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HHS’ Sebelius: Obamacare’s absolutely fabulous for gays

According to a news release from Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius June is LGBT Pride Month and time to note the special benefits the Affordable Care Act includes for fans of  ABBA and “Modern Family.” (Except, the release notes, the special benefits are just as available to everyone else.)

obamagaycareBut then, Obamacare rewards women, too.

That’s according to a news release from HHS in March, which noted that, since it was Women’s History Month, it was time to note the special benefits the Affordable Care Act includes for human beings born without a Y chromosome but a perfect willingness to ask for directions. (Except, the release notes, the special benefits are just as available to the other half of the human race.)

And Obamacare’s absolutely top-notch for blacks.

That’s according to a news release from HHS in February, which noted that Black History Month was a perfect time to note the special benefits the Affordable Care Act includes for those with a certain amount of melanin in their skin and a lot of rythm. (Except, the release notes, the special benefits are just as available to the lighter-skinned parts of the population.)

In other words, if you’re a big enough special interest to get a month dedicated to your cause, the well-paid, taxpayer-funded wordsmiths at HHS will find a way to make a press release out of the list of alleged benefits of Obamacare available just for you.

On the downside, Obamacare must not be so hot for mentors (January), celery lovers (March) or poets (April). None rated a release of their own.

Looking ahead, though, maybe we can anticipate learning about the special benefits of Obamacare for guide dogs (September), Filipinos (October), and American Indians and Alaskans (November.)

Now, if we can get an American Taxpayer Month going, we might have something to talk about.

 

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