White House Pushes for Black Enrollees

Jonathan Easley, The Hill, February 21, 2014

The Obama administration is engaged in a “final coordinated push” to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday.

Jarrett said blacks have a “disproportionately low rate of coverage,” and called enrolling them the administration’s “top priority.”

“We still have a long way to go and we want to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity for outreach,” she said in a Friday conference call with reporters and three mayors that preside over large black communities: Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., Michael Nutter of Philadelphia and A.C. Wharton of Memphis, Tenn.

An estimated 6.8 million African-Americans lack healthcare coverage. The 2014 enrollment deadline closes on March 31.

The Obama administration said youth organizers and stakeholders would be launching enrollment events targeting black youths in the coming weeks. {snip}

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has not said how many blacks have enrolled in ObamaCare, but enrollment trends in California, where Hispanic enrollment appears to be lagging, have stoked fears that minority groups are not getting the administration’s message.

Wharton said one of the barriers to enrollment in his poverty-stricken city is that the poor have become so reliant on free emergency room services that any cash outlay for insurance, no matter how cheap, would be a sticker shock for some of his citizens.

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  • MekongDelta69

    From Gibsmedat to Gibsmemo’uhdat

  • Jesse James

    No way they pick up any significant number of blacks willing to fork out hundreds of dollars each month. They voted for FREE stuff, not an expensive monthly bill.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      And you can’t take it out of their taxes–because they don’t pay any.

      • http://www.presstitutes.org/ ms_anthro

        No, they get a tax refund on the taxes they don’t pay. Make it rain!

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    If they get more blacks to sign up for ObamaDontCare, they will mostly be eligible for Medicaid.

    That doesn’t do anything about the real outstanding chronic problem for ObamaDontCare financially speaking, the fact that young healthy men aren’t signing up for ObamaDontCare-compliant and offered private plans at higher rates than they would otherwise pay if they would be covered at all, to help fund all the others.

    • Max

      As if one could find all of these “helfy yung black mens” anyway. Most are smokers, many are carrying a variety of infectious diseases, prone to hypertension, diabetes, asthma, stabbings, drug overdoses and bullet wounds. This is completely bovine fecal material.

      They cannot/will not pay AND they are a huge insurance *liability*. How could they possibly reduce the insurance burden on anyone else. This is a lost cause.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        They would not. Such individuals would go on Medicaid.

        But then that gets us back to Square One. Remember, the whole point of ObamaDontCare is to: (1) Expand Medicaid for everyone who was already not on it and below a certain income level (*), (2) Mandate must-issue for private plans, (3) Require that carriers cover pre-existing conditions and not have lifetime monetary coverage caps, (4) For those whose income is too high for Medicaid but also can’t afford the inevitably higher premiums, provide a Federal subsidy for whatever the premium amount is greater than 9.5% of the client’s income (**), and (5) Mandating insurance companies to cover items and procedures to satisfy certain Democrat constituency groups.

        But the whole house of cards is necessarily and entirely dependent on: (6) Must-purchase, aka the individual mandate, and (7) Meaning that young healthy men who would ordinarily have no carrier or a heretofore very inexpensive plan before the implementation of ObamaDontCare are forced into the system paying higher premiums and deductibles than they had before, if they had a plan before, in order to flush money into the system to pay for all the new Medicaid cases, the pre-existing conditions, the uncapped lifetime plans and the delta 9.5% Federal subsidies, and Sandra Fluke’s birth control pills and abortifacients.

        If young healthy people don’t sign up, then it’s going to make the total cost of ObamaDontCare way more than the real best case scenario estimated cost of $2.4T over 10 years. (If one is still foolish enough to believe the initial CBO score of under $1T over 10 years, then knock it off. We all know that was based on phony data and phony accounting so that Pelosi, Reid and Obama could score it under a terabuck for propaganda purposes, i.e. “We spent a trillion to a war in Iraq so we can spend less than that to wreck the health care system.”)

