Okay, to get into the spirit of this post, think in terms of the opening to the old Howdy Doody Show, alright?

Hey, kids!  What day is it?

[You all contribute here by shouting the words, “IT’S DECEMBER 1ST, THE FIRST DAY YOUR FAMILY IS WITHOUT HEALTH AND DENTAL COVERAGE THROUGH YOUR PREVIOUS EMPLOYER AND YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO CARRY IT OVER THROUGH YOUR COBRA PLAN BECAUSE WHO CAN AFFORD OVER $1,100 A MONTH THROUGH COBRA COVERAGE WHEN YOU’RE ONLY COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AS YOUR INCOME, WHICH IS BETTER THAN NOTHING BUT STILL MUCH LESS THAN HALF OF WHAT YOUR TAKE-HOME PAY WAS WHEN YOU HAD A JOB SO STOP COMPLAINING AND GET ANOTHER JOB YOU LAZY BUM!!!  RUSH LIMBAUGH AND HERMAN CAIN SAY THAT’S YOUR FAULT, YOU LOW-CLASS OCCUTARDS!!!  SO MAKE SURE YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH AND DON’T GET SICK!!!  YYYYAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!”]

Yes, that’s right kids!  Now, feel free to sing along to the song (follow the words below the video as you play the video with the song here):

“There’s no more sick-y time!/There’s no more tooth-y time!/We’re out of that money/Not even a penny/We can get Medicaid!/To cover those in school grade!/But Mom and Dad don’t count/They’ll have to sit and pout!”

Hhhheeeeyyyy, that’s great kids, just wonderful!  But you know what?  Mom and Dad are gonna do everything they can to find a good health plan outside of COBRA that they CAN afford!  [applause]  Isn’t that great!  [applause]  Yes, that’s right, maybe they can make a special arrangement with a very special doctor out there who can fill everyone’s needs!  Health, dental, veterinary, the works!  Wouldn’t that be great???!!!

Wait!  I think something is happen … ing … wait!  Oh, you know what, kids, I think Mom and Dad just found someone!!!  [applause]  Okay, kids, meet Dr. Hackenbush!!!!  YYYYAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!

Now, wasn’t that fun???  Isn’t he going to be just GREAT!!!??? [rumbling from the audience]

What?  What’s that you’re mumbling out there, kids?  Wha … Doctor?  Doctor My Eye??  Doctor My Eyes???  I don’t understand …

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5 thoughts on “We’re without health and dental coverage now! WOOHOO!

  1. John, no medical insurance?..that sucks gopher..er..skin.I hope you can quickly find insurance that is affordable for your family.

    It is beyond madness that this country,still, can not give its citizens the piece of mind that almost every other”developed” nation gives its citizens, namely,the security of knowing that health care will be available,at nominal cost.

    My two closest friends are out of work,without medical insurance of any kind,and one of them has serious eye problems that are going untreated.I am a lucky man, in that i can, for now, afford to pay the exorbitant monthly premium for my Aetna medical insurance.This doesn’t help me when i need to see a dentist, i have no dental insurance and i have to pay through the nose,so to speak.

    What a lousy time(as if any time is a good time) to lose medical coverage.Good luck John.-Walt

    1. Thanks again Walt. Dom has been without health coverage now since April 1, 2010. This post was written partly with people like Dom in mind too. It truly does suck, it’s ridiculous. We are becoming a Third World nation if this kind of thing doesn’t change, and change quickly.

  2. We imo have already become a third world nation, John. What’s happening to you & Dom wouldn’t happen in (fill in the names of pretty much all of the OTHER countries outside of the third world at present).

    All my thoughts are with you & your family, buddy. Hope this is resolved both soon and well.

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