A group of about a hundred brothel workers in Nevada have joined “Hookers for Healthcare,” a group that’s helping to raise awareness about how Trumpcare could harm their lives and careers.
Says Alice Little, who works at the Sagebrush Ranch brothel near Carson City, Nevada,
“These ladies are often stereotyped and I want to bring some humanity to their stories. We are people. We have families. We have the same health concerns as other Americans.”
“A young woman entering our business who in some cases may also be a single mother with limited financial means will also need time to build her customer base,” Little wrote. “Expanded access to Medicaid for her or her child may be the only way that she is able to know that they will be covered for health care until she can increase her income.”
And it’s not just the sex workers who might be adversely affected by Trumpcare. Brothel cashiers, bartenders, housekeepers, and drivers could also lose access to health care if the law no longer required many employers to provide insurance.
“If Obamacare were repealed, that mandate would be lifted, and these hard working parents and grandparents would lose access to coverage for themselves and their families,” she said.
People over the age of 65 make up a very large percentage of Nevada brothel clients. If these clients are forced to pay unfairly augmented health care costs, they will not have money on hand to spend on the things that make life worth living in the first place — like sex with a beautiful and talented working girl.
That will in turn have a devastating effect on our entire industry, and negative impact on small businesses is the antithesis of what President Trump campaigned on.
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