voting to approve a proposition allowing the state to diss the benefits of federal health care reform on behalf of we the residents.
Way to fucking go, Missouri.
Even though no one believes this proposition is enforceable…with the exception of those freaky state sovereignty folks who are hoping this kicks off a revival of the Civil War…it does send a sorta-message.
By sorta-message a bitch means that this isn’t exactly the hands down Tea Raver victory the press will make it out to be.
Sorry…it just isn’t.
Voter turn out was beyond low…it was 110 degrees in the shade and many Democratic races weren’t seen to be facing a serious primary challenge. GOP races, however, had some spice. Add to that the fact that many Democrats didn’t start talking about Prop C until this weekend, while Republicans have been railing against government “mandates” for months.
But by calling this a sorta-message I also acknowledge the reality that lots of Missourians, regardless of their political affiliation, don’t like health care reform and plenty of them don’t like President Obama and the majority of those folks really don’t like the current state of things so fuck it, they voted AGAINST the federal government and that’ll show ‘em.
And it doesn’t matter that they’ve just declared their opposition to protecting women against gender discrimination by private insurers, ending the practice of dropping coverage because of pre-existing conditions (such as breast cancer and pregnancy)…that they have now gone on record as being against significantly increasing private insurance and Medicaid coverage of reproductive health care, including family planning…and to women having guaranteed direct access to ob/gyn services and no longer needing a referral or prior authorization from their health insurance company.
Hell, this vote was a vote against allowing parents to cover their chil’ren as a dependent up to the age of 26 and protecting chil’ren from falling through the cracks as thousands do now.
Now that’s cold.
Fuck it - don't tread on them or their right to not be able to insure their chil'ren or get insurance for their own ass!
Confession - this bitch wishes this vote did mean something.
I wish Missouri could opt out.
I really wish that Missourians could fuck themselves and their neighbors twice on Sunday and then have to watch as folks next-door in Illinois or upstairs in Iowa enjoy not getting dissed for insurance because they’ve had to use health insurance or for one of the other dumb ass greed-based justifications tossed out by insurance companies.
The tragedy is that Missourians won’t suffer for this trifling ass electoral toddler tantrum bullshit.
Mayhap they would have learned something from the ramifications of their actions - but then again, this is Missouri where folks will double down on a fuck up in a heartbeat just to be contrary.
This bitch no longer frets over my state hemorrhaging jobs and people...
...and has moved on to wonder why the fuck I'm still here.