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Dem Rep: ObamaCare will totally prevent bad marriages, or something

posted at 2:32 pm on May 10, 2013 by

Via both RCP and my brother Jason Mattera, who played this for me last night while guest-hosting the Jerry Doyle show.  Now that people can get their own health insurance through ObamaCare, Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) says in a hearing, they don’t have to marry badly for their health … or something:

“It’s an interesting angle, to talk about people who really only have jobs for the health insurance as being one angle to that. I had a friend who got married to the wrong person just so she could have heath insurance. So, we’ll also have a lot of less bad marriages as a result of this,” Rep. Janice Hahn (D-CA) said at a Small Business subcommittee hearing on Health and Technology on Thursday.

So, ObamaCare cures stupidity.  Is there no end to its brilliance?

By the way, Jason and I had a lot of fun during the show in recalling our bachelor days, when we used to impress women at nightclubs by talking about the size of our health insurance plans. Unfortunately, that ended up with us arguing about who had the biggest pharmacy coverage, and that just never ends well.

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Desperation.

Resist We Much on May 10, 2013 at 2:38 PM

But I thought gay people only wanted to marry for love.

CurtZHP on May 10, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Janice Hahn proving, once again, that the best and brightest serve in Congress.
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Bitter Clinger on May 10, 2013 at 2:56 PM

Obamacare, like alcohol, is both the problem and solution to all of life.

If only those evil Republicans would stop holding back progress. Also, Bush.

Gatsu on May 10, 2013 at 3:22 PM

It should be noted, however, ObamaCare has repeatedly failed to prevent the following condition prevalent to the liberal left:

Mental Ma$turbation.

Turtle317 on May 10, 2013 at 3:31 PM

This Congresswoman’s reasoning is convoluted as hell, isn’t it? Her bottom line seems to be we need ObamaCare so people won’t marry for money. Because our patriarchal society turns wives into prostitutes. Did I mention marriage is rape.

With apologies to ZZ Top:

They come running just as fast as they can.
Cause every girl crazy bout my health care plan.

*Ed plays air guitar*

:lol:

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM

They come running just as fast as they can.
Cause every girl crazy bout my health care plan.

*Ed plays air guitar*

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Awesome.

Ed Morrissey on May 10, 2013 at 3:45 PM

I had a friend who got married to the wrong person just so she could have heath insurance.

Queries: How often do you ask friends like this for their impression of current events and advice on legislation? How many of your friends are like this? How many people do you know that think this woman is a complete moron and should be chlorinated out of the gene pool?

Answers to these queries will be revealing. (Though we can anticipate the answers based on the “D” after her name….)

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM

LOL – I love ZZTop!

GWB on May 10, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Really I’m at a loss for any comeback here.
These people are fU@k!ng desperate.
The communist veil slips lower every day.
My.God.

Badger40 on May 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

You know what caught my attention about this?
The whole idea is sunk deeply into the “one true love” concept that people can just be “wrong” for each other in terms of marriage.

Count to 10 on May 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

They come running just as fast as they can.
Cause every girl crazy bout my health care plan.

*Ed plays air guitar*

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Oh, my achin’ ribs! That is absolutely freakin’ hilarious!

S. D. on May 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM

How on earth do people like this get elected? They must line up all of the candidates side-by-side, and ask “if you want to be Congressman, please step forward, and all but the dumbest take a step BACK.

tpitman on May 11, 2013 at 6:51 AM

For the sake of argument, let’s say she’s right. People do make these kinds of decisions. People do stay in dead-end jobs for the insurance. However, THAT’S BECAUSE WE HAVE A STUPID, EMPLOYER-BASED HEALTH SYSTEM. If we went back to the pre-WWII way, people would buy their health insurance on the open market just like they do auto, home, and life insurance. Bottom line, there are better solutions than government involvement, just not to a socialist.

Odysseus on May 11, 2013 at 8:45 AM

They come running just as fast as they can.
Cause every girl crazy bout my health care plan.

*Ed plays air guitar*

Paul-Cincy on May 10, 2013 at 3:35 PM

*slow clap*

Well done, sir.

MelonCollie on May 11, 2013 at 10:09 AM

How on earth do people like this get elected? They must line up all of the candidates side-by-side, and ask “if you want to be Congressman, please step forward, and all but the dumbest take a step BACK.

tpitman on May 11, 2013 at 6:51 AM

Heh. After which at least one fool falls over to the side awkwardly, because they were overwhelmed with such confusing concepts as “forward,” “back,” or walking and there’s your Congressmoron (D).

Gingotts on May 11, 2013 at 10:54 AM