We might finally join a large portion of the world and get universal health care! Today the entirety of the Affordable Care Act was declared constitutional by our Supreme Court (originally it was thought that perhaps only part of it would be upheld but the portion that mandated care would be struck down).
The whole dang thing upheld. How about them apples (as we would say in my tiny hometown).
Grated it did pass 5-4, but a close win is a win nonetheless.
Its actually a huge relief for those of us about to be fully independent and concerned about the growing price of rent and food and student loans and life in general.
The bad news for you all – especially Canadians – is that some super conservative American’s are so opposed to the Act that they are considering moving to Canada to get away from it.
Just let that sink in for a second.
Canadians, will you please please take pictures of their faces when they get to Canada and realize that, not only do you have a well established system of universal health care, but same-sex marriage is totally legal!
And hilarity ensues.