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  •  I would be more excited about this (3+ / 0-)
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    Lady Libertine, Skyye, Sylv

    if the one I love could actually get coverage under the ACA.

    "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

    by just another vet on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 09:59:43 AM PDT

    •  You have said too much or too little (1+ / 0-)
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      VPofKarma

      Out with it. What's the holdup?

      Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

      by Mokurai on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 11:14:34 AM PDT

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      •  I talked a little about this in another (3+ / 0-)
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        WisVoter, ybruti, ladybug53

        comment thread a few days ago, but the gist is that my lady makes too little to get subsidized. And since Texas didn't take the expansion money she is basically in the gap. She is applying for healthcare through the state, but having been down this road before she isn't expecting much.

        "The next time everyone will pay for it equally, and there won't be any more Chosen Nations, or any Others. Poor bastards all." ~The Boomer Bible

        by just another vet on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 11:46:43 AM PDT

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        •  Your eventual remedy lies with (2+ / 0-)
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          Skyye, Creosote

          Battleground Texas, which is taking the demographic changes that will inevitably turn Texas blue and pushing on them to make it happen sooner, with a focus on voter registration and a permanent GOTV operation by thousands of volunteers. They can make use of your wife's story, and any time you can put in.

          Getting rid of the gerrymander in Texas will help the whole country, so people are pitching in from all over. Even before that, Democrats can help the health care industry pressure politicians to permit Medicaid expansion in Texas, as has happened in a few other states under Republican control.

          Back off, man. I'm a logician.—GOPBusters™

          by Mokurai on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 02:52:19 PM PDT

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      •  we still have a ways to go (3+ / 0-)
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        aliasalias, ladybug53, Skyye

        before we get to having quality health care that is affordable and universal.

        "Everybody in, nobody out."

        Yes, it's great that they got rid of the pre-existing condition exclusion and a whole lot of other things but PBO himself said: "And while our long-broken health care system may not be completely fixed, it's without question a lot better."

        It is not a lot better for me and mine, in reality its worse. When you personally are one of the ones falling through one of the many cracks, its a little hard to cheer this, even while we acknowledge its a small step in the right direction.  Public option would've made it better. Medicare for all, better still.

        If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution. ~ Emma Goldman

        by Lady Libertine on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 12:08:58 PM PDT

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