The anniversary that Mitt Romney wants to forget

This is pretty funny, and even more damning. It was put together by American Bridge 21st Century, a pro-Democrat PAC to mark the sixth anniversary of the signing of RomneyCare into law in Massachusetts:

I continue to be astonished that the party that claims to see ObamaCare as a fundamental threat to American liberty could nominate a man with this as his signature political achievement.

Are the rest of supposed to just pretend it never happened?

– Jay Bookman

735 comments Add your comment

RF

April 12th, 2012
1:10 pm

Romney played the moderate role to get elected in Massachusetts, much as he’s playing the uber-conservative role now to get elected as President. All that proves is that he’s a true politician and he’ll govern whatever way the winds of political favor are blowing. That doesn’t make him any better or worse than any other candidate or president, in my opinion. Voters will have to decide if they want someone in the role who doesn’t seem to have a real position of his own from which to lead. Scary thought to me…

kitty

April 12th, 2012
1:15 pm

What amazes me is the right wing is buying his baloney. They throw the only good candidate they had to the curb, Huntsman, and elevate FLip Romney, Sanitorium and Newtron to the top. They aren’t too bright are they?

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
1:18 pm

Who knew Jay would tout a PAC’s work?…oh, and some of us are smart enough to distinguish the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Simple Truths

April 12th, 2012
1:20 pm

ty webb,

No surprise. I am sure Jay received his morning email from Media Matters right on schedule today.

carlosgvv

April 12th, 2012
1:21 pm

With convoluted thinking and mental gymnastics, the Republicans have persuaded their electorate that RomneyCare is a totally different thing from ObamaCare. Since this is what the faithful truly want to believe anyway, it was an easy sell.

Aquagirl

April 12th, 2012
1:23 pm

What amazes me is the right wing is buying his baloney

No they’re not, but they’re stuck with him. It’s like watching someone trying to choke down horrific food at an awkward meet-the-folks dinner. “Why yes, the pork chops are delicious! Throwing them under the table is an old Estonian custom in my family, hahahahaha!!!”

Joe Hussein Mama

April 12th, 2012
1:26 pm

Simple Truths — “‘I am sure Jay received his morning email from Media Matters right on schedule today.”

No doubt containing a link to the video you’re not discussing.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

April 12th, 2012
1:29 pm

Dems. wage WAR on “stay at home” moms !

HEADLINE: “Five kids and sixteen grandkids and Dem. advisor says Ann Romney has ‘never worked a day in her life’.”

Dispicable !

bleary

April 12th, 2012
1:29 pm

The Republican party pretends GW Bush never happened.

Talking Head

April 12th, 2012
1:31 pm

I don’t agree with an individual mandate, but RomneyCare was well within it’s Constitutional grounds to do so. Healthcare is a State’s issue as granted by the 10th amendment. Healthcare insurance does not cross State lines, therefore it is not considered ‘interstate’ commerce. What seperates RomneyCare and ObamaCare is that the Federal Gov is mandating we all buy healthcare insurance, and is trying to use a ridiculous reason why they can do it, ‘interstate’ commerce.

If I could buy healthcare insurance in Alabama, have the same coverage and pay less than here in GA and it payed for services here in GA, I would probably buy it. But that’s not how it works, there is no ‘interstate’ commerce.

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:32 pm

Why is the democrat operative against stay at home moms?

“she hasn’t worked a day in her life”

Are you kidding me? Democrats are insane.

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:33 pm

Obama isn’t a socialist either

He never said ” spread the wealth”

Lyman Hall

April 12th, 2012
1:33 pm

I believe that DieBold and crooked party hacks have more to do with the primary results.
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Sure, after 100 years of government schools, there HAS been some dumbing down of the general electorate but…………………………….a North-East John Kerry Jr Prog?
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Ron Paul 2012…………the thinking man’s choice…And womans.

Joe Hussein Mama

April 12th, 2012
1:34 pm

0311 — “HEADLINE: “Five kids and sixteen grandkids and Dem. advisor says Ann Romney has ‘never worked a day in her life’.” Dispicable !”

I thought it was pretty ‘dispicable’ how you were telling untruths about LTC West yesterday.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 12th, 2012
1:34 pm

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday mandate to buy healthcare signed into law by a Republican

Happy Birthday to you.

And many more.

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:34 pm

Democrats think moms don’t work

Nuts

Simple Truths

April 12th, 2012
1:35 pm

November 4, 2008, the date America wants to forget.

