CARSON CITY, NV - The Affordable Care Act has been touted as a boon to America's self-employed who've had trouble finding affordable healthcare coverage.
That includes the independent contractors at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, otherwise known as prostitutes-- who say until now they've been virtually uninsurable.
"They just, they absolutely equate us to illegal working girls that have very high rates of STDs and AIDS," Bunny Ranch prostitute Caressa Kisses said. "And so, since they group us into the illegal working girls, they just deny us. I mean, I have the best car insurance in the world, but that's the only thing that's covered."
"So it is truly a miracle because it is harder for us to get health insurance because not everyone understands our profession and agrees with what we do," Bunny Ranch prostitute Bella Dawn added.
Obamacare has been getting a lot of criticism and negative attention in recent weeks because of its dismal website. But for the women working at one of the few legal brothels in the country, Obamacare is exactly what they need.
"The working girls, it's wonderful because finally they're going to be able to get insurance as the independent contractors they are, and some with pre-existing conditions," Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof said.
But Hof said the act is actually a double-edged sword for him.
Although his working girls will now have health coverage, roughly 150 non-prostitute employees at Hof's several businesses will get government-mandated coverage at his expense, which he estimates will be about a $250,000 per year.
"Everything changes in January," Bunny Ranch prostitute Taylor Lee said."I'm very excited that this opportunity is around for everyone."
"Well, I think it's 'Hookers for Obama' because they appreciate what he's done and Obamacare works for them," Hof said.
We're not really sure the White House would welcome that endorsement.On the other hand,it does tend to deflect attention from that klunky Obamacare website.