Thursday, May 05, 2005

Surcharge for the Heterosexually Impaired

Some people just don’t understand the meaning of fair.

Domestic partners fighting for health benefits have received them in many cities and many companies. Finally, they thought, we have been placed on equal footing with married couples. We no longer have to choose between going to the doctor and paying the mortgage. But there was a surprise in store. All company expenditures for the benefits of the domestic partner were taxed. If the company paid $5,000 in premiums, the additional tax could be $1500 or more each year.

Senator Shmoe says:
Yes, sure, you can have domestic partner benefits…but you have to pay a surcharge because you are not married. What’s that? You want to be married? Sorry, but no. We have to protect the institution of marriage. Am I married? No, I am divorced. My wife ended it after she met my mistresses. But marriage is very sacred to me. You couldn’t possibly understand.


Anonymous Blue Cross of California said...

Great blog I hope we can work to build a better health care system as we are in a major crisis and health insurance is a major aspect to many.

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