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Songwronger BS: Should smokers have to pay so much? (87* d) RE: BS: Should smokers have to pay so much? 23 Dec 13

OK, I'm officially baffled. We're pretty much in agreement here that smoking is bad for you and those around you. And Obamacare is making smokers pay 50% more for insurance, because it's only right that smokers should have to repay society for medical treatment stemming from their dangerous behavior, blah blah blah. I get all that. So then, why is Obamacare encouraging the spread of HIV/AIDS?

According to this article, the Obama administration is running ads encouraging gay men to sign up for Obamacare. Among the things being sold to gays is lifetime coverage for HIV.

So, what am I missing here? Where is the incentive to stop the spread of HIV? Where is the 50% additional cost for gays? Why is one dangerous behavior being punished while another is being encouraged?

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