Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love in the time of Obamacare

Ah, mid-February, when love and ACA open enrollment both come to climax. Tis the (second annual) season for #Healthpolicyvalentines:

Affordable insurance?
I don't have any.
You are my only
Essential Health Bennie.

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I've turned 26
But what does my Mama care?
She knows I'll stay covered
Thanks to Obamacare.

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Bronze plans are skimpy,
Golds rake your bucks in.
Silver is sweet
with Cost-Sharing Reduction.

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Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
You're out of network...
So, adieu.

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Winter is cold,
Summer is hot.
Without health insurance
care costs a lot.

     *     *     *

The IRS: call it
The Ministry of Love
for letting credits flow through
Healthcare.gov

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Pink echinacea,
Gold coreopsis.
Sweetheart, come mansplain
my health plan synopsis.

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Red is the ruby,
Green is the jade.
My GOP love guv
expanded Medicaid.

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My desire to serve you
is eternal and unweari├Ęd.
Let's see if we can get you
a special enrollment period.

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A choice of profession
is not transcendental.
I can't love an economist
who's not incidental.

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Sweet is the currant
and tart is the cherry.
I've found you a plan
with a great formulary.

     *     *     *
What we do for each other
is truly amazin.
Let's form an Accountable
Care Organization.

     *     *     *

Consider the lilies,
Reflect on the sparrow.
You'd best pray to God
if your network is narrow.

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Alas, this year it's love in a time of (legal) war....

The Visigopps sacked Rome,
The Moops invaded Spain.
So Cato's Cannon tells us
again, again, again.

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Place the ring on her finger...
And yours on his...great!
I declare this exchange
established by the state.

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When SCOTUS granted cert
We had a high-drama scare.
But Roberts will revert
To preserving Obamacare.

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And what would #healthpolicyvalentines be without #GOPhealthpolicyvalentines?

My love for you
is so tenderly tough
I'm going to take away
'Bama's free stuff.

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And a February 15 postscript:

Snowfall is white
until it turns gray.
Sweetheart, you'd better
get covered today.

P.P.S.:

The Day of Love is passed,
And open season's over.
If you're married with insurance,
You're in clover.

Last year's Valentines, with the blush of fresh love, here

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