TaxPayer

April 12th, 2012
1:35 pm

Such an extremely conservative man, that Mitt.

Misty Fyed

April 12th, 2012
1:35 pm

“The Republican party pretends GW Bush never happened.”

This makes me laugh so hard….I almost wish evolution were true…Maybe you libs can evolve into something with a bit more creativity.

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
1:37 pm

“Happy Birthday mandate to buy healthcare…”

Good gosh, she can’t even get snark right…the state law mandates you buy health insurance, not healthcare. Typical.

Joe Hussein Mama

April 12th, 2012
1:37 pm

T. Head — “If I could buy healthcare insurance in Alabama, have the same coverage and pay less than here in GA and it payed for services here in GA, I would probably buy it. But that’s not how it works, there is no ‘interstate’ commerce.”

Because states demand to have the final say on what sort of health insurance can be sold within their borders. If you can’t buy AL health insurance in GA, then that’s GA’s fault, not the Federal government’s.

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:37 pm

Romneycare is very different than obamacare

For starters there’s not a penalty of over $1000 and romneycare has a much more flexible implementation plan than obamacare

But sont let that distract from democrat talking points and hyperbole

Joe Hussein Mama

April 12th, 2012
1:38 pm

Jm — “Democrats think moms don’t work”

Can you show me Ann Romney’s paystub? Did Mitt ever give her one? :D

Simple Truths

April 12th, 2012
1:38 pm

As bad as Jay’s blog can be (and this entry is bad), I have to remind myself: It is still better than Cynthia Tucker’s old blog.

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:39 pm

Romneycare has a $50 penalty

Big difference from obama’s $1000 penalty

And apparently democrats don’t understand the 10th amendment that makes it legal for a state to do this but not the federal government (tbd by scotus)

TBone

April 12th, 2012
1:40 pm

I think any reasonable person would agree if we were going to experiment with a form of socialized medicine, the state level would provide a good lab for feedback but not a country the size of the US. Can we still blame Bush for this? That would please the deranged crowd.

Illegal Alien

April 12th, 2012
1:40 pm

Does Ann Romney have any household workers?

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:42 pm

Tbone

Agreed. This should be a state issue.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 12th, 2012
1:43 pm

TY

Why thank you for the correction. I appreciate your graciousness.
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Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday mandate to buy health insurance signed into law by a Republican

Happy Birthday to you.

And many more.

Now that we have the verbage he requested, TY WEBB will be leading us in song

a 1
and a 2
and a 3

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:43 pm

States rights

Different stokes for different folks

More freedom

Misty Fyed

April 12th, 2012
1:43 pm

Hmmm. Let’s see…the REPUBLICANS nominate a man who has taken on health care with a plan that has survivied legal challenge and the libs are criticising him for it. This is what happens when the democrats start to believe their own press. Maybe….just maybe, those evil conservatives aren’t as oblivious to the need to address health care as the libs say they are.

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:44 pm

Romneycare isn’t 1700 pages long

stands for decibels

April 12th, 2012
1:44 pm

Are the rest of supposed to just pretend it never happened?

Dunno, but the rest of US are likely to remember it now and again.

Jm

April 12th, 2012
1:46 pm

Romney vetoed 8 sections of the MA health care bill

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 12th, 2012
1:46 pm

Pardon me

Jm

but I think you have the penalty amounts wrong.

While you look them up to verify please also check to see what if any enforcement mechanisms have been/will be pit in force.

kthxbye

Donovan

April 12th, 2012
1:47 pm

I continue to be astonished by the party who elected Bill Clinton (the first president who had illicit sex in my Oval Office), who elected JFK (the first president who had illicit sex in my White House), and Jimmy Carter (the worse president before Obama arrived).

We Republicans are not thrilled with Mitt’s mistake in Massachusetts, but we know that he is supremely more qualified than this clown you lunatics have elected.

Look at Mitt’s record of life successes and then look at Obama’s record of life successes. There is no comparison. Mitt wins hands down.

Therefore, I am astonished to see how you liberals can support such a loser and feel good about it.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 12th, 2012
1:48 pm

Dems. wage WAR on “stay at home” moms !

Is this 1992 and an attack on a different Hillary for a similar comment?

History tries to repeat itself. Failed then, too.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 12th, 2012
1:48 pm

Enter your comments here

Talking Head

April 12th, 2012
1:48 pm

You know what’s funny?