        Sure, they would have to pay a yearly penalty, (the infamous John Roberts “when looked at as a tax”), but the problem for the Feds is that the only method ObamaDontCare legislation allows them to collect the tax is through putting a rock on Federal income tax rebates of those who would owe the tax. So all one has to do to avoid the penalty nee tax is to engineer your Federal income tax withholding such that you wouldn’t have a refund.

        And this doesn’t even count other problems, like blatantly malfunctioning digital and bureaucratic infrastructure (“404Care” and “Am I really covered?”), Doc Shock (the lack of physicians and providers accepting ObamaDontCare-compliant policies), and the fact that Obama knowingly lied through his teeth when he said that people who liked their existing policies could keep them, when the actual legislation made that impossible.

        (*) – This places a big mandate on every state government for the inevitable rising cost of Medicaid, except for one state government: Nebraska. To get then-Sen. Ben Nelson’s vote for ObamaDontCare, which was not assured, the legislation was written so that the Feds would cover 100% of the increase of Nebraska’s Medicaid costs. This is what they mean by “Cornhusker Kickback.”

        (**) – This is why the IRS is on a hiring spree, because just about everyone’s personal Federal income tax data is now a matter of health care policy.

        • Max

          I guess that is the complex explanation of my simple point: Barry & Co. Are lying AGAIN by suggesting that these “younger healthy” blacks and other assorted dusky parasites will somehow support the system by enrolling. They do not earn money and they are the main beneficiaries of the system, as it has always been.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    A lot of people prefer to live off the grid so providing income verification and/or tax returns is problematic. I know that Covered California is informally not requiring citizenship or income proof, but officially they’re supposed to.

  • r j p

    Can they join via Twitter, BBM, or Xbox?

    • blight14

      LOL

    • Black Swan

      You have to know how to read English first so that eliminates most blacks right there.

  • Truthseeker

    Does this surprise anyone? Why would a class of people who have gone through their entire lives as dependents on other people suddenly feel compelled to pay their own way? Most of them have been taught since birth that every problem they have is someone else’s fault and that they’re owed everything for free. How would this is any way encourage them to pay for something they previously didn’t have to pay for? People who don’t comprehend cause and effect don’t make for responsible citizens.

    • Black Swan

      They’re not going to pay. YOU are.

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    No one should enroll in that monstrosity of big government socialism that is designed to destroy the access to health care that the white middle class enjoyed by virtue of hard work. Sabotage the thing by keeping out of it.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      I’m doing just that. I’m staying out of it as long as I possibly can. I have a heart condition that requires seven medications, but I can purchase most of them over the counter in Tijuana.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      I refused to do it. The only thing the feds can do about it is lock me up again. Since that would cost them about $40,000 a year, I doubt they’ll bother.

      • LIBERTYSINCURSION

        You’re assuming the federal government is concerned about it’s budget which it hasn’t passed for six years. The federal government spends a million dollars every 48 seconds. Believe me, they don’t worry about the cost of anything. The 17 trillion dollar deficit alone should certainly make that obvious enough.

        • Black Swan

          So true. If they run out of money, they can just print up more.

        • Max

          Not when they spent $ 4M to prosecute a lobster fisherman with a single boat for shipping his lobsters in a container which they determined was not the correct size under Venezuelan law. The poor guy did several years in prison, lost his house, wife, etc. because they were not shipped in 40 lb. boxes. No fraud, no one injured, just a violation of a “treaty” provision unknown to him.

          Violent assaults on the white public however, is a “game”.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            I’ve already been to federal prison; I did three years, so the prospect doesn’t terrify me.

            I already won’t work to pay taxes to support the Beast. I once loved working as a research chemist, but that was almost 20 years ago. I won’t work. Ever.

          • Who Me?

            I’m sure federal prison is no picnic, but at least you will get the very best in health care, free of charge.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            One of the older guys I met in the joint did that. He didn’t have anyone to help him with the bills. He figured spending the rest of his life in prison was a good deal. He didn’t shoot anyone; he didn’t have a gun and was harmless, but he also couldn’t make ends meet.

            The level of misery suffered by ordinary people before they go to prison must be truly staggering.

    • John Frum

      Being White is too hard.

      • blight14

        But its WELL worth it…………..

