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The pills are $2,000 every month. The doctor visits never end. And there's always the possibility the virus could spread. Otherwise, it's not so different.
March 29, 2012 9:23 AM   Subscribe


 
Wow. All the things that you don't think of, and love on top of it. Great story.
posted by pjern at 10:09 AM on March 29, 2012


Was just about to post this! Sad but lovely, and somehow bright, too...
posted by Isingthebodyelectric at 10:41 AM on March 29, 2012


I think I would drive myself crazy thinking about the what ifs. I don't know if I could do the same thing. I know that makes me sound shallow and an idiot. With that, I would understand if I had it my partner wouldn't be able to, either.

Living in Texas, this is the best part: "We qualify for Texas State Prescription Assistance, and every month since I have smiled, thinking of all the decrepit Republicans who no doubt stay awake at night knowing us fags are using tax money for our drugs." Fuck yes.
posted by narcoleptic at 11:34 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Open message to anyone who may in a similar situation:

Just a suggestion: As satisfying as it might be to piss off the Texas Republicans, and I'm sure it is, if you can, for God's sake, try to move somewhere like Chicago. where many of the dramas of your life can be taken care of, if not easy, much, much easier.

Love
Me
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:43 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


PS To be clear, I think everybody should be able to get safe, affordable healthcare from people who treat them with respect everywhere. But reality is unfortunately not there yet.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:44 AM on March 29, 2012


I will bet hard cash right now that the next GOP talking point on the healthcare mandate will be " well you can't expect southern bapists to pay for HIV drugs?"
posted by The Whelk at 1:19 PM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I will bet hard cash right now that the next GOP talking point on the healthcare mandate will be " well you can't expect southern bapists to pay for HIV drugs?"

Agreed. This is the logical extension of allowing healthcare providers to decide what kinds of healthcare they will provide based on religious beliefs.

If a church is allowed to refuse to cover contraception for its employees, how can you force it to cover HIV treatment, when that obviously interferes with God's master plan for punishing people for engaging in gay sex, intravenous drug use, and promiscuity?

If a pharmacist is allowed to refuse to dispense RU-486 based on his religious beliefs against terminating a pregnancy at any stage, however early, how can you force him to dispense antivirals to fight HIV if his religion says that it's God's will for gay people to die of AIDS?
posted by marsha56 at 6:27 PM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


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