Republicans want everyone to be able to purchase plans in other states. Democrats don’t want you to be able to buy insurance from other states.

Republicans don’t want ObamaCare because it forces you to buy something. Democrats want ObamaCare because it forces everyone to have healthcare insurance (and in my view more control over the masses).

If we were able to purchase healthcare from different states, the dem argument about the commerce clause would probably hold up.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 12th, 2012
1:48 pm

Romneycare isn’t 1700 pages long

Your point being you can’t read something longer than that?

Mr_B

April 12th, 2012
1:49 pm

“Healthcare insurance does not cross State lines, therefore it is not considered ‘interstate’ commerce. ”

How do you explain the fact that my benefits statement comes from Charlotte, NC? Has North Carolina been annexed by GA?

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
1:49 pm

Just think, if Obama had any cajones, he’d take some other states’ laws with respect to marriage, and apply them to the federal government, thus rendering Bill Clinton’s(D) DOMA null and void…I only wonder why he doesn’t? hmmmmmm.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 12th, 2012
1:50 pm

by the party who elected Bill Clinton

I continue to be astonished by people who don’t understand election law in the USA.

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
1:51 pm

Granny,
much better…you’re welcome.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 12th, 2012
1:51 pm

he’d take some other states’ laws with respect to marriage, and apply them to the federal government, thus rendering Bill Clinton’s(D) DOMA null and void…I only wonder why he doesn’t? hmmmmmm.

His administration stopped defending it in court. Four more years of Obama and it’ll be gone… as it should be, since it violates the constitution.

Brosephus™

April 12th, 2012
1:52 pm

Healthcare insurance does not cross State lines, therefore it is not considered ‘interstate’ commerce.

Tell that to people who’s insurance providers are in states other than where they live and buy insurance. Insurance is already sold across state lines without any extra legislation or regulation to do so. All the provider has to do is meet the guidelines of the state where they choose to sell.

TaxPayer

April 12th, 2012
1:57 pm

Mitt didn’t pay his housekeepers very much either.

stands for decibels

April 12th, 2012
1:57 pm

Your point being you can’t read something longer than that?

I think it was Scalia’s point, although he was grousing about *2700* pages.

(And having to eat broccoli, I think.)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 12th, 2012
1:58 pm

ty webb

what a lovely baritone you have

Joe Hussein Mama

April 12th, 2012
2:00 pm

GG — “ty webb what a lovely baritone you have”

Clearly his pants are too tight. :D

stands for decibels

April 12th, 2012
2:00 pm

I know, it’s off topic deflecto-trollage I’m replying to but I gotta ask–

Bill Clinton (the first president who had illicit sex in my Oval Office), [...] JFK (the first president who had illicit sex in my White House)

Donovan? “The first?” You *know* that Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Monroe, et al, never indulged in similar boinkage, in similar surroundings, during their terms of office, how?

Mr_B

April 12th, 2012
2:04 pm

“Republicans want everyone to be able to purchase plans in other states. Democrats don’t want you to be able to buy insurance from other states.”

I really don’t give a flying damn which state you buy insurance in. I just you to have to buy it so I don’t end up paying for your healthcare (or you for mine)

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 12th, 2012
2:04 pm

Joe….

That would be soprano…..you mean old meanie!!

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 12th, 2012
2:04 pm

I think it was Scalia’s point, although he was grousing about *2700* pages.

nah, it was a rightwingnutistan meme for a while… just showed the depth of their anti-intellectualism.

Mr_B

April 12th, 2012
2:05 pm

Sorry: omitted “want”

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
2:05 pm

Granny,
that’s nothing…I do my best work in the shower.

Bruno

April 12th, 2012
2:06 pm

I’m so glad you’ve decided to approach the discussion in a calm, mature and respectful manner.

Joe–You might wish to figure out a little more quickly when someone is yanking your chain.

I continue to be astonished that the party that claims to see ObamaCare as a fundamental threat to American liberty could nominate a man with this as his signature political achievement.

Pretty funny talk coming from someone who proclaimed Romney to be the victor before any of the primary results even came in. It’s no secret that people who call themselves conservative are very unhappy with the nominee. That is until you start comparing him to Obama. He’s been looking better and better to me these past few weeks.

getalife

April 12th, 2012
2:06 pm

willardcare is the law like ObamaCare is the law.

Is willard more liberal than our President?

Mmmmmm.

