So, do you have to do it online, and what if you haven't got a computer and they won't let you back into the public library after that unfortunate "stinkypants" incident in six of their brand-new chairs? And all the payphones along your patch have had the handsets ripped out and used to forcibly separate fools from money?
Somewhere in America atop a multi-story walkup flophouse, a panhandler is taping a crayon-scrawled Health Exchange application to a carrier pigeon. "Go, Mr. Feathers! Fly me to the future," he says, as he kisses it and pitches it into the air.
Damn pity about the tape around the wings, though.
(Credit where credit is due: flawed though rollout has been, ACA does have some specific approaches to getting the homeless and other low-access and largely uninsured people signed up. While I think the whole system has huge conceptual problems, at least they didn't "solve" that particular problem by pretending it wasn't there. So.... If it didn't happen here, maybe it happened on the Hidden Frontier.)
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