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Supreme Court Rules Health Care Law Constitutional, Obama Wins, & Republicans are Idiots

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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:

I don’t know how you may feel about the Supreme Court decision, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. It’s like I told someone yesterday, while we were waiting in anticipation for the decision, it was important to remember that the Supreme Court got it wrong on Plessey v. Ferguson; and, I seriously doubted whether they wanted to be on the wrong side of history once again. And as we now know given their decision, they were not — not yesterday at least. As for all the discussion in the media, I think one of the best I’ve seen today happened to be the following, and it’s actually worth checking out as it’s loaded with great info. However, whether you’re interested in cheering for the uninsured dying in emergency rooms like a recent crowd at one of the GOP Presidential Primary Debates did; or whether you’re one of the millions of beneficiaries of the law like myself; what’s important to understand, is that this is a huge win for Americans — in particular the estimated 30 million uninsured who will have coverage by 2022 — even if some of them don’t realize it just yet.

 
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Published on: June 29, 2012

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  • Prosey

    It’s a huge deal, absolutely. I shared my thoughts here. :-)

     
    • http://rippdemup.com/ RiPPa

      Get me a link to your post – I got a 404 error when trying to read it.

       
  • ginavalley

    You always make me think! Thank you for that!

     
    • http://rippdemup.com/ RiPPa

      Thank you; that means a lot!