Okay, let’s say your name is Greg Collett and you’re a 41-year-old software developer living in Caldwell, Idaho, and you’re not making much money but you have 10 kids. Why would you oppose Obamacare?
“I don’t think that the government should be involved in health care or health insurance,” says Greg Collett, a 41-year-old software developer in Caldwell, Idaho, who would rather pay the fine for now — $95 the first year — than signup….
Collett, who is married and has 10 children, says the kids are covered by Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance plan for people with low income and children who are not covered.
Wait. Wait. Wait a damn minute. Is there something crazy about that? His 10 kids are covered by Medicaid but he doesn’t think government should be involved in health care?
His rationalization? He homeschools his kids so he saves the government money there.
No. I. Am. Not. Kidding.
Collett, whose children are home-schooled, likens taking Medicaid to sending children to public school. He also does not approve of government-funded public schools. “The government is taking your money. They are spending it on things they shouldn’t be,” he says. “Trying to get whatever you can back — I have nothing against that. You have to at some point try and get your tax dollars back.”
Oh, so he’s just getting even. I get it. No, wait. I could be wrong about that. If his kids qualify for Medicaid, does he even pay taxes?
Collett says that he’ll pay the $95 fine for not getting Obamacare until it increases so much that “it makes economic sense” for him to go ahead and get it. Oh yeah, economic sense. This guy is just full of economic sense. Has the Nobel Prize for economics been handed out yet because this guy could be a contender.
I think we’ve found that “low information voter” I keep hearing about.
His 10 kids are covered under Medicaid so screw everyone else’s kids who might make enough not to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford health insurance.
Greg thinks everybody else should be forced to live by his philosophy to make up for the fact that he doesn’t. There ya go — the typical tea partier.
They make my head hurt.
Thanks to Carl for the heads up.