Archive for November 17th, 2009
November 17th, 2009 Posted 4:49 am
The new provision in the Bizarreville Health Care program forcing jail time on those who defiantly refuse to buy Health Care has set off a bit of a storm. And rightly so. The detractors correctly point out that prisons are presently over-crowded, which has allowed some thieves and murderers to be let out early…back on the street to their lives of pilfering, maiming, and other thuggery. Critics argue that this new Health Care provision will just put more dirt-baggage on the street where gang goons are ready to swoop down and whisk them back to the nest.
But the clever legislators had already thought about that, and worked up a solution. There will be considerable funding in the gradiose Health Care program to build a new nationwide array of jails for the new class of scofflaws…Health Care Ditchers Prisons. Each will be a cookie-cutter replica of each other, with a moderate level of security to keep these rascals rounded-up. And each prison will be fully staff to administer rehabilitative health care, and lots of it…daily checkups with lots of pokes and probes, enemas, generic drugs and placebos 8 times/day, bland healthy meals with lots of oats. “We will drive this anti-health care behavior clean out of them, excuse the pun. They will either learn to love it, or they will get more and more of it. The most ornery will be put in solitary with a round-the-clock nurse, continually taking blood pressure and anal temperature. We believe in rehabilitation, and the Health Care Ditcher Prison concept will make it happen.”
These Idealists believe that, once released, the Cons will rejoin society and pony-up for the health care insurance without gripes or acts of violent defiance. “They may not go for all the supplemental coverages, but they will shell out for the Basic package, believe me. That aggravating streak of independence will be mollified…replaced with a new sense of toe-the-line conformity.”
There will also be a Health Care Ditchers federal agency to manage and enforce the rules. Already, the agency is gathering names of likely culprits. They are particularly looking at Apple Computer users as a breeding ground, since these people in the past have typically exhibited severe conformity issues, and could be trouble-some.
Meanwhile, the agency is also developing a national advertising campaign to give all citizens fair warning. It will be based on the theme tag line: “Buy or Fry” …a message sure to convince the reluctant ones to sign up quickly for the health insurance program, whether they want it or not.