22 June 2011

Man robs bank to get prison health care

Think Progress recently reported on the case of James Richard Verone of North Carolina, formerly a hard-working, law-abiding citizen, who desperately resorted to robbing a store for one dollar in order to go to jail where he would get health coverage for some painful illnesses he was suffering.

This is what our nation has become.

"ObamaCare" might help in some such cases once all of its provisions take effect over the next few years. Unless the Republicans repeal it. And if you can afford to purchase your own insurance under the coming mandate.

America used to be called the land of opportunity.

Now it's where you either voluntarily go to jail or else suffer and die if you cannot afford your health insurance premiums.

Yes, this is what our nation has become.

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