Sincerely, B.

relevantmoose writes:

Help me argue against Obamacare? It's been a while since I read anything, and you always have good opinions and sources.

redbloodedamerica:

Well, it would seem it’s getting easier to argue against the Affordable Care Act as we approach November.  Here are some news stories that are starting to sprout up:

• 115,000 Obamacare enrollees might lose their insurance coverage at the end of this month because their citizenship couldn’t be verified and another 363,000 could see their insurance costs spike because they may have not actually qualified for federal subsidies.

• The second shoe on insurance cancellations is about to drop this year on states like Virginia.  The “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” lie will skyrocket this fall as new Obamacare regulations force more businesses to drop coverage and take the penalty rather than pay extremely high premiums as a result.  My business is actually weighing this option right now and I may lose my coverage come November.  The White House of course delayed the employer mandate this year though.  This of course was meant to keep pressure off of Democrats trying to get reelected.

• Obamacare is still costing far more than the pricetag we were promised.  The CBO projects that ACA subsidies will rise 8 fold over the next 10 years.

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Not only that, but Medicaid spending is also estimated to double during that time.

• Obamacare is still highly unpopular in this country…especially by the uninsured.  That’s pathetic considering that was supposed to be main demographic this bill was meant to help.  But in reality, we all know that it was about taking control of the private health care market and subsequently destroying it.

He soon felt that the realization of his desire had given him only a grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. It showed him the eternal error people make in imagining that happiness is the realization of desires.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (via observando)

listener-blue:

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because I should be able to give my opinion without being labelled a bitch!

Tired of being called a bitch for expressing opinions that differentiate me from a doormat.

I don’t need feminism because I should be able to give my opinion without being told I am ignorant and have internalised misogyny.

Tired of being told I am ignorant, I don’t know what feminism ‘really’ is, I have internalised misogyny and I only think the way I do because patriarchy and because I am trying to please men. Tired of being belittled by other women for expressing opinions that differ from theirs, especially given that those very women are members of a movement which is apparently supposed to ‘empower’ women.