Thanks To ObamaCare, Happy Dances Are Here Again




Sharing my Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) recent Happy Dance re: No rate increases for my medical plan for 2015, dental rate decreased, while the Benefit Maximum more than doubled, yea!!). in the last 3 months, I have had a flu shot, a mammogram, and a blood test, all without co-pays. My yearly dental X-Rays scheduled for December is also without any other costs. Finally, the one medication that I take is only 1.81 $ for a month’s supply. When I retired in the summer of 2013, my biggest financial concern was the cost of health care (I am under 65 and single) that I would be directly responsible for for the first time (it was an employee benefit prior to this). It has been manageable so far, thanks, in part, to the ACA. When I received the news that there would be no rate increases for 2015, I was greatly relieved. I love Obamacare and the man who brought it to us. I am always so tickled that the term that the GOPers used as a pejorative, has instead insured that PBO would forever get credit for this law that has begun to transform the health and well-being of our nation.









140 Responses to “Thanks To ObamaCare, Happy Dances Are Here Again”

  1. 1 4morefor44
    October 11, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    dancing machine!

  2. 5 CEB
    October 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Oh wow!! This is too cool; I am so honored, NW.

    Note for COS: I answered your question on the previous thread just before it ended; sorry for the late reply.

  3. 11 GGail
    October 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    NW, you. you. you GENIUS!!!

    What a wonderful way to express CEB’s statement!

    Congratulations CEB for having “peace of mind” about your medical coverage during retirement!

    Congrats 4more on First 🙂

  4. 16 MightyPamela
    October 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Hey y’all! JO’B – how’s the partay going?? Any cake or ice cream left? 🙂 ❤

    • 17 jacquelineoboomer
      October 12, 2014 at 12:03 am

      MP!! Cake was moved to tomorrow morning because of such a busy birthday! Yes! Sunday Morning Cake !!! ❤

  5. 18 dotster3
    October 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Poll numbers moving in the right direction in key Ia. senate race, even though the DM Register seems kinda mad about it—–tweeters have noticed that the write-up continued to include (false) negatives about Braley and nothing negative about Palin clone, Joni Ernst. Will all depend on GOTV, as is always the case.

    • October 11, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Hay some good news here in Iowa. All I keep hearing was that FLOTUS call Bruce Braley, Bruce Bailey. Well Senator Braley will be much easier to remember. Maybe POTUS could stop by Iowa.

    • 20 hopefruit2
      October 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      CBS is trying to be nasty about the First Lady, but they’re getting some effective push-back…

      • October 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

        Oh look there’s a Squirrel. File this under ‘shiny object’ journalism. This snarky tweet from CBS can’t distract from the fact that FLOTUS is the closer for a very good reason – she knows how to GOTV.

      • 22 dotster3
        October 11, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        I am mad, though, that someone slipped up and didn’t prep first lady on correct last name. Was just watching a little bit of the Quad Cities debate—–until I couldn’t stand to hear Ersnt lie about Every. Thing. She is just laughable. How anyone could consider voting for that detestable, lying tea party extremist, I have no idea. You would have to be clueless about the facts of current issues. Or blindly partisan.

        • October 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

          Look even a professional politician like Bill Clinton made that same mistake and call him Bruce Bailey. No need of being mad, anyone can made mistakes, the fact is this guy got a good speech from FLOTUS encouraging the people to get out to vote. I’m sure Braley would love it if FLOTUS would come again.

        • 24 hopefruit2
          October 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

          Jan Brewer endorsed PBO at the RNC convention in 2012. John McCain praised PBO at a Romney rally in 2012.

          These were both egregious gaffes IMO – far worse than FLOTUS’ mispronouncing Bailey’s last name.

        • 25 hopefruit2
          October 11, 2014 at 8:54 pm

          Not to mention the number of gaffes made by the media and GOPers…


          LOL! 🙂

    • October 11, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      I’m thinking that debate performance helped bring out the extremist background of Ernst. I haven’t seen the internals but I’ll bet the RVs have a good Braley lead. It’s the “likely” voter screen that is favoring Rs. Just like in 2012. One good news here is that Dems are leading Rs in those already voted 56%-38%. I remember well that this pollster, Selzer, did a poll for the Desmoines Register just before the 2012 election giving Romney a lead.. Haha. so I don’t give a fig for their accuracy.

