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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:05 PM

"Itís Not Your Freedom Youíre Worried About, Itís Theirs" at electablog

Itís Not Your Freedom Youíre Worried About, Itís Theirs

by LOLGOP at electablog

http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/11/its-not-your-freedom-youre-worried-about-its-theirs.html#.UKzagX4L3Fk.reddit

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But thanks to Ronald Reagan, weíve already been paying for each otherís health insurance for decades in the form of inflated health care costs, and this will make it possible for nearly all Americans who canít afford it to get coverage. And, if you choose not to have coverage -ó despite the fact that every American is going to need it at some point ó it will cost you about $5 a day, which is likely comparable when averaged out over your lifetime that youíd end up paying for ďfree riders,Ē the uninsured who show up in the emergency room with no insurance or means of paying.

You also get Christian fundamentalists saying that Catholics have lost their religious freedom because the organizations they sponsor ó not churches, which are exempt ó have to offer insurance plans that make free birth control available to women who want it. They no longer have the freedom to deny that basic element of reproductive health care.

Thatís it. Thatís how theyíve lost their freedom. They have to take responsibility for their own health insurance and/or allow people to get the legal medication they want*.

And they never mention the freedoms weíve gained since Barack Obama became president.


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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:12 PM

1. if employers don't like the restrictions on the health insurance they offer, they could

support medicare-for-all and get employers out of the business of their employees' health insurance altogether.

getting health insurance through employers makes no sense whatsoever. every employer should be eager to get out of that business altogether so they can focus their business on their "core competencies".

with medicare-for-all, an employee's health insurance becomes absolutely none of their concern, so they need not be bothered with whether or not they're paying for birth control.

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Response to unblock (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:22 PM

2. Absolutely. In Ontario, many new branch plants were opened

in the 1990s because the american employers said our health care system made them more competitive.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:47 PM

3. Exactly.

One of the lines I love most in Billy Bragg's English lyrics for the Internationale is, "Freedom's merely privilege extended, unless enjoyed by one and all."

It's not "losing" their freedoms the bigots are so enraged about, because they've lost absolutely nothing except their privilege of freedoms denied to others (and thus their ability to lord it over those others).

Bigotry is nothing but a form of bullying, and there is never an excuse for bullying of any sort.

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