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A friend of mine just shared this on Facebook (and tagged a shitload of people) captioned as such: 

"If Obummer sees what were [sic] all posting anyhow then this is so crazy it just might work. Imagine his suprise [sic] when the I.R.S. hands him a stack of posts from all walls in America. Oh wait they won’t bcuz all the emails get lost lol!"

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck….. I just don’t even know what to say to this tomfoolery. I quit.

A friend of mine just shared this on Facebook (and tagged a shitload of people) captioned as such:

"If Obummer sees what were [sic] all posting anyhow then this is so crazy it just might work. Imagine his suprise [sic] when the I.R.S. hands him a stack of posts from all walls in America. Oh wait they won’t bcuz all the emails get lost lol!"

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck….. I just don’t even know what to say to this tomfoolery. I quit.

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For those of you thinking, “Well, maybe Hobby Lobby has a point about religion ‘freedom’ and healthcare…”

First off, just stop. Your boss doesn’t get to dictate what you do with your paycheck, whether it’s buying groceries, donating it all to orphans, or splurging it on hookers and blow.

Your boss might take issue with you buying pork because he’s Jewish, donating it to orphans because she thinks they’re godless, or on the hookers and blow because that’s not very Christian of you. However, your bosses would be ridiculed for thinking they have the right to tail you to make sure you’re spending YOUR money in accordance with their faith, right? There’s not much difference here. Set aside that the insurance is not directly offered by Hobby Lobby, or that they could pay taxes/penalties instead of lawyers and legal fees by kicking everyone onto the exchange, thereby taking away their supposed moral conundrum. Spoiler alert: HEALTH BENEFITS ARE COMPENSATION FOR YOUR LABOR. Why would you think for one second that your boss gets to dictate what you do with your compensation?

Second, I want you to try a thought experiment. Let’s say the owner of a for-profit business is a devout Muslim. It is forbidden in the Muslim faith to consume pork. You’ve gone to the doctor for pneumonia, and your doc gives you antibiotics. Unfortunately, many medicines in gel capsules contain gelatin, which is usually derived from animal protein. Due to fears about mad cow, it’s more common for it to be derived from pigs. Your boss claims to have the right to bar you from taking that antibiotic because your health plan is paid for in part by the company, so therefore your boss gets to dictate the company’s (their) religious belief trumps your doc’s opinion because the for-profit company is an extension of their faith. Can you imagine the pearl-clutching if Muslim business owners told these good Christians (or anyone else, for that matter) that they could not have potentially lifesaving medicine because of the owner’s beliefs? Richard Dawkins might stroke out from rage. Fox News might never recover. Michele Bachmann would require a fainting couch for the resulting vapors.

How about if it’s medicine in a gelatin capsule for high blood pressure, depression, or even erectile dysfunction medication? How about if your devout Catholic boss would only cover erectile dysfunction for married men because premarital sex is a sin, and ONLY if said medication was used with no contraception and in pursuit of conception because sex is only for procreation and every sperm is sacred? Or dictating no treatment for HIV or AIDS because only “sinners” get it and their god says no dice?

Or what if your boss says no insulin because it was derived from animal protein long ago or no Heparin to treat a blood clot because it still contains animal tissue, and their vegatarianism is a deeply-held belief too, isn’t that kinda sorta like religion, please Justice Scalia?

I cannot wrap my head around Hobby Lobby’s view that medical treatment is their business because said treatment might maybe have something to do with their employees doing the sex on their time away from work — y’know, their private lives. Not all contraceptives and reproductive health visits are for preventing maybe babies — hormonal contraceptives have a myraid of uses beyond preventing conception. The only time the sex lives of Hobby Lobby employees is their business is if employees are boning on the clock — THEN Hobby Lobby has every right to say “No sex time ‘til break time, please.” They can’t say, “No sex time ‘til ring time, please. Because Jesus.”

Working for a for-profit employer in the U.S. does not mean you must also swallow their religious dictates hook, line, and sinker. To claim otherwise in the name of religious freedom is a complete fallacy and wholly offensive to the very idea of religious freedom itself.

