First, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is right about this ruling on support for the Affordable Care Act. Today, he's quoted as saying: “Those who opposed any change in the law and dismissed the constitutionality of this measure were rejected by the actions of Congress and the opinion of the Chief Justice.” He went on to rightly point out that the Republicans need to stop getting in the way of this bill and the improvements for Americans that it is.
Naturally, he's right, period, but it's also an important point to make. It likely won't help, they're still going to fight this--and us--but it still needed to be said.
Second, our own Senator Roy Blunt's very-Republican response to the Supreme Court's ruling on this Affordable Care Act is silly, sad and frustrating because he attacks it like the rest of his political party yet they can't possibly can't truly come up with any real ways to fix the very broken American health care system.
Not only are Republicans blocks to progress in American society, they're tedious.
Third and finally, as this effects Missourians, our representatives in Jefferson City need to now get together, do their job and start setting up the insurance exchange for our state so people can get more competition from health insurance agencies and we can lower our costs.
To date, Republicans in Jefferson City have been dragging their feet, not wanting to creat these more competitive exchanges.
According to an article published today in Bloomberg News, the Missouri GOP is split on these exchanges (see link below).
Missouri and Kansas Republicans won't act on the insurance exchanges so their constituents can possibly, hopefully access lower insurance rates for health care. They're protecting the insurance companies instead of the people. It's disgusting.
If anyone, anyone, doesn't understand that we--Americans, Missourians, Kansans, all--need lower health insurance premiums and costs, I don't know what they would understand.
Let's do our best to get through to them, whaddya' say?