That Seal Was Real

August 18, 2013 1:56 am
whitehouse:

Obamacare means you can stay on your parents’ health insurance plan until you’re 26, get free preventative care (including mammograms and birth control), get coverage if you have a pre-existing condition, and more…

whitehouse:

Obamacare means you can stay on your parents’ health insurance plan until you’re 26, get free preventative care (including mammograms and birth control), get coverage if you have a pre-existing condition, and more…

(via plannedparenthood)

July 5, 2013 4:30 am

The GOP’s Endless War on Obamacare, and the White House Delay

robertreich:

The official reason given by the Administration for delaying, by one year, the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers with more than 50 full-time workers provide insurance coverage or face fines, is that employers need more time to implement it. The unofficial reason has more to do with the Republicans’ incessant efforts to bulldoze the law.

Soon after the GOP lost its fight against Obamacare in Congress, it began warring against the new legislation in the courts, rounding up and backstopping litigants all the way up to the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, House Republicans have refused to appropriate enough funds to implement the Act, and have held a continuing series of votes to repeal it. Republican-led states have also done what they can to undermine Obamacare, refusing to set up their own health exchanges, and turning down federal money to expand Medicaid.

The GOP’s gleeful reaction to the announced delay confirms Republicans will make repeal a campaign issue in the 2014 midterm elections, which probably contributed to the White House decision to postpone the employer mandate until after the midterms. “The fact remains that Obamacare needs to be repealed,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, on hearing news of the delay.

Technically, postponement won’t affect other major provisions of the law — although it may be difficult to subsidize workers who don’t get employer-based insurance if employers don’t report on the coverage they provide. But it’s a bad omen.

The longer the Affordable Care Act is delayed, the more time Republicans have to demonize it before average Americans receive its benefits and understand its importance. The GOP raged against Social Security in 1935 and made war on Medicare in 1965. But in each case Americans soon realized how critical they were to their economic security, and refused to listen. 

May 29, 2013 10:30 pm
Uninsured Texans Seek Health Care In Mexico As Their Governor Resists Medicaid Expansion

(via stoneagechronicles)

January 16, 2013 7:38 pm
Fast-food companies cut workers’ hours, blame Obamacare because it’s an easy scapegoat (VIDEO)

stfuconservatives:

current:

Fast food chains like Wendy’s are cutting worker’s hours, citing the burden of insuring them under the ACA. But the Affordable Care Act provision about insuring full-time workers doesn’t even start until 2014. There’s only one reason a company that made $12 billion in profits last year (that’d be Wendy’s) would cut hours for employees: greed. It’s nothing new, and it has nothing to do with Obamacare.

“It’s total baloney,” says Current correspondent Jack Schechner. Watch the full video @ link.

If your boss is cutting your hours and saying it’s because OBAMA!!11, they’re full of shit. Seriously. Nothing to do with insuring you under the ACA. Doesn’t even start for another year. Full. of. Shit.

November 16, 2012 9:43 pm
"This may level the playing field for us, If they have to pay for benefits, and that pushes their prices up closer to ours, it will justify what we’ve been paying for and what we’ve been fighting to do the past few years….I’d tell Papa John’s’ CEO, ‘Welcome to the club, We’ve battled the whole way giving health insurance to employees ever since we could afford to do it 9 years ago, as a two-year-old business."

Papa John’s Obamacare Price Hike Cheered By Ian’s Pizza In Wisconsin

Like many of the 60 percent of small businesses that pay employees health benefits, Ian’s Pizza has struggled to compete with national chains that enter local markets and undercut existing prices. But Obamacare may give local businesses some breathing room as national chains lose the advantage they once wielded through not providing health insurance

(via faithprovesnothing)

More people get insurance AND small businesses get a better shot at succeeding? Oh my god, Obamacare gets more awesome every day.

(via stfuconservatives)

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July 24, 2012 6:14 am July 21, 2012 9:56 am
"How many times have you heard someone discuss the need to maintain health insurance for themselves or their family as a factor in an important personal, job-change, or life choice? If the health-insurance exchanges that Obamacare promises work at all well, a new era of personal freedom beckons."

Steve Coll on Obamacare and the future of work: http://nyr.kr/NZDCB0 (via newyorker)

THIS! 

A lot of people won’t be forced to stay in a shit job just so their kids can see a doctor.

(via nanner)

^^

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(Source: newyorker.com, via stfuconservatives)

July 1, 2012 11:00 am June 12, 2012 3:05 pm
Nation’s Largest Health Insurer Will Preserve Key Obamacare Provisions, Regardless Of Supreme Court Ruling

stfuconservatives:

Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides this month as to the Constitutionality of Obamacare, UnitedHealthcare will retain the policy of allowing kids to stay on their parents’ insurance until they’re 26.

In an official statement, their president and chief executive said: “The protections we are voluntarily extending are good for people’s health, promote broader access to quality care and contribute to helping control rising health care costs.”

Whaaat? Obamacare is good for private insurers AND for patients? Wow, it’s almost like it’s a good thing for our country. Shocker.

August 15, 2011 8:35 pm
"I have no problem with folks saying Obama cares. I do care. If the other side wants to be the folks who don’t care? That’s fine with me."

President Obama on “Obamacare.” (via kileyrae)

Co-opt that shit, Barry! (via apsies)

OBAMA.  CARES.

(via inothernews)

I’m on board for this, Obama Cares 2012!

(via stfuconservatives)

Best new campaign slogan.

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