135 Responses to “Affordable And Comprehensive Healthcare In Your 20s? ✓”

  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    March 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Hey NW – thanks for all the positive info!

  2. 17 Judith Fardig
    March 21, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    My team looked up all the remaining application fairs (Cover Oregon still sucks as a website, so people need help!) and are trying to support them by providing healthy snacks for the clients and workers and riding around on transit with brochures telling people who need it where to find these fairs or a navigator.

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      March 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Judith, here in our PA county today, I got a tour of our Family Health Center and was thrilled to see a conference room dedicated to signing people up for ACA. This center is a busy place, so it’s the perfect spot for reaching people.

  3. March 21, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, I’m making Manhattans. Who’s in?

  4. March 21, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    My niece is under 26, so she’s still on my brother’s insurance. My nephew applied for CoveredCA, and will probably get MediCAL. (Such is the life of a starving artist.)

  5. March 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

  6. 31 hopefruit2
    March 21, 2014 at 8:57 pm

  7. 32 hopefruit2
    March 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

  8. 33 hopefruit2
    March 21, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    • 34 HZ
      March 21, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      I loved Labor Sec., when he was at the DOJ, and I love how he is out there fighting for people all over the country as our Sec. of Labor.. President Obama has a great team, and he has kept his promise that when he became president; his team would not be just sitting behind desks all day, but they would be out there listening and interacting with the people that they serve. He has kept that promise as well. People do not listen to PBO; he keeps his words and will continue to do so. It is a joy and an honor to be alive and helping our POTUS.

      {{{{{{{{{ Love to GoBrooklyn}}}}}}}}}

      {{{{{{{{{Love to Dudette and family}}}}}}}}

      {{{{{{{{{Love to MightyPamela}}}}}}}}}}}

      {{{{{{{{{ Love to Yardarm}}}}}}}}}}

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      {{{{{{{{{{ Love to Chips, my grandson, Danny, Mom, Nerdy W., Bobfr, Judith, Meta, Amk, Tally, Vc, CarolMae, and all of the great TOD family members who keep this family informed and loving and caring for each other. We are such a blessed family. Thanks Cindy for your loving and moving prayers and comments. Lifting us all up. Thank you all. I love you so dearly. HZ

  9. 41 yardarm756
    March 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    The Joke of The Day
    By Ogden Pence from Unknown

    Two men were walking through the woods and came upon a big black, deep hole. One man picked up a rock and tossed it into the hole and stood listening for the rock to hit bottom. There was no sound.

    He turned to the other guy and said “that must be a deep hole…let’s throw a bigger rock in there and listen for it to hit bottom.” The men found a bigger rock and both picked it up and lugged it to the hole and dropped it in.

    They listened for some time and never heard a sound. Again, they agreed that this must be one deep hole and maybe they should throw something even bigger into it.

    One man spotted a rail-road tie nearby. They picked up the tie, grunting and groaning, and lugged it to the hole. They tossed it in. No sound. All of a sudden, a goat came flying out of the woods, running like the wind, and flew past the men and jumped straight into the hole. The men were amazed.

    About that time, an old hayseed farmer came out of the woods and asked the men if they had seen a goat. One man told the farmer of the incredible incident they had just witnessed…they had just seen this goat fly out of the woods and run and leap into the big hole. The man asked the farmer if this could have been his goat.

    The old farmer said “naw, that can’t be my goat…he was chained to a railroad tie.”
    (I wish Mark Knoller was that goat.)

    • March 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      #TzarVlad’s bad news is only going to get worse ….

      “Belarus Wants Out
      One of Russia’s Closest European Allies Begins to Play the Field

      There is a bitter irony at the heart of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea. Putin’s short-term victory is already coming at the expense of his most cherished long-term strategy — the creation of a Eurasian Union, a trade union linking Russia and its closest neighbors. In other words, as the invasion expands Russian territory, it will diminish Russian influence in the very places he’d like to increase it. One need only look to Belarus, which is already beginning to hedge against its alliance with Moscow, to see why.

      Fanciful as it might sound, the Eurasian Union was never idle talk for Putin. It was meant to serve as a genuine alternative to the West for the countries bordering Russia, including those on Europe’s eastern frontier. For now, only Belarus and Kazakhstan have volunteered to be part of the formal January 2015 launch. But Putin has been closely eyeing other countries in the region, particularly those that have been targeted by the EU’s Eastern Partnership program, which was designed to foster closer ties between the EU and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, and Ukraine.

      Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed the strategic ambiguity of Putin’s project.”

