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October 9, 2011

Ditch the Coke Nail: Advice for the '99 Percent' Movement

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I am 20 years old and upwards of $275,000 in medical bills from this last year due to a condition I was born with. I can't get insurance because of a "pre-existing condition." I will die before America wakes up. I am the 99%.

Dear Walking Dead,

We can see by your peeling, flaking manicure that you've been pinching pennies to get those overwhelming medical bills paid. And cutting your own bangs too! That's a great start, but you could save hundreds, even thousands of dollars a year by limiting yourself to just one coat of red latex paint on your lips each day. Ka-ching!

Also, that choker you're wearing may be a tad too tight. Surely if you had adequate blood flow to your brain, you'd remember a little something called ObamaCare. You remember, the Affordable Care Act that your tear-stained, self-mutilating emo hipster buddies think doesn't go far enough toward destroying American health care and increasing medical costs for millions? Well, it now provides subsidized coverage for Americans with pre-existing conditions in all 50 states. -- Ditch the Coke Nail: Advice for the '99 Percent' Movement - HUMAN EVENTS

Posted by Vanderleun at October 9, 2011 11:30 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I would ask how she got the $275K in medical bills.

Who has provided her care so far?

She may have good answers. But facts often tell us more than complaints.

Posted by: KTWO at October 9, 2011 1:03 PM

I call bullshit on the whole claim. It's too easy to cry disability and victimhood because people are afraid of coming across as heartless.

Let's assume she does have a condition. If it's a hereditary disease there is likely a charity focused on it. If it's rare there are hospitals that focus on researching those diseases.

However, if it's actually a lifestyle disease - which if she has anything I would put money on that option - I feel no responsibility for subsidizing her treatment, because she clearly has a greater likelihood of more poor decisions in life than gratitude for anything she could receive.

Posted by: Dan at October 9, 2011 6:10 PM

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