  • Alexandra1973

    I for one am glad I live in Ohio. We have it in our state constitution that you cannot be forced to participate in ObamaDontCare and the like–whether it be by fines, or whatever.

    For all the good it does, I know….

  • So CAL Snowman

    It’s hilarious, back in the days of slavery White people provided blacks with food, clothing, medicine, and housing in return for their labor. In modern times White people provide blacks with food, clothing, medicine, and housing in return for nothing but seething black anger. And the blacks still claim that they are oppressed! It seems to me that blacks were much happier as slaves, as their labor and affection from their masters gave their lives meaning. As slaves they at least were treated like grown men and women because they acted like grown men and women. As freemen, blacks act like petulant children and are treated as such. Their lives have no meaning because they do nothing with them. They have all of their basic necessities paid for by the White man, so what ambition could they possibly have for working?

    • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

      Look up Professor Walter Block of Loyola University. He’s in a heap of trouble for saying slavery wasn’t so bad except for the involuntary aspect of it. He needs support, which he’s getting from Lew Rockwell and the Rothbardian libertarian crowd.

      • MBlanc46

        Robert Fogel and Stanley Engermann, in “Time on the Cross” made a serious empirical study of slavery and concluded that in many respects slaves’ material standard of living was not much different to that of “free labor” of the time, especially in the early 1850s when there were a tremendous number of immigrants. Fogel later expanded the argument in “Without Consent or Contract”. Fogel was awarded a Nobel Prize for economics.

    • Spartacus

      Every black that was ever a slave to the White man had a higher standard of living than the blacks that sold him as a slave in the first place, and that’s true today as well :

      • BonV.Vant

        well, if one can’t have a hooptie one can make a wooden rim and wear it in one’s lip, and one can wear rims around one’s head.

      • John R

        I love that picture. They say “one picture is worth a thousand words.” Well, that proves it. That one picture sums up the situation of blacks in America better than page after page of written words. Good job!

      • blight14

        That indeed says it all……..and just think, were it not for the overwhelming greed of a mere handful of plantation owners, we wouldn’t have this problem. But they assure us its going to be peachy by the addition of ‘cheap labor’.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Obamacare always was, at it’s essence, a wealth redistribution so that whites can pay for black healthcare. It’s a microcosm for nearly all federal government policies, and it’s (as Valerie Jarrett admits) a “top priority”.

    • MooTieFighter

      Bingo. We have a winner.

  • A Freespeechzone

    You can bet that blacks will literally ‘go to the head of the line’ when it comes to receiving care—even when they refuse to pay for it.

    Yet another attack on being White, employed and contributing to society….

    • Black Swan

      Blacks and illegal aliens. Whites will be forced to wait behind them while being denied treatment or facing death panels. I think Obamacare is being implemented to further destroy the White race through theft of earnings and savings and subjecting us to non-white bureaucrats who will decide our fate and whether or not we should received medical care or life-saving medications. You know most of it will be denied b/c they think we should die.

  • Extropico

    White House pushes for black enrollees…they are also agitating for illegals to cut to the front of the health care line too.

  • Reverend Bacon

    “white house pushes for black enrollees.” In other news, Microsoft asked the Chinese to start paying for software. The wait-service unions asked two certain demographics to learn to tip, and the Automobile Association pushed for illegal aliens and other Mexicans to start buying car insurance. The National Association of Theatre Owners requested that blacks not talk at movies. The Chuck E Cheese franchise requested that blacks not start riots at their establishments. The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking contributions from blacks to fund its noise abatement program, starting with loud rap music played from vehicles.

    I guess it was a slow news day.

    • Max

      I don’t believe that part about the rap music.

      • Reverend Bacon

        Shucks. At least the rest of it was believable.

  • John R

    Yeah. Can’t give blacks medical coverage that is freer than free.

    • Charles W.

      Throw in some free booze, cigarettes and scratch off tickets along with the free health care and I think the problem will be solved.

      • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

        I’m convinced that why they’re adding free dinners to the free breakfasts and lunches at public schools. You have to sweeten the pot to get them to attend.