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[Image text]: “Every health benefit policy that is delivered, issued, executed, or renewed in this state or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the Insurance Commissioner on or after the effective date of this subchapter that provides coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis shall provide coverage for prescribed drugs or devices approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use as a contraceptive.” 
Behold, the Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act, signed by then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2005. A rational law, mandating the coverage of contraception by health insurance providers in Arkansas.
Fast forward nine years later, and government mandates about contraceptive coverage are because “Uncle Sugar” thinks women are libidinous moochers. So which is it, Mike Huckabee?
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2005/R/Acts/Act2217.pdf

[Image text]: “Every health benefit policy that is delivered, issued, executed, or renewed in this state or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the Insurance Commissioner on or after the effective date of this subchapter that provides coverage for prescription drugs on an outpatient basis shall provide coverage for prescribed drugs or devices approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use as a contraceptive.”

Behold, the Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act, signed by then-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2005. A rational law, mandating the coverage of contraception by health insurance providers in Arkansas.

Fast forward nine years later, and government mandates about contraceptive coverage are because “Uncle Sugar” thinks women are libidinous moochers. So which is it, Mike Huckabee?

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2005/R/Acts/Act2217.pdf

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thegoddamazon:

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cognitivedissonance:

soryenn:

lcgccx:

nudityandnerdery:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.
that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

"LIES That wasn’t free, my taxes paid for that! Why can’t people just suffer, so our money can go to place I’m not complaining about, like giving money to profitable companies?"

I’m pissed that this has less notes than… well, just about everything. I’ve got a thing about video game console sales figures on my dash that has four times as many as this one. And even that’s not very many notes.People who spent so much time fighting against the ACA should go jump off of a cliff somewhere.

"that came from taxes I paid"
Yeah. What’s the problem?

Best summary ↑
I pay taxes, too. And I’d like to see those tax dollars go towards providing health care and lowering costs for all.

Homie was too mad. “How dare you get meds off my tax dollars! How dare u!”

What’s really going to burn his biscuits is when he realizes the military service members make their money off his and other citizens’ taxes too.

I also got home safely on the highway today, should I be ashamed about it because it was built with taxpayers money? Maybe I should just go flog myself and walk through unpaved wilderness to get from place to place. 

Enjoy your “free” drugs. I went from not having to pay for birth control pills (for severe PMS/PMDD  symptoms) and on my new insurance plan they’re $100/month and I can’t afford to take them anymore.

So, I know my prescriptions were not “free” — no need for scare quotes, we’ve been over this. However, I addressed this issue with another person who had a similar question regarding insurance not paying for birth control: http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/73760814550/hi-i-was-directed-to-you-to-ask-a-question-about-the
Maybe it could be of some help to you.

iamthebat481:

hogwartsisbiggerontheinside:

thegoddamazon:

sourcedumal:

cognitivedissonance:

soryenn:

lcgccx:

nudityandnerdery:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

"LIES That wasn’t free, my taxes paid for that! Why can’t people just suffer, so our money can go to place I’m not complaining about, like giving money to profitable companies?"

I’m pissed that this has less notes than… well, just about everything. I’ve got a thing about video game console sales figures on my dash that has four times as many as this one. And even that’s not very many notes.

People who spent so much time fighting against the ACA should go jump off of a cliff somewhere.

"that came from taxes I paid"

Yeah. What’s the problem?

Best summary ↑

I pay taxes, too. And I’d like to see those tax dollars go towards providing health care and lowering costs for all.

Homie was too mad. “How dare you get meds off my tax dollars! How dare u!”

What’s really going to burn his biscuits is when he realizes the military service members make their money off his and other citizens’ taxes too.

I also got home safely on the highway today, should I be ashamed about it because it was built with taxpayers money? Maybe I should just go flog myself and walk through unpaved wilderness to get from place to place. 

Enjoy your “free” drugs. I went from not having to pay for birth control pills (for severe PMS/PMDD  symptoms) and on my new insurance plan they’re $100/month and I can’t afford to take them anymore.

So, I know my prescriptions were not “free” — no need for scare quotes, we’ve been over this. However, I addressed this issue with another person who had a similar question regarding insurance not paying for birth control: http://cognitivedissonance.tumblr.com/post/73760814550/hi-i-was-directed-to-you-to-ask-a-question-about-the

Maybe it could be of some help to you.

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cherubi-pie asked: Hi, I was directed to you to ask a question about the ACA and birth control. I have private insurance (United Healthcare) through my father's employer. Should the ACA affect the price of my birth control? Today when I went to pick up my pills (first time this year), the price had gone up $50 because my father's plan changed. I'm not sure if you can offer me any insight about my problem, but I can't get in touch with my insurance company for a couple days. Thanks for anything you can tell me!

