Health Care Reform

Woooooo! Health care reform!!!!!!!!!1! It makes me want to break out some old episodes of Jackass; surely the disclaimers about not recreating the stunts at home no longer apply now that I have some guaranteed hospital coverage.

In all seriousness, this is exciting news for me, since insurance companies have already labelled me permanently damaged goods. Since my "severe TMJ" is so unsexy and minor to my overall health, I would have never thought I'd be restricted on the grounds of having a pre-existing condition, which I have explained in more detail previously and don't feel like getting into again.

Unfortunately, what should be so exciting is rather bittersweet. It's hard for me to be happy when other people are not, and seeing a good portion of this country up in arms (literally, even) about health care reform is really leaving me in a funny place. I just don't get it. I don't understand why people feel so passionately that I shouldn't have access to emergency care. I tend to pride myself on looking at other people's perspectives and finding commonalities in our differences, but I'm having a lot of trouble seeing anything but pointlessly angry, manipulated fools involved in this Tea Party movement. I want to understand them, but I don't! As a result, my mental health is taking a real beating, and I need some coverage pronto.

Take this girl, for example. She's clearly angry, but how can she understand? Not that I want to discourage young people from being politically active, but what, other than misinformation, could drive her to make this video?


It may appear that I'm making fun on a little kid, but she must be older than we'd assume because in one scene she's behind the wheel of a car, so all jabs are fair game, I figure.

1. Nice use of a Michael Jackson song. I think his lyrics directly contradict the "let's let people die without health care" message, but okay. Besides, isn't MJ's death a prime example of privatized medicine gone wrong? Also, if you're going to be racist and refer to the president as a "bugg eyed MONKEY" (sic), you should be aware that MJ was also black, despite appearances.

2. She's littering, and it's not even worthwhile, since the papers she holds up are not visible to the viewer. Even better though, is the older person trying to get to her car without interrupting the video shoot. At the end of that segment, she breaks into a half-run that I cannot stop laughing at. Half runs are always funny.

3. This girl should really wish she has guaranteed medical coverage. First a truck nearly hits her at the beginning, then she either gives birth to or poops out a monkey, neither of which is normal.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I'm glad YouTube wasn't around when I was a kid, because I would now be in permanent hiding for all of the dumbass ways I would embarrassed myself.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

I'M SO UNBELIEVABLY UPSET THAT SHE USED MICHAEL JACKSON. I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN. also, she needs to work on her editing skillz :/