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Oct
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Obamacare: The Stories the Media Won’t Share With You

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106 Responses to “Obamacare: The Stories the Media Won’t Share With You”


  1. 11 No Child Left Behind
    October 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Good Evening TODVille,

    Thank you Mr President for staying strong .

  2. 12 GGail
    October 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Oh sure, NOW when I’m getting ready to go home….I land on First!

  3. October 16, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Actual news……….thank you for this respite, Chips. Much needed perspective of what really matters!

  4. 14 nospin
    October 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Congrats GGail

  5. 15 susanne
    October 16, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    patty murray speaking now on cspan2

  6. 16 GGail
    October 16, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    This is great Chipsticks. We can also check out the OFA site – they have hundreds of testimonials. Whoever it is over at CBS that can’t find any positive stories can go deep sea diving without a snorkel.

  7. 17 vcprezofan2
    October 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    So Chips Chica, is the first teddy bear washed, dried, and ready for cuddling?

  8. October 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I may mock Wayne Rooney, but this is just awesome. Just for you, Chips.

  9. 26 vcprezofan2
    October 16, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Reading some of those tweets, my first question is – where did those people get money to pay close to, or over, $1000 monthly for health insurance, PLUS their regular monthly living expenses? Many Americans must have been really, really, really well-paid!

    • 27 hopefruit2
      October 16, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Consider this: Medical expenses are the #1 cause of bankruptcy in the US!

      • 28 vcprezofan2
        October 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

        Hi there, Hopefruit!
        I first came face to face with that bizarre notion years back when my offspring was doing his 3-month stint in the NICU. I was reading up on the ups and downs of prematurity. To say I was shocked speechless was to put it mildly. I couldn’t imagine going through the stress of hanging out at the side of your child’s incubator day after day, night after night while worrying whether you would have somewhere to take him/her if s/he made it through. And this was happening in the ‘greatest country on earth’! To this day I still don’t understand what it is about having access to healthcare that brings about such vehement opposition in so many Americans.

        • 29 hopefruit2
          October 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

          Yup, It really is shocking, isn’t it? That’s why many countries like India and Costa Rica have “Medical Tourism” to help US patients lower their costs of otherwise expensive medical/surgical procedures.

  10. 31 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    I also think there is another reason that the GOP will NOT try any stunt for the Jan 15 CR deadline: The SOTU will be right around the corner (tentatively set for Tuesday Jan 21) – and you don’t want PBO having to give a prime time address about the GOP’s bad behavior for all to see and hear!!!!

  11. October 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  12. October 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

  13. 42 a4alice
    October 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  14. 43 Kid Kanga
    October 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Had to share this on facebook and let my rightwing friends have a double dose of the real world today. First their party is basically, I feel, guilty of treason for playing with the debt limit and shuttering the gov’t. then the GOP has to fold like cheap lawn chairs. Only accomplishment seems to be making the R’s even less popular (hard to do). Then, this con’t good news from people elated to be able to save so much money on their health insurance. (or even obtain at all in the first place).

    I am so proud of our guys, both nationally and here at home in MN (for the most part). Feels good to be moving forward again, even if we are still dragging along all that GOP dead weight behind us.

  15. October 16, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Conservatives are really angry at McConnell for his earmark, but it’s for ObamaCare for Kentucky! He’s being hit from the right by Tea Party in the primary and will run against a good Democrat. I wonder if he’s trying to be in the middle since Dem Gov Bashear has made ObamaCare so successful in KY and has been on a lot of talk shows. We’ll see. A good result of McConnell doing this is that conservatives are going to hear even more about ObamaCare.

    http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/post/2312/mcconnell-deal-includes-kentucky-kickback

    ….The McConnell-Reid bill not only funds Obamacare and suspends the debt limit, it ALSO includes a provision in Section 123 that increases the authorization for the Olmsted Lock in Kentucky from $775 million to nearly $3 billion.

    It’s the Kentucky Kickback.

