things life is too short for:
- hating yourself
- pretending to laugh at “jokes” that are actually just bigoted statements
- not singing along to your favorite songs
- waiting hours to text someone back just to look cool
- bad coffee
- bad books
- mean people
- body shaming
- letting other people dictate your life
- larry’s storyline
If the decision stands, at least 5 million Americans would face an insurance premium increases of at least 76 percent, according to one estimate. The case could wind up in the Supreme Court.
So let’s do a thought experiment here. You are a legislator. Your overarching duty is to do what is best for your constituents, the people who elected you. However, you and the majority of your constituents oppose Obamacare. So you vote to not expand medaid and not take any Federal subsidies to aid those looking for insurance in your state. What has just happened is you have effectively harmed your constituents out of spite. If you were to expand Medicaid and take Federal subsidies, which are funds already paid for and available, you aid your constituents looking for healthcare. And trust me, in every state there is someone looking for healthcare.
What amazes me is these legislators are elected time and time again. It seems that the majority who oppose Obamacare would rather cut off its nose to spite it’s face. A glaring example being Mississippi, the poorest state in the US:
The rational play here is to accept the subsidies, help your constituents, but work on changing Obamacare, or outright appealing it if need be, at the legislative level. I realize that the opposition doesn’t want Obamacare to gain a foothold, thus making it more difficult to unravel, but that ship has sailed. Like John Boehner said, Obamacare is now the law of the land. It will remain that way until at least 2016.