Posts Tagged ‘thanksobamacare

15
Jun
17

The World As It Should Be

28
Sep
13

The Adorable Care Act

The Adorable Care Act Helps Me Rest Easy in More Ways than ONe

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There’s another reason why the Republicans oppose Obamacare. There is a worldview that equates sickness with laziness and lack of effort.  Notice the asides about slackers on disability and the poor and chronically ill by the right. The “you’re not really sick, just faking” is the attitude. Wellness is a sign of virtue to them, not a matter of education and resources. Obamacare blows that whole thing out of the water by providing resources and education to those who are deemed “unworthy”. Health care without judgement?

Well, my asthma certainly isn’t a sign of immorality-more likely a combination of genetics and a near-lifetime of breathing in auto fumes and dust. Being virtuous is no substitute for an inhaler.

I know it’s pretty sick. But I’ve been there. As a single person with no kids, Medicaid coverage was withdrawn from people like us in the early nineties. The Medicaid expansion would once again cover some of us too young for Medicare and too poor to get insurance otherwise . And many single adults also have “pre-existing conditions”, mental illness and other problems that require medical intervention. And right on schedule, the old rhetoric is returning from Republicans because we can now get health care from Medicaid if we cannot afford any private insurance.

While I now have health care, thanks to being in a Government job, I haven’t forgotten what it was like not to have consistent care, nor what it was like to have no doctor of my own for 20 years. And I no longer live in fear that if my job were to go away, I would be unable to get some kind of coverage.

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Denver Post

Obamacare, with its expansion of the safety net means that the lessons supposedly taught by “sickness” will no longer be taught. We childless losers will not feel the sting of our immoral lifestyles. Instead of being an example of how one must conform to be healthy, we will be an example of living our lives on our own terms.

Monday, I’m volunteering outside our local welfare office handing out flyers on Obamacare.

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24
Oct
11

bits ‘n’ pieces

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NYT

Thanks ChristiMtl – I suspect Krugman will be deeply disappointed if Joe Gagnon is right 😉

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Thanks Donna Dem

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Tuesday: The President will tape an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” before departing for San Francisco. In San Francisco, he will participate in a campaign event. In the afternoon the President will travel to Denver and participate in campaign events. He will spend Tuesday night in Denver.

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Text of the President’s remarks at today’s campaign event at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas here

“Their leader, Mitch McConnell said that – and I’m going to make sure I quote this properly – saving jobs of teachers and firefighters was just, and I quote, a bailout. A bailout! These aren’t bad actors who somehow screwed up the economy. They didn’t act irresponsibly. These are the men and women who teach our children and patrol our streets and run into burning buildings and save people. They deserve our support.”

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This is great:

Eclectablog

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Gallup: U.S. Unemployment Down Sharply in Early October

What is Working

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Move On

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Worth seeing again:

Visit thanksobamacare.org

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I don’t read HuffyPo any more, but I’m guessing it’s looking something like this these days …..

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It’s Pete!

Chief Official White House photographer for President Barack Obama Pete Souza photographs Obama speaking on the American Jobs Act in Las Vegas, Nevada

24
Oct
11

good afternoon

Visit thanksobamacare.org

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Original video at Mediaite – thanks Donna Dem

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Even Mr Bigot himself, Pat Robertson, thinks the GOP is too extreme. Seriously:

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I didn’t actually read Halperin’s lead story about Perry, but I think it refers to his IQ.

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I don’t read HuffyPo any more, but I’m guessing it’s looking something like this these days …..

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