Most forms of birth control under the Affordable Care Act and private insurers are free. However, there’s fine print — just like with anything else. According to information from Planned Parenthood, health insurance plan providers are allowed to limit the coverage to certain generics and require co-pays and payments for brand names. It looks like United Health Care is one such company. This covered drug list from 2013 lists only generic hormonal contraceptives [pdf]. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay some or all of the cost according to a tiered payment schedule, according to their most recent 2012 release [pdf].

Here’s their explanation, from the pdf above:

Contraceptives on our Preventive Care Medication List are covered at 100 percent when age- and gender-appropriate, prescribed by a health care professional and filled at a network pharmacy.

If you’ve filled at the same pharmacy, it’s probably in-network, but you can check on that as well. 

If the plan your father has is a high deductible plan, the plan will require members to pay full price until the deductible is reached for non-covered contraceptives (read: likely not generic). Here’s more information from their site [pdf]:

For employers who currently offer a high-deductible or consumer-driven health (CDH) plan, the same contraceptives on the Preventive Care Medication List will be available at no cost to employees. However, for CDH plans, if members desire a contraceptive not on this list, they will need to pay the full cost of the product until they reach the plan deductible.

The other issue is that if the pharmacy does not have a new number for the plan or was unable to verify coverage, you may have been charged the cash price. In that case, the pharmacy tech should let you know, although they may not have mentioned it. Check your receipt. Typically, it’ll say how much insurance saved, like this: 

image

If there’s nothing there, you probably got charged the cash price. While I can’t tell you what specifically went wrong, the tl;dr answer to your question is overall, no. The ACA will not affect your ability to get birth control for free, it can increase the chances you can get it for free, HOWEVER, your plan has the right to limit to only generic types of birth control. But, they can’t refuse to cover it entirely.

Also, if you’re taking a certain type for health reasons, and you’ve found that only this one certain type of birth control works for you and it’s only available in the brand, you can appeal to your insurance company and your doctor might be able to call them in order to get it approved for you at little to no cost. You’ll probably need to give them a call anyhow, but this should give you a place to start.

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Meg 

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constantlogic:

varithoughts:

constantlogic:

cognitivedissonance:

soryenn:

lcgccx:

nudityandnerdery:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.
that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

"LIES That wasn’t free, my taxes paid for that! Why can’t people just suffer, so our money can go to place I’m not complaining about, like giving money to profitable companies?"

I’m pissed that this has less notes than… well, just about everything. I’ve got a thing about video game console sales figures on my dash that has four times as many as this one. And even that’s not very many notes.People who spent so much time fighting against the ACA should go jump off of a cliff somewhere.

"that came from taxes I paid"
Yeah. What’s the problem?

Best summary ↑
I pay taxes, too. And I’d like to see those tax dollars go towards providing health care and lowering costs for all.

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Except of course states are allowed to choose not to expand medicaid, which means if you’re too poor you may not be able to get any coverage!
Let me elaborate.
Living in a state which hasn’t expanded (and in fact seems to have cut it, because last time I checked low income families could get medicaid, but now it’s only if you’re a pregnant woman or have children, with the alternatives being elderly or disabled) … there are no marketplace plans / subsidies for me. My yearly income for my household size is I believe $10-15k too low to get assistance in the marketplace. Literally every plan available to me would cost more than I make per year.
The ‘supposed’ alternative then is to get medicaid. Which, oops, I live in a state that hasn’t expanded it … so guess what? There’s literally no plan for me. Since the states can choose not to expand it, in certain states - mine fucking included - the poorest people still have literally no assistance.
So while I’m glad something has been done to assist some people, ACA isn’t the way to go. Forcing insurance on people? Fucking ridiculous and full of options and loopholes to ensure that the people in the worst situations (a la being destitute in a shitty state) still don’t have any options.
"Insurance" isn’t even remotely the way this should be handled. It just creates another rift in class levels and allows doctors to get even more money since the feds are footing the bill. Healthcare should be regulated and subsidized - we shouldn’t have people working for the money. We need people who actually care about what they do… and it shouldn’t be fucking impossible to get medication if you’re TOO POOR.
Seriously what the fuck kind of bullshit is that? (Probably just more political manipulation at the expense of the populace.)
I might be bitter because I desperately need to go to a pulmonologist so I don’t fucking die but I can’t. And it takes years to be classified as disabled (even though I do fit one of the definitions as I have chronic bronchitis and severe asthma), so until then I’m just grateful I have someone to drive me to the fucking emergency room so they can keep me hanging on by a fucking thread since this state doesn’t give a rat’s ass about its citizens.

Fucking this. This shit needs to get passed around as much as OP does, because while this is helping some people, this is not the answer we need. 

