Somacandra: FTFA: He has a wife. Did anyone ask Kathy Gohmert if she minded not having insurance? At 59, she's also more at risk for several illnesses. At 59, she's also more at risk for several illnesses. According to Gohmert's most recent financial disclosure, Mrs. Gohmert is gainfully employed with the Christian Women's Job Corps.Hope he has insurance through his wife. I sure don't want any huge hospital bills for indigent care.
Heliovdrake: You know how I know he doesn't know what the ACA actually is and does...
Magorn: As an entire generation has passed since mass audiences were exposed to even Reruns of Jim Nabor's immortal character Gomer Pyle, the use of the term "Gomer" to denote an incredibly stupid person had all but passed from the language.
Cyberluddite: Good. What he apparently fails to realize is that the whole concept of insurance is risk pooling and risk spreading, so that the best risks pay more than their actuarially-indicated premium rates in order to subsidize a lower-than-actuarially-indicated premium for the worst risks, who would never be able to afford to pay the "true" actuarial rate for their own bad risk group. So if every way-too-old-to-be-in-great-health-but-not-quite-old-enough-for-Medicar e idiot like him didn't enroll in a health insurance plan, it would significantly drive down health insurance costs for everyone else, since the pool of insureds in the lower-risk demographics (i.e., everyone but his group) wouldn't have to subsidize the rates for the highest-risk demographic (i.e., his group).Plus, as a bonus, it would thin the herd of old right-wing retards, which can't be a bad thing.
Richard C Stanford: Come on heart attack, come on...
ToastmasterGeneral: Louie Gohmert, liar, or idiot?FTA: "I couldn't afford to go up four or five times what I was paying and double my deductible, and so I'm better off with just setting money aside for health care and paying the penalty." Even with a employer subsidy of $950 (which he refused) Gohmert says he still would be paying more than he was before, for a higher deductible.The 4 or 5 times what he was paying was absolutely assuming he didn't get the employer subsidy, which, of course, he refused simply to make his argument sound better. He got the employer subsidy before Obamacare, but he didn't refuse it then.
433: He's not even eligible for the ACA, is he?
ToastmasterGeneral: Louie Gohmert, liar, or idiot?
SisterMaryElephant: Richard C Stanford: Come on heart attack, come on...I feel like a horrible person for wishing many, many of the usual and unusual ailments on this man.//then I remembered that I AM a horrible person.///it's all goodOH, and from the comments:In the cultural consciousness, as a synonym for stupid "Gohmert" is rapidly replacing "Gomer" as the memory of Jim Nabor's immortal character fades from popular memory and Louie is splashed up on our screens every day reminding us just how stupid he is.
brantgoose: I wonder if this includes his gold-plated Congressional health care plan?
red5ish: It's always tricky trying to get that third nail pounded in properly.
AntiNerd: Now who is the dumass?
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