If anybody knows about what it’s like to be denied for having a “pre-existing condition”, it’s black folks here in America. So what did the Supreme Court do yesterday? They basically upheld a Health Care law that was ironically signed by the U.S. President with a melanin affliction. A pretty “big fucking deal,” as touted by Vice President Joe Biden just before it was signed into law at the time; and, an even bigger deal now that the highest court on the land has ruled it to be constitutional, much to the delight of lefties such as myself.
But don’t tell that to my Republican friends who are chock full of misinformation — you know, like the one that says the IRS will come for you if you don’t get health insurance like Marco Rubio says? — see this law as the death star that hangs ominously over the heads of citizens across the country. Let them tell it, the Supremes and Chief Justice John Roberts of all people, have gotten it wrong on this one — damn those activist judges! But hey, Republicans are idiots about the Affordable Care Act (read here). Let them tell it, the law is supposed to be a major job killer that negatively impacts small businesses, which are the engine of our economy. Wanna hear some truth? Per the law, businesses with less than 50 employees are not required to offer insurance coverage to employees. Wanna hear some more truth? About 96% of small businesses in the U.S. have less than 50 employees; which means, only a very small percentage of said small businesses will be required to provide coverage; and, for the ones that do — you know, the ones with at least 50 employees? — they’ll be given tax subsidies or tax credits as incentive for hiring which offsets cost.
But hey, facts don’t matter: