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Even Dolts Deserve Healthcare, Too

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Normally, I avoid visiting my sister Apolitica at all costs. Not because of her, but because of her husband, Dolton, a dyed-in-the-fool right-winger.

But they'd had a second child recently, so I visited their tiny apartment to offer congratulations. It was the polite thing to do. (That, and Mom threatened to cut me from the will if I didn't.)

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Dolton sat on a rent-a-sofa in his cramped front room, cradling his newborn daughter.

"I'm so happy for you two," I lied. Dolton toiled at three part-time jobs; none provided benefits. My sister is disabled and can't work. They've had everything from appliances to vehicles repossessed.

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Sooo...what to do?

Have another kid! Sigh.

"Dolton, Jr., just loves his new baby sister," my brother-in-law said, gesturing to his ten-year-old nearby. "Don't you, little Dolt?"

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My nephew winced. The kid was no dummy. Someday I'd have to ask Apolitica who the real father was.

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