This is the best summary I’ve seen thus far of serious problems that still exist within the ACA, and why single payer is the best option overall. As a low-income person lucky enough to live in a state that expanded Medicaid, I benefit from the ACA. But healthcare is a right, not something that should come down to the whims of the state legislatures and governors in the U.S. If the ACA included an actual public option or was single payer, you wouldn’t have low income people left out. Even under single payer, insurance is still a thing, but it pays for things above and beyond basic care, meaning if the wealthy still want luxurious health care, great, but they’re paying for that with private insurance. The rest of us would still get basic care, meaning if you need to go to the hospital, the doctor, need an MRI, whatever — you still get that without going broke.I heard a recent report on NPR (I think) on how states that do not expand Medicaid and continue to be hostile to the ACA are going to take a huge hit demographically as young people and low-income workers leave for neighboring states where they aren’t being bankrupted by health care costs. I wouldn’t be surprised. Of course, there are costs to moving, jobs aren’t guaranteed, etc. but all things being equal, if you’re going to be stuck working for minimum wage, you might as well do it where you have more of a safety net.

constantlogic:

varithoughts:

constantlogic:

cognitivedissonance:

soryenn:

lcgccx:

nudityandnerdery:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

"LIES That wasn’t free, my taxes paid for that! Why can’t people just suffer, so our money can go to place I’m not complaining about, like giving money to profitable companies?"

I’m pissed that this has less notes than… well, just about everything. I’ve got a thing about video game console sales figures on my dash that has four times as many as this one. And even that’s not very many notes.

People who spent so much time fighting against the ACA should go jump off of a cliff somewhere.

"that came from taxes I paid"

Yeah. What’s the problem?

Best summary ↑

I pay taxes, too. And I’d like to see those tax dollars go towards providing health care and lowering costs for all.

Except of course states are allowed to choose not to expand medicaid, which means if you’re too poor you may not be able to get any coverage!

Let me elaborate.

Living in a state which hasn’t expanded (and in fact seems to have cut it, because last time I checked low income families could get medicaid, but now it’s only if you’re a pregnant woman or have children, with the alternatives being elderly or disabled) … there are no marketplace plans / subsidies for me. My yearly income for my household size is I believe $10-15k too low to get assistance in the marketplace. Literally every plan available to me would cost more than I make per year.

The ‘supposed’ alternative then is to get medicaid. Which, oops, I live in a state that hasn’t expanded it … so guess what? There’s literally no plan for me. Since the states can choose not to expand it, in certain states - mine fucking included - the poorest people still have literally no assistance.

So while I’m glad something has been done to assist some people, ACA isn’t the way to go. Forcing insurance on people? Fucking ridiculous and full of options and loopholes to ensure that the people in the worst situations (a la being destitute in a shitty state) still don’t have any options.

"Insurance" isn’t even remotely the way this should be handled. It just creates another rift in class levels and allows doctors to get even more money since the feds are footing the bill. Healthcare should be regulated and subsidized - we shouldn’t have people working for the money. We need people who actually care about what they do… and it shouldn’t be fucking impossible to get medication if you’re TOO POOR.

Seriously what the fuck kind of bullshit is that? (Probably just more political manipulation at the expense of the populace.)

I might be bitter because I desperately need to go to a pulmonologist so I don’t fucking die but I can’t. And it takes years to be classified as disabled (even though I do fit one of the definitions as I have chronic bronchitis and severe asthma), so until then I’m just grateful I have someone to drive me to the fucking emergency room so they can keep me hanging on by a fucking thread since this state doesn’t give a rat’s ass about its citizens.

Fucking this. This shit needs to get passed around as much as OP does, because while this is helping some people, this is not the answer we need. 

This is the best summary I’ve seen thus far of serious problems that still exist within the ACA, and why single payer is the best option overall. As a low-income person lucky enough to live in a state that expanded Medicaid, I benefit from the ACA. But healthcare is a right, not something that should come down to the whims of the state legislatures and governors in the U.S. If the ACA included an actual public option or was single payer, you wouldn’t have low income people left out.

Even under single payer, insurance is still a thing, but it pays for things above and beyond basic care, meaning if the wealthy still want luxurious health care, great, but they’re paying for that with private insurance. The rest of us would still get basic care, meaning if you need to go to the hospital, the doctor, need an MRI, whatever — you still get that without going broke.

