NNN0LHI (65,360 posts)
Watched a bagger have an epiphany yesterday
Been seeing and listening to this guy for years at the restaurant where we both eat at.
He hated everything about Democrats. And wasn't shy about loudly saying so either.
Turns out he was on his wife's employee insurance and his wife had the premiums being deducted from her paycheck every week so he had decided not to pay for insurance where he worked at. He felt it was a waste of money.
He went to pick up a prescription last week and the pharmacist informed him he didn't have any coverage.
He ran home and called Blue Cross and they informed him that his wife's employer had not been paying the premiums for 4 months. He told them the money has been deducted from his wife's paycheck though. Blue Cross said that very well may be true but his wife's employers had not been submitting the premium payment to them which is what counts.
This guy had been calling lawyer after lawyer and none of them would touch this.
Now this guy has no insurance coverage, can't purchase coverage with his and his wife's preexisting conditions and he has $55,000 worth of unpaid hospital bills for he and his wife sitting at home and no money to pay them.
He was asking out loud, "What do I do now?"
That is when I spoke up. I said it kind of looks like your only option is Obama-Care.
So the guy who hates Obama asked me where he can sign up.
I personally don't know all the ins and outs for this stuff so I told him to call our Congressman's office and ask someone there about it.
He thought about that for a minute and then said with a look on his face like he was eating lemons, "But our Congressman is Jesse Jackson Jr.", who I know this guy really hates.
I said well, that is who I would call.
He begrudgingly said "Yep, I am going to go home and call his office right now."
I shook my head in agreement, wished him good luck, and paid my bill and left.