Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The self-appointed spokespersons for queerdom (2)

They're doing it again. I've just received an email from the Stonewall Democrats, stating in part,
I’m one of those people who would not be able to get insurance because of a pre-existing condition, if the new healthcare law were repealed. I’m also a single dad who sometimes struggles to raise my two sons, both of whom need special care. It’s reprehensible that the GOP wants to make it more difficult and more expensive for me to take care of myself and my family.

Health care reform is an issue that affects all of us and I get sick to my stomach when I hear that the GOP has decided that one of the first things they want to do in the House is repeal the Affordable Care Act. The repeal would be bad for the health of my family and bad for the health of our economy - adding billions to our national debt [emphasis in the original].
So now the queerer-than-thou crowd has declared a belief in Obamacare to be an article of faith for all LGBT people? I have some news for the author of the email. Many people all over the Nolan chart, not just in the big bad right, have serious questions about Obamacare, and with good reason. Far from making insurance less expensive and more easily available, Obamacare could easily have the opposite effect.

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