        • IstvanIN

          Isn’t that a disgrace! WIC, FS, Free lunch, free breakfast, free dinner, why they even have free breakfast and lunch during summer vacation. Can’t expect dey momas to feed dey own chidrens.

          • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

            Or course not. Food stamps don’t cover food!

          • John R

            As long as they cover Kool cigarettes, and Malt liquor.

          • John R

            HA HA! Its “chillins.” Other than that, good post.

          • IstvanIN

            In NJ they pronounce children without the “L”, difficult to actually spell out, but they don’t actually say “chillins”.

          • John R

            Sorry. My mistake. I don’t really pay too much attention to what blacks say. (Wonder why?)

          • Brian

            In GA I hear ‘chilrens’ or ‘chillern’. And we drink Co-Coler.

        • Max

          I would not at all doubt that they will find some means of inducement for “wellness visits”, specially for pre-natal and to git dem lil chirrens bacshunated. We will have to provide a stipend for their valuable time. We can count on HHS in cooperation with the vaccine manufacturers to promote this.

          It is all carrots and no sticks when it comes to “persons of color”.

    • dukem1

      freer than free…by George you’ve got it!!!

    • paul marchand

      John R….ya dawnt think?
      Give em time.

  • Conrad

    Oh come on now. You guys are just cheap. What’s a few trillion dollars more or less. Hmmm.
    ………
    How Big is a Trillion?

    In the U.S., one trillion is written as the number “1″ followed by 12 zeros (1,000,000,000,000). One year of clock time =

    (60sec/min) x (60 min/hr) x (24 hr/da) x (365.25 da) = 3.16 x 107 sec

    One trillion seconds of ordinary clock time =

    ( 1012 sec)/( 3.16 x 107 sec/yr) = 31,546 years!

    Six trillion seconds equals 189,276 years. Now, as an aside, along with the nearly six trillion miles in the light-year, you might be interested to know that there are nearly five trillion dollars in the current U.S. national debt. Is it any wonder that our politicians in Washington are concerned?

    • Charles W.

      A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.

      • MBlanc46

        Thanks, Ev. Glad you’re back.

        • dukem1

          The marigold!

    • Soul Hunter

      For the heck of it ..

      • paul marchand

        That little bitty man with the circle around him is the po axx US taxpayer.

  • dd121

    Obama care certainly isn’t evolving the way the libs envisioned. The dems will never admit it’s a disaster and repeal it, and the repubs don’t have the will or political clout to make it go away.

    • Soul Hunter

      This entire Obama thing has shown the American people that the GOP is NOT.. Sad

  • Charles W.

    Why are blacks always, everywhere, “disproportionately underrepresented” in everything that involves impulse control, forward thinking and future planning, and “disproportionally overrepresented” in everything that screams a lack of those traits?

    • MBlanc46

      I’ll take Heredity for $100.

      • benvad

        Ha ha

    • Soul Hunter

      That my friend is the 1 million $ question

      • LIBERTYSINCURSION

        You mean the 17 Trillion $, and counting, question!

    • John R

      I realize that it’s probably a rhetorical question, otherwise, if you don’t know why, then you need to read more posts on this website!

  • JohnEngelman

    I have had to go to an emergency room twice when I lacked health insurance. Each time I had to pay two thousand dollars. An ambulance rice for several miles costs several hundred dollars

    • BonV.Vant

      next time, just do nothing

    • BonV.Vant

      did you choke on a wonton?

      • IstvanIN

        Cute, mean perhaps, but funny.

    • Triarius

      Rice? A simple spelling error or Freudian slip?

      • Whitetrashgang

        Ambulance rice is code word for Asian Hooker.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      The last time I was at an emergency room, I had been ordered into an ambulance by police and was detained by armed guards who wouldn’t let me put my clothes back on. I had been hit by a careless motorist and was thrown through the air, but was walking home when the idiots arrived.

      I refused to pay for my abduction and unlawful detainment.

      • WR_the_realist

        You have led one hell of an interesting life, Mr. Scott.

  • MBlanc46

    I wonder how much this “outreach” is costing us.