I heard a recent report on NPR (I think) on how states that do not expand Medicaid and continue to be hostile to the ACA are going to take a huge hit demographically as young people and low-income workers leave for neighboring states where they aren’t being bankrupted by health care costs. I wouldn’t be surprised. Of course, there are costs to moving, jobs aren’t guaranteed, etc. but all things being equal, if you’re going to be stuck working for minimum wage, you might as well do it where you have more of a safety net.

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On the Affordable Care Act and Your Questions

So I have a shitload of asks right now, and I will be answering a bunch of questions this weekend, BUT I’m also offering to answer your questions as best as I can about the ACA. If you have a question like, “How do I sign up?” make sure you include your state, or else I can’t answer as specifically as I’d like.

Also let me know if you have tried to sign up yet. Some of you sending bitchy asks about not having health care but you’re wayyyy broke — well, come to find out in conversation you haven’t even checked if you’re eligible yet. Feel free to give me specifics, and we’ll see for which subsidies or programs you might be eligible.

Send me your ACA questions until 12:01 AM PST Sunday. I’ll answer them or if I can’t, direct you to where I think you CAN get answers. One question per person please! If you want me to answer it privately, let me know, or I will answer it publicly. Other than that, I’ll do my best! I’m not an expert, but I’ve done a significant amount of research and helped a lot of people sign up. I know the ACA has problems, it’s not working for everyone, it’s just a start, but it’s working for me. Hopefully I can help some of you folks get this healthcare shit figured out.

Cheers,
Meg

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frostbittenandsnowkissed:

myweatherisbipolar:

frostbittenandsnowkissed:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.
that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.


I need to figure out how these people are getting free shit and I’m still drowning in medical bills because all of my costs have gone fucking up thanks to the bullshit of ACA

Did you apply and are you qualified?

Nope, and I don’t know.  I wasn’t about to try to figure out that kind of crap when I just got the surgery. It all has had very awful timing. I also kinda really hate it.

Well, I got insurance because I applied and was qualified. If you had surgery in the past three months and qualify for Medicaid, that means it could be covered retroactively. But only if you apply. Start at healthcare.gov, select your state, and go from there.Even if you think you’re not eligible, apply. Eligibility requirements have changed for Medicaid. Even people with jobs qualify for Medicaid or tax subsidies. If you need help, Google “Health Care Navigators” with your state’s name, and you can make an appointment to sit down with someone who can take you through the forms step by step.If you qualify for the Medicaid expansion and all these bills came in the past three months, there’s no reason for you to be drowning in bills except for your reason of “I kinda hate it” in regards to the ACA. I had surgery uninsured ten years ago. If this had existed a decade ago, you can bet I would have leapt tall buildings in a single bound to apply rather than complaining about a program I’m envious of others using without even checking to see if I could benefit from it as well.

frostbittenandsnowkissed:

myweatherisbipolar:

frostbittenandsnowkissed:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

I need to figure out how these people are getting free shit and I’m still drowning in medical bills because all of my costs have gone fucking up thanks to the bullshit of ACA

Did you apply and are you qualified?

Nope, and I don’t know. I wasn’t about to try to figure out that kind of crap when I just got the surgery. It all has had very awful timing. I also kinda really hate it.

Well, I got insurance because I applied and was qualified. If you had surgery in the past three months and qualify for Medicaid, that means it could be covered retroactively. But only if you apply. Start at healthcare.gov, select your state, and go from there.

Even if you think you’re not eligible, apply. Eligibility requirements have changed for Medicaid. Even people with jobs qualify for Medicaid or tax subsidies. If you need help, Google “Health Care Navigators” with your state’s name, and you can make an appointment to sit down with someone who can take you through the forms step by step.

If you qualify for the Medicaid expansion and all these bills came in the past three months, there’s no reason for you to be drowning in bills except for your reason of “I kinda hate it” in regards to the ACA. I had surgery uninsured ten years ago. If this had existed a decade ago, you can bet I would have leapt tall buildings in a single bound to apply rather than complaining about a program I’m envious of others using without even checking to see if I could benefit from it as well.

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bernish-ops:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.
that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

Actually, Obama care reduces the deficit.

Watch this video linked above about how the ACA reduces the deficit! It’s incredibly informative AND well done. Then forward to your auntie that keeps sending you the annoying email forwards about death panels.

bernish-ops:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

Actually, Obama care reduces the deficit.

Watch this video linked above about how the ACA reduces the deficit! It’s incredibly informative AND well done. Then forward to your auntie that keeps sending you the annoying email forwards about death panels.

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darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars. 

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

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