Obamacare Fails To Ruin Another Person's Life And Fox News Is ON IT


How is Obamacare ruining your life today? Fox News host Tucker Carlson thinks that he knows how Obamacare is ruining your life if you live in Colorado, let's see if he is correct! Colorado's health care exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, glitched out last week and cancelled the health insurance of 3,600 Coloradans who went on the state's exchange to shop for another plan. Tucker Carlson invited perfect Fox News victim Steven Roussel, an articulate white guy, to describe the absolute horror of this bureaucratic glitch, or, as Tucker Carlson put it, "Kafka comes to Colorado!" Indeed! Tell us more, Steven Roussel:

So I went in around the first of January and I noticed that my premium went up and my tax deductible went down. I went in to call Kaiser and they said there's nothing they can do, so I called Connect for Health...I then went and was shopping around online and on the phone with one of their representatives, and along the way, I got cancelled completely.

That sounds absolutely astonishing, because, as we all know, prior to Obamacare, insurance companies never experienced glitches. Maybe Roussel is Fox News's elusive unicorn -- someone whose life has been trashed by having health insurance! Tucker Carlson bravely delves deeper, to get to the heart of this Coloradan's tragic story:

So, before I ask you what happened next, can you just give us a little background here? Were you happy or dissatisfied with your healthcare before Obamacare?

And Roussel, apparently not having gotten the memo that when you are on Fox News, there is only one answer to this question, which is "Yes, I loved my healthcare, and Obama has ripped my beloved house-calling family doctor away from me," answers:

"Well, I didn't have any healthcare before the Affordable Healthcare Act went in. And it was because of that, that I was actually able to afford it. However, this year with the premiums jumping up, I have to make a little bit more of a tighter budget to figure out how to pay for the extra premiums that are coming my way.

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This is not the right answer, Steven Roussel! You are not supposed to say on Fox News that you couldn't afford health insurance until Obamacare!

Tucker Carlson continues by emphasizing that THEY CANCELLED Roussel's plan! (Well, yes, but keep reading.) And made him sit on hold for 30 MINUTES! And didn't get back to him Friday, and now it's Sunday, and why aren't the Connect for Colorado people working on the weekend just like Tucker Carlson!

"I'm sorry," he says, "I'm laughing bitterly and I'm on your side, of course. So, how do you feel about the whole Obamacare experiment?"

And Roussel, who is no longer the perfect Fox victim and who is now dead to Tucker Carlson, does not even blame Obama for this terrible bureaucratic glitch.

"It's not necessarily the president's fault," he says. Wrong answer, of course it is! "It's more the CEO's fault that knew about the glitch in the system and did nothing about it."

And then Tucker Carlson forgets to tell Fox News viewers that Connect for Colorado is calling and emailing each of the 3,600 folks whose insurance was canceled and reinstating their coverage retroactively to January 1, and is fixing the system so that this glitch doesn't happen during the next open enrollment period, and Obamacare has to be terrible forever and ever, because it just HAS TO.

We encourage Fox News to keep looking for all of those people who just hate having health insurance so much that they are sad and worried when a glitch takes it away for a few days. We are sure there are some out there.

[Crooks and Liars / 9 News]

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Yesterday afternoon, 45-year-old Gary Martin of Aurora, Illinois was let go from his job at the Henry Pratt Company, a factory that manufactures water valves. In response, he took out a pistol with a laser scope and began shooting at random. He killed five people and injured six others who were just trying to make it through the day at the water valve factory, and then the police killed him.

His mother said he was "stressed out." He "seemed fine" according to the clerk at the Circle K where he bought his cigars that morning. His neighbor thought he was a nice guy. Some people were surprised, others were not.

This kind of thing used to be shocking, but it's a story we're used to now. It gets repeated at least once a month. It's just what happens now, and we can't do anything about it because we can't do anything about gun control. This is, the Right has decided, just the price we all have to pay so they can stockpile guns for funsies, and take sexy pictures of guns shoved in their pants. This is the blood that waters their special tree of liberty.

It's fucking exhausting. And stupid. We shouldn't have to live this way. No one should have to live this way. But we do. Why? Because some day some yahoos might want to overthrow the government, which is (of course) a completely legal thing to do, and their "right" to do that must be protected. So it's literally just never, ever going to stop.

Gary Martin, like most other mass shooters, also had a history of violence against women. In 1994, in Mississippi, he was convicted for stabbing one. He should not have been able to get a gun after that. I would like to know how and why he was able to get that pistol with the laser scope that he killed five people with yesterday afternoon. Maybe someone gave it to him. Maybe he bought it somehow. Maybe someone forgot to do a background check. Maybe he bought it from someone who didn't have to do a background check.

I am so goddamned tired of writing this article. I am out of things to say.


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That's right, Wonkers, while we're all up here in America dealing with the terribleness, your Editrix and her fambly are in MEXICO AT THE BEACH, where they will probably stay for a little while longer or maybe they're never coming back SHRUGGIE EMOTICON. But that's OK, they deserve some time to be AT THE BEACH in MEXICO, oh no, don't get NATIONAL EMERGY CARAVANNED!

Yeah, so it's time to count down your top ten stories of the week, like we do on Saturday mornings. Shall we? WE SHALL.

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