Joe Hussein Mama

April 12th, 2012
2:07 pm

SFD — “I think it was Scalia’s point, although he was grousing about *2700* pages. ”

That really struck me during the presentations; it sounded as if Scalia planned to vote to overturn the ACA *despite* not having read it and that he was essentially saying ‘I’m not *going* to read it.’

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
2:07 pm

“Is willard more liberal than our President?”

no, he’s just more constitutional.

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 12th, 2012
2:07 pm

He’s been looking better and better to me these past few weeks.

That’s what happens when it’s 2 am and you’re still drinkin’ alone because your hottie quit on you hours before.

JKL2

April 12th, 2012
2:08 pm

Liberalism: Not going to be happy until everyone is as miserable as we are.

Vote obama: Free money for everyone!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5tqH7UrzOw

Tall

April 12th, 2012
2:08 pm

Bruno: I agree. We haven’t seen Romney take on Obama yet. Hopefully he will have learned from his mistakes.

Joe Hussein Mama

April 12th, 2012
2:09 pm

Bruno — “Joe–You might wish to figure out a little more quickly when someone is yanking your chain.”

Absent your physical presence, your use of emoticons or an explicit statement from you to the effect of ‘FYI, I’m yanking your chain,’ it’s difficult in the extreme to do that. And I prefer not to engage in mindreading, though I’ve seen you make attempts at it from time to time. ;)

stands for decibels

April 12th, 2012
2:11 pm

Couple of audio notes:

1. That “whoosh!” one hears at the 1.40 mark—that’s still in the Fox News soundclip arsenal, is it? Jeez, that’s annoying. and yes, I know other cable “news” outlets do similar things to snag the attention of their falling-asleep-in-fronta-the-TeeVee viewers.

2. I THOUGHT I remembered where the “happy anniversary” jingle came from, I sure am glad this spot capitalized on those Bedrock principles, at the end.

Jay

April 12th, 2012
2:12 pm

“Nice try on damage control Jay but one of Obuma’s handlers stepped in it….”

“One of Obama’s handlers”, Joseph? Hmm.

Please, identify any link or tie that has ever existed between Ms. Rosen and Obama’s 2008 campaign, his 2012 campaign, his U.S. Senate campaigns, his Senate office or the Obama White House.

Was she ever employed by Obama? Ever had a contract with Obama? Is she employed by the DNC? Does she have a contract with the DNC?

What exactly makes her Obama’s “handler”?

How is her statement somehow a reflection on Obama, but — just for comparison’s sake — a column by a conservative writer attacking blacks as inferior is not a reflection on Romney? (http://takimag.com/article/the_talk_nonblack_version_john_derbyshire#axzz1rAwW8l1q)

Just for the record, I don’t think the Derbyshire column is in any way a reflection on Romney. And I also don’t think the Rosen comments are in any way a reflection on Obama.

But hey, if I’m wrong I’m sure you’ll explain why, right Joseph?

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 12th, 2012
2:13 pm

But hey, if I’m wrong I’m sure you’ll explain why, right Joseph?

Don’t hold your breath waiting for Joseph to own up to his ignorance on the subject. That’s outside his abilities.

Talking Head

April 12th, 2012
2:13 pm

“Tell that to people who’s insurance providers are in states other than where they live and buy insurance. Insurance is already sold across state lines without any extra legislation or regulation to do so. All the provider has to do is meet the guidelines of the state where they choose to sell.”

Wrong. Insurers can’t sell policies in one state (say GA) and then sell the same policy to someone in another state (say TN) without conforming to both state’s insurance laws. Insurers today must be licensed in and comply with the laws of every state where they conduct insurance business.

If what you said was true, then the SCOTUS wouldn’t have argued against the commerce claus.

Mr_B

April 12th, 2012
2:13 pm

“It’s no secret that people who call themselves conservative are very unhappy with the nominee. That is until you start comparing him to Obama.”

Here, in a nutshell, is a perfect illustration of the intellectual bankruptcy of the anti-Obama faction of the American public. No “here is an alternate solution to a widely recognized problem” or “I understand your ideas but would like to suggest this” Instead we get NOBAMA, “he hates the US” and “he’s out to destroy the country.”

Until you guys come up with something to vote FOR, don’t get your hopes too high.

Bruno

April 12th, 2012
2:14 pm

I just you to have to buy it so I don’t end up paying for your healthcare (or you for mine)

Poor Mr B, still falling for the specious “free rider” argument.

getalife

April 12th, 2012
2:14 pm

“no, he’s just more constitutional.”

