The “Healthy Ho” Program

Obamacare

Well let me start by saying I am not a fan of Obamacare othewise known as the Affordable Healthcare Act.  With that said I do believe everyone is entitled to medical coverage and treatment no matter what your income or profession, this includes those in the “sex” trade.

So it would appear the one good thing about Obamacare is that it has a “Healthy Ho” program so sex workers can receive subsidies for health insurance.  Why?, because prostitutes work off the books therefore they qualify for insurance subsides.  No W2, no reportable income = free or reduced price healthcare.

The Affordable Care Act will cover contraception, screening for sexually transmitted infections, and violence counseling at no additional charge, which the sex workers said would make a big difference in their community. The legislation will also make it more difficult for insurance companies to deny coverage based on gender identity and HIV status.

With prostitution being one of the oldest professions in the world, it’s only fair they have equal rights especially to health care.  Though, I also believe they should be filing taxes and it should be a legal profession everywhere not just in certain countries.  So as much as I disapprove of Obamacare or the Affordable Heathcare Act, it does have one redeaming quality.  Now if they could just get rid of the Obamacare and modify our current healthcare to accomidate this one redeaming quality everything would be great.

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7 thoughts on “The “Healthy Ho” Program

  1. Chelle's Reflections

    While I don’t agree with prostitution personally, I do agree that they should have coverage as well. It’s their choice if they choose to work in the sex industry (and sadly, not all of them have a choice). They’re people like us, they deserve the same rights. So I agree.

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