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8 months ago
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joehillsthrills:

To catch you up on current events, the House Republicans are currently lying on the floor, holding their breath, and turning blue, in a last ditch effort to get someone to make the Affordable Care Act (A/K/A Obamacare) go away. What terrifies them is not the idea that the program will fail, but that, in fact, it will succeed. And the thought of working people, children, and the poor having health coverage makes them panicky for some reason.
To that end, the Tea Party noise machine has done everything it can to spread misinformation about the law, prevent it from being implemented, and block the government from providing basic information about how the Affordable Care Act works. This is a familiar tactic from other recent political battles: frantically cut the legs out from under the law at the legislative level, then scream that it obviously doesn’t work, and try to have it eliminated.
Here are the facts the hissy-fit crew don’t want you to know:
If you have insurance, you keep it. Nothing changes.
If you apply for insurance, and you have a preexisting condition, most insurers can no longer deny you coverage.
If you can’t afford insurance, the government will help you pay.
Your insurance coverage, whatever it is - whether it is supplied by your employer, or you go and get it yourself in the new health insurance marketplaces - will help pay for everything from preventative care, to doctor’s visits, to prescriptions. Because working people shouldn’t be one accident or illness away from bankruptcy. This is a simple matter of decency and social fairness. I am confused why anyone thinks otherwise.
Some people worry if they don’t get insurance, they will go to jail. This is a falsehood. However, in 2014, if you do not have health insurance, you have to get some, or pay a fee. And you say: but why do I need health insurance?? I’m not sick and I don’t need medical care! But if you get hit by a drunk driver, you will need care. Or if you slip on the ice. Or if you’re diagnosed with a malignant tumor. Everyone is in the health care market… ill health is an inevitable part of the human existence.
Don’t worry signing up will be hard! Help finding a plan is available.
The ACA means your insurer cannot drop you just because you get sick. It also means insurers cannot set arbitrary limits on how much they will spend on your care each year. Need more care? Get more money.
The ACA protects your choice of doctors, and makes sure your children can stay on your health plan until they’re 26. It guarantees your right to appeal if your insurer tries to dick you out of your fair coverage.
Guess what else? The money you’re spending on insurance? The insurance companies now face an 80/20 requirement, meaning that they have to spend 80% of what they make on health care, not on marketing, or administration, or other happy-crappy. Now they have to do less selling, more doing.
There’s a lot more to learn, if you want - all the facts are right here - but there is no reason to be afraid of the law. The goal is to protect families from the worst: the debilitating illness that wipes them out financially and closes the door to opportunity.
For creative people, the ACA is probably the best thing to happen in decades. I can’t tell you how many comic book creators are one sickness from having everything swept away. The creative class has been one of the great engines of the American economy, and in that way, the Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act is an attack on what America does best: invent and create.
Again: all the information you need, including how to sign up, is right here. Take a few minutes and get some facts for yourself. You won’t need more than a few minutes - this is simple, not hard, and a positive, not a negative.
By all means, reblog this post. It’s important for people to get good information. You can help by passing along the essential facts.

Get the information; don’t rely on what basic cable news wants you to hear.

joehillsthrills:

To catch you up on current events, the House Republicans are currently lying on the floor, holding their breath, and turning blue, in a last ditch effort to get someone to make the Affordable Care Act (A/K/A Obamacare) go away. What terrifies them is not the idea that the program will fail, but that, in fact, it will succeed. And the thought of working people, children, and the poor having health coverage makes them panicky for some reason.

To that end, the Tea Party noise machine has done everything it can to spread misinformation about the law, prevent it from being implemented, and block the government from providing basic information about how the Affordable Care Act works. This is a familiar tactic from other recent political battles: frantically cut the legs out from under the law at the legislative level, then scream that it obviously doesn’t work, and try to have it eliminated.

Here are the facts the hissy-fit crew don’t want you to know:

If you have insurance, you keep it. Nothing changes.

If you apply for insurance, and you have a preexisting condition, most insurers can no longer deny you coverage.

If you can’t afford insurance, the government will help you pay.

Your insurance coverage, whatever it is - whether it is supplied by your employer, or you go and get it yourself in the new health insurance marketplaces - will help pay for everything from preventative care, to doctor’s visits, to prescriptions. Because working people shouldn’t be one accident or illness away from bankruptcy. This is a simple matter of decency and social fairness. I am confused why anyone thinks otherwise.

