Well now, was this an unintended consequence of Obamacare, or something they took into account as a “public service”?
The linked article refers to “sex workers” as a broad category, but for this example, let’s just focus in on prostitutes.
Prostitution is ILLEGAL. It’s doubtful that a “working girl” is reporting her income and paying appropriate taxes from her illicit job.
So what does that mean in terms of Obamacare? Well, you’re not required to report your employment. And if you don’t have a W-2 (right, like “johns” are really give going to send her a 1099 or W-2) then you must be unemployed and therefore eligible for a subsidy. Great! Now we’re subsidizing prostitution!
I guess that’s a good thing. At least they’ll be able to stay healthy while they continue to break the law.
Now, just take it one step further and think of all the other criminals we’ll be subsidizing healthcare for: drug dealers, thieves, etc. Don’t you feel good about making sure all these folks have the healthcare they’re entitled to?
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via The Real Side Radio Show with Joe Messina ~11/5/13