Obama is Superman.

Posted: 2010/03/24 in General News
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As we all know, on Sunday night, President B.A.Baracus Obama won an epic health care battle. A watershed moment for America, and a defining victory for its president. The core element of change upon which Barack Obama was elected, but still a massive political gamble for the “Yes We Can” leader. As most country-wide polls would suggest most Americans were against the health care reform bill. Then again most people don’t always know what’s good for them. And having staked the success of his presidency on the longstanding Democratic dream of universal health care I still get the feeling we are far from the end of name calling, fear mongering and the usual reactionary Rebulican outbursts.

The Democrats passed the bill without a single Republican vote – and with the knowledge that it may well have ended the political careers of some who voted for it at a time when the public remains deeply divided over the entire endeavour.

What’s really in Obama’s health care reform bill? Almost no one knows, and here’s why: It’s 1,017 pages long and written in an alien form of bureaucratic English that can barely be decoded by earthlings. Well, that’s not entirely true. The key points of the bill are:
1) “It’s a big fucking deal!” – Vice President Joe Biden
2) Insurance companies will be barred from dropping people from coverage when they get sick. Lifetime coverage limits will be eliminated and annual limits are to be restricted.
3) Young adults will be able to stay on their parents’ health plans until the age of 26. Many health plans currently drop dependents from coverage when they turn 19 or finish college.
4) Uninsured adults with a pre-existing conditions will be able to obtain health coverage through a new program that will expire once new insurance exchanges begin operating in 2014.
5) A temporary reinsurance program is created to help companies maintain health coverage for early retirees between the ages of 55 and 64. This also expires in 2014.
6) A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services that use ultraviolet lamps goes into effect on July 1.
etc etc etc…

Ron Burgundy has something to say to Sarah Palin over the Democrat victory in approving health care reform.

Next up for Superman Obama: Immigration Reform. Oy vey.

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