Loving Obamacare

Despite glitches, Houstonians flock to sign up to be covered by the new insurance plans.

3. You're camping in Yosemite and you haven't heard about the government shutdown that started four days ago.

Good luck, dude, and we hope you brought plenty of supplies. Thanks to the shutdown, all national parks were closed and campers given two days to get out of said parks. We like to think that this worked the way it works when workers close a bookstore — walking the aisles and flushing everyone out — but the park employees aren't getting paid, so they may not have felt like being super-thorough before they hit the lights, locked up and left. Same goes for national museums like the Smithsonian and the National Gallery, according to The Washington Post. All places you don't want to be stuck in, because the government workers who would let you out, well, they're on furlough, man.

4. You're a nonessential federal employee, but you're a workaholic, so you'll just volunteer your time.

You've got another think coming. It doesn't matter if you're a White House aide or you really like helping people figure out where the bathrooms are in Yellowstone Park or you just really hate sitting at home because your family is needy, your cat doesn't like to see too much of you or you're only happy when filing something — you still won't be allowed to just give Uncle Sam your time without getting paid. A 19th-century law put the kibosh on volunteers because the government doesn't want the bums coming back around asking for back pay post-shutdown, according to D.C. lawyer Ray Natter.

5. You've finally bought that ticket for Paris and now all you need is your passport to live your dream.

Hate to break it to you, buddy, but you won't be going to the City of Light to party like Hemingway and get lost trying to find the Eiffel Tower. Passports aren't among the essential things when there is no working federal government. The State Department says it has a little bit of outside funds to keep it going, but if this shutdown drags out like the last one did, those funds won't last very long, and once that money is gone, there will be no passport for you, according to USA Today.

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xsk5
xsk5

Wow... they should stop calling this section "comments" and just call it arguments! All I know is everyone in health care (who had any kind of education to get there) hates this plan. Even my ultra liberal mom (though she hates Obama to begin with, so THERE it may not be a hatred based on education about the actual obamacare, but of Obama himself). Everyone who wanted healthcare without paying the price for the product they received (yeah, people forget that healthcare is a PRODUCT, something COMPANIES brought you, and NOT something you are entitled to) love it. For the uneducated... here is a little peice of information. Hospitals are not free. The equipment there is not free. Even with donations from the wealthy, and government subsidies, the fatties and smokers and lazies of the world are costing them a FORTUNE! Likewise, doctors go to school for 8 years and often get into debt over 200,000 and THEN go on to MORE school to get where they are! Nurses go through 2 to 4 years or more themselves! All of these people have to be paid! Insurance companies don't grow on trees either! They have to pay large portions of your bill, or all of it, as health care gets pricier, on your behalf. Where do you think THAT money is supposed to come from? Why does everyone think someone else should pay THEIR medical bills?! YOU are responsible for your medical bills! I hate people always trying to get something for free! Personally, I have health care brought to me by the lovely wallet rapers, the Union. In the end, I pay for my health care through them. I just hate paying for other people to get health care because they ate their way into a heart attack. Thanks folks! You all suck.

mphillips874
mphillips874

Thanks for last straw you ONE-SIDED liberal f**ks!  You say absolutely nothing about the heathy folks that this bullsh*t is raping!   Outrageous premiums for something that I don't use so that the lazy asses of this nation can suck something else dry!!!  Done with this rag and all that support it.  Ciao!

maddog713
maddog713

what a joke. the whole thing has been a disaster. they can't even come up with a website that works

alternateworld
alternateworld

This is the republican's nightmare.  Millions of people able to care for themselves and their families affordable health care for perhaps the first time in their lives.  That's millions of people who will not vote republican next year.

Puller58
Puller58

Insurance companies did not support this law for nothing.

jalangaya
jalangaya

Yeah, what's not to love about death panels, fewer doctors, healthcare rationing, higher costs, & 16,500 new IRS agents?

ashitaka1110
ashitaka1110

@alternateworld LOL you must be kidding, ace. The people this benefits are the scum suckers that are too blinded by news media to ever vote anything other than the Socialist Democratic Party.

ZipAdiDoodah
ZipAdiDoodah

So just where are those supposed death panels?

No, the pachyderms wanted a years extension on implementation so they could continue to ramp up more lies and propaganda against ACA.

JefWithOneF
JefWithOneF topcommenter

I just spit water out of my nose!

 
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