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Affordable Care Act a leap forward for women
Bakersfield Californian ^ | April 7, 2012 | by Cate Edwards

Posted on 04/08/2012 6:27:19 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

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Cate Edwards is the president of the Elizabeth Edwards Foundation and an attorney at Advocates for Justice. She is the daughter of former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., and the late Elizabeth Edwards.
1 posted on 04/08/2012 6:27:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess a barf alert would be redundant in this case.


2 posted on 04/08/2012 6:31:08 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obviously, Ms Edwards is not a Constitutional scholar.


3 posted on 04/08/2012 6:32:36 AM PDT by magellan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Remember, folks, there are schools that actually gave this writer a degree (in something that obviously required no intellect).


4 posted on 04/08/2012 6:32:45 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


5 posted on 04/08/2012 6:33:16 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Best thing that could happen is to make Obamacare a major campaign issue.


6 posted on 04/08/2012 6:35:19 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


7 posted on 04/08/2012 6:37:19 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m wondering when *Cate’s* indictment will come.


8 posted on 04/08/2012 6:38:06 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: samtheman

As a former resident of this city, I beleive this proves that even a newspaper in a conservative area can be liberal.


9 posted on 04/08/2012 6:38:37 AM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot.)
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To: AU72
Best thing that could happen is to make Obamacare a major campaign issue.

Depends on who is arguing against it on our side, now doesn't it?

10 posted on 04/08/2012 6:39:24 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: LibsRJerks
It all about creating strife between different groups. That is exactly how the Democrat Party stays in power. It's all based on pure, unadulterated evil, like greed, envy, selfishness, and group identity. I wish I could say differently, but it works for them. It remains to be seen if President Obama can win by his direct and divisive appeals to women and minorities, but it's really the only chance he's got.
11 posted on 04/08/2012 6:43:49 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
(Cate)...is the daughter of former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., and the late Elizabeth Edwards.

That right there tells me all I need to know. No thanks :)

12 posted on 04/08/2012 6:46:27 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


13 posted on 04/08/2012 6:48:50 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey Cate.....just STFU, k?


14 posted on 04/08/2012 6:49:04 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am really getting fed up with the manipulation of women by the Dems. WE ARE NOT THAT STUPID, CATE!


15 posted on 04/08/2012 6:49:35 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Jane Long
ALL of that edweirds clan loves them some baby killing... I stand against any of their evil and they should be shunned... their disease is worse than leprosy and cancer. An eternity of damnation awaits those that align with evil.

LLS

16 posted on 04/08/2012 6:52:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES! (accept only the original))
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To: bestintxas

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?”


17 posted on 04/08/2012 6:53:14 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So being a lieing idiot scuzzball is apparently hereditary.


18 posted on 04/08/2012 6:53:48 AM PDT by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Da Coyote

“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.


19 posted on 04/08/2012 6:55:07 AM PDT by YoungBlackRepublican
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GRRRRREAT comments BUMP!


20 posted on 04/08/2012 6:56:48 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, Cate! I’ll pay for your contraception when you pay for my ammunition.


21 posted on 04/08/2012 6:57:27 AM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: bestintxas
As a former resident of this city, I beleive this proves that even a newspaper in a conservative area can be liberal.

Of course they can.The teachings of the Columbia School of "Journalism" can spread just as easily,and as widely,as syphilis.

22 posted on 04/08/2012 6:58:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Cate, every county in the United States of America already have free health clinics for women. Free vaccinations, contraception, and antibiotics if you catch a venereal disease.

These women make me sick!

23 posted on 04/08/2012 6:59:11 AM PDT by poobear
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


24 posted on 04/08/2012 7:00:19 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BULLSHIT Article...


25 posted on 04/08/2012 7:03:06 AM PDT by richardtavor
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To: YoungBlackRepublican
Women are natural socialists. It is in their nature to want the collective to provide "services" that their possibly lame lazy husbands or baby daddies can't provide. Men don't understand how emotional this issue is for women. I certainly don't.

< 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 >

26 posted on 04/08/2012 7:04:01 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Affordable Care Act a leap forward for women

___________________________________

As a WOMAN, I emphatically respond: Horse Poop!


27 posted on 04/08/2012 7:14:11 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: YoungBlackRepublican

“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...


28 posted on 04/08/2012 7:15:47 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bump


29 posted on 04/08/2012 7:30:08 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: DrC

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....


30 posted on 04/08/2012 7:46:55 AM PDT by YoungBlackRepublican
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"...promote the general welfare."

It says "promote the general welfare", not "provide" it.

The only "welfare" obamacare supports is obama. It would put him in control of virtually every aspect of our lives under the guise of "health care".

obamacare is a "power bill"...empowering the Federal government with powers far beyond those held by hitler.

A far better plan would be for the government to get the hell out of healh care altogether and reform some insurability laws for the private sector and let the market make healthcare more affordable. Things like tort reform and transportability of insurance across state lines.

Then the government would be "promoting" the general welfare, and not providing it on the backs of taxpayers.
31 posted on 04/08/2012 7:52:55 AM PDT by FrankR
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“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.


32 posted on 04/08/2012 7:57:33 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Leap forward for welfare queens maybe.


33 posted on 04/08/2012 8:00:20 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

She is the daughter of former scumbag senator John Edwards


34 posted on 04/08/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT by 12chachacha
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Unaffordable Care Act a leap forward for women on the backs of others.
Death panel decides who receives care.


35 posted on 04/08/2012 8:03:16 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why is this garbage posted on this web site?


36 posted on 04/08/2012 8:17:03 AM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a total s**thead.


37 posted on 04/08/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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Completely perverts the general welfare clause as if it were there for the sake of individuals. I wonder what she thinks "general" means. She cannot be that stupid. Therefore she must be an evil dishonest lefty shyster.
38 posted on 04/08/2012 8:21:50 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


39 posted on 04/08/2012 8:26:03 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Women live longer than men - why should they “leap forward”?


40 posted on 04/08/2012 8:28:46 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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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.

These are not issues before the Supreme court.

41 posted on 04/08/2012 8:39:25 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: airborne
Depends on who is arguing against it on our side, now doesn't it?

At least Romney COULD say, 'I made a mistake and will rectify it if elected' Obama can't.

42 posted on 04/08/2012 8:42:33 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Jane Long

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.


43 posted on 04/08/2012 8:57:59 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: dforest
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.

In addition to all of the great comments, the above are worth repeating! Thanks dforest.

44 posted on 04/08/2012 9:00:45 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Another retard using the Constitution to destory the Constitution. Our forefathers must be dizzy ten times over by now.


45 posted on 04/08/2012 9:05:43 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“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.


46 posted on 04/08/2012 9:09:27 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


47 posted on 04/08/2012 9:10:09 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


48 posted on 04/08/2012 9:13:57 AM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: upcountryhorseman
Why is this garbage posted on this web site?

It's called "know your enemy".

49 posted on 04/08/2012 9:26:24 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I see it more as a “leap forward” for BIG communist government.


50 posted on 04/08/2012 9:28:13 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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