You Think You’re Hurting President Obama? Be Smart. Get Covered

His wife responded. 🙂









Now that you’ve chuckled long and loud, go #GetCovered 🙂



147 Responses to “You Think You’re Hurting President Obama? Be Smart. Get Covered”

  1. March 31, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Terrific day. Thank you Nerdy for all your posts!

    • 2 Nerdy Wonka
      March 31, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      You’re welcome, Jackie.

      Congratulations on first!

      • 3 nathkatun7
        April 1, 2014 at 1:19 am

        Nerdy Wonka, you are absolutely amazing! There are no words to truly express how grateful I am for all your posts! How I wish all Americans got a chance to visit TOD!

  2. 4 amk for obama
    March 31, 2014 at 9:57 pm


  3. March 31, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Nerdy? Will you marry me?

  4. March 31, 2014 at 10:01 pm

  5. 25 amk for obama
    March 31, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    This pharrell song is apt for today. (have watched the vid umpteen times. never have done that before)

  6. 26 Nena20409
    March 31, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    J4O Gold is your Medal. Congrats.

  7. 27 amk for obama
    March 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm

  8. March 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Congrats on 1st, Jackie.

    NW, you’ve done it again!!!! Thank you!!!

    Worth noting ….

    For certain, #OBAMACARE has countless benefits not the least of which is making it totally clear who the most dangerous enemy to America is.



  9. 31 Nena20409
    March 31, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    NW is on Fire…….as Springsteen would sing.

    Fine Job lady. Thank you.

  10. March 31, 2014 at 10:05 pm

  11. 36 forus50
    March 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks for all your awesome fantastic wonderfulness posts NW!

    This version of A Change Is Gonna Come is my absolute favorite because it so much is about the newly elected President and all the hopes we had pinned on him. And our POTUS has delivered, oh yeah. Bettye LaVelle’s duet with Bon Jovi is just the best. I love their chemistry together – such joy and respect.

  12. 45 Dudette
    March 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm

  13. March 31, 2014 at 10:13 pm

  14. 50 Dudette
    March 31, 2014 at 10:14 pm


    @jamesoboyd: @johnlegend People need to take better care of themselves first and foremost. Eating better and exercise will do more than insurance.
    @johnlegend: @jamesoboyd cool. and when they get cancer, they’ll just go to the gym and eat a celery stick?

  15. 51 Nena20409
    March 31, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    LOD stop in the Name of Love.

    Who gives a rats arse about Christie or JEB in 2016?

    ACA is the issue. 2014. These people love to distract when if anyone should be mind-fold about 2014 it will be LOD.

    • 52 Cindy
      March 31, 2014 at 10:23 pm


      You stole my thoughts. They seem to think Jeb is good enough to take the Hispanic votes; he speaks it fluently and his wife is Hispanic. They said that he will get some of the black votes as well. I say ok…..run Jeb run!

  16. 53 Cindy
    March 31, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    ok…..get ready, on your mark….get set……GO!

    For those of you who have been looking for the Ezra Klein man, he is coming up on Lawrence to talk about no other…..drum roll……


    Will he tell the truths?

    • 54 forus50
      March 31, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      No redemption possible there, I won’t ever listen to another word he says and blocked him on Twitter. MSNBC sure knows how to find these young smugsters. I see that son of Mia Farrow has had poor ratings and might be cancelled. Too bad it’s just him and not Chris Hayes and Chuck Toad too. Gawdawfulness. I don’t watch either of them EVER but just seeing their promos during other shows makes me nauseous.

      • 55 Cindy
        March 31, 2014 at 10:32 pm

        He has been MIA for a while forus50, why go to him at all?

        Dr. Maddow was so funny tonight; debunking the repukes on Obama cooking the numbers.

        Amazing how many times the GOP has failed to call it correctly and they just keep coming out saying the same old tired lines.

    • 56 amk for obama
      March 31, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      let’s not spoil this great moment with what these lying twits had to say.