Some people worry if they don’t get insurance, they will go to jail. This is a falsehood. However, in 2014, if you do not have health insurance, you have to get some, or pay a fee. And you say: but why do I need health insurance?? I’m not sick and I don’t need medical care! But if you get hit by a drunk driver, you will need care. Or if you slip on the ice. Or if you’re diagnosed with a malignant tumor. Everyone is in the health care market… ill health is an inevitable part of the human existence.

Don’t worry signing up will be hard! Help finding a plan is available.

The ACA means your insurer cannot drop you just because you get sick. It also means insurers cannot set arbitrary limits on how much they will spend on your care each year. Need more care? Get more money.

The ACA protects your choice of doctors, and makes sure your children can stay on your health plan until they’re 26. It guarantees your right to appeal if your insurer tries to dick you out of your fair coverage.

Guess what else? The money you’re spending on insurance? The insurance companies now face an 80/20 requirement, meaning that they have to spend 80% of what they make on health care, not on marketing, or administration, or other happy-crappy. Now they have to do less selling, more doing.

There’s a lot more to learn, if you want - all the facts are right here - but there is no reason to be afraid of the law. The goal is to protect families from the worst: the debilitating illness that wipes them out financially and closes the door to opportunity.

For creative people, the ACA is probably the best thing to happen in decades. I can’t tell you how many comic book creators are one sickness from having everything swept away. The creative class has been one of the great engines of the American economy, and in that way, the Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act is an attack on what America does best: invent and create.

Again: all the information you need, including how to sign up, is right here. Take a few minutes and get some facts for yourself. You won’t need more than a few minutes - this is simple, not hard, and a positive, not a negative.

By all means, reblog this post. It’s important for people to get good information. You can help by passing along the essential facts.

Get the information; don’t rely on what basic cable news wants you to hear.

1 year ago
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chrisgeidner:

How The International Olympic Committee Avoided Standing Up To The Nazis In 1936: “Private assurances” were given to the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 1936 Olympics in Germany. “Purely domestic questions.”

Yikes. So sad, Russia; so sad.

chrisgeidner:

How The International Olympic Committee Avoided Standing Up To The Nazis In 1936: “Private assurances” were given to the International Olympic Committee ahead of the 1936 Olympics in Germany. “Purely domestic questions.”

Yikes. So sad, Russia; so sad.

1 year ago
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 #sochi #russia #lgbt #lgbt rights

thebacklot:

vh1:

Tonight on Off Pitch we meet Eric and Justin.  We are totally shipping Eric and Justin. We think tonight you might want to watch Off Pitch tonight at  10/9C.

I want him to rub my head like that…Maybe VH1 will rub my head like that?

Here are two more reasons to watch “Off Pitch.”

1 year ago
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logotv:

REBLOG if you want Jinkx Monsoon to be America’s Next Drag Superstar!

Jinkx is the clear winner on “Drag Race”. Hands down.

logotv:

REBLOG if you want Jinkx Monsoon to be America’s Next Drag Superstar!

Jinkx is the clear winner on “Drag Race”. Hands down.

1 year ago
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jennipowell:

edwardspoonhands:

judhudson:

awkward-elevator:

Swedish Chef Ramsay

Oh god, I’m in tears, specially the last one.

I would watch this.

I would also watch but only if Fozzie Bear is the “Jean-Phillip” of the show.  ;)

Brilliant. Story producing that show would be amazing.

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1 year ago
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My first two Tweets. Not terribly shocking.

My first two Tweets. Not terribly shocking.

1 year ago
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 #my first two tweets #beastmaster

logotv:

Reblog if you think Jujubee should be crowned queen of all queens in RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race!

#TeamJujubee

logotv:

Reblog if you think Jujubee should be crowned queen of all queens in RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race!

#TeamJujubee

1 year ago
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wilwheaton:

Oh. Snap.

Just sayin’…

wilwheaton:

Oh. Snap.

Just sayin’…

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1 year ago
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gawkercom:

President Obama comforts a woman in New Jersey whose marina was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
As the Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Yang put it, “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects Barack Obama.”
[Twitter via AP]

The way Gov. Christie and the President are working together is great and wonderful, and a great testament to both of their characters.

gawkercom:

President Obama comforts a woman in New Jersey whose marina was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

As the Wall Street Journal’s Jeff Yang put it, “If enough people see it, this is the photo that singlehandedly re-elects Barack Obama.”

[Twitter via AP]

The way Gov. Christie and the President are working together is great and wonderful, and a great testament to both of their characters.

1 year ago
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 #barack obama #chris christie #hurricane sandy


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