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Obamacare Draws Praise From Unusual Source: Nevada’s Sex Workers

Obamacare has certainly received its share of criticism, but it's unlikely you'll hear negative talk about it from the girls who work at the legal brothels in Nevada.

"Having this profession, we aren't exactly offered group health insurance," Taylor Lee, who works at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch told "It's hard because I do have a pre-existing condition so I really support Obamacare. I'm excited."

Prior to the new law, Lee and the other girls who work at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch said getting health insurance was impossible because carriers refused to cover them because they worked in a legal brothel.

"They just, they absolutely equate us to illegal working girls that have very high rates of STDs and AIDS," Bunny Ranch’s Caressa Kisses said, according to "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."

Obamacare appears to be just what the women who work at one of the few legal brothels in the U.S. 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.

However, Hof isn't necessarily himself a fan of Obamacare as the new law puts his seven small and separate businesses together and that may require him to provide health care coverage. 

"I have mixed feelings," Hof stated. "I'm glad the girls are going to be able to get affordable healthcare coverage but as a businessman, I'm really concerned."

If the girls working at the Bunny Ranch were having trouble signing up for Obamacare on, they received some welcome news when the Obama administration said the site, which has had its share of issues, is now working smoothly for the vast majority of users.



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