Got any proof?

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

April 12th, 2012
2:15 pm

I didn’t see a big celebration on the anniversary of the signing of Obamacare. Are we supposed to pretend it didn’t happen?

Michael

April 12th, 2012
2:16 pm

Healthcare is an interstate issue. When my son was injured in a soccer tournament in South Carolina and taken to the hospital, our insurance company rejected the claim, because the service was outside of the network. Then, when we had a second xray here in Atlanta, the claim was rejected, because we already had an x ray.
The Canadians I’ve met don’t seem to worry about crossing international borders, much less state borders, where their insurance is concerned.

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
2:16 pm

Jay,
she’s been to the Whitehouse something like 35 times, and met with obama personally there a handful of times. She’s worked with Anita Dunn. If limbaugh’s comments can be attached to GOP candidates, then so can Rosen’s to democrats. it’s all gotcha politics, but evidently, that’s what we all like…look at how many hits you get.

They BOTH suck

April 12th, 2012
2:18 pm

“that’s what we all like…look at how many hits you get.”

Now that is funny…………. good one

getalife

April 12th, 2012
2:18 pm

She apologized for telling the truth .

Move on.

JamVet

April 12th, 2012
2:18 pm

I love this goody ploy by the Republicanardists that because it was a single state only, the individual mandate was perfectly fine.

Do I dare bring up the efforts championed by the Heritage Foundation, Orrin Hatch, Charles Grassley, Robert Bennett, Don Nickles, John Chafee, Christopher Bond, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney among many other cons in Washington to do the exact same thing at the national level in the early 1990s?

Nah, better leave that one alone.

I love the smell of con parsing in the afternoon.

It is the smell of………………………. victory.

getalife

April 12th, 2012
2:19 pm

“I didn’t see a big celebration on the anniversary of the signing of Obamacare. Are we supposed to pretend it didn’t happen?”

You ignored it steve.

Common Sense

April 12th, 2012
2:19 pm

“I continue to be astonished that the party that claims to see ObamaCare as a fundamental threat to American liberty could nominate a man with this as his signature political achievement.

Are the rest of supposed to just pretend it never happened?”

That’s because you see no difference between federal and state governments.

Mr_B

April 12th, 2012
2:20 pm

Ty: That description would also match the Speaker of the House.

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
2:20 pm

“Got any proof?”

you mean other than Mitt’s state healthcare law not being dragged before the SCOTUS to debate it’s constituionality? nah.

gm

April 12th, 2012
2:20 pm

Wow, enough said, this guy has to be the biggest hypocrite ever, this shows this generation of rep party has to be the worst saps of rep ever.

stands for decibels

April 12th, 2012
2:21 pm

That really struck me during the presentations; it sounded as if Scalia planned to vote to overturn the ACA *despite* not having read it and that he was essentially saying ‘I’m not *going* to read it.’

what stuck in my craw was that it was severability being discussed when he made that comment; he was really essentially saying “I’m not going to bother even considering severability because I ain’t workin’ that hard.”

And, just to be nitpicky–the actual law, pre-reconciliation, is here, and it’s 2,409 wide-margined, double-spaced pages.

http://www.healthcare.gov/law/resources/authorities/patient-protection.pdf

throw in the reconciliation bit

http://www.healthcare.gov/law/resources/authorities/reconciliation-law.pdf

and you get another 55 pages, although they’re single-spaced, but still wide margined.

Which makes me wonder where exactly Scalia got his “2700 page” talking point? An unimpeachable source, I’m sure.

getalife

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

I did not see a coordinated attack using dem guvs and talk radio to attack women like the gop.

Not even close cons but keep thinking a millionaire’s wife connects with the working Mothers trying to pay her bills.

jewcowboy

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

Again I must ask, what are the substantial differences in policy between Obama and Romney based on their governing actions while in office rather than their rhetoric?

Brosephus™

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

Insurers can’t sell policies in one state (say GA) and then sell the same policy to someone in another state (say TN) without conforming to both state’s insurance laws. Insurers today must be licensed in and comply with the laws of every state where they conduct insurance business.

Did you not just say the same thing I said? If Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia decides to sell Nick Saban a policy, they simply have to meet the licensing requirements for the state of Alabama. When Nick buys his policy, he’s buying it from BCBS of Georgia, is he not? Is that not selling insurance across state lines? If that’s the case, how am I able to have my policy, that I signed up and pay for here in GA, when it’s administered by a provider based in Kentucky.