    • Soul Hunter

      broken infrastructure, social security evaporating, 17 trill in the hole, etc etc. for a BIG “fail” . . . . it all adds up Mel.

  • IstvanIN

    How many of the uninsured blacks are single, unemployed males under the age of 35 and how many have been in jail? They are not going to ever sign up for Obamacare unless forced by their probation officer and even then they will get free Medicaid because they have no or little reported income.

    • redfeathers

      They’re not even waiting for them to get out of jail…inmates are being signed up too!

  • BonV.Vant

    you can give a negro a free phone, but you can’t give a negro free healf care when you tell him it will cost him hundreds of dollars a munf. Even negroes are not that stupid. only white liberals are stupid enough to fall for that.

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      The idea behind Oogaboogacare was to force healthy white nonsmokers to subsidize the unlealthy lifestyles of black and brown Incompetoids.

  • BonV.Vant

    I have heard that many patients in cancer wards don’t actually get pain medication, sometimes they are injected with saline solution because the blacks in the hospital are selling the stuff on the street. They are already getting free “heal” care, who expects them to pay money for something that is free?

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      One of the Bongonian diversitard nurses in Denver was caught doing that. I’ll hate Denver enough for several million lifetimes, but this is one of my reasons.

      • paul marchand

        When you get an affirmative action doctor and nurse, that you cannot choose, you may hate wherever you are.

  • Lt_Greyman_NVA

    Look, you can’t ask those fine Proud negro boys to fork over hundreds of dollars a month, hell they don’t pay that in child support! Plus think of all the training in battlefield medicine they are going our veterinar…, er, Doctor’s in Baltimore, Camden, Detroit, Philadelphia, etc. All those gunshot wounds are valuable lessons. They should be compensated somehow.

    • paul marchand

      (ref: no child support)…and many are laughing in our faces

  • MooTieFighter

    Why pay something when you can pay nothing. There is not one ounce of ambition in most in the black community. The ER is free, they know it and will use it. This current administration; however, will soon have free luncheons and seminars that will have tax paid “navigators” that will pick them up, feed them, fill out their paperwork, for more freebies. All at the cost of those that are losing their healthcare/or paying much higher prices. Redistributing the wealth ie… communism.

  • Lee_CPA

    If you have ever had the misfortune of having to go to an emergency room late on a Friday or Saturday night, you know just how true the article is. Waiting rooms full of hispanics and blacks, about half with some snotty nosed kid in tow who should have seen a doctor two weeks ago and the other half complaining of some ailment in an attempt to score some pain medication.
    .
    Luckily I have insurance through my employer. Even so, a minor emergeny can yield a bill of $10,000 or more, with all the inflated charges added in so the hospital can continue to provide “free” emergency care to the blacks and mexicans.
    .
    The article nails it. Why should blacks and mexicans pay for Obamacare, they already have “free” healthcare.

    • Who Me?

      I had a stroke in 2007. I live 5 blocks from the hospital. The ambulance ride cost $9000+. Insurance didn’t cover it, BECAUSE WE DIDN’T GET IT PRE-APPROVED (IN WRITING, BY SNAIL-MAIL) FIRST!

      • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

        I had a stroke in 2006. I drove myself to the hospital.

        • Who Me?

          WOW! How’d you do that? I was unable to use my right side, arm and leg, so driving wasn’t a real possibility at the time.

          • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

            I’m allegedly somewhere between “really tough” and “oh my God.”

  • antiquesunlight

    Hate to say I told you so.

  • blight14

    My goodness, the comments are VERY refreshing! Even someone going by ‘BlackConservative’…….

    • Alexandra1973

      I checked it out…a lot of the comments had me rollin’!

      • WR_the_realist

        Some of those posts make us Amereners look like the epitome of moderation.

  • Black Swan

    You Democrats are going to have to fill the form out for them, just like you do voter registration for blacks and dead people.

  • paul marchand

    Why would a black have to pay for O-Care, and have to wait in the doctor’s office, when he/she gets it free, with no wait, at the ER?

  • Who Me?