  6. 29 JER
    October 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama Arrives at Andrews – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  7. 33 MightyPamela
    October 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Funny anecdote: I was in the TJMaxx store on my way home earlier, I can sometimes find a certain tea I like in there. Was looking over the books and journals, noticed one title, Hard Choices, dust cover rather torn up. Flipped it over, price tag: $15.00. Left it face down. Walked away laughing quietly. 😉

  8. October 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    To all the days here and after
    May they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter.

    Your poems are much better; I had to copy. . .

  9. October 11, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    But msnbc sez…

  10. October 11, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    But msnbc sez…

  11. October 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    You should follow this kid?

  12. October 11, 2014 at 7:59 pm

  13. October 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    • October 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      They are afraid of the MSM. That’s a fact.

      • 45 hopefruit2
        October 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm

        They are not afraid of the MSM – they know that they are more effective on their ground game than appearing on cable TV arguing with ignorant GOP shills like Tweety and Chuck Toad. And with the exception of Manchin and Grimes, and a few others, most of them are not running away from PBO. That’s another MSM LIE!

    • 46 EricFive
      October 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      I understand the sentiment, but I question the accuracy. We have to face the hard and cold reality that a large segment of the American population is racist against Black people and have an irrational fear/hatred for PBO. These racists exist on both the left and the right, they are Democrat, Republican and Independent. Grimes is not running away from PBO in an attempt to woo the GOP, it is an attempt to get racists Kentucky Democrats and Independents to vote for her. I understand that this reality is unpleasant and unfair, but that does not make it any less accurate. Kynect is popular in Kentucky, but PBO and Obamacare are not. This is true due to there being a large number of racially backward people living in that state who refuse to support a Black President. Those wanting Grimes to lose are being short sighted, imho. PBO certainly wants Grimes to win and if you support PBO and don’t want the GOP to take control of the Senate, it is insane to actually want Mitch fucking McConnell to retain his seat. That kind of mentality is the real reason Democrats lose. The Democratic Party is a BIG tent, and some of the people under that tent are not as racially progressive as you or I would like. These are the folks candidates in deep red states have to woo in order to win.

      • October 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm

        “The Democratic Party is a BIG tent, and some of the people under that tent are not as racially progressive as you or I would like. These are the folks candidates in deep red states have to woo in order to win.”

        Exceptionally well stated, Eric, as always.

        I am certain that President Obama will be thrilled if Dems like SoS Grimes are elected on 4 Nov 2014.


        Yes We Can

        • 48 Vicki
          October 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm

          I heartily concur with Eric and Bob on this. President Obama needs a Congress he can work with and that is what takes precedence for me and I think most of TOD.
          I’m sickened by the disrespect shown PBO, but I think the way to honor our President is to put winning this election first for 3 1/2 more weeks.

          • October 11, 2014 at 10:36 pm

            “… but I think the way to honor our President is to put winning this election first for 3 1/2 more weeks.”

            Agree, Vicki.

            We have NO OTHER MISSION than #OWNthe114th.

            That is how we honor our President Obama.

            Any discouragement of voting for any DEM is a slap in his face.

            He’s a pragmatic dude, he knows how it rolls in red states, and he’s tough as nails.

            So, folk like Grimes knows her internals, and she’s doing what she knows she needs to do to beat a guy who was willing to risk a 2nd Great Depression just because he hated the black guy in the White House.

            I’ve spent no small amount of energy communicating with her and encouraging her to leverage the massive success of KYnect, the recent article by Prof Krugman, etc., but the last thing in the world I’d ever do is encourage anyone to vote against her on 4 Nov (or not Vote).

            One of the sweetest moments, for certain, on 4 Nov will be President Obama’s when he watches the guy who’s # 1 mission was making PBO a 1 term Pres, get defeated by Allison Grimes.

            Our duty is to make him very happy.

            Yes We Must

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    • October 11, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Bobfr that is so true. I remember Rev. Al saying that the Republican Party is trying to sink the ship just to get to that black captain. The Republicans sat on the sideline and didn’t try to do a dam thing to help this country recover from the mess their President lefted it in.Block, sabotage, obstruct, filibuster, shut down the government. And any Democrat or any Independent who will sit home and not go vote against these racists Tea Republicans is freaking crazy.

