Obamacare Covers Both Cats and Dogs

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Americans just discovered that cats and dogs are covered under the Affordable Care Act. But the pets are required to have insurance! The United States government considers pets “people” – at least in terms of healthcare. According to the rules and regulations laid out in Obamacare, cats and dogs will receive free healthcare from the government, but they are mandated to carry vet insurance, or else they will have to pay a penalty.

“Cats and dogs cost the healthcare industry a billion dollars a year in healthcare costs,” said Dr. Janice Ross, the White House Advisor in charge of Pet Insurance. ”We decided to include pets in the Affordable Care Act because they are members of the family and should be cared for equal to humans.”

Apparently President Obama only pushed for dogs in the bill but Vice President Biden made the extra push to include cats. As it turns out many cats and dogs out there are getting very upset about having to pay for insurance.

While the care for the animals is “free” it’s really not free as the owners are still paying for insurance. We can’t decide whether or not this is good or bad. What do you guys think? In one sense I’m glad my cat is legally considered part of my family. In the other I hate spending money!

Via Weekly World News


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