61 Responses to “You Made History #7millionandcounting”

  1. 1 MoghtyPamela
    April 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Yes, we did!

  2. April 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    From the last thread:

    Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” provides a more fundamental and disquieting explanation: how capitalism itself enriches the few at the expense of the many.

    Too Late: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_bovenbazen

    (Sorry, only in Dutch).

  3. 18 hopefruit2
    April 3, 2014 at 2:15 pm

  4. 19 hopefruit2
    April 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

  5. 20 hopefruit2
    April 3, 2014 at 2:20 pm

  6. April 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    “But what were the costs and benefits of the Crimean operation? On the one hand, Putin’s popularity greatly increased. The reunification of Crimea with Russia permitted Putin to rearrange his propaganda and make patriotism a main value again, matching the hysterical level as it was in Stalin’s time. Additionally, he was able to expand the fight against anyone who is critical of his regime, labeling them as “national traitors” or “members of the fifth column.”

    On the other hand, Russia’s geopolitical situation has deteriorated enormously. Practically all former Soviet republics became even more suspicious of Putin’s intentions. What is especially important is that whatever Russia chooses to do, the Ukraine will for decades be the fierce enemy of Moscow, such that has never been seen before in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Does this mean the Eastern European countries have yet another reason for their apprehension toward Russia and, in turn, the perceived need to expand America’s military presence.

    The sanctions against Russia, even in their initial weak forms, have already hurt the very vulnerable Russian economy. So far, the sanctions against the ruling elite are even more serious. Many of these individuals who were hit by the sanctions are impervious to patriotic propaganda and are emotionally not ready to exchange the annexation of Crimea for their possibility to travel to the West and control their wealth there. If in the Soviet Union private property played a zero political role, in the new Russia it is a tremendous factor influencing all sides of public life. Without a doubt, Putin created a hidden front against him within the political and economic establishment for which personal wealth – with no comparison to the Soviet apparatchiks – is of primordial importance.”


    • 25 jackiegrumbacher
      April 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Great analysis, Bob. Thx for the link. Political popularity is fleeting. It can change on a dime if people get hungry or can’t pay their bills. The geopolitical, economic devastation that Putin’s actions have wrought will bite hard and long.

  7. April 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Wow! So easy to forget what a BFD this was. President Barack Obama did this. Democrats did this. ALL OF YOU who organized and voted, did this. Pisses me off that anyone should try and take our healthcare.

    • 27 jackiegrumbacher
      April 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Pisses me off, too, GOB. And I hope it pisses off millions and millions of people as it dawns on them what the GOP is trying to do. Then I hope they hotfoot it to the polls and throw the asses out.

    • 28 globalcitizenlinda
      April 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      I get so emotional about it too!

      hope, this November and in the future , people can join all of us and help to clean out from elected office, each and every one of the gop who has undermined or threatened to undermine Obamacare

  8. 29 donna dem 4 obama
    April 3, 2014 at 2:29 pm


  9. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    April 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Wooohoooo! Change has come to America.

  10. 38 donna dem 4 obama
    April 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  11. 40 donna dem 4 obama
    April 3, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    • 41 Bill R.
      April 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      That is a low figure. Charles Gaba has been surveying that issue, including Blue Cross. He is going with a 93% figure, paying or will pay. http://www.acasignups.net

    • 42 Nena20409
      April 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      You are one TODable Force. Love your Tweet.

    • 43 Nena20409
      April 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Funny how the LOGIC escapes those in denial that Purchases made for a service usually starts, perhaps, almost always is usually given a grace-period.

      House. Cars. Loans. Credit Cards. Etc.

      Payments are usually made with 30 days after purchase.

    • 44 0388jojothecat
      April 3, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      I signed brother up for BS if SoCal. They are very slow to bill that I had to get the first billing through Tally. The next month they did not send it and I had to make a copy of the first billing. They sent the Mar billing the day before it was due. They said I had 30 days to pay so they are always a month behind.

