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Sun Mar 23, 2014, 08:58 PM

Happy Birthday Obamacare. ACA turns 4 today~



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ACA Turns 4, GOP Still Suffers From Obamacare Derangement Syndrome

Everyone sing Happy Birthday to ObamaCare! Four years ago today, I melted into tears watching President Obama sign the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.

For me it had been like the end to a pregnancy from hell. Between fighting right wing lies and left wing discontent, I was exhausted from the constant barrage of misinformation and manufactured outrage on the right, and the painful disappointment on the left over the public option.


On that day, all I knew was that my children would now have a future where they didn't have to face a decision between paying for doctors or paying the rent. For one of those kids, the ACA meant the difference between a full, happy, healthy life and a life of constant struggle to maintain his health at all.

Here we are, four years later. Our billionaire-fueled right wing has not abandoned their pathological obsession with telling us all to "Die, and die quickly." Indeed, Alan Grayson was raked over the coals for what was considered an outrageous insult to his esteemed colleagues, but he was proven to be correct over and over again.

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/03/aca-turns-4-gop-still-suffers-severe


Sunday marks four years since President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. (FILE/AP, J. Scott Applewhite)

http://mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2014/3/23/obamacare_4_years.html







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Reply Happy Birthday Obamacare. ACA turns 4 today~ (Original post)
sheshe2 Mar 2014 OP
Cha Mar 2014 #1
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #3
Cha Mar 2014 #5
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #7
Cha Mar 2014 #9
steve2470 Mar 2014 #2
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #4
Whisp Mar 2014 #6
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #8
Cha Mar 2014 #10
blue neen Mar 2014 #11
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #12
Cha Mar 2014 #13
flamingdem Mar 2014 #14
William769 Mar 2014 #15
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #16

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 09:17 PM

1. Great Birthday Tribute from you and the Obama Diary, she..

Thank You!

Obamacare - Good for children, good for our future

We often hear (or use to promote) certain things about the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. (I love that 50 years from now, we will all be using the term "Obamacare", like we use the term "Medicare" today, but I digress).

We hear about young people being able to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26. We hear about children no longer being denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions, and that soon that will hold true for everyone. We hear about We hear about insurance companies no longer being able to drop you after you develop a condition.

These are all good reasons to keep Obamacare in place.

But there are other reasons to support this particular health care reform.


Dr. Carden Johnston is a Birmingham pediatrician who has been past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has published an editorial in today's http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2012/07/my_view_dr_carden_johnston_oba.html in which he gives his reason for supporting the ACA. Please read the entire article. But if you can't, here is a summary.

Prevention of childhood illnesses and injuries has been a lifelong vocation for me. That is why I support the Affordable Care Act, or as it's commonly known, "Obamacare."

Dr. Johnston goes on to point out that our current health care system is designed to treat the ill and injured and not to prevent, but that will change with Obamacare.

The Affordable Care Act will bring preventive health care into reality. Breast and cervical cancer screenings will become much easier to obtain. All adults will get body mass index measurements as part of their checkups. And their checkups will be supported by this legislation. Education programs to promote health will be supported.

Adult diseases begin in childhood. So, during our checkups of young children, we will be more able to talk about the hazards of childhood that impact life as we mature. Obesity with its complications is easy to conceptualize.

He writes that psychological impairments, some cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis all have origins in childhood. These will begin to be addressed at an earlier age, thus preventing later onset. He gives an example of how seat belt laws have reduced deaths of adolescents, and even though it is impossible to say which teens are alive today because of that, we know it is so. That is how it will be with other diseases, once prevention of adult diseases during childhood begins.

MOre..
http://bessemeropinions.blogspot.com/2012/07/obamacare-good-for-children-good-for.html


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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 09:34 PM

3. ^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^

"He writes that psychological impairments, some cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis all have origins in childhood. These will begin to be addressed at an earlier age, thus preventing later onset. He gives an example of how seat belt laws have reduced deaths of adolescents, and even though it is impossible to say which teens are alive today because of that, we know it is so. That is how it will be with other diseases, once prevention of adult diseases during childhood begins."

I'll read more of what Dr. Carden Johnston has to say. However his assessment that when we treat a health issue early on will not only save lives, we will save money in the future. Less issues when nipped in the bud at an early stage.

That's just wonderful Cha! It's good for all of us and a brighter healthier future for one and all.

Thank you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 09:56 PM

5. It will certainly add up over time, she.. Doctors such as Dr. Carden Johnston is

in a position to know this.

Greater Dayton, Ohio celebrates 4 years since the signing of the Affordable Care Act!



Some peeps are Happy about the OC Birthday.. and then..

Happy birthday, ACA! You've survived the courts, the House of Representatives, and a crazy-bad rollout of the federal exchange. But Republicans have more in store for you.

In the mean time..

Everyone sing Happy Birthday to ObamaCare! Four years ago today, I melted into tears watching President Obama sign the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.

For me it had been like the end to a pregnancy from hell. Between fighting right wing lies and left wing discontent, I was exhausted from the constant barrage of misinformation and manufactured outrage on the right, and the painful disappointment on the left over the public option.

On that day, all I knew was that my children would now have a future where they didn't have to face a decision between paying for doctors or paying the rent. For one of those kids, the ACA meant the difference between a full, happy, healthy life and a life of constant struggle to maintain his health at all.

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[font color=blue]OBAMACARE IS A SURVIVOR-HELPING PEEPS IN KIND[/font]


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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 10:15 PM

7. We had nothing and now we have hope.

I have employer base insurance.

So yes, this does not affect me. At least not now. Does that mean I forget everyone else and say screw you. Nope!

I am out there cheering it on. It's a game changer for so many.

My youngest niece got covered. She turned 27 on 12.13. No longer covered by her parents. You want to know why she made that decision? Her brother nearly died in a catastrophic accident, he had insurance with work yet he is young and this accident came out of the blue. We never know when it can happen to us. It pays to be covered.

Thank you so much for a great post for Obamacare, Cha!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 10:35 PM

9. Obamacare is a great survivor success story in its own right..

nobody ever said it would be easy.

So glad your niece got covered, she.. and grateful your nephew had insurance

Life Can Be Crazy #GetCovered




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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 09:26 PM

2. big kick and rec ! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 09:37 PM

4. Thanks steve! nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 09:59 PM

6. big K•&•R!

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 10:16 PM

8. Thanks Whisp!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 11:48 PM

10. Kick for Survivors!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 11:58 PM

11. "Everyone's Mommy Deserves Healthcare"

That picture is so precious!

A friend of mine, 42, and a mother of two daughters, has healthcare for the first time in her adult life (except for pregnancies). She works so hard, gives everything to those girls....now she can finally take care of herself.

Happy Birthday!

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Response to blue neen (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 12:03 AM

12. "Everyone's Mommy Deserves Healthcare"

They do blue neen, now they do.

So happy for her and her children, her girls.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 12:36 AM

13. KICK!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 01:39 AM

14. hip hip hooray!

thanks she!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 01:44 AM

15. They left one ribbon off that chart.

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Response to William769 (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 10:55 AM

16. I know, sorry...

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