Here's one of those Republicans.
State Representative Nate Bell, a Republican who voted against the private option last year, said that while he would ideally like the program to “go away,” he might be inclined to support refunding it if some changes were made.Here's one of the people he thinks just doesn't have enough skin in the game.
“We’re going to have to look at them having more skin in the game,” he said of the private option enrollees.
For Amber Chote of Little Rock, who said she works three jobs to pay her rent and bills, getting insurance through the program has meant no longer having to go to the emergency room when she gets sick. Ms. Chote, 23, said she hoped that state lawmakers who remain opposed to the program would give it a chance to prove its worth.Obviously, three jobs isn't enough for one person to hold to be deserving of just a little bit of fucking help to buy health insurance. Not as far as Republicans are concerned.
“Personally I feel like it’s talking to children that are mad after losing a baseball game,” she said of the effort to persuade some Republican lawmakers to allow the program to survive. “I hope they will let it keep going.”