    In exchange for funding Obamacare and raising the debt limit, Mitch McConnell has secured a $2 billion earmark…..

  16. 46 Jovie
    October 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Now this girls latest post in Politico. 44 says the WH is drawing down its forces in Iraq.
    They are ?
    Is she stupid?
    Go look if you think I am kidding ?

  17. October 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    @Taniel
    Marco Rubio votes “no” to the Senate deal. He joins: Cruz, Johnson, Lee, Roberts, Cornyn, Heller, Shelby, Vitter, Risch, Rand Paul, Crapo.

  18. October 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    The stories of real life furloughed workers, heartbreaking and infuriating….. Hopefully this shameful episode will be over tonight and won’t be repeated!

  19. 54 a4alice
    October 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    watching cpsan2

  20. 55 africa
    October 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

  21. October 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm

  22. October 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Senate vote on the bill underway

  23. 65 africa
    October 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

  24. October 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    The polls have just closed in New Jersey.

  25. 68 africa
    October 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm

  26. 69 yardarm756
    October 16, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    What’s up with the NJ voting?

  27. 78 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I favorited my own tweet, doggone it!

  28. October 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

  29. October 16, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    81 yes 18 no — bill has passed

    • October 16, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Frank Thorp V ‏@frankthorpNBC 1m
      18 NOs Senate Bill
      Coburn
      Cornyn
      Crapo
      Cruz
      Enzi
      Grassley
      Heller
      Johnson-WI
      Lee
      Paul
      Risch
      Roberts
      Rubio
      Scott
      Sessions
      Shelby
      Toomey
      Vitter

      • 87 COS
        October 16, 2013 at 8:20 pm

        Surely, Rubio does not plan to run for President. He is not presidential material anyway.

      • 88 Claire
        October 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

        The voters in those states need to stop foisting their asshole senators on the rest of the country. Democrats in those states need to wake the hell up and get busy NOW getting a coalition together to get them out of office. I know in Texas they could manage to turn that state blue. There are enough Latinos there that can be registered to vote and taken to the polls. Enough is enough.

      • 89 yardarm756
        October 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

        No surprises here. They’re all Looney Tunes.

  30. October 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Looks like McConnell got some federal bucks for his home state, but this infrastructure project benefits Illinois and Tennessee as well.

    But if we vote Dems into House next year, we can have an Infrastructure Bank created that will address the many worthy causes across the country in need of repair.

    “The provision would steer $2.918 billion in funding to the Army Corps of Engineers for the Olmsted dam and lock project on the Ohio River, and would benefit Kentucky, Tennessee, and Illinois.”

  31. October 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Conference resolution for reconciliation of Senate and House budgets with a report due 13 Dec 2013.

  32. October 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

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  34. October 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    POTUS to speak at 8:15 tonight

    • October 16, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Senator Schumer is really pissed ….

      • 99 Ladyhawke
        October 16, 2013 at 8:27 pm

        I love seeing Senator Schumer’s anger and disgust with the extortion tactics in the House. I think any Democrat who gets near a camera/microphone should parrot exactly what Senator Schumer said. Keep repeating over and over again that a rump group in the House simply cannot be allowed to take hostages for partisan political game. That’s not how a democracy is suppose to operate. And I just want to kiss Majority Leader Harry Reid. He has been solid as a rock from day one.

  35. 100 hopefruit2
    October 16, 2013 at 8:19 pm

  36. 101 susanne
    October 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    ‘silver lining–reckless politics of brinksmanship has reached its peak.’ schumer

  37. 102 yardarm756
    October 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  38. 104 a4alice
    October 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Reid speaking

  39. October 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Senator Reid is really a very funny guy – re: the breakfast between Ryan and Senator Murray tomorrow morning to move the Conference forward he says ‘they’re going to go to Tortilla Factory for their breakfast’ 😀 😀 😀 😀

  40. October 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    thank you so much for these positive Obamacare tweets. am spreading the word


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