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AmeriCorps volunteers have discovered that the health plans provided by this federal program are insufficient to meet the requirements of Obamacare.

AmeriCorps volunteers have discovered that the health plans provided by this federal program are insufficient to meet the requirements of Obamacare.

If they don’t buy additional health insurance they will be subject to fines under the healthcare law.

I especially like this quote:

Sarah L. Sklaw, a 22-year-old Vista member from New York City, said: “I really support the Affordable Care Act, and I don’t want to be a naysayer. But it was surprising and frustrating to be told that our health coverage would not meet the law’s standards, especially because the Corporation for National and Community Service told us at orientation in August that we did not need to worry about the issue.”

In other words, she supported Obamacare, partly because she was told “if she liked her health plan, she could keep her health plan. Period.” She has now discovered that this was a lie and is angry. Who wudda thunk it?

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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4 comments

  • Pzatchok

    At least she doesn’t want to be a naysayer, none of her friends would like that.

  • D. K. Williams

    This is so screwed up on many many levels.

  • MrTSP91

    She’s probably disappointed because she thought it was going to be free.

  • Edward

    Someone recently compared Obamacare to buying a car with all the options. Obamacare requires that we buy the most expensive healthcare insurance available, it is just the payment plan that differs.

    Naturally we are complaining that we have to pay too much for things that we don’t want or don’t need. Men’s insurance comes with pregnancy care, women’s plans with prostate care. We are being treated as though we are all hermaphrodites.

    No wonder it is all screwed up, it does not take reality into account — or even the real needs of We the People, or even Mary Strasser’s people.

    This is what happens when the intelligencia running the country turn out to be not so smart after all.

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