“Affordable Care Act”

November 10, 2013 § 8 Comments

I just wanted to say it out loud, because it is so hilariously ironic, now that the bill has been passed for long enough to start finding out what is in it.

§ 8 Responses to “Affordable Care Act”

  • Latias says:

    I am genuinely neutral and apathetic about it. It is not bad or good though. There are winners and losers and people who consider themselves losers would just complain about how the law infringes on their self-interest. There is ignorance on both sides of the issue.

  • Silly Interloper says:

    There is ignorance on both sides of the issue.

    So I see.

  • Velvet says:

    We stayed up too late drinking too much wine with friends this weekend, and we tried to read parts of the bill (we’re great hosts, lots of fun, really) – what becomes evident is that Obamacare is simply a portal – the one through which blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants will be shuttled, because we have to have everybody in the system to make it work, or something to that effect. He’s good at dominoes, I’ll give him that.

  • neovictorian23 says:

    The “Care” part was simply misinterpreted. Millions of able-bodied who are perfectly capable of work will now be “cared” for with tax money, while millions of others have added “cares” as their insurance is cancelled.

    And it really is “Affordable” as long as the transfers of wealth are large enough.

    “[U]ntil you run out of other people’s money.”

  • c matt says:


    Assuming they otherwise continue in their sacramental marriage, would it be licit/moral for a Catholic married couple to get a civil divorce decree in order to avoid the Obamacare marriage penalty? Under Catholic doctrine, is civil marriage required for the sacramental marriage to be considered legit?

  • Zippy says:

    c matt:
    I know that civil “divorce” is sometimes permissible – it isn’t intrinsically immoral. The contract of marriage and the sacrament of marriage are inseparable, the former being the matter of the latter. But contracts (and justice more generally) aren’t creations of the State: they precede the State and cannot be deontologically rewritten arbitrarily. As a formal procedure for things like property disposition civil “divorce” can in some instances be a morally licit undertaking — although labeling it “divorce” is problematic because the term implies the end of a marriage before death, which is deontologically impossible for baptized Christians.

    So the best I can say is “maybe”. Clearly it depends upon a prudential analysis, and as we know “prudential” doesn’t imply pure subjectivity or immunity to objective conclusions.

  • earl says:

    “What more do people want?”

    I want Obama to be on Obamacare.

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