Just last week me and The Hubster were having a serious conversation about growing BB&W into a fully-monetized business, him quitting a job he hates to strike out on his own as Insurance Executive of the Universe. Our biggest concern was that if he leaves hated job, with four kids, how the heck would we be able to manage paying for health insurance for a family of six. We’ve been hustling all the kids to doctor, dentist and optometrist appointments in preparation, and I’m looking into hiring a part-time shaman for future what-the-hell-are-we-going-to-do-we-have-no-insurance-and-the-kid-just-barfed-up-a-lung health emergencies.
The shaman (who is yet to be found and brought through the hiring and orientation) must already be working, because I click on my computer after a night of marathon book promotion activities to see this on HuffPo:
The individual health insurance mandate is constitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday, upholding the central provision of President Barack Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act.
Just about everyone (including me) had that sick feeling in the gut that “Obamacare” would be overturned today and Rush Limbaugh would be tongue-wagging his victory laps on his three-hour-blow-hard-fest of a radio show today. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like Barack Obama is sprinkled with magic fairy dust, because every time some rabid conservatives go after him he ends up signing, “WINNING!!” in his Oval Office bathroom mirror?
Here’s a CNN clip on what this ruling means for YOU:
Truth be told, I’m not an Obama Kool-Aid drinker, nor am I a conservative Kool-Aid drinker. Neither side has my blind loyalty. But for the life of me, I could not understand how conservatives had so many people–many of whom are under-insured and under-employed–to blindly back them against an initiative that would be in their own best interest.