A Bad Case of B.S. in Las Vegas

I just read an article about a Las Vegas employer who has fired a bunch of “Hispanic” employees following Obama’s re-election, because “Obamacare has forced me to do so due to the added expense of providing health insurance” or some bullshit like that.

And yes, it is bullshit.

FIRST OF ALL this particular bullshit has been going on for decades…since WWII.

PRIOR TO THAT a lot of people were going bankrupt and/or were dying without health insurance.

SINCE THEN it has continued to happen.

AND ANOTHER THING: for decades, employers have been (1) importing workers from overseas, paying them in pennies and not offering them benefits, and/or (2) exporting jobs overseas, and/or  (3) employing people part-time to avoid having to pay for health insurance costs.

All this tells me about the Las Vegas employer is that s/he had been guilty of least two of the three offenses in the previous paragraph.

It also tells me that this is going to be the latest Republican Bullshit to hit the fan, and that we’re going to be hearing a lot about it in the near future.  Whenever you do hear it, dear reader, remember and try to educate on the points I’ve just made.  And I’ll add one thing further:

Making employers responsible for providing health insurance is one of the WORST ideas in history.  Why?  See above.

In the absence of socialized medicine, health insurance needs to be a shared responsibility, much like automobile insurance.  Period.  Too many employers are too irresponsible to be trusted with such a huge responsibility.  We have to do it ourselves.

Now, no more bullshit.  Please.

Highly recommended further reading on this subject: History of health insurance and Nixon/Kennedy plan.