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It is NOT OK to say "Merry Christmas"! The Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka "Obamacare") includes a list of "Specified Phrases" and sets a target of reducing the incidence of those Specified Phrases by 75% by 2015. The ACA imposes a sliding scale of civil and criminal penalties for those using "Specified Phrases," starting at small fines but progressing up to termination from any ACA benefits. While most SP relate to medical conditions or treatment, one SP is -- no surprise -- "Merry Christmas". The intention was to get doctors and nurses to stop assuming that all patients were Christians, and start using other secular holiday greetings.
Anyone reported to HHS's Office for Civil Rights using the term "Merry Christmas" can therefore be denied care or payment for care, and get a criminal record to boot. Atheist groups have already started distributing form complaint letters to their members, planning to flood HHS with reports of any Christians who dare to wish others Merry Christmas.
What are we supposed to say at the holy time of Jesus' birth, "Merry Obamacare"? And what about Christmas Trees? Must we call them Obama Bushes now?
And what about this surprises you with the election of Brama? This is not your daddy's American citizenry anymore.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
They won't be happy until everyone is a prancing sissy or a truck driving lezzie.
Just the other day I was thinkng to myself, man, it's really a shame that tens of millions of Americans are now serving life in prison because they said Merry Christmas last year. But you know, if you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
Mrs. Whitely, are you a fan of the Landover Baptist Church?
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
And a bigger WOW to you lefties dismissing this. This is ridiculous.
I know right?
Just check out those results when you google "affordable care act specified phrases merry christmas"!!!!!!!
GRAB THE TORCHES!!!
Don't have time, but if true it is ridiculous.
I am so sick of having Santa shoved down my throat every time I go to the Doctors office...thank God some one is finally standing up for my rights as an atheist.
I don't think the penalty is high enough!
Don't have time either, but I'll be sure to spread the rumor!!!1
This post was edited by RP McMurphy 17 months ago
I'm not sure that Mrs. Whitely isn't just another Steven Bee schtick ...
The best part is that you're such a rabid whackjob that you switch off your bullshit detector if what you're reading is a negative claim about those who disagree with you.
Why would they want everyone to be like you?
If this is true (and this is a big if) it is probably unconstitutional.
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
I thought that was Kwanza.
Nucky posted it, so how can anyone think it's true?
That is the response I was looking for from you fighting liberals! Complete and total affirmation in the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ as the foundation of Christmas! As you look out for the interests of minorities, it moves my heart that you are going to defend Christmas and what it stands for on behalf of the minority of us that actually believe in this event and for that I thank you. We are outnumbered and that makes our voice harder to be heard when it comes to stuff like this. Your support is what we can count on.
Christmas wasn't even the date of the alleged birth of alleged Jesus. Christmas was a Pagan holiday hijacked by the church leaders.
"If you have the right to be offended I have the right to offend you." - Ricky Gervais
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