fuck the doubters; the affordable care act is a godsend
as a self employed man my health insurance premiums have ranged from a low of 700/month through iCHIP to a high of over 1300/month. yes, a mortgage payment each month for the last 15 years. shame for not doing something about the healthcare crisis in america earlier.
once enrolled in the ACA, derisively called “obamacare,” my new premium with the most comprehensive coverage i’ve ever had is now 220/month. my generic drugs are free, my generic plavex: 18/3 months.
thank god our president had the balls and the heart to push through this amazing bill. it’s not perfect, but in 5 yrs when millions more are insured through the plan no one will care.
thank you president obama, vice president biden and the democrats in washington with the guts to support this watershed bill. fuck the republicans, they are a dying breed anyway. without continued enrollment the progress this bill has made is in jeopardy.
a follower responded to my post saying that his current employer is choosing not to provide healthcare to it’s employees according to proscribed new regulations that are part of the ACA. if that is the case, and this follower is quite the political reactionary, so i doubt his veracity, im curious why he follows an openly gay man with very liberal views to begin with except to rabble rouse.
he could still enroll in the ACA as he effectively has no employee provided insurance plan. i guess he hasn’t processed that yet. or chooses not to.
make this as a traditional bbq alternative for braising of beef rib meat, cheap beef cuts, country pork ribs, pork butt, etc. the coffee-based bbq braise makes your protein more complimentary with robust red wine pairings.
first, brown off your protein of choice. set aside.
in a sauce pan:
add lots of rough sliced onions and chile powder in olivia add crushed garlic if you want color lightly and add in brown sugar, cracked black and vinegar brown more and reduce the vinegar add in a pot of coffee, salt and a chix stock to increase volume let simmer a bit til the flavors are right, correct seasonings
toss the bbq liquid over your protein in a dutch oven. cook thru til done. uncover to reduce for the last 15-20 minutes. serve.
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