  10. 49 yardarm756
    March 21, 2014 at 9:29 pm

  11. 50 amk for obama
    March 21, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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  13. 67 amk for obama
    March 21, 2014 at 9:47 pm

  14. 68 MightyPamela
    March 21, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I was hoping to watch the premiere of Doc Martin tonight on my laptop as I have no TV. but, seems I cannot do so, anyone know if I am just not clicking in the right place?? kcts9.org

    • March 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      PBS doesn’t usually post episodes until the following day. Not sure about your station or program.

      • 70 MightyPamela
        March 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

        Oh thanks meta, I seldom want to watch, but I loved the series when I used to have a telly. I’ll look in tomorrow, for now I guess I’ll just read and relax.

  15. 71 MightyPamela
    March 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm


  16. March 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm

  17. 75 amk for obama
    March 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm

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  19. 81 amk for obama
    March 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  20. 83 africa
    March 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Hi everybody. Help, please.

    I am trying to find this company Malcolm B. Roberts & Associates in Alaska. I don’t seem to be having any luck. Is there another way I can search for it, please?

  21. March 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    So much goodness here at TOD!! And so much good news everywhere I look. I’m learning about Ukraine, but certainly not an expert and I haven’t looked at comments on previous posts here. I found this tweeter, Damon Wilson, a while ago and he’s talking about the #BrusselsForum. I was especially interested in this tweet which puts the problem with PUTIN not getting pushback on W. Bush when Putin invaded Georgia. I haven’t found an article to back it up, but I’d love to tweet one to the GOP senate as well as McCain and Graham.

    I’m getting tired and not sure if I’ll be up much longer so I’ll wish you all a good night and a wonderful weekend!

    • March 21, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      TME, no question that GWB enabled Putin in several ways. Top of the list – pursuing an illegal war on the Sovereign Nation of Iraq (the dead opposite of what his father did in reversing Saddam’s illegal attempt to annex Kuwait).

      By 2008, GWB had set the stage for the emergence of a global depression, had completely undermined US credibility in the international community and Putin knew it. He knew GWB had zero tools to curb his illegal invasion of Georgia and ultimate annexation South Ossetia and Abkhazia. What he hadn’t expected was how vigorously Georgia would fight. If they hadn’t he would have annexed all of Georgia, as well.

      President Obama has rebuilt not only our economy but, increasingly, our moral standing among Nations. He added further credibility just this week by blunting an attempt by Libyan radicals to steal oil and ship it.

      Putin has severely underestimated President Obama. He’s going to live the remainder of his sorry life regretting that fact.


      Yes We Can

  22. 94 amk for obama
    March 21, 2014 at 10:26 pm

  23. 96 amk for obama
    March 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  24. 99 MightyPamela
    March 21, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Pssst… BT’s.. I have it on reasonable authority that tomorrow is the b’day (not sure which one ~ 21 maybe) of a well-known and well-loved TODObot, hails from up northaways, Canada, I think!! Don’t want to give too many hints, and of course she may be well on her way to Paris, I know that is what she was hoping for (amk?) so, let us all conspire to make her 21st a ripping good time!! Okay? Y’all know who I mean, right? I don’t want to give myself away by coming right out with names….but the countdown has been on all week!! 🙂

    • 100 jacquelineoboomer
      March 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      Got it! 🙂

    • 101 amk for obama
      March 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Well… what with missing planes and all, she just have to live with my usual b’day cake present.

      Of course, I am only thinking of her welfare.

    • 102 hopefruit2
      March 21, 2014 at 11:19 pm

      I’m on board! 🙂 Will Chips and Meta bake the cake(s)? LL can prepare the drinks of course!

    • 103 MightyPamela
      March 21, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      HeeHeeHee, this is gonna be a good one! I can tell already… 🙄 🙄

      • 104 MightyPamela
        March 21, 2014 at 11:31 pm

        Y’all are the greatest. I’m working for a while tomorrow, so might miss some of the celebrating, just save me some cake and ice cream!! Will check in before and after… 🙂

  25. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    March 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

  26. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    March 21, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Your taxpayer dollars at work, eh?

  27. 108 hopefruit2
    March 21, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    They are going to find a way to tie it to PBO in 4…3..2…1..

