Funny how the delusional right wingers accuse liberals of causing abortion when Roe was decided by a Republican majority. The Casey decision affirmed Roe and was decided by a hard core right wing Supreme Court.
It should also be noted that prior to the ACA enactment 45,000 Americans used to die every year due to lack of health care insurance. This holocaust was caused by right wing Republicans with a few DINOcrats.
Therefore, it is the pro death wrong ... oops, the right wing that has caused these deaths.
April 2, 2014 at 2:27 p.m.
''Obama: 'There Are Still No Death Panels. Armageddon Has Not Arrived.' 'Time To Get Over It'''
"There are still no death panels. Armageddon has not arrived," Obama said. "The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay."
Obama Tells GOP: Time To Get Over ObamacareTouting the news that Obamacare had reached 7 million sign-ups, an almost unthinkable achievement so soon after the law's disastrous October launch, President Barack Obama sent a direct message Tuesday to Republicans and their efforts to stymie the law: Get over it.
"The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay," Obama said Tuesday in the White House Rose Garden. "In the end, history is not kind to those who deny Americans basic economic security. Nobody remembers well those who stand in the way of America's progress or our people. That's what the Affordable Care Act represents."
The president's remarks followed an unprecedented flurry of good news this week for the law and its supporters. Enrollment beat the Congressional Budget Office's original projection, which had been revised down after HealthCare.gov website flopped in the fall. The Los Angeles Times estimated that 9.5 million previously uninsured people had been covered. A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that support for Obamacare broke even for the first time.
"This law is doing what it's supposed to do. It's working. It's helping people from coast to coast. All of which makes the lengths to which critics have gone to scare people, or undermine the law, or repeal the law... so hard to understand," Obama said. "I don't get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance?"
ACA = Savings BILLIONS of dollars and thousands of lives.
Thank you President Obama!
April 2, 2014 at 2:18 p.m.
Contrary to the incessant lies from the hate filled and emotional far right, ACA is working:
'' A government report released yesterday detailed how the U.S. economy is already benefiting from the law: by driving up personal income and consumer spending. Between Medicaid expanding to cover millions more low-income people, and families who bought private insurance on the exchange and took advantage of the law’s generous tax credits, the ACA contributed a $33.9 billion jump in personal income for January alone.
Think about that for a second — a $33.9 billion jump in personal income in the first month of the law’s full implementation.
The report also found a bigger than expected increase in consumer spending as well — about $45.2 billion total for the month. The Wall Street Journal looked at the report and said that about three-quarters of this surprisingly positive growth came from those benefiting from the ACA.''
Billions more into the economy and thousands of lives saved -- Thank you President Obama!
March 20, 2014 at 11:36 a.m.
There is one VERY serious flaw in this article and in the many pro war posts above - Russia did NOT invade Ukraine. If you troubled yourselves to read the news, you would know Crimeans took a democratic vote to secede because part of the Ukrainian government has a historic fascist bent.
Please re-write the article, put in a new title, and revise all the posts to comply with the facts rather than the emotionalism shown by the writer and the right wingers here.
March 20, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.
"they didn't permit killing of innocent babies"
How the heck can you make a statement like that? What the heck do you know about the frequency of abortion historically?
The correct answer is that under the Anglo-Saxon common law abortion WAS legal. See Blackstone's Commentaries and his illustration of "quickening". The Roe v Wade decision was based on this and was therefore a correct legal decision.
February 6, 2014 at 11:17 p.m.
Liberals are intolerant while right wingers are angels?
Anyone here old enough to remember MyCarthyism? Remember when the Dixie Chicks said something about Bush and how the rabid right wing threatened to kill them and their families? Or how about when members of the Congressional Black Caucus where silenced by Republicans in Congress?
By contrast, did anyone stop the Tea Baggers and their vicious attacks on President Obama? Did Congressional Democrats ever keep white Republicans from shooting their mouths? Drunken Country-Western singer Hank Williams, Jr called President Obama a Nazi and a Muslim president. Yet his music has not been censored and he still goes around making vicious attacks in his concerts.
So who are the ones that are the real intolerant extremists in this society? Obviously it is the wrong wing ... oops, the right wing.
February 6, 2014 at 11:13 p.m.
More bad news for the enraged and hate filled right wingers who love to see the poor rot to death in poverty due to lack of health care:
Millions of People Have Health Insurance Thanks to Obamacare
At least 9 million people are getting coverage under the health care law
"The big number in the news this week was 1.1 million – the number of people who signed up for health insurance through Obamacare's federal insurance marketplace this year. This is an important figure, especially given the fact that it stood at little more than 100,000 at the end of November.
Nevertheless, that 1.1 million figure dramatically understates what the Affordable Care Act has already accomplished. The number we should be talking about is at least 9 million and could be 14 MILLION people who are currently getting coverage under the law."
The numbers are growing by leaps and bounds every day. And as people return to work because their ailments are treated, this will increase tax revenues and social productivity. Everyone (except for Republicans) wins with ACA!!
January 8, 2014 at 9:18 p.m.
Open Letter to Bertram de Souza:
Now that you know that this ''knock out'' matter is not a game but is yet another media invention much like the "Wilding" nonsense of a couple of decades ago, what do you have to say about it?
December 23, 2013 at 10:37 p.m.
GailsMom-posted 4 days, 23 hours ago
''that a common illness with conservatives, can't tell the difference between a fact and an opinion.
They seem to think they are the same.''
The problem with the delusionals of the far right is that they believe only their opinions matter. That these opinions constitute incontrovertible "facts" and God help anyone who dares to question them. McCarthy and the like always feel that way. But in the end they are always proven wrong.
These delusionals in their twisted mindlessness all said Americans would reject ACA. Well, the signups now exceed five million and the number grows by leaps and bounds every day. Just imagine if the right wingers hadn't obstructed the effort to sign up - the numbers would be well over 10 million by now. All those sign ups are a victory for America whether these far right delusionals like it or not. That is not my opinion, it is FACT.
December 23, 2013 at 10:25 p.m.
Week 12 Obamacare enrollments - including Medicaid Expansion - now exceeeds 5.2 million
Pulling together numbers on Obamacare enrollments is a complicated business because of different sources and different methodologies and different definitions of 'enrollment'. Actual enrollment into an insurance plan doesn't happen until the first premium is paid and given that benefits wouldn't start until January 1st 2014 there is little incentive to pay before December 15th. The enrollment numbers of people who have completed all of the steps, including paying the first premium, won't be available until January and have to come from the insurance companies themselves.
The most consistent, careful and trustworthy compilation of people that have gone through the process and qualified for enrollment appears to be done by a blogger by the name of Brainwrap.
He/she has been posting a weekly update and has links to each states numbers.
It is possible that there is some duplication of numbers but it is certain that many of the numbers haven't been updated during the time when people going through the improved website has undergone significant increase in volume.
His latest numbers:
Private Enrollments 1,389,000
Medicaid Expansion/SCHIP 3,888,000
His spreadsheet with links to his source material here:
Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) Health Insurance Signup Chart
OVER FIVE MILLION AMERICANS HAVE SIGNED UP - A VICTORY FOR THE PATRIOTS WHO FAVOR ACA!!!
December 23, 2013 at 10:11 p.m.