Because if you think about it, what is this guy trying to convey, if you set aside the religious (and political) dog-whistle rhetoric? Is he suggesting that when he gets sick and the doctor gives him a prescription, he takes it to the pharmacist and instead of presenting an HMO card from Aetna, he just points to his shirt and says “Its cool - put this one on Jesus’ tab.”?
But actually when you think about it, maybe this approach makes sense since pastors are always telling their flock to tithe 10% of their income. Apparently this counts as some kind of premium for Jesus’ services. I guess I just never realized that the church was just a massive front for an insurance company. (It makes you wonder if missed premium payments will cause a lapse in coverage damning you to hell or just not having the benefit of a copay?)
I happen to have taken several insurance courses as an undergrad, and as I was thinking about this guy’s shirt, I remembered that you will often see “acts of God” included in the section that discusses causes of damage that are not covered. Now this has a specific definition in the insurance world, but if Jesus, the son of God, is your health insurance, then isn’t there a bit of a conflict of interest? Seriously, would, indeed - could, Jesus claim that anything wasn’t an act of God, his father? And if he did, would he be blaspheming himself? Got a full body rash of poison ivy? Shouldn’t have beat off last night - Act Of God. Got a case of the swine flu? Shouldn’t have eaten that filthy pork loin - Act Of God. Got yourself a case cervical cancer? Shouldn’t have been slutty whore - Act of God.
Seems to me that given the “acts of God” clause, Jesus would be a pretty shitty health insurance provider.
Of course, I had to google “Jesus is my health insurance” and turns out its listed as one of the top 100 religious satire shirts. Shoulda known seeing it in a freakin Whole Foods store in a trendy suburban town.