While there have been complaints about the Affordable Care Act, one of the good pieces of news coming out is that sex workers who formerly could not get health insurance for no reason other than the stigma associated with their work, even in states where it is legal, now can purchase affordable insurance.
The sex workers in parts of Nevada where prostitution is legal are reportedly thrilled about the Affordable Care Act. According to a report in USA Today, which aired on a local NBC affiliate, legal “hookers” who have a difficult time finding health coverage will have options starting in January to which they would otherwise never have had access.
“The Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, has been touted as a boon to America’s self-employed,” said USA Today reporter George Warren. “That would include the independent contractors here at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch, otherwise known as prostitutes.”
The report features a number of sex workers at the Nevada brothel describing the frustrations they have had getting health coverage. “Usually you’re denied right away,” one prostitute said, “because I’m a working girl.”
Needless to say, for some people this will be further evidence of how evil the ACA is, that sex workers are singing its praises.