    Ain’t this just dandy? No place in town now accepts my healthcare insurance for vision care. My eyes have to be checked yearly due to diabetes. I need new lenses for my glasses approx every five years at a cost of ~$400.00 each time. (That’s just lenses, mind you.) We still get health insurance, such as it is, from my husband’s job but for how much longer?
    What REALLY frosts me (and has for a long time, even before ObamaCare) is my husband works as an officer at the State Penitentiary. Part of his duties include driving inmates to their vision appointments where they get FREE laser surgery. This is NOT covered by our insurance because it is considered “cosmetic” surgery. Yep. they get FREE (paid by you and me) “cosmetic” surgery, but I will have to pay for it out of pocket, full price. ~$5000.00 per eye. . .

    • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

      The feds never offered me free vision correction. My mother had to pay to have an obsolete eyeglasses prescription made for me. They initially said the prescription was too old, and only did it when she said “My son is in federal prison.”

      I never got any dental care; the only thing they do in the feds is pull teeth.

      • Who Me?

        I would have thought the feds would at least provide what the state prisons do. They usually have a better level of everything else. Wonder why the discrepancy?

  • http://www.amren.com/ Michael Christopher Scott

    One of my former friends is currently seven years into a three-to-life sentence. He was my house sitter while I was locked up, and a TSA agent. He stole from me relentlessly, got into drugs and molested children. He even received a deferral for the state felony, but violated that when he was caught in a CSPD vice-squad raid on a suspected drug house. He had two firearms, $500 in cash and $9000 worth of meth. The “to life” part is mandatory for sex-offenders in Colorado.

    I couldn’t do an indefinite sentence. I wouldn’t see any point to it, so I’d hang myself.

    I have a wife and daughter, and so wouldn’t want to put them through that, but I also won’t pay for N-word Care. Ever. I won’t work and I won’t pay.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    The Obama administration is pushing hard to convince black youfs and Hispanics to voluntarily enroll in Obamacare and pay insurance premiums, rather than continuing to go to the emergency room for FREE! FREE! FREE! Gee, I wonder if this project will be another epic fail for Obama and Co.

  • negrolocaust

    WORTHLESS BLACKS LAZY!! EVEN AS SLAVES BLACKS WERE WORTHLESS!!!

  • Truth Teller

    It’s churren with no special emphasis on any syllable. The ch is sort of swallowed and pronounced like shampoo not church.

  • Truth Teller

    California is full of walk in private clinics located in store fronts and mini malls. The cost of a Dr. visit is $90.00 to $100.00. You also pay for the prescription which can be costly. They can write an order for xrays which you also pay for. You don’t have to wait long. You see an experienced Dr instead of a rushed to death intern and can pick up the prescription .You can also get severe cuts stitched up.
    With a Dr. visit and prescription what will cost $1,000 to $5,000 at an ER costs $100.00 to $500.00 at one of those walk in clinics. They also take insurance although your insurance company might not authorize them.

  • Truth Teller

    I’ve posted this before. Medicaid reimburses hospitals $1,100.00 for a normal childbirth. The insurance companies reimburse $14,000.00 for a normal childbirth. Obviously the few $14,000 births actually keep the hospital open and functioning so they can provide $1,000 childbirths for indios, mestizos and blacks. The blacks, indios and mestizos of course pay nothing.
    The reason medical costs are so high is so many get free health care and the costs to the few who pay for the whole system rise and rise. What I resent is the fact that in California so many medical providers from hospital dishwashers to DRs are nonwhite immigrants.

  • Truth Teller

    Indios and mestizos don’t need the money they earn in the US because the government provides them with housing, food, medical care, $800.00 per month for baby sitter who is always a friend or relative who kicks back $400.00 per month, more EBT card cash for clothes, recreation and transportation. Therefore they can send all their earnings back to their stone age villages.
    I bet they send billions in spring when their earned income tax credit for the kids comes back.

  • Brian

    Wharton said one of the barriers to enrollment in his poverty-stricken
    city is that the poor have become so reliant on free emergency room
    services that any cash outlay for insurance, no matter how cheap, would
    be a sticker shock for some of his citizens.
    ===
    When I think where we could be without the black millstone around our necks, I get sticker shock too.