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Monday, March 22, 2010

Oh yeah, that'll work
Posted by Jill | 9:19 PM
As Rachel Maddow pointed out tonight (video to come tomorrow morning), when Barack Obama signs the The Patient Protection and Health Care Affordability Act into law, Americans will find that they can no longer be denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions. Young adults aged 26 or younger who are out of college and can't find jobs will be able to be covered under their parents' policy. If you, say, fall off a horse and are paralyzed from the neck down like Christopher Reeve was, you don't be subject to a lifetime cap. And that's just a little of what the bill will do.

Oh, and by the way? Health care stocks went UP today.

So where are the Republicans? Getting ready to tell Americans that no, they can't have these things. They're getting ready to tell Americans that insurance company profits are sacrosanct. They're getting ready to tell Americans that THEY stand for 40% premium increases; that THEY stand for denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions. Because if you're a Republican, screwing over working people is the American Way.

Iowa Rep. Steve King leads the way, with a bill to repeal the whole thing.

Because all those morons at rallies -- you know, the ones who get Medicare and veterans' health benefits? They think that insurance companies need protection.

Truly a Confederacy of Dunces.

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Blogger D. said...
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

I mean, good job here!

Blogger Murr Brewster said...
Most of all, the tea partiers believe that large forces are arrayed against them, and they're fighting back. They're absolutely right, but their aim is way off.

Anonymous mandt said...
I know this isn't popular, but this dog of a bill is a mandatory pork trough for the Insurance lobby. It's a disgrace and a fraud. Consider that nearly 200,000 people will die of pre-existing conditions before that part of the new law is enacted in 2014. It's outrageous.