Oh, By The Way…(continued)
- People who would benefit have little idea what they may lose if Supreme Court strikes down health law. A reporter wanders around a free dental clinic in Tennessee, telling random people how the president Obama’s health care law would benefit them, and sometimes the response is amazement.
Under the law, she would qualify for Medicaid. Her eyebrows shot up as the law was described to her. “If they put that law into effect, a lot of people won’t need disability,” she said. “A lot of people go onto disability because they can’t afford health insurance.”
Tom Boughan, 58, came to the clinic for glasses and dental work, with a sci-fi novel to pass the time. He’s been without coverage since being laid off from his industrial painting job last year, which means he’s paying $400 every few months for blood work for a thyroid problem.
Barbara Hickey, 54, is a diabetic who lost her insurance five years ago when her husband was injured at his job making fiberglass pipes. She gets discounted diabetic medication from a charity, but came to the clinic to ask a doctor about blood in her urine.
Why I hate the corporate news media and can’t wait for it to die a slow and painful death: This story was shopped to The Washington Post which rejected it because it was too “supportive” of the Affordable Care Act. Yes…of course. The reason there is little support in the country for the ACA is people don’t know what it does, and some people don’t even know it exists. They hear republican talking points about the mandate and they think big government is just taking their money. Meanwhile the news media doesn’t tell them they’re getting access to health care because that would be taking sides. We’re newspapers, we can’t report the facts.
- Kirk Cameron’s Growing Circle of Reconstructionist Friends You don’t just stroll casually into an abyss. You fall. And pick up speed on the way down.
- Lord Carey: opponents of gay marriage treated like bigots “This debate is not about the dignity and rights of gay and lesbian people, who already have the benefits of marriage through civil partnerships, but about a change in the definition of marriage for everyone…” Yes, yes…if we could only leave the dignity and rights of gay and lesbian people out of this we could have a nice friendly discussion about why letting same-sex couples marry would utterly destroy family life and civilization as we know it. Matter of fact, we would very much appreciate it if we could just leave out of this debate entirely why we are in opposition to same-sex marriage. That would spare everyone a lot of hurt feelings. And really…do we need to explain ourselves? We are the church. Just do as we say.
Speaking of which…
- “Would you stand trial for me?“