Friday, February 04, 2011

shorter everybody

in discussions between Sebelius of health and human services and
governors over medicaid costs:

sebelius: here's a list of the ways you can save money by screwing
over the poor people you've allready got. you can eliminate things
like coverage of prescrition drugs, dental services, vision services,
respitory care. poor people don't need to eat, breathe, see or take
expensive medicine!
governors: but what we really want is to screw the poor we don't have
yet. can't we change those pesky eligibility rules?

sebelius: lalalalala, i can't hear you. you can increase cost sharing
for poor people with copays. lalalalala
governors:grumble grumble grumble stupid poor people, grumble grumble.

the moral of this story, kids, is that neither govenors nor the fed
gives a flying fuck about poor people's health. wtf good will
increasing medicaid eligibility in the obamacare bill have done if
medicaid now only covers a doctor telling you exactly how you're going
to die since medicaid won't cover the drugs you need

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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