Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Obamacare helps young woman with "filial responsibility" go to college

Today, in his 1 PM speech (Oct. 1, 2013), President Obama mentioned that a young woman had been able to obtain health insurance for her mother today under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) under the slick but overloaded website “Healthcare” (link).   Ironically, Obamacare’s website is up now while many government department sites are down, and the whole Tea Party effort shut down practically everything else besides Obamacare..

The case that the president mentioned is important because the young woman was going to have to give up ever going to college to pay for her mother’s health care.  And apparently this was regular healthcare, not custodial care (and the mother may have been under Medicare age).  That sounded like the ultimate case of filial piety or filial responsibility that some social conservatives see as part of “social capital” and “the common good”.  

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