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Jackley/Texas/Gun-Nut Effort to Repeal ACA Yanks Coverage, Weakens Medicare

The Texas lawsuit that Attorney General Marty Jackley is backing to trash health insurance for millions of Americans is getting all sorts of negative attention. In this August 29 article, the Commonwealth Fund says this Trump-backed lawsuit seeking repeal of the Affordable Care Act would take health insurance away from 17 million Americans. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, returning to pre-ACA rules could result in private insurers denying coverage to 52 million Americans between ages 18 and 64. lists the amici curiae on both sides of the Texas lawsuit. While A.G. Jackley is throwing in with Trump, Citizens United, and the Gun Owners of America (that’s odd: you’d think gun owners would want to have good health insurance), the opponents of this reckless, partisan lawsuit include the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Catholic Health Association of the United States, AARP, SEIU, and the Small Business Majority Foundation.

By attacking the ACA, the Jackley/Trump corporate-fascist gun whackos are also attacking Grandma. We mustn’t forget that the pretty good idea that Barack Obama borrowed from Mitt Romney also includes a whole bunch of reforms and cost-savings in Medicare. If Jackley has his way and Texas prevails, Medicare will face $350 billion in higher costs over ten years coupled with a loss of revenue for the trust funds to keep the program solvent. Plus, seniors will lose some coverage for preventive services.

Taking insurance away from millions of Americans and weakening Medicare don’t sound like winning campaign issues to me. It’s a good thing Marty lost the primary so he can focus his last months in office on such losing arguments.


  1. Debbo 2018-09-08 22:05

    Pootiepublicans have no ideas, no gains, no hope.
    One focus is undoing anything that spends money on the average US citizen.
    The other is undoing anything and everything that black guy did because, well, look at him!

    Therefore the party has become a weak shadow of Pootie’s Puppet. WaPo has an article today about Lyin Ryan’s big $ PAC running ads across the country for Pootiepublicans who are on shaky ground. Because they have no accomplishments, nor unifying theme to run on, they’re running vicious attack ads full of lies.

    They’re following the Liar-in-Chief to become the Party of Lies.

  2. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-09-09 08:32

    It’s a theme, Debbo. Democrats are trying to solve problems for the public. Republicans are trying to dismantle government and give the rich more room to rule.

  3. OldSarg 2018-09-09 08:43

    Cory I do appreciate your bravery for allowing conservatives, such as me, the ability to voice our opinions on your blog. I am sure deciding between what comments may be over the line and those that fit between the lines often is difficult.

    I do question why you are a democrat when we can all see the movement to suppress free speech by those on the left, that have taken control of the democrat party, and the clear manipulation of the government to be used as a weapon against the very people they swore to serve. When I read statements of yours such as: “Democrats are trying to solve problems for the public” I wonder if you blindly choose to ignore what has happened with the attempt of the DoJ, FBI, CIA and DNC to overturn an election, when you know the IRS was used to block conservative PACs, when you see the same news as the rest of us of radical harpies disrupting Senate hearings and the hard left swing of you party, if you wonder what the future holds for you?

    I know you value free speech, or you wouldn’t even keep this blog operating, but when you support ANY party that is blatantly shutting down or screaming down opposing voices don’t you worry the roles may very well be reversed and your voice will be silenced? I can’t imagine you haven’t had these thoughts.

  4. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-09-09 17:23

    You’re full of Fox News, OS. Pay attention to what I’m saying and doing here in South Dakota. My party isn’t trying to shut down free speech. I won’t allow my party to shut down free speech. That’s why I haven’t had those thoughts any more than I’ve had thoughts about what I’ll do to keep unicorns from Antifa from feeding my tomatoes to unicorns.

  5. OldSarg 2018-09-09 17:45

    I don’t watch popcorn news. That means no Fox, MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS or ABC. I do watch sailing videos.

    Your party is shutting down free speech and a very good example of that is the radical hater Tiffany Cambell who entertained herself on this site as well as in front of the whole Nation and world (what an embarrassment). Do you need more examples? How about the Obama controlled IRS?! You know that is fact and the courts have judged it a fact as well. How about the democrat controlled American Library Association? “Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed From Book Award”. You are in the field of education and you back that?!!!! How about two years ago when Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in to punish Fox for hosting the GOP presidential “undercard” debates. How about when Harry Reid led an effort to pass a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the power to determine what does and does not count as political speech? Colleges with their “free speech zones”. The government blocking free speech protests outside of places that kill unborn children.

    Do not tell me your party is not trying to suppress free speech when everything in front of me shows me and America the opposite. To say anything different is more than just dishonest. It is almost criminal. Of all the rights given to us by God this is the one you have decided to side with those who are trying to strip it from the people? Yo can’t win this one by defending the suppression of something you and your party have no right to strip anyone of. The fact you will not admit shame for asking such actions and instead claiming the defenders of the same crimes your party is committing is amoral and criminal.

  6. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-09-09 17:50

    OS, you can’t keep saying what I just said is not happening. The South Dakota Democratic Party is not shutting down free speech. If it tries, you’ll hear about it from me.

