With the federal government trying to control costs on Obamacare, they have targeted a segment of the US population located in Tahoe. A press release sent out by the Department Of Health on Wednesday stated that residents in the city of Tahoe between the ages of 18-35 would no longer be eligible for the government controlled health insurance. The press release noted that the feds expect to save over a billion dollars with this new exemption.
Apparently the reason given by the US government to exclude certain people from the health plan based on their location and age was simple yet controversial.
“We’ve determined that 98.2% of the hospital care in Tahoe is tied to some sort of snowboarding or skiing activity. We can no longer be responsible for paying the medical bills of these stoners on the slopes,” said Wendy McCall, spokesperson for a regional Obamacare office.
With this new exemption appearing to be totally inconsistent with the United States Constitution, one would think that the residents of Tahoe would be up in arms.
It appears that most of the 18-35 year olds there have no idea what Obamacare is, much less the fact that they have been newly discriminated against through it.
“Bro, I don’t have any idea what this is all about. Obamacare? Is that a new program for care packages for soldiers,” said local shredder Kenny Flint when we interviewed him. His response was possibly the most coherent, shockingly enough.
Don’t look for this new law to go unchallenged. There are plenty of money hungry lawyers advertising on daytime TV that are salivating at the chance to bring a lawsuit over the situation. One lawyer from Tahoe told us that he would get justice for his fellow Tahoe citizens.
“These snowboarders may be too busy smoking up large quantities of weed and chasing tail to be concerned about health care, but I won’t let this go. So what if all these injuries are the fault of reckless adults acting like wild kids? They need health care too!”
Text by Shane T.