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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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.
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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
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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”?