  7. Cory Allen Heidelberger Post author | 2018-09-09 17:52

    My party in general is too busy trying to protect health care for all Americans. That’s actually happening, and that repeal effort is being supported by Marty Jackley, Kristi Noem, and other South Dakota Republicans. It’s really happening. The proof is in the original past. Why in response to that immoral act do you only scream about some other supposedly immoral act (which, again, isn’t happening in South Dakota)?

  8. Debbo 2018-09-09 23:33

    Cory, OS is like Lyin Ryan’s PAC ads. They’ve got nothing to run on so they make up lies.

  9. Jason 2018-09-10 07:22


    The SD Democrat party has not denounced anything democrat party members from other States have done or are doing. They have also not denounced anything the DNC did.

    The values of the SD Democrat party are the same as the National ones. The proof is on this board.

  10. Jason 2018-09-10 07:32

    Why should someone living in Aberdeen vote for you after you called them a gun nut?

    More proof the SD party is no different than the National party.

  11. Porter Lansing 2018-09-10 08:43

    SUSPEND JASON!! I propose we take a reader’s vote to suspend Jason for telling lies about candidate Heidelberger. He did the same thing last cycle. It’s detrimental to the blog, the readers and South Dakota. What say you?

  12. jerry 2018-09-10 09:23

    Jason, if this gutting of the ACA/Obamacare happens, may the gods of Karma come down hard on you and Jackley for supporting the dismantling. May it be you or someone you care for deeply denied access to healthcare just because. No amount of money tossed at it will make it any better for you and your ilk, just the common suffering and anxiety that the country had before Obamacare.

    May your grandmothers and grandfathers be forced to pay more for less in their healthcare as well to the point where they cannot do it anymore and have to come live with you and yours for care. The crooked politicos may think they have the money to survive the storm, but Karma has a way of humbling you. ps. Karma could be God as well that is going to seek retribution for the sin against humanity. Ask Sadam…oh, you cannot.

  13. OldSarg 2018-09-10 09:29

    So Cory, you do it in all the other areas and desires of the national party such as pro-abortion, open borders, denying God and using the government as a weapon against the people of this Nation why on earth would we expect you to be different on the suppression of free speech?

    The party you align with, the Democrat party, is doing all those things and by you, and the other members of the South Dakota democrat party, remaining within the control of the DNC you will continue to do the national party’s bidding. Look, I’m not shocked by this and I know you aren’t either. There is no rational thought path that would lead anyone else to believe differently. Whether you are a democrat in South Dakota or DC your party’s platform and efforts are the same. To even claim “The South Dakota Democratic Party is not shutting down free speech” is preposterous. No my friend, if the lion wears the pelt of a sheep it is still not a sheep and you claiming the South Dakota democrat party is not the same as the national democrat party is as silly.

  14. OldSarg 2018-09-10 09:32

    Portly, calling for the suspension of someone’s voice? I will quote you the words of Cory “The South Dakota Democratic Party is not shutting down free speech”.

    Take a chill pill and improve your argument. Jason hasn’t hurt you that badly. Maybe your ego but that would be all.

  15. o 2018-09-10 09:38

    Jason and OldSarge, you both have taken the position of all Democrats are poisoned by the taint of the national party’s stand.

    Here is the link to the national party platform: please tell where the national party positions reflect what you accuse Cory and all Democrats of falling to immorality for. When I look, I see many elements that are for the common good that opened my eyes to the depth of concern the party has for the citizens of this state and the US.

  16. jerry 2018-09-10 09:45

    What I am very excited about in the upcoming elections is that Democratic ideas as in healthcare, will be at the forefront. Who in their right mind does not expect healthcare when you need it the most at an accident or if your damn gall bladder quits doing its thing. You don’t have to be an old guy to have this happen, but happen it will.

    When the Democratic ideals of fairness and solidarity come into play, as in the ACA/Obamacare, the party shows how compassion and equality are so important in the meaning of life itself. The cost reductions and savings that Cory pointed out, saved seniors 350 Billion dollars! That ain’t hay. So now, the drug doughnut hole will open like a bear trap to funnel those billions into the crooks pockets. Extortion is a racket that the mob uses and this republican party is a crime syndicate.

  17. o 2018-09-10 10:05


    1) you criticize Democrats for respecting the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment? That doesn’t seem like a valid criticism — following Constitutional principles.

    2) As to the open borders, the GOP is fine with “open borders” when it comes to bringing non-union labor to undermine the wages of American citizens/legal residents. How do you defend your GOP bringing in workers from impoverished nations to undercut the workers and the engine of the America economy? I have made the point before , the stain of sin on the GOP is that profit and greed come first. Immigration law and procedure can also be set aside when bringing a new wife into the picture for the President.

    3) The President strives to use the Attorney General’s office to prosecute political enemies and protect indicted GOP wrongdoers — using the Government as a weapon doesn’t ring true as an attack on the national Democrat party as much as it rings true of an indictment of your GOP.

