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Michigan Tea Partiers working to stop health insurance exchange

Michigan Tea Partiers working to stop health insurance exchange

Sorry, face. This nose has GOT to go…

Tea party types in Michigan, facing the stinging blow of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitution, are now working on a self-defeating effort to make sure that Michigan doesn’t create a health insurance exchange for Michiganders to shop for affordable health insurance. This comical effort apparently disregards the fact that, if they are successful, the federal government will create one FOR us, limiting our state legislators’ ability to have any say or control in the matter.

This is from an email I received yesterday from the Tea Party of West Michigan (all typos and grammatical errors are theirs, not mine – like the grammatically incorrect tagline at the top of every page on their website: “Influence policy, effect elections, protect the Constitution”)…

[Email and more after the jump.]

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Former Michigan Republican Party spokesman suggests it’s time for armed insurrection after Obamacare is upheld (updated)

Former Michigan Republican Party spokesman suggests it’s time for armed insurrection after Obamacare is upheld (updated)

Shoot ’em up, shoot ’em up, rah, rah, rah!

For some on the right, this whole “every American having access to healthcare coverage” thing is just too goddam much. I wrote yesterday about some of the instant freakout responses. Today we have another and it’s a doozy.

Former Republican Party spokesman and Lansing “civil rights” attorney Matthew Davis sent out a press release titled “Is Armed Rebellion Now Justified?”.

His press release and more after the jump.

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Supreme Court rules to uphold Obamacare, the right goes completely freaking nuts

Supreme Court rules to uphold Obamacare, the right goes completely freaking nuts

Going off of the rails on the crazy train…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since the Affordable Care Act, our beloved Obamacare, was signed into law. After all, the sky is still up, right?

Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare is exactly what happens when the right challenges the constitutionality of a law that was supported, endorsed, and championed by a president who is a constitutional scholar: they get their asses handed to them. The result has been predictable, even if the SCOTUS ruling was not.

Much more after the jump.

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Aetna Insurance donates $7 million to groups fighting personal mandate in the ACA that it LOVES

Aetna Insurance donates $7 million to groups fighting personal mandate in the ACA that it LOVES

A fool and his money…

How does this make sense? Aetna Insurance company inadvertently revealed that it has donated $10 million to two groups, the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Action Network in 2011.

Both groups are actively fighting the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”.) But the insurance industry LOVES the ACA? Why? Because the individual mandate part of it ensures them a giant pool of money.

Oops.

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Affordable Care Act will save American taxpayers over $200 Billion through 2016

Affordable Care Act will save American taxpayers over $200 Billion through 2016

This something the Republicans do NOT want you to know

A report from the trustees of the Medicare system this week has created a major kerfuffle in the mediasphere. While Democrats point to the fact that there has been no change in the insolvency date of Medicare from last year’s report, Republicans are spinning it to suggest that President Obama is a failure because he didn’t miraculously solve all the problems in the system in a single year.

Here’s something the Republicans do NOT want you to know, however: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, taxpayers will save over $200 Billion through 2016.

It’s true (pdf).

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There’s a funny thing about the “Romneycare” that Mitt Romney hates so much: It’s making health insurance rates drop.

There’s a funny thing about the “Romneycare” that Mitt Romney hates so much: It’s making health insurance rates drop.

I hate when that happens

Mitt Romney is traveling around the country telling Americans what a complete disaster Obamacare is, the health insurance reform modeled after his own Romneycare back in Massachusetts. He calls it “an unfolding disaster for the American economy, a budget-busting entitlement, and a dramatic new federal intrusion into our lives.”

Meanwhile, back Massachusetts, health insurance rates in the program are actually dropping.

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Sign the “I Like Obamacare” petition and “Like” Obamacare on Facebook – UPDATED

Sign the “I Like Obamacare” petition and “Like” Obamacare on Facebook – UPDATED

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. Today is […]

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Happy Birthday, Affordable Care Act and THANK YOU, Democrats!

Happy Birthday, Affordable Care Act and THANK YOU, Democrats!

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 […]

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Profound examples of how the Affordable Care Act is saving lives

How dare anyone call this evil? This first video is about Zoe. She was born with half a heart. By the time she was 6 months old, she had already had two open heart surgeries and was half-way to using up her lifetime cap. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, she is alive and will grow old. Here’s Zoe’s mom, […]

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Ronald Reagan Socialized Medicine in the United States

Ronald Reagan Socialized Medicine in the United States

And he raised taxes nine times… You want smaller government. You think things were better before drinking water was regulated, before a private business was forced to serve all people, before Social Security, Medicare and the Older Americans Act cut poverty among senior citizens in half. You think everything that’s gone wrong is because of big government liberals. But it’s […]

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If this is “Obamacare”, please, sir, may I have another?

Great catch by Jonathon Cohn yesterday. The FDA is pulling its approval of a drug called Avastin for use in treating late-stage breast cancer citing an increase in heart failure in patients using it along with other negative side effects. Conservatives are calling it Obamacare death panel rationing. [D]uring the debate over the Affordable Care Act,…conservative critics claimed that the […]

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