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  19. 65 hopefruit2
    October 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    The media tried their darnedest to throw him off by constantly talking about FLOTUS’ mispronouncing his name….Hahahahaha….this media has a few lessons to learn, and come November, they will have learnt some additional lessons.

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  22. 71 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    7-0 ??? You know it’s just a rock, right? ireeesh, #overkill.

  23. October 11, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I remain CONVINCED POTUS made the EXACT right decision: NO BOOTS. Now I AM f*cking FURIOUS that our “allies in the region” won’t get a bit of a spine and deal with THEIR PROBLEM. Saudis? TURKEY? Large, well equipped (by us) militaries?? OH F*CKIN’ YEAH. AND??? If we go in they’ll just chuckle and LOVE it, letting us do the work AGAIN. . And we DO NOT need to go in on the ground over there to protect the homeland. POB is playing the best plan.

  24. 73 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    beebs went to town with Brazil having its first ebola patient. Turns out he was not.


  25. 74 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

  26. October 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    • 82 Dudette
      October 11, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Ugh! They keep pulling these dumb-as-rocks toon-town loonies out of the woodwork to run the govt into the ground and hurt a few more working Americans. We simply MUST win full control of the Congress!

  27. 83 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm

  28. 87 hopefruit2
    October 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Roland Martin is starting his assholery once more…

  29. 88 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

  30. 89 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:25 pm

  31. 90 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    • 91 EricFive
      October 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      So long as the GOP/MSM is able to convince the poor White voter that he has more in common with the Koch brothers than he does with the poor Black or brown family that lives across the railroad tracks, the system will gamed and exploited by the 1%ers. It is in their interests that poor Whites stay angry and afraid. This is why the right wing has become so strident in supporting radical policies that cater to their financial backers, they realize that the poor rubes will support any insanity they propose so long as it is marketed as “sticking it” to PBO. The GOP has convinced many of these sad souls that depriving them of healthcare is a great way to “hurt” PBO. Racism and the exploitation of racial anxieties of poor and middle class White folks plays a vital and essential role in maintaining the “capitalist” status quo in this country, that keeps the rich getting richer and everybody else fighting for crumbs.

      • 92 desertflower
        October 11, 2014 at 11:06 pm

        Spot on. Great comment

      • 93 amk for obama
        October 11, 2014 at 11:08 pm

        hasn’t that been the rethug strategy since lyndon johnson?

        • 94 desertflower
          October 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm

          Probably….and the poor little sheeple STILL refuse to get a clue! Some people are very, very stupid.

        • 96 EricFive
          October 11, 2014 at 11:32 pm

          It has been the strategy of the 1%ers since George Washington;). The only way a wealthy minority can dominate a democracy is by convincing a majority of poor and middle class folks that their interests align. Manipulation of racial anxiety and the existence of a racial scapegoat makes the job a lot easier. The power of being able to say “at least I’m not a n*gger” has kept poor and middle class Whites from rebelling against the owner class. The perceived corrosion of the centuries long White privilege these poor and middle class Whites have clung to is causing the racial freakout the U.S. has been experiencing these past six years. Racial animus has long been a tool used to keep poor and middle class folks angry and distracted, unable to recognize their true enemies.

  32. 98 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    And the fucking dems don’t have a comeback?

  33. 99 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

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  35. 101 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm

  36. 102 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

  37. 103 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

  38. October 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm

  39. 105 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 11:02 pm

  40. 111 amk for obama
    October 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

  41. 113 Dudette
    October 11, 2014 at 11:36 pm


    • 114 CEB
      October 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      This photo illustrates what all of the hate is about: a cool, calm, collected and confident Black man striding forth with pride and elegance with all of the tools of the highest office in the land at his command. Power sits on him lightly and he wields it with skill, ignoring and going around the obstructionists to get shit done. He does all of this while being fine and fit. The women love him and the men want to be him. he has a smart, sexy wife who gets more beautiful everyday, lovely, talented and intelligent children, loyal friends, and fans from all over the world. He is scandal free and having a successful 2nd term that the doomsayers predicted would be a failure. The haters have laid traps for him that he has deftly skipped around and they are left empty and looking ineffectual and stupid.

