Posts tagged Affordable Care Act
Posts tagged Affordable Care Act
My new best friend.
Luckily, under the Affordable Care Act, treatment for chlamydia will be cheaper. And if there’s a nearby Planned Parenthood, people with chlamydia can get treated at little to no cost. That is, if Republicans stop defending the organization willy-nilly because maybe babies.
And it’s obvious Rep. Steve Stockman is a little confused. Most cases of chlamydia are contracted by people engaging in an activity they enjoy — having some kind of sexual contact. They typically have engaged in unsafe sex, though you can still can precautions and get an STI.
Signing up for the Affordable Care Act, last I knew, wasn’t anything like sex. Yes, it’s boring, it takes awhile, and you just sort of sit there until you’re done.
Wait… Maybe Rep. Stockman is just having really terrible sex. Anyhow….
Signing up for the Affordable Care Act is something that people do once, and it is the law. Having sex is something people usually do more than once and there’s no law saying you have to have sex. But if you do, and get an STI or pregnant, the ACA will provide treatment or prenatal care. Planned Parenthood too — they provide counseling on all options with unintended pregnancy.
Finally, he also misunderstood the idea of “popular” — unless he knows of people personally who do the sexy times on the regular thinking, “Ooh, I hope this is the one who gives me chlamydia!”
Yeah, that feels reeeaaaall good.
Bravo! There’s this odd delusion on the right about Obamacare. I talked about getting laid off in 2003 — TEN YEARS AGO — on Facebook, and immediately someone swooped in to blame Obamacare for my layoff “and all the others coming down pipes.” Obamacare was not a thing 10 years ago. It’s not even been implemented fully.
I just don’t know what to say to that other than pointing out it’s actually impossible for something that passed almost a decade later to affect events in the past. BECAUSE THEY’RE IN THE PAST.
I just saved hundreds of dollars on my health insurance by switching to Obamacare! Healthcare.gov is STILL OPEN, you guys.
*Tousles Congress’ hair, wipes the ick from my hand*
Good going there, sport!
Jerry wants you kids to get off your “parent’s” plan.
And probably his lawn. By God, he had Bootstraps™ at 18 — which, by the way, was 50 years ago.
I bet the world’s changed a tick since.
In what would be a dramatic change of course, House Republican leaders are considering a strategy of risking a government shutdown at the end of this month if Obamacare isn’t defunded.
Seriously? The 40+ symbolic votes to repeal it — at a cost to taxpayers of nearly $1.75 million each time — just weren’t enough. And now, in hopes of attaching it to a must pass bill, conservative Republicans are squealing with delight at imaging the blame they can place on Democrats for either voting to shut down the government by voting against a repeal. However, others are speculating that it’s Boehner caving to the tea party caucus and kicking the can to the Senate, where it has no chance of passing.
Either way, it’s more of the same — the House is playing chicken with a government shutdown that has very real consequences. On the 37th repeal vote, Boehner justified it by stating, ““We’ve got 70 new members who have not had an opportunity to vote on the President’s health care bill.” By that logic, there’s over 300 members of the House who didn’t get a chance to vote on the original Civil Rights Act of 1964. Is he going to hold a vote on that?
Actually, don’t answer that. I don’t want to give them any ideas. This is not a party of ideas or solutions. This is a party given to tantrums and hostage taking.
Meanwhile, as House Republicans prepare to
set another million bucks or so on fire vote on the Obamacare repeal yet again, millions of Americans are losing income and vital services daily because of the sequester they pushed for and quickly disowned.