03/19/2010 11:24 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fine Print in Health Care Bill Would Tax Friends with Benefits

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - Passage of the historic health care reform bill hit an eleventh-hour snag today as a close reading of the bill revealed that it would tax friends with benefits.

The under-the-radar provision is seen as a stumbling block for many in the House, since many legislators see friends with benefits as an inalienable right.

On the Senate side, Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) said the new tax would add to the "already towering costs" of friends with benefits.

"There's a myth that friends with benefits are free," he said. "But when you add up the costs of getting them jobs and getting your parents to write them checks, so-called friends with benefits are expensive friends indeed." More here.