6 thoughts on “Douchebag

  1. And not just any Republican douchebag – he’s a doctor to boot. I’m sure we can count on Fox News to put a spotlight no this guy.

  2. Harris, a Maryland state senator who works at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and several hospitals on the Eastern Shore, also told the audience, “This is the only employer I’ve ever worked for where you don’t get coverage the first day you are employed,” his spokeswoman Anna Nix told POLITICO.


    Every job I’ve ever had delayed health insurance coverage, usually by more than one month. When I taugh school, iirc, my insurance didn’t become effective until after three months. I remember that pretty clearly because I caught a really bad cold and finally had to go to a doctor; he required a lung x-ray to determine whether I had pnermonia or something. Which, back in the early ’70’s cost me dearly: Over $100, plus the office visit and prescriptions.

    It was not pneumonia, just a really bad cold. That’s the year I also tried to put off follow-up care to another bad cold, developed what I thought was a terrible tooth ache, and found it was sinusitis. Which had been with me ever since….

    One company did cover post-employment health insurance costs for the number of months they did not cover them on the front end, which was quite helpful, actually.

    Not having health insurance is a real bitch, and now I’m going to have to give up mine next month: I’m tapped out after years of high rates. Right now, with high deductibles and co-pays, it’s $1200 a month, and I can’t do it any longer. But, only December and January until I’m on Medicare….

  3. And…what Riley said — why do the typos leap out as soon as the permanent comment is posted? “taugh” should be “taught”

  4. He has to wait a whole 28 days?? OH MY goodness gracious!!
    The small/medium sized company where I work, has an open enrollment period 1 (count ’em ONE) time a year, during which new people can be added to the plan. The enrollment period lasts about a month, in the case of my co., the month of September, cuz all of the new rates (I should say Rate Increases) take effect on 10/1.
    So if Mr. Special came to work at my small/medium sized company this week, he would have to wait til next October 1st to have any health insurance coverage!!!!! Just like most other small/medium sized companies.
    Fortunately for Mr. Special, he’s going to work for a BIG company, the U.S. government, and I get to pay for his health care coverage for a long, long time.

    He only has to wait 28 days, lots of us lesser people have to wait 11 and a half months.

    (swear words here)

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