  28. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    March 21, 2014 at 11:35 pm

  29. 113 amk for obama
    March 21, 2014 at 11:41 pm

  30. 115 amk for obama
    March 21, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    win the battle, lose the war, putin style

  31. 116 GGail
    March 22, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Well it’s a few minutes after midnight in parts of the World and I would like to be the first person here at the TOD Village to wish our very own beloved VC a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    I’ll have more when I wake up West Coast time tomorrow 🙂

    Love ya VC ♥

    • 117 theo67
      March 22, 2014 at 1:43 am

      I’ll join you, ggail! As a fellow west coaster. Hope VC has a lovely day!

    • 118 nathkatun7
      March 22, 2014 at 4:15 am

      GGail, let me join you from the West Coast in wishing ” our beloved ,” the indomitable and the totally unique, VC, A VERY, VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

      VC, I hope your birthday is filled love, joy, fun and good times with family and friends!

  32. 119 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Happy Birthday VC! May you have a terrific day in which you are surrounded by the love of your family and friends. May God protect you always.

  33. 120 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2014 at 12:49 am

    VC, my O’friend and pretend exercise partner, I wish you the happiest of birthdays! YOLO. Let’s Move!

    • 121 jacquelineoboomer
      March 22, 2014 at 1:11 am

      She loves solitude
      And silliness
      And makes us all happy
      With her gentle ways
      She’s a gracious lady
      A supportive mom
      And a sweet friend
      And she likes to laugh!
      But don’t let her fool you
      She can dig in her heels
      And fight the good fight
      For the leader who
      Brings us all together –
      Day and night and back around –
      President Barack Obama!

      Happy, Happy Birthday, VC!

      • 122 nathkatun7
        March 22, 2014 at 4:19 am

        Beautiful, JOB! Although I have absolutely no clue of what literary agents do, I wish I could be your literally agent to make sure your beautiful poems are published to share with the world.

  34. 124 amk for obama
    March 22, 2014 at 12:58 am

  35. March 22, 2014 at 1:41 am

    #TrustBarack … or, at least, pay attention to who he is or enjoy eating asphalt …..

    good night TOD ….

    • March 22, 2014 at 2:14 am

      Before departing, just had to post what is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ BY EVERY TODer …

      “Ukraine’s foreign minister: The world must reject Russia’s ‘anschluss’ in Crimea”

      “So, the unthinkable happened: Within a couple of weeks, Vladimir Putin pulled off his blitzkrieg. Russia’s “anschluss” of Crimea heralds a new international reality. To a standing ovation of his parliament on Tuesday, the victorious Russian president signed a treaty decreeing Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation.

      Recent events have dealt Europe and the global security system their heaviest blows since the rise of the Berlin Wall. Whether they are ultimately knocked down depends on the world’s reaction. But the adage that “that which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” is applicable here.

      Ukraine is ready to stand its ground. Crimea is Ukrainian. We have the law and the truth on our side. We won’t budge in the face of aggression. We will take Russia to the courts and use every venue available to make clear that this is not the way to behave in today’s world. And Ukraine has plenty of reasons to count on international solidarity.


      Once Ukraine succeeds, it will represent a viable democratic alternative to many interested onlookers in the post-Soviet space. The European Union can find in Ukraine a new drive. The United States can find here a “long game” it is destined to win. And the rest of the world will sleep better at night knowing that the new international reality doesn’t depend of the whims of ever more Hitler impersonators.”


  36. March 22, 2014 at 2:14 am

  37. 129 sjterrid
    March 22, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Happy Birthday, VC! I hope you have a great Birthday weekend planned.

  38. March 22, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Happy Birthday VC!

  39. 132 susanne
    March 22, 2014 at 5:41 am

    aloha chips, todville, and birthday silent-one vc!

    ‘ President Barack Obama’s team is expected to land in Honolulu on April 1 to talk with local officials about their plans and vision to locate a facility in Kakaako that will preserve the Hawaii-born president’s White House legacy, a speaker at the event, told PBN on Friday.

    The news comes a day after the Barack Obama Foundation’s release of a request for qualifications on Thursday that outlines the requirements for the presidential library.
    The Barack Obama Hawaii Presidential Center Initiative has the backing of local political and business leaders as well as U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

    The Hawaii committee received the request for qualifications and plans to submit a proposal, which it has 90 days to do so, according to University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple.

    The University of Hawaii is taking the lead on behalf of this broad coalition, and believe that it will be able to submit a “unified, excellent proposal.” ‘


    • 133 globalcitizenlinda
      March 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

      this is going to be one fierce competition!

      Good luck to Hawaii – but don’t be surprised if our neighbor Kenya also wants a piece of it as the ancestral home

  40. 134 Layla
    March 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Happy Birthday beautiful vc!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW Big snowstorm here…..sick of it!!

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