      • 115 Dudette
        October 12, 2014 at 12:20 am

        THIS to infinity CEB! All of this is why I admire him so much. Amidst all the hate, drama, and foolishness thrown at him, he just continues to exude confidence, grace, compassion and humility. He’s always looking toward the future and working to keep us moving #FORWARD.

        Congratulations, by the way, on the wonderful personal news concerning ACA that you shared today. Definitely worth shaking a tail feather over. Thank you for providing adding to the millions of examples of proof that we have THE BEST PRESIDENT EVER!

  42. 116 Dudette
    October 11, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    • 117 amk for obama
      October 11, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Reg alison grimes, she had a golden opportunity to show the dissatisfied KY voters how mcturtle has been screwing them over and hurting their own interests for decades while feathering his own nest. Instead, she got distracted by typical rethug tactic of Obama, Obama, Obama and lost it all. A massive failure.

      • 118 vcprezofan2
        October 11, 2014 at 11:54 pm

        You really should read the La Fauci’s post (written at end of September) on Grimes et al. He really hit the nail on the head, IMO.

  43. 120 Dudette
    October 11, 2014 at 11:47 pm

  44. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Evenin’, TOD – Just getting back here tonight, and I want to thank y’all for the birthday greetings. Had a GREAT day! You all are GREAT to “share” it with me!

    • 123 vcprezofan2
      October 12, 2014 at 12:05 am

      Talk about partying! 🙂 Glad you had a GREAT day! Did g-grand-s make his own present?

      • 124 jacquelineoboomer
        October 12, 2014 at 12:08 am

        He made his own card! Then he taped all the sides shut and made it almost impossible to open and said, “You can hang up the card with the tape!”

        So, I think “the tape” was my present directly from him, but I don’t like to ask.


        • 125 vcprezofan2
          October 12, 2014 at 12:12 am

          ‘So, I think “the tape” was my present directly from him, but I don’t like to ask.’

          🙂 😉 No, it was the card – he simply found a creative way for you to display it. Without the tape, you might have been tempted to put the card aside like we all do , then forget about it. 😉 😉

          • 126 jacquelineoboomer
            October 12, 2014 at 12:13 am

            Sweet. I already have two of his special drawings on my refrigerator, and looks like there will be a third there, now! 🙂 🙂

            • 127 vcprezofan2
              October 12, 2014 at 12:15 am

              There you go, the lad is training you properly! 🙂 🙂

              • 128 jacquelineoboomer
                October 12, 2014 at 12:22 am

                We are ALL trained, believe me. (And we wouldn’t have it any other way!)

                My second baby great grandson lives in another state, so other than photos and videos and phone utterances (since he doesn’t talk yet), I can only piece together that he is totally training everybody, too. His Mommy told me tonight that she thinks he recently “rolled his eyes” at something she said to him, and he’s not quite 11 months old.

                So, yes, he’ll fit right in!

                • 129 donna dem 4 obama
                  October 12, 2014 at 6:47 am

                  Hey O’Sista seems I missed the celebration. I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful Birthday!!!

                • 133 vcprezofan2
                  October 12, 2014 at 7:18 am

                  😀 More fun times ahead when they get together and g-grand-s #1 gets to pass on his wisdom on how to ‘handle you’ to g-grand-s #2. I have one not-so-young (6yr) friend’s daughter who insists on calling me ‘taxi lady’ because I’ve helped her mom out with a ride a couple of times in the past month. She’s a bit precocious this little one, often making me shake my head when I hear of her antics – her parents are in for a doozy of a ride in a few years! Her mom is already muttering ‘I don’t know WHERE she gets these ideas from’ about some of her antics.

                  • 134 jacquelineoboomer
                    October 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm

                    What a sweet story! My #2 g-grandson’s Mommy was telling me a couple of his less-than-favorable antics, and after each one, I’d say “Good.” We parents ALL had to go through the antics when it was our turn, so why shouldn’t they, taxi lady?

    • 135 Dudette
      October 12, 2014 at 12:08 am

      Hiya Birthday Girl! Hope it was a fabulous day for you! I imagine you’ve been celebrating all over the place. 😀

  45. 140 olayinkaodumosu
    October 12, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Wao ! Thanks to Obamacare.
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