressing the crowd. All of whom made matching signs before arriving at the rally. One might wonder if it was hard to get the time off work, but that could be misconstrued as a rant.

One might also suspect that the ACA itself, with many ill-thought provisions and unintended consequences had started this "death spiral" (those are not air quotes, I am quoting the article) through governmental mismanagement. One would read the article in vain for any such suggestion.

I only wish I subscribed so that I could cancel.

ACA Horror Story of the Day The World According to DP Posted by John Kranz at July 21, 2017 1:39 PM

A far cry from the hand-lettered signs you wrote on the dashboard while driving to the State Capitol in 2008 for that TEA Party rally, eh brother?

As for time off work: Uh, they're on the dole.

My answer to "HEALTHCARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT" is "Get a job." I don't see any crutches or wheel chairs.

And, come to notice it, every single one of the faces in this frame are Caucasian. Which means, telling them to get a job does not make me racist, even by the race-baiters' definition.

Posted by: johngalt at July 21, 2017 7:41 PM

A far cry indeed. The tight composition leads me to suspect that every person there was packed into the frame.

But I think my blog brother is unfair in suggesting that all the attendees are on the dole. Surely, many of the have full time jobs with the Union.

Posted by: jk at July 22, 2017 12:10 PM | What do you think? [2]