  17. March 31, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Ezra Klein has resurfaced …and behold he is on @Lawrence talking Obama care numbers like he knows what he is talking about

  18. March 31, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis, “Flash Boys,” that reveals how a group of unlikely characters discovered how some high speed traders work the stock market to their advantage……

    Please take the time to watch the full 60 minutes report & bookmark the New York Times mag excerpt of how these guys exposed how High Frequency Traders have rigged the entire U.S. stock market (your pentions/mutal funds/401k)…. even GoldMan Sachs was getting took….until these guys showed up!

    • 61 forus50
      March 31, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      I saw that last night. Very interesting that such a high tech business (stock trading) still relies on actual physical telephone wire if you will to play the game and that distance from one location to another matters, unlike the internet where distance doesn’t matter.

  19. 62 forus50
    March 31, 2014 at 10:31 pm

  20. March 31, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Yeah, and I don’t like to be forced to pay for unfunded ER visits through higher premiums. Good lord, I need a drink.

  21. March 31, 2014 at 10:35 pm

  22. 67 Nena20409
    March 31, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    So Those who may qualify for the medicare part of ACA have Zero deadline if their States have the extension? I didn’t know that. That should be told more often. I thought I was slightly educated enough on ACA. I failed.

    • March 31, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Thanks to Obamacare legislation, signing up for Medicaid under ACA takes place year round. Once you qualify your medical bills get covered up to 90 days retroactively.

      • 69 Nena20409
        March 31, 2014 at 10:48 pm

        Thanks meta.

        When my Mom was alive, we had to renew her coverage every Nov. So I was under the impression that medicare enrollment is just as the private insurance coverage.

        • March 31, 2014 at 10:55 pm

          You’re so welcome, Nena. PBO really has worked to make healthcare more accessible.

        • 71 57andfemale
          April 1, 2014 at 12:34 am

          You may be confusing Medicare and Medicaid. Medicaid is available all year if you qualify. Medicare, for seniors, has an enrollment period at the end of the year unless you hit your 65th birthday during the year.

          • 72 Nena20409
            April 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

            Okay. Then I was totally ill informed on this. I remember going to get trained to help get my Mom signed up and get her private insurance .

            This was during the enactment of Medicare Part D enrollment fiasco.

            • 73 57andfemale
              April 1, 2014 at 10:34 am

              You mean there were problems with Medicare Part D and GOP heads did not explode? Quelle surprise…..

              Effing hypocrites.

            • 74 57andfemale
              April 1, 2014 at 10:38 am

              Also, Nena, Medicare has been staffed with ‘navigators’ for decades, helping seniors sign up for Medicare. All of a sudden when it comes to ACA, navigators need a top level security clearance from GOP. It’s despicable.

  23. 75 amk for obama
    March 31, 2014 at 10:35 pm

  24. 76 Cindy
    March 31, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Not that it matters now, but did Oprah get involve with the support of Obamacare?

    I don’t recall seeing her out there but then again I could have missed her altogether.

  25. 78 amk for obama
    March 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm

  26. March 31, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Urge all of you to read every word of:

    The Numbers Vladimir Putin Doesn’t Want You to See

    “Russians prefer alternative reality.

    In the days since Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea, the Russian people are once again feeling good about their country. A robust 63 percent of them say they consider Russia a “great power,” according to a survey released this week by the Levada Center, a respected Russian polling firm. The survey also found that Putin’s approval rating is now at 80 percent, a 17-point rebound from his all-time low, just one year ago.


    When it comes to the environment, I found that 50 percent of Russia’s water is not potable. Air pollution continues to be an extremely serious issue, suggesting that a solution proposed during the late-Soviet period continues to hold sway. Back then, a Russian health minister advised the country to “breathe less” in order to live longer.

    This is the kind of desperation that Vladimir Putin is distracting the Russian people from. During the 2000 campaign he flew to the scene of the uprising in Chechnya and promised to “ice them while they’re shitting in the outhouse.” Doing the math today, you can see that Russia remains frozen in time—and its leaders free to hallucinate.”


    • March 31, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      BTW, you can be absolutely certain that President Obama knows this stuff, comprehensively ….

