Skip to comments.Affordable Care Act a leap forward for women
Posted on 04/08/2012 6:27:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Supreme Court is again at the center of a highly controversial policy debate, having just heard arguments for the Affordable Care Act. There's been much discussion about the justices' supposed political agendas. I've heard fear-mongering about government takeovers and rumors of increased business costs.
But I haven't heard much about what's really at stake: the welfare of the American people -- specifically women. Women like my mother and the other mothers, wives, sisters and daughters who need preventive services to ensure that they are healthy.
Our Constitution was created to "promote the general welfare." So a court that strikes down the health care law would not only shirk its constitutional responsibility, it would unduly injure the welfare of American women.
My mother, using everything from blog posts to congressional testimony, challenged this country to translate the Constitution's focus on each American's welfare into health reform.
The Affordable Care Act has done more to expand women's access to health care than any other piece of legislation in more than 50 years. It allows women to make health care choices based solely on what is best. Without this law, women may not get the preventive care, early detection tests or cancer treatments that they need.
And it's not just these women whose lives could be devastated by limited health care. They are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives. Women can now get the health care they need to stay healthy and alive -- for themselves and their families.
That is promoting the general welfare.
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I guess a barf alert would be redundant in this case.
Obviously, Ms Edwards is not a Constitutional scholar.
Remember, folks, there are schools that actually gave this writer a degree (in something that obviously required no intellect).
Health care can be affordable WITHOUT having it controlled by the government.
They know this damn well.
So tired of this women’s health care meme. They talk as if women are more important than men.
Best thing that could happen is to make Obamacare a major campaign issue.
Yes, Cate. The US Constitution was created to promote the general welfare, but you obviously don’t understand what that means. Hint: it doesn’t mean all individual liberties are squashed under an all powerful government that decides winners and losers. What you want is something more akin to the USSR instead of the USA, and you should know how that turns out. Let me sum it up for you: equality under the law, the right to keep what one owns (private property), and taxation only for public use, i.e. for things like roads and public buildings. That’s what creates and maintains the general welfare.
I’m wondering when *Cate’s* indictment will come.
As a former resident of this city, I beleive this proves that even a newspaper in a conservative area can be liberal.
Depends on who is arguing against it on our side, now doesn't it?
That right there tells me all I need to know. No thanks :)
More and more women will be sent to their death through Obamacare than we can even imagine. Fewer doctors, fewer tests, fewer treatments will rule the day. Hasn’t anyone noticed how the system is already coming out to proclaim that we don’t need tests and treatments? Only reason to do that is to set people up for the stark lack of care they are going to get. If you are older, they have robbed Medicare to pay for stupid birth control pills and BS that people can already purchase for 9 bucks a month.
This is all about total control of your lives. Obama people who wrote this bill want to cut the population back. You do this with birth control, abortion, and death to older folks.
See it will now be affordable once people drop like flies. Maybe that is why all those generic caskets are stored around the country.
About time some idiotic GOP spokespeople get out there and make it really clear that Obamacare is a death sentence for all but those who run the system.
Hey Cate.....just STFU, k?
I am really getting fed up with the manipulation of women by the Dems. WE ARE NOT THAT STUPID, CATE!
My question to this dimwit author is “How do you know what this bill will do for women, against women, or for or against anyone else? Did you read it? All 2700 pages of it?”
So being a lieing idiot scuzzball is apparently hereditary.
“Our Constitution was created to “promote the general welfare.” So a court that strikes down the health care law would not only shirk its constitutional responsibility, it would unduly injure the welfare of American women. “
There are so many things wrong with this statement it makes my head hurt. Liberals actually think like this.
GRRRRREAT comments BUMP!
Hey, Cate! I’ll pay for your contraception when you pay for my ammunition.
Of course they can.The teachings of the Columbia School of "Journalism" can spread just as easily,and as widely,as syphilis.
These women make me sick!
Fascinating choice of words: “A leap forward for women.”
The “Great Leap Forward” was a horrible Maoist horror in China, from 1958 to 1961. It was an effort to quickly transform the China from an agrarian economy into a modern communist society through the process of rapid industrialization, and forced collectivization.
Which of course, resulted in a terrible and bloody disaster.
