teabonics-fb:

Can I get an amen?

teabonics-fb:

Can I get an amen?

Posted 2 years ago on June 29 with 126 notes · Source

That moment when you’re at the pharmacy picking up your birth control and you hand over your insurance card, and they tell you your copayment dropped from $102 to $15.

stunning-weightless-freefall:

vitalregionsseized:

nextyearsgirl:

And then you realize that, because of the man you voted for sticking up for the basic right to affordable health care, today millions of other people found out that they are going to be able to stop making the choice between food and medicine, and will get to experience that relief too. Thank you, President Obama.

I never really thought about this

but does this mean my meds are going to be cheaper now

Doesnt it depend on which end of the spectrum you are on? If you are poorer, than yeah, they will be cheaper, but if you are better off then you have to pay more through taxes. Right?

The only people who will be taxed under the ACA are those who can afford to buy insurance but choose not to and those who make more than $200,000 a year. Their taxes will be increased by 0.9%. Here is a breakdown of how birth control costs will be affected specifically, and here is an explanation of what the ACA/Obamacare is and what parts will be implemented when.

Posted 2 years ago on June 29 with 6,994 notes · Source

That moment when you’re at the pharmacy picking up your birth control and you hand over your insurance card, and they tell you your copayment dropped from $102 to $15.

And then you realize that, because of the man you voted for sticking up for the basic right to affordable health care, today millions of other people found out that they are going to be able to stop making the choice between food and medicine, and will get to experience that relief too. Thank you, President Obama.

Posted 2 years ago on June 28 with 6,994 notes
stfuconservatives:

party-loghain submitted: “My father is so upset he’s decided all of Ohio is seceding. Now he won’t have to move to Canada with everyone else.”
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Wow. Possible contender for Massive Overreaction of the Day.

Why are these people so upset about having a shadow of a system that every other industrialized nation has that will give other people access to health care that they’re acting like Obama launched nukes at the heartland? The fucking drama, I can’t take it.
You’re going to move? You’re going to secede? You’re mourning the death of America?

stfuconservatives:

party-loghain submitted: “My father is so upset he’s decided all of Ohio is seceding. Now he won’t have to move to Canada with everyone else.”

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Wow. Possible contender for Massive Overreaction of the Day.

Why are these people so upset about having a shadow of a system that every other industrialized nation has that will give other people access to health care that they’re acting like Obama launched nukes at the heartland? The fucking drama, I can’t take it.

You’re going to move? You’re going to secede? You’re mourning the death of America?

Posted 2 years ago on June 28 with 343 notes

Don't forget, folks: the Founding Fathers signed a mandate requiring people to buy something. Multiple times. →

stfuconservatives:

The founding fathers, it turns out, passed several mandates of their own. In 1790, the very first Congress—which incidentally included 20 framers—passed a law that included a mandate: namely, a requirement that ship owners buy medical insurance for their seamen. This law was then signed by another framer: President George Washington. That’s right, the father of our country had no difficulty imposing a health insurance mandate.

That’s not all. In 1792, a Congress with 17 framers passed another statute that required all able-bodied men to buy firearms. Yes, we used to have not only a right to bear arms, but a federal duty to buy them. Four framers voted against this bill, but the others did not, and it was also signed by Washington. Some tried to repeal this gun purchase mandate on the grounds it was too onerous, but only one framer voted to repeal it.

Six years later, in 1798, Congress addressed the problem that the employer mandate to buy medical insurance for seamen covered drugs and physician services but not hospital stays. And you know what this Congress, with five framers serving in it, did? It enacted a federal law requiring the seamen to buy hospital insurance for themselves. That’s right, Congress enacted an individual mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance. And this act was signed by another founder, President John Adams.

The Founding Fathers supported individual mandates for healthcare and so should you.

Posted 2 years ago on June 28 with 622 notes
motherjones:

Yes, Breitbart editor-at-large, yes: guaranteeing that an insurance company can’t turn down your hard-working self-employed boat-mechanic dad for his congenital arrhythmia, thus ensuring that an unpreventable medical incident won’t bankrupt him and his future generations, is exactly like a discredited 1835 court opinion that black people are property. Yes, you nailed it. Nice job.

#thingsconservativesactuallysay

motherjones:

Yes, Breitbart editor-at-large, yes: guaranteeing that an insurance company can’t turn down your hard-working self-employed boat-mechanic dad for his congenital arrhythmia, thus ensuring that an unpreventable medical incident won’t bankrupt him and his future generations, is exactly like a discredited 1835 court opinion that black people are property. Yes, you nailed it. Nice job.

#thingsconservativesactuallysay

Posted 2 years ago on June 28 with 2,693 notes
God bless you, Fox Nation. Never change.

God bless you, Fox Nation. Never change.

Posted 2 years ago on June 28 with 1 note
think-progress:

More details at ThinkProgress

Justice Roberts, you surprised me today in the best way possible.
Thank you Justices Sotomayer, Kagan, Breyer, Bader-Ginsburg, and Roberts.

think-progress:

More details at ThinkProgress

Justice Roberts, you surprised me today in the best way possible.

Thank you Justices Sotomayer, Kagan, Breyer, Bader-Ginsburg, and Roberts.

Posted 2 years ago on June 28 with 4,053 notes · Source

CNN mistakenly says individual mandate is struck down, I have two minute heart attack.

Thanks for restoring my faith in everything, SCOTUSblog.

Amy Howe:
The individual mandate survives as a tax.
10:09
       
Amy Howe:
It’s very complicated, so we’re still figuring it out.
10:10
   
Kali:
We are still here. Don’t worry.
10:10
   
Tom:
So the mandate is constitutional. Chief Justice Roberts joins the left of the Court.
10:11
   
Amy Howe:
The Medicaid provision is limited but not invalidated.
10:13
   
Tom:
The bottom line: the entire ACA is upheld, with the exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.
10:15
   
Tom:
We’re still here; taking a deeper dive into the opinion. Back soon.
10:15
   
Tom:
Link to the opinion isn’t up yet.
10:15
   
Tom:
Chief Justice Roberts’ vote saved the ACA.
10:18
   
Amy Howe:
The money quote from the section on the mandate: Our precedent demonstrates that Congress had the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000A under the taxing power, and that Section 5000A need not be read to do more than impose a tax. This is sufficient to sustain it.
10:20
   
Amy Howe:
The court reinforces that individuals can simply refuse to pay the tax and not comply with the mandate.

10:21

Tom:
We do not have the opinion.
10:21

Amy Howe:
On the Medicaid issue, a majority of the Court holds that the Medicaid expansion is constitutional but that it w/b unconstitutional for the federal government to withhold Medicaid funds for non-compliance with the expansion provisions.

Posted 2 years ago on June 28
motherjones:

Um.

Um.

motherjones:

Um.

Um.

Posted 2 years ago on June 28 with 816 notes
ownmylight