(CNSNews.com) — Prostitutes at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada really like Obamacare, particularly because it covers pre-existing conditions, according to a local news report.
“Having this profession, we aren’t exactly offered group health insurance. It’s also hard because I do have a pre-existing condition, so I really support Obamacare. I’m excited,” said Taylor Lee, one of the prostitutes that works on the ranch, as first reported by KRNV and MyNews4.com.
Other girls at the ranch echoed her concern, stating that attaining health insurance was impossible because they worked in a legal brothel.
“They equate us to illegal working girls who have very high STDs and AIDS rates, which we have none of the above. We are legal, licensed prostitutes,” said Caressa Kisses, another “bunny” who works at the ranch. “I see the doctor every week. It’s state mandatory. We’re tested weekly and monthly for blood.”
The girls call the law a “blessing” and are hopeful that the problems associated will be fixed soon.
“We’re independent contractors so we have to get our own insurance. So this is truly a blessing. We really hope the kinks are worked out and that affordable health care for all happens,” Kisses said.
But not everyone at the ranch is happy about the impending health care law.
The ranch’s owner, Dennis Hof, says the law is forcing him to pay coverage for all of his businesses, including seven brothels, a strip club, restaurants and a truck stop.
“I have mixed feelings. I’m glad the girls are going to be able to get affordable healthcare coverage but as a businessman, I’m really concerned,” he said. “There’s one common thread. I’m the sole stockholder but because I’m the owner for all these different businesses, they lump them together. What am I going to do? I’m either going to have to spend a lot of money on health insurance because the rates are going up or I’m going to have to face severe penalties, so I’m really perplexed about all of this.”
According to KRNV, Hof is keeping a sense of humor about things. “He extended President Barack Obama an invitation to the Bunny Ranch and joked that he is more than happy to supply the president with a webmaster who can iron out the kinks on the Obamacare website,” said KRNV.