  18. mike from iowa 2018-09-10 10:06

    The values of the SD Democrat party are the same as the National ones. The proof is on this board

    Hard to beat perfection, ain’t it, Sport. Yer problem, and OldSoapweed’s as well is the lies you repeat about Dem positions such as being pro abortion, anti gun, etc.
    \Here’s a poser for both trolls- Amazon is worth a TRILLION bucks Trillion with a T. Why are so many of its employees dependent on food stamps? Did they not get the 4000 dollar yearly raise in salary? Maybe it was all just right wing lies by right wing liars.

  19. mike from iowa 2018-09-10 10:09

    Good ones, O. Geev eet to heem good, by gar.

  20. OldSarg 2018-09-10 10:45

    1) “you criticize Democrats for respecting the Establishment Clause” They don’t. The Dems are part f the effort to block religion of all forms except it seems islam lately. . .

    2) I’m not going to defend the GOP. I don’t like them either. Question: Who do you think has more power? 1) The Senators from your state or, 2) Your state legislators?

    I think the two party system is tearing our home apart. This is why I would like to see the 17th Amendment repealed. It was the 17th Amendment that allowed for direct election of our Senators as opposed to being put forward by the state legislatures. Once they passed the 17th your Senators no longer represented your state but rather the party they belonged to. This action affects both parties and you.

    3) “‘The President strives to use the Attorney General’s office to prosecute political enemies” Yes this has come true but it is even worse. The government has access to all of your communications and you cannot not prevent them from using those communications as they see fit. Look at the number of leaks from the intel communities to include even the private conversations of the president in his own office. Here is what you should know: Every key stroke, whether you hit return or not, is electronically recorded and can be recalled for later use. Every phone conversation is digitalized and can be recalled at any time in the future for whatever purpose. Every Facebook, twitter, amazon order, page you looked at or even accidently happened upon is recorded. Every naked girl with TaaTaas you glanced at on the internet has been saved for al the future we can imagine. If it happened that that girl with the TaaTaas was under 18 and if the right office within the government saw that record you could be charged with having child porn even if you did not know the girl was under 18. All it takes now if for you to tick off someone within the government enough for them to take a look at your electronic record and file a complaint. Hell, the Russians could place that information on your machine or the CIA acting like they are the Russians putting it on your machine.

    Now, you may not like it and you can even deny it but that is the battle going on in our government today. The previous administration (party does not matter) used their military tools to frame the man that happened to win the presidency. Now, whether you hate him or not, think about this: If they will do it to him, a RICH RICH bastard of a cad, what would they be willing to do to someone like you or me, lowly nobodies. Do not trust them. They cannot be trusted. This is absolute power and as the saying goes “‘Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely”. These are dangerous times.

  21. Porter Lansing 2018-09-10 11:15

    RUSSIAN INFLUENCER ALERT!! Folks, read the above post from Os at your own risk. He parrots Putin to the paragraph. Is he real or is he a bot? I’m not convinced but I’m wary of those trying to disrupt America with fear. There’s nothing to fear except Donny Trump and those who believe him without regard.

  22. jerry 2018-09-10 11:49

    Porter, he is on the paytroll for Putin. Oldsoviet has never had a real thought in his new life as a bot for Putin, he is all about the paytroll he gets. Americans get payrolls, Russian trolls get paytroll. Pay him no mind, he is just another traitor with a keyboard.

  23. jerry 2018-09-10 11:53

    Meanwhile, Florence is closing in and we as a nation, are unprepared, as usual. Count on Comrade trump to screw this one up as bad as Puerto Rico. The Koch brothers have already started to mass product paper towel for the head monkey can toss around.

  24. mike from iowa 2018-09-10 12:27

    1) “you criticize Democrats for respecting the Establishment Clause” They don’t. The Dems are part f the effort to block religion of all forms except it seems islam lately. . .

    Total caca del toro and you that.

    The government has access to all of your communications and you cannot not prevent them from using those communications as they see fit.

    Thank wingnut Patriot Act that Dems were coerced into voting for because wingnuts accused them of being unpatriotic and anti-American.

  25. OldSarg 2018-09-10 13:14

    Portly, you should set your hair on fire before posting. . .

  26. Porter Lansing 2018-09-10 13:25

    Was it the dishonorable discharge that made you flip? That’s understandable but you’re not the first Russian influencer I’ve outed on SoDak blogs.

  27. OldSarg 2018-09-10 13:40

    jerry, “Florence is closing in and we as a nation, are unprepared” wishing harm on others? Why don’t you pack your happy ass up with a load of tools, drywall and water and go help instead of wishing others to undergo harm?

  28. bearcreekbat 2018-09-10 14:53

    OldSarg speculates that corruption has overtaken both major political parties and most of the entire US government (where OS previously claimed to have worked for years in an undisclosed capacity, apparently joining and encouraging this mass government corruption in exchange for a regular paycheck, government insurance, TSP retirement matching, and a guaranteed pension). OldSarg’s hypothesis would raise many interesting questions and responses if it were not completely off topic as usual. Dang.

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