ObamaCare is working. Suck it, haters.

And by haters, I mean Loonie Lefties and Raging Righties; those extremists who are so far our on the wings of partisan politics, they are in danger of falling off. These haters of the ACA have stubbornly insisted that Obamneycare would crash and burn, even though that was and remains a crock of exceptionally fetid dog dung. This article provides more proof that said haters are a bunch of fact-challenged fuckwits:

Even as Obamacare continues to be attacked by foes and challenged in court, hospital chains and insurers are making more money, more patients using ERs are paying for their care, and the country as a whole is enjoying slower growth in its health-care spending.

HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA), the largest for-profit hospital chain, yesterday raised its forecast and reported a 6.6 percent drop in uninsured patients at its 165 hospitals, a reduction that grows to 48 percent in four states that expanded Medicaid, a top initiative of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. WellPoint Inc. (WLP), which made the biggest commitment of any publicly traded insurer to the Obamacare markets, raised its guidance today after handily beating analyst estimates for the quarter on rising membership linked to the overhaul.

Taxpayers too may be benefiting from the law approved in 2010. Medicare spending rose by just $1 per beneficiary in 2013, the fourth year in a row that saw a slowdown, the government reported yesterday.

Lots more detail at the link, of course. The only places that have not seen huge benefits from ObamaCare are the Red States that have refused to embrace it.

Once again: The only places that have not seen huge benefits from ObamaCare are the Red States that have refused to embrace it.
That proves the ACA works if you work with it.

And that means that anyone and everyone who still opposes health care reform is a hate-blinded jackass. Screw those eedjits. The rest of us will reap the benefits of the law while the haters suffer in their bile-filled alternate universe.

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Ohio’s 100% Republican Government Supports your Right to Swim in Sewage.

Yes, our Wall Street millionaire Guv and his Libertarian partners in crime are perfectly OK with endangering public health and calling it “choice”. You see, lakes across the state are heavily contaminated by feces, some of them more full of feces than at any time in history. And the state employees who are supposed to be responsible for our safety are saying & doing stupid, well, shit:

Other states, including Illinois, Vermont and Missouri, typically close beaches when E. coli levels pass 235 colonies per 100 milliliters of water. Yesterday, 13 beaches in Illinois were closed for levels that ranged from 300 colonies to more than 2,000.

(In Ohio,) Levels at Crystal and Brooks beaches exceeded 10,000 colonies this month.

Mary Clifton, recreation programs administrator for the Ohio Department of Health, said the state doesn’t want to shut down beaches.
“Ohio typically would prefer that consumers and constituents be able to make an informed decision, instead of dictating the use of the recreational waters of the state,” Clifton said.

You might ask “why would someone working for a ‘department of Health’ knowingly expose people to record-breaking health hazards?” Good question. The answer, as it always is with the GOP, revolves around handing rich people money and shafting the rest of us.

You see, it costs more to close a beach than it does to put up a sign. Likewise, it costs money to maintain sewage systems, control wildlife, and regulate things like agricultural and industrial pollution. And when your elected government is focused on stealing money from the taxpayers so as to pad its cronies’ offshore bank accounts, why, there isn’t much money left to do, you know, the actual job of the government.

Ohioans, by their votes, decided to swim in shit. Said swimming in fecal matter being both real and metaphorical. And at this point, it links like the lazy, stupid liberals and centrists of the Buckeye State will once again not bother to go to the polls in 2014, allowing Republicans to continue their crime spree. And by so doing, allowing our children to continue swimming in shit.

Fucking idiot voters.

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