Supreme Court to decide if being smart about health care is constitutional.
This week the Affordable Care Act faces its first big challenge of the year. The Supreme Court will hear arguments about the individual mandate, Medicaid expansion and how these both affect the constitutionality of the entire law. The court’s decisions on these matters are expected before the election, which is the second big challenge of the year.
Here’s the first thing you should know: 85% of Supreme Court watchers believe the ACA will survive this challenge.…
They've taken our country back, alright...I haven't yet written about the senseless killing of Trayvon Martin, not because I had nothing to say but because I wasn't sure I had anything to add to the conversation. Then, over the weekend, an Iraqi mother in California was beaten to death and left with a note that said "Go Back To Your Country, You Terrorist". It was then that I realized that fearful, angry conservatives have achieved their goal of "taking our country back". They have taken it back to the 1950s and before.
You win some, you lose some
Last night the Michigan Court of Appeals stuck down a ruling by Ingham County Judge William Collette barring the Snyder administration from moving forward with a Consent Agreement with the city of Detroit until after a March 29th hearing on violations of the Open Meetings Act.
A three-judge appeals panel reversed a ruling by Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette earlier this week that barred Snyder and members of a state financial review team from entering into a consent agreement with Detroit until after a hearing Thursday on alleged violations of the state’s Open Meetings Act.The portion of Collette’s ruling “precluding defendants from executing a consent agreement is reversed,” said the appeals court in its ruling.…
All the cool kidz are doing it
On this, the second year anniversary of the Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), the Obama campaign has a new petition up where you can let everyone know you actually LIKE Obamacare. It’s a great idea, taking the whole “Obamacare” thing, embracing it, and turning it into something positive.
Since then, the law that almost everyone calls Obamacare has been doing exactly what the other side has hoped it wouldn’t do: It’s been working.
It’s about time we give it the love it deserves.…
Breaking: sky still up, world still here
Two years ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Despite much huffery and puffery from the GOP and every tea partier in the land, the sky has not fallen and, miraculously, the world has not come to an end.
My Congressman, Tim Walberg, “The Original Tea Partier”, sent out a nastygram to his constituents this morning titled “President`s Health Care Law Fails On Promises”.
A vagina is not a preexisting condition
Long before the GOP decided that the way to create jobs was to deregulate polluters and regulate uteri, I saw the fight against Obamacare as part of what I reluctantly* call the War on Women.
Any American woman who has ever looked for health insurance knows that despite the fact that women historically earn less than men, they pay significantly more for health care.
The right argues that of course this is true because women have different physiologies (as if males play no role in pregnancy). Basically they feel women have the right to pay more for health care but not the right to make their own health care choices.…
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