The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

Upheld!

It's a great day to be an American, you guys.

This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States voted 5-4 to uphold the constitutionality of President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Oh, great joy.

This means that (as I am under 26) I can stay on my parents' health insurance a little while longer.
This means that no one can be denied coverage because of a pre-existing condition.
This means that those who choose not to buy health insurance (though they can afford it) will pay a penalty.
This means that people who need serious medical care can ease their troubled hearts about being dropped by their insurance companies.
This means that people on MediCare can pay less for their prescription drugs.
It probably means a few more things than that, too. That's just all I've got off the top of my head.

It also means that there will be a bunch of BS politicking coming from our dear GOP legislators and pundits alike, who will try to strip President Obama and the Affordable Care Act of their glory.

The part where the GOP is so hungry to defeat it just underscores how good it is. It just underscores all of the hard work put in to making this the law of the land -- by President Obama, his administration, his staffers, his volunteers, etc.

It's a great day to be an American, you guys.

Someone to Fall Back On

The Sprowells!