Trying to parse words by implying selling the same exact policy does not mean that insurance is not sold across state lines. When a provider in California sells a policy in Georgia, that provider is still in California. Nice try, but that argument has been debunked long ago.

JamVet

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

Ann Romney is a slut and a prostitute.

And I want the videos.

Hmmm, seems a tad more harsh than saying she has never worked a day in her life, huh?

Or is that just me?

Any thoughts, Dittoheads?

ByteMe - Political thug for sale

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

The Canadians I’ve met don’t seem to worry about crossing international borders,

yes, they do. Unless they go somewhere with universal health care, they may have to pay out of pocket… unless they buy a travel insurance policy.

I have Canadian relatives who are old and when they come here, they have to buy a short-term policy to cover them.

Joe Hussein Mama

April 12th, 2012
2:25 pm

SFD — “Which makes me wonder where exactly Scalia got his “2700 page” talking point? An unimpeachable source, I’m sure.”

It’s not just that Scalia implied that he wasn’t going to read it, it’s also that conservatives didn’t come screaming out of the woodwork, berating him for what he said. After all, if they were going to crap on Congress for supposedly not reading it and then voting on it, surely they’d crap on a SCOTUS justice for doing the same thing, right?

Jay

April 12th, 2012
2:27 pm

So …. Hilary Rosen = Rush Limbaugh, Ty? I don’t think so.

Until the last day or two, did you even know who Rosen was?

I sure didn’t.

As a headline at Slate puts it: “Romney Camp Will Keep Calling Hilary Rosen an Obama Adviser Because Shut Up That’s Why”

Talking Head

April 12th, 2012
2:27 pm

“When Nick buys his policy, he’s buying it from BCBS of Georgia, is he not?”

No, he is buying a policy form BCBS of Alabama.

Look it up, don’t be ignorant.

jewcowboy

April 12th, 2012
2:28 pm

Joe Hussein Mama,

“if they were going to crap on Congress for supposedly not reading it and then voting on it, surely they’d crap on a SCOTUS justice for doing the same thing, right?”

They will have to repeal it first to know what’s in it that they declared unconstitutional?

Brosephus™

April 12th, 2012
2:31 pm

No, he is buying a policy form BCBS of Alabama.

Dude, I’m looking at my insurance card, and nowhere is Georgia mentioned. When I pay my premium, nowhere is Georgia mentioned. When I signed up, the provider’s address had nothing to do with Georgia. Ask around, and you’ll find many others here who fit the same scenario.

Adam

April 12th, 2012
2:32 pm

Are the rest of supposed to just pretend it never happened?

Didn’t you know? It’s like an Etch-A-Sketch!

Michael

April 12th, 2012
2:32 pm

Byte me – Do they have to buy a short term policy, when they travel from Toronto to Montreal?

ty webb

April 12th, 2012
2:32 pm

Jay,
No, one’s a democrat and the other’s a republican…and they speak for themselves…Rush isn’t under contract as a GOP adviser, yet everytime he gives the left ammo, they attach the “defacto head of the GOP” label to him. Funny you, nor slate, has a problem with that.

They BOTH suck

April 12th, 2012
2:33 pm

Bro @ 2:22

I don’t think that is correct. Insurance companies set up subsidiaries in the states that they sell insurance.

A salesmen could be authorized to sell in more than one state, however he is selling the insurance via the subsidiary of the particular state the policy his sold in.

I did some consulting for a company that did print work for an insurance company out of South Carolina. I not an expert to speak for all insurance companies, but this particular one had it set up as I mentioned in the previous paragraph.

The individual’s policy would say XYZ Company of GA, TN, etc

Adam

April 12th, 2012
2:33 pm

Scout: HEADLINE: “Five kids and sixteen grandkids and Dem. advisor says Ann Romney has ‘never worked a day in her life’.”

Well I guess if you consider it a woman’s “job” to stay at home with the kids, that makes sense….

This from the same people who want to say there’s no war on women :roll:

Talking Head

April 12th, 2012
2:34 pm

“Dude, I’m looking at my insurance card…”

Dude, seriously.

http://www.bcbs.com/about-the-companies/

Adam

April 12th, 2012
2:34 pm

Talking Head: But that’s not how it works, there is no ‘interstate’ commerce.

So does your insurance only cover you if you get injured in Georgia or go to Georgia hospitals?

….that’s what I thought.