Rage. Probably political rage. Maybe just personal rage. Lots of sarcasm and cynicism. Also pretty pictures.

Last time I checked personhood initiatives have been pretty roundly rejected everywhere they’ve been proposed. Yet, nonetheless, the principle behind “personhood”–that fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses should be treated as completely, legally separate from the pregnant women–has already worked its way into the legal system.

And, as we’ve always known and this report makes crystal clear, the consequences–which are already being felt by the most vulnerable women under our racist criminal justice system–go far beyond outlawing abortion or even birth control. As Lynn Paltrow notes, personhood initiatives would “subject all pregnant women to surveillance, arrest, incarceration, and other deprivations of liberty whether women seek to end a pregnancy or not.”

Because there’s simply no way to give fertilized eggs full constitutional rights without taking some away from pregnant women.

PerSe1010:

Tragic and disturbing “unintended” consequences are still tragic and disturbing. This is a pandora’s box of epic proportions that will adversely affect pregnant women at risk of miscarriage and take us back decades of putting women at fault for losing their babies - whether intentionally or not. Sickening.

(Source: azspot)

…evidence from San Francisco suggests we should be very suspicious of firms pleading poverty as they charge surcharges. The city adopted pioneering universal health care legislation that, like Obamacare, imposed higher costs on some classes of employers. Many of them responded with special health care surcharges. Upon investigation, much of this surcharge money just ended up in the pockets of business owners, as with any other price increase.

That’s a whole lot of BALONEY on your pizza, there. For someone who is supposed to be a CEO of a large business such as Papa John’s, you sure do suck at math…don’t you have an accountant? I’m talking to you too, Denny’s http://www.salon.com/2012/11/15/dennys_to_offset_obamacare_costs_by_cutting_worker_hours/

stfuconservatives:

sass—butt:

Hey Tumblr, if you’re poor, under-or-unemployed, and/or uninsured, you can probably get free drugs directly from the manufacturers.

Yeah, free. Like seriously all you pay for is maybe the doctor/nurse visit you’ll probably need to go to for the prescription.

The basics,…

(Source: holdontoyourassbutts)

communism-kills:

This is what health coverage (by gender) looks like if Obamacare is overturned:
Twenty-two states protecting men’s health more than women’s.
http://bit.ly/MHRV8B via Think Progress

communism-kills:

This is what health coverage (by gender) looks like if Obamacare is overturned:

Twenty-two states protecting men’s health more than women’s.

http://bit.ly/MHRV8B via Think Progress

Republicans are currently blocking the extension of lower student loan interest rates because they insist on cutting a health care fund to pay for its cost. But when it comes to the Bush tax cuts, they continue to believe that no budget offsets are necessary to pay for them.

The Hill reports: “House Republicans say they have no plans to pay for the extension of the Bush-era tax rates, a move that could erase the deficit reduction they have achieved since winning their majority in the chamber in 2010.”

In other words, Republicans intend to do exactly what they did when they passed the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts in the first place, which (along with not paying for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, or for Medicare prescription drug coverage) is exactly what created our budget mess in the first place.

Welcome, again, to the GOP War on Budgeting. You really couldn’t ask for clearer evidence that Republicans are not only wholly uninterested in reducing federal budget deficits, but even oppose the whole notion of considering individual spending and taxing decisions in the context of an overall budget.

zombiecuddle:

Hello chil’ren. Some guy wrote a terrible thing ‘splaining about how health insurance works like buying brake pads from Pepboys or something. Squashed responded to it level-headedly already and moreover it’s been a while and you’re probably all backlashing against something…

Healthcare Flowchart  (via dailykos.com)
http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/310373/802.png

Healthcare Flowchart (via dailykos.com) http://images1.dailykos.com/i/user/310373/802.png

azspot:

Health care spending in the US

The fact that more people have some condition is why we spend so much on health care. = FALSE

azspot:

Health care spending in the US

The fact that more people have some condition is why we spend so much on health care. = FALSE