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Obamacare Affirmed: The Aftermath

txdave22 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 1:36 PM
Mitt Romney is campaigning on the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act—the landmark health care law President Obama signed to expand and protect quality health care coverage. Take a look at just five of the ways Romney would hurt millions of Americans if he got his way. Millions of Americans could lose access to preventive services, including cancer screenings, blood pressure tests, and flu shots. [Source: HHS] Insurance companies could continue to deny coverage to as many as 129 million people with a pre-existing condition if they try to buy insurance on their own. [Source: HealthCare.gov] Young people could be kicked off their parents’ insurance when they turn 18 or graduate from college, instead of being covered until they are

It has been a remarkable and consequential 24 hours.  Over the last day, the American political landscape has -- in both the long and short term -- shifted considerably.  The president's signature legislative "achievement" has been Constitutionally affirmed by a slim majority of the United States Supreme Court.  The president momentarily celebrated his victory, even as many of his down-ballot Democratic compadres ducked and covered.  The conservative movement has been set ablaze over an issue that largely fueled its historic triumph in 2010.  And a series of watershed legal precedents have been established.  Let's begin by examining the long...