From the “Party of Personal Responsibility’ we bring you Ms Mary Brown, 56, from the great state of Florida. Mary here, who owned and operated a two-employee auto-repair shop in Panama City, Fla., is the lead plaintiff in the National Federation of Independent Business’s lawsuit to overturn The Affordable Healthcare Act, which is expected to be heard later this month by the lunatics of the Supreme Court. See, Mary she ain’t want insurance, Ain’t no uppity blackie tellin’ her what to do. But Ms Brown has a lot to answer for. It has been revealed that she accidentally neglected to inform the good folks over at NFIBthat her rinky dink business went bankrupt. Why did Mary Brown – who I’m sure is a shrewd and brilliant entrepreneur par excellence – have to file for bankruptcy? Why does anyone go bankrupt? Unpaid medical bills, duh. Ms Personal Responsibility’s only income is $275 a month in unemployment benefits. Mary responded to the LA Times‘ inquiry in customary Teabaggerly fashion of hideous, inarticulate spewings of fat white rage.
Said a lawyer for the NFIB to the Los Angeles Times, Brown “doesn’t have insurance. She doesn’t want to pay for it. And she doesn’t want the government to tell her she has to have it.” Taint right! Its in the fuckin’ Constitution and shit, dickhead!
But court records reveal that Brown and her husband filed for bankruptcy last fall with $4,500 in unpaid medical bills. Those bills could change Brown from a symbol of proud independence into an example of exactly the problem the healthcare law was intended to address.
[…] Obama administration lawyers argue that the requirement is justified because everyone, sooner or later, needs healthcare. Those who fail to have insurance are at high risk of running up bills they cannot pay, sticking the rest of society with the cost, they argue. Brown’s situation, they say, is a perfect example of exactly that kind of “uncompensated care that will ultimately be paid by others.”
Brown, reached by telephone Thursday, said the medical bills were her husband’s. “I always paid my bills, as well as my medical bills,” she said angrily. […] “Who says I don’t have insurance right now?”
“‘There was time pressure’ to find a plaintiff for the case, Harned [a lawyer for the National Federation of Independent Business] said. ‘And candidly, it is not as easy as it sounds’ to find someone. She recalls that Brown was outspoken and stepped forward as a volunteer.”
Brown intends to stumble blindly forward as a plaintiff before the Supreme Court. As her lawyers at the NFIB maintain – doubtless before kicking their dogs – “[A]s long as she doesn’t want healthcare, she qualifies as a plaintiff in our mind.”
A batshit crazy loser from Florida in a Hawaiian shirt size XXXL is the alleged plaintiff but she doesn’t have the money to pay her attorneys. And the right wing nutz have the nerve to call Sandra Fluke a plant.
This might be the Republicans best argument: Why should you be forced to have health insurance, when you can just not pay the bills and stick them to the state on your own?