      “According to Murray Feshbach, a Georgetown professor emeritus and the dean of Russian demography in the United States, Russia’s working-age population is also declining by a million people a year, a faster rate than the decline of the overall population, which in 2013 stood at around 143 million, 3 million less than when Putin took office. Moreover, only 30 percent of Russian babies born are born healthy. Eberstadt told me that many unhealthy Russian babies are “discarded” —sent to government institutions where they often develop cognitive difficulties. Unhealthy children grow up to be unhealthy adults: half of the conscripted Russian army has to be put in limited service because of poor health.”


      Just read the article, similar to others I’ve posted, to get a very clear sense of just how WEAK & desperate Tzar Putin’s Russia is. Those are not facts over which to gloat, those are facts that should scare the daylights out of you. Tzar Vlad literally has NOTHING TO LOSE. A dude with nukes who had NOTHING TO LOSE is the most dangerous creature humanity has ever confronted.

      #TrustBarack …. he knows how dangerous the situation is

      • 81 otter44
        March 31, 2014 at 11:42 pm

        Murray Feshbach has been the expert of Soviet and now Russian demographics since the 1970’s. His essays are legends in the field.

  27. 82 Nerdy Wonka
    March 31, 2014 at 10:41 pm


  28. 85 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2014 at 10:41 pm

  29. 88 amk for obama
    March 31, 2014 at 10:42 pm

  30. March 31, 2014 at 10:47 pm

  31. 90 Dudette
    March 31, 2014 at 10:49 pm

  32. 91 Nerdy Wonka
    March 31, 2014 at 10:50 pm

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  34. March 31, 2014 at 10:53 pm

  35. March 31, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    • 97 forus50
      March 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Because HOLD MUSIC while signing up for healthcare is SO MUCH more important than being able to afford to see a doctor.

  36. 98 Cindy
    March 31, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    My GOSH!

    Did anyone see Lawrence show a few minutes ago; the tape of the Albuqurque police officers killing this man?

    • 99 Dudette
      March 31, 2014 at 11:12 pm

      Sat with my jaw on the floor. Can’t believe the cops did that and that they videotaped it and that this would be okay to be shown on TV.

  37. 100 anniebella
    March 31, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Terry1266Terry, People don’t like being forced to do thing they don’t want to do. Well I wear a seat belt, some people don’t like wearing seat belts, if caught not wearing it I will get a ticket. I have to get my car inspected every year, I have to pay for a license sticker, I have to have car insurance, I have house insurance, why not health insurance.

  38. March 31, 2014 at 11:06 pm


  39. March 31, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    • 105 Nena20409
      March 31, 2014 at 11:13 pm


      This what I have been waiting for.

      Thank you Chipsticks. Now I am bidding YOU all TODable TODers Good Night 😉

      • 106 Nena20409
        March 31, 2014 at 11:15 pm

        Looks Like We made it………….I don’t remember the whole song…..Yikes……I do now…..Barry Manilow.

    • 107 hopefruit2
      March 31, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      Alrighty then…so it has been done. So shall it be done.

    • 108 Vicki
      March 31, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      Feels a little like PBO’s third election night.
      In a way, I guess it is that special. The day Obamacare as a permanent part of America got confirmed.

      • 109 hopefruit2
        March 31, 2014 at 11:16 pm

        Yes, I was thinking the same thing. “Yes we can” keeps running thru my mind 🙂

      • 111 majiir
        April 1, 2014 at 1:04 am

        I’ve been praying, and I know a lot of TODers have, too. All I have to say to fellow believers is that God is good all the time. I have prayed and prayed, asking God to make the ACA a success, and it seems he heard my prayers and the prayers of all others who were asking for the same thing! I am so happy today. It’s wonderful, too, that approval for the ACA is up and it was announced today—on the day of the deadline.

    • 112 nathkatun7
      April 1, 2014 at 1:55 am

      I am always late to the meeting! This is absolutely wonderful news! now I have to go buy a bottle of wine and celebrate.