“Coercion, terror, and systematic violence were the very foundation of the Great Leap Forward.”
Private farming was prohibited, and those engaged in it were labeled as counterrevolutionaries and persecuted.
“Rural industrialization” efforts such as demanding a quota of raw iron from every family, theoretically by smelting iron ore in backyard furnaces, a ridiculous idea, instead forced people to melt their cookware to make their quota.
Estimates of the death toll range from 18 million to at least 45 million, and they didn’t even need “death panels” to do it.
< broadbrush >
Men, for the most part, never need health care until they are old. Women of child bearing age are in need of health care, and have to care for children. Hello? The sexes are different. Their politics are different.
It's uterus politics vs. scrotum politics
< /broadbrush >
Affordable Care Act a leap forward for women
As a WOMAN, I emphatically respond: Horse Poop!
“So a court that strikes down the health care law would not only shirk its constitutional responsibility, it would unduly injure the welfare of American women.
There are so many things wrong with this statement it makes my head hurt. Liberals actually think like this.”
Worse, this was written by someone who allegedly had legal training! I only had a few constitutional law classes in college, but apparently understand what the Constitution means (and doesn’t) than this bozo! Of course, her daddy wasn’t the box, so perhaps I’m being unfair...
Well if this person had legal training they should ask for a refund. Somebody needs to show me where in the constitution is says I’m supposed to pay for someones healthcare. UH OH...there i go again...being one of those mean republicans....
“They know this damn well.”
‘They’ don’t know squat, except their narrow ideological view of the world. I’m so sick of hearing about ‘women’ and ‘people of color’ etc. etc. Fundamental principles are fundamental for all, not just for the favored politically correct groups. I have no prejudices like the ones that the left would claim most or all white males harbor. I believe in individuality, personal freedom, and personal responsibility. I believe that there are predators out there in the world who exploit those they can exploit, and that there is a legitimate role of government to put in place safeguards to prevent those predators from hurting those who are playing by the rules. That said, I also believe there are many predators in government, and that in fact, government attracts those predators (just look at how many governors and other elected officials have been convicted of abusing their offices - and this is probably just the tip of the iceberg).
Among those predators was John Edwards, and his histrionic presentations in court designed to win big settlements based on emotion and not truth let the author of this piece live at a very financially high level, while contributing to the increases in health care costs that are plaguing all of us - and that gave the left the opportunity to destroy the best medical system in the world.
This isn’t about ‘women’ or any specific group. This is about the right of every child who is born into this country to grow up with the opportunity to make their own way and to not be saddled with a huge national debt. This is about equality for all, irrespective of their gender or skin color.
The author is part of the problem, and is too ideologically blind to actually understand that or see it.
Leap forward for welfare queens maybe.
She is the daughter of former scumbag senator John Edwards
Unaffordable Care Act a leap forward for women on the backs of others.
Death panel decides who receives care.
Why is this garbage posted on this web site?
What a total s**thead.
Wow .. an attorney and foundation head? I was wondering if the author had submitted the article to her middle school newspaper. And with two attorney parents no less. Mz Edwards is incredibly ill informed on the Constitution, and a poor writer to boot.
Women live longer than men - why should they “leap forward”?
These are not issues before the Supreme court.
At least Romney COULD say, 'I made a mistake and will rectify it if elected' Obama can't.
Maybe if Bammykare was in place before her Daddy got Riele prego, her Government-supported pills could have saved the Presidency...oh, what about his hookers? LOL you Commie moron.
See it will now be affordable once people drop like flies.
In addition to all of the great comments, the above are worth repeating! Thanks dforest.
Another retard using the Constitution to destory the Constitution. Our forefathers must be dizzy ten times over by now.
“Affordable Care”...LOL! Don’t you just love these words libs use to sell their crap? Affordable? How the hell is going to be affordable when everyone is unemployed? Well not everyone...Government employees will still have their jobs.
This abortionist keeps talking about mothers, sisters, & daughters, people who don’t exist if preventive health care guidelines are followed.
Too bad Cate’s mom didn’t prevent her.
If that had been a report for credit at school, it would have got a D at best. Basically started with a premise and then just repeated the same thing over and over in a different way.
It's called "know your enemy".
I see it more as a “leap forward” for BIG communist government.