  12. 45 Bill R.
    April 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    On the national scene the White House reported 7.1mil on Tues. But the state exchanges hadn’t fully reported in. That may add another million, especially with California.
    Then the Rand Corp. estimates an addition 9 million enrollments nationally of same QHPs (priv ins Qualified HealthPlans offered on the state exchanges but enrolled directly with Insurance companies.)
    Add 3.1 Million of young adults who are now covered by parents’ plans thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
    Add an additional 4.7-6.4 million expanded Medicaid/Chips enrollments.
    and you get numbers between 14.6- 22 million total.
    Update from Oregon on enrollment numbers:

    Here: http://acasignups.net/14/04/03/oregon-55k-qhps-245k-medicaid

    “Van Pelt highlights the more than 300,000 “enrolled in health care coverage since October thanks to Cover Oregon … and the Oregon Health Authority.”

    That figure includes:

    55,000 people enrolled in private plans using the backup manual processing system set up to cope with the exchange’s technology issues.
    more than 120,000 people enrolled into Oregon Health Plan after the exchange forwarded their information to the state for processing, a workaround for the exchange’s broken Medicaid interface.
    125,000 people enrolled directly into the Oregon Health Plan using a streamlined system set up to bypass Cover Oregon.”
    Oregon still has another month open enrollment. So the numbers will grow.

    • 46 Bill R.
      April 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

      Or should we say 22 million and counting?

    • 47 Judith Fardig
      April 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Thanks, Bill! Our OFA team just picked up another 500 Cover Oregon brochures in both English and Spanish to put in thrift shops, food pantries, laundromats, coffee houses, community centers, libraries, and other places young folks hang out. We will keep it going in Oregon until our much-needed enrollment extension finishes at the end of the month. I’d love to see us get close to what our northern rivals, WA achieved.

      • 48 jackiegrumbacher
        April 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

        Great work, Judith. The 2015 exchanges will go up just before the 2014 elections and the pr buildup from September to October will be fierce. Many will then have heard from friends and relatives about the peace of mind they’ve gotten with health insurance. Our job is to make sure they know which party is on their side and which one isn’t

  13. 49 Linda
    April 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Right now on the floor of the of the House the Republicans are ” debating ” a bill they will vote on to change the ACA # of hours working to 40 for employers instead of what the bill requires……

    Then employers will get to make them work 39 hours and not give them Health Insurance….

    • 50 jackiegrumbacher
      April 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      This is another waste of time move, Linda. It will go nowhere. The US House has UI extension, immigration reform and minimum wage to take care, so they choose to spend their time doing useless, idiot make work.

    • 51 57andfemale
      April 3, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      The bill also includes cutting the penalty to businesses.

      These bastards are shameless.

    • 53 Linda
      April 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      The head of USAID was on Mrs Greenspan’s show…..he said the AP report is full of errors and that Congress was informed of what they were doing and it was legal.

      He said USAID will respond to the AP in writing and release the response.

      • 54 57andfemale
        April 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

        Gee, what a shocker. the AP misrepresents something to do with a Democrat. Quelle surprise.

      • 55 Lovepolitics2008
        April 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

        I read the article on Mr. Carpenter’s blog and I admit I jumped the gun re: Hillary. Shame on me.

  14. 56 globalcitizenlinda
    April 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    so the people at fox who have spent more than 5 years lying about Obamacare are now suddenly concerned that some money was spent by Team Obama trying to counter the lies they and the gop propagated;

    by the way I am just hearing about the amount of money that fox is quoting just in their tweet – so given their reputation to lie all the time, the quoted amount may soon turn out to be a lie;

    didn’t this gop congress greatly reduce the amount that was originally allocated to promoting Obamacare and helping people to sign up?


    but to the larger picture – if fox was so concerned about anyone using tax dollars to promote Obamacare, then many be they should have made sure that they and their gop representatives don’t spend so many days and resource lying about the ACA;

    besides, Obamacare is not the first law/policy to be promoted using taxes and it will not be the last




  15. 57 Nerdy Wonka
    April 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm

  16. 58 hopefruit2
    April 3, 2014 at 2:55 pm

  17. 59 hopefruit2
    April 3, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    • 60 Nena20409
      April 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      The Aloof One hugs 😉

      Wow. MSM hurry. To The WH. That One is giving hugs and having 92 yrs old lady kiss him on the lips. Hurry. Hurry. Count von Knoller, where are YOU?

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