  40. 113 Vicki
    March 31, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    To Nerdy and Chips for the heartfelt wall-to-wall celebration and to all fellow TOD blog tyrants commenters and lurkers THANK YOU for sharing this momentous day.

    • 114 nathkatun7
      April 1, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Yes Indeed, Vicki! Nerdy and Chips have done an amazing job covering the positive news about OBAMACARE. We should also express our gratitude to TOD members who have worked so hard to help people enroll in the OBAMACARE. I know I will mis some names, but here are some of the people that deserve our thanks for all their hard work: What’s Working, Donna Dem, Judith Farding, Tally, Bill R, GGail, HOPE44, Isonprize, and many many other TOD members, whose names I have forgotten, who have worked so hard to help others get covered by OBAMACARE. Also the wonderful TOD twitter warriors, to many to list, who have been relentless and fearless in defending OBAMACARE. This night belongs to all of them!

  41. March 31, 2014 at 11:15 pm

  42. 117 anniebella
    March 31, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    A big thank you to John Legend for trying to take sense to people who have lost all sense some time ago. If these Obama haters don’t want health insurance then don’t get it, but don’t dare try to prevent those of us who do want it from getting it.

  43. 118 Nena20409
    March 31, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    No…..I am stay up a little longer.

    I ‘m so excited. I know, I know, I know…….I think I like it.

  44. March 31, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  45. 125 amk for obama
    March 31, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    7 million. I WIN.

    Now I am gonna go there where no one has gone before. 9 million when all the dust settles.

    Anyone up for it?

    • 126 forus50
      March 31, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      c’mon. 9 million is too easy. Congrats on 7 though!

    • 127 carolyn
      March 31, 2014 at 11:35 pm

      I’ll go with you amk. Sounds very reasonable and doable.

      My question remains: Why is the press so hellbent on keeping people from having reasonable health care via their horrible non-reporting? I know why the Repukes don’t want people to have access to it, but why is the press so adamant this is a failure, and people shouldn’t have it??????? THEY all have good health care…….we know that!

      • 128 amk for obama
        March 31, 2014 at 11:38 pm

        Because, once #ObamaCare becomes a grand success, which it will a la medicare, gop is fucked for at least two generations and then the corporate media can’t get their masters’ agenda done?

    • 129 jacquelineoboomer
      March 31, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      I’m definitely with you on the 9 million, dust settled.

    • 130 nathkatun7
      April 1, 2014 at 2:21 am

      Congrats AMK on your bold WIN! You certainly were not hesitant in predicting the 7 million!

  46. March 31, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  47. 132 Nena20409
    March 31, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Had We a GOP Congress that worked with POTUS, Imagine what We as a Nation could have accomplished today?

  48. 133 JER
    March 31, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    • 134 nathkatun7
      April 1, 2014 at 2:32 am

      Actually David is being modest! ACA has so far resulted in the coverage of about 17 million people if you add in the 3 million young adults who stayed on their parents’ insurance until they were 26; the 4.5 million now covered by Medicaid; and another 2.7 million who accessed all the ACA insurance benefits directly from the insurer

  49. March 31, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I hope POTUS and FLOTUS are celebrating this moment.

  50. 138 Nena20409
    March 31, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Now that about says it all 😆

  51. 140 hopefruit2
    March 31, 2014 at 11:27 pm

  52. 141 forus50
    March 31, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    How does one speak Tea Party Crazy? With typos and ALL CAPS! Oops, forgot the typos.

  53. 142 Nena20409
    March 31, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    🍸 🍸 🍸
    ❤ ❤ ❤

    7M and Counting.

    V I C T O R Y.

    P E A C E

    S E C U R I T Y

  54. 145 Vicki
    March 31, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    7 Million. That’s the number without Texas Florida Illinois Missouri and many other states that haven’t reported any numbers past March 11.

  55. 147 Jewelz
    March 31, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Change We Can Believe in. YES WE CAN!
    Thank you President Obama and every Americans that worked tirelessly to make this happen. 7 million people have now signed up for Obamacare. #Elections Matter.

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