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The GOP Loves ObamaCare. They Just Hate Admitting It

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Dave Gilson: 20 Obamacare Stats Republicans Don’t Want You to See

• Nearly 30 million Americans have gotten health insurance under Obamacare.

• The rate of uninsured adults has dropped to 12.3%.

Percentage of insurance exchange customers who’d previously been uninsured: 57%

• Annual number of people who would be uninsured over the next decade if not for Obamcare: 24 to 27 million

• The Congressional Budget Office’s latest estimate of how much Obamacare’s subsidies will cost: $209 billion less than projected

More here

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Mike Corones: Mapping Obamacare Grants: Which States Got What?

Politics makes for odd sickbed funding. When Texas Senator Ted Cruz made his plans to run for president official, the announcement came with an awkward revelation: Cruz, who has made opposition to the law his signature, would have to enroll in Obamacare.

But Cruz isn’t the only GOP presidential hopeful to hold his nose and accept some filthy healthcare lucre. As this Reuters graphic shows, since 2010, Affordable Care Act (ACA) grants have doled out varying amounts to states, from less than $10 million to over $500 million. Some of those grants have gone to some surprising places: A Reuters exclusive from Andy Sullivan reveals that Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas Governor Rick Perry collectively applied for and won at least $352 million in ACA grants.

More here

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152 Responses to “The GOP Loves ObamaCare. They Just Hate Admitting It”


  1. June 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks a trazilllllllllion Nerdy, oh Queen of Awesome Obamacare News!!!

  2. 10 Don
    June 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    What’s going on at the Whitehouse?

  3. June 9, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    • 14 Nena20409
      June 9, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      And now idiots like JonKarl of ABC is insinuating a conspiracy? Seriously?

      NY/DC, but especially, the WHPC are beyond childishness.

  4. 15 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    June 9, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    ALL CLEAR……..THEY NEED TO ARREST PEOPLE LIKE THIS AND LOCK THEM UP FOR A VERY LONG TIME………………

  5. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    June 9, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    People who do this bomb threat things are sickos.

    Thank goodness everyone is safe.

  6. 17 No Child Left Behind
    June 9, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Wow!

    Just came back from a long lunch… and reading this.

    The toddlers must have been scared. In any case, the waco that did this should be put on trial. Fast.

    Good Afternoon TODVille.

  7. 19 Nerdy Wonka
    June 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    These reporters are f**ked up in the head.

  8. 22 kid kanga
    June 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Electing this president is the best thing this country has done in quite awhile.

    Just watched the ACA speech posted earlier. I shudder to think where we would find ourselves today if we had NOT elected barack obama as president.

  9. June 9, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Very very random and unrelated remark but argh for shortening Secret Service into SS. *German cringe*

    • 24 Nerdy Wonka
      June 9, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      Ahhh….true.

      It’s interesting how over the pond, SS conjures up that imagery, but here, when we see SS – what pops into mind is either Social Security or Secret Service.

      • June 9, 2015 at 3:28 pm

        Unterstood. Meanwhile here, in a country where you can choose part of your licence plate (which is: one to three letters for city + 1 or 2 additional letters + 2 or 3 numbers” you are not allowed to use “SS” as the choosable letters even 😀

      • June 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm

        Actually, Nazis were my first thought too. Maybe its an age thing, or an amount-of-time-you’ve-spent-watching-old-war-movies-and-The-History-Channel-aka-Men-At-War thing.

  10. 27 kid kanga
    June 9, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Nerdy, I love this post so much. I wish i could print it out and staple it to the forehead of every teabagger or emotarian i see today.

  11. 29 desertflower
    June 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    I saw a car with an older woman in it yesterday. On the back of her car she had bumper stickers that said: “Resist Obamacare” (which I found humorous) and “I’m Catholic and I vote” Can we all assume then that she WANTS PEOPLE TO DIE??

  12. 31 GGail
    June 9, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    This letter is so touching and so apropos for this Post. Thank you NW for keeping Obamacare front and center!
    Read the Original Letter Written by the Pennsylvania Woman Whose Story the President Told Today:

    Today, speaking from the Catholic Health Association’s annual assembly in Washington, D.C., President Obama outlined the state of health care in America, now that the Affordable Care Act has become part of the fabric of our health care system. In it, he told the story of Debra Lea Oren of Palmer, Pennsylvania. Debra, who suffers from osteoarthritis so severe it put her in a wheelchair, couldn’t walk or stand for years. She was in constant pain.

    Today, she’s back on her feet. Here’s why:

    Debra was able to enroll in an affordable health plan that covered the surgery she needed to help her walk on her own again. As a result, she can walk to the grocery store. She can cook and exercise. She can get herself to her doctors’ appointments on her own two feet (and two new knees).

    “I walk with my husband Michael and hold hands,” she wrote to the President in February. “It’s like a whole new world for me.”

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/06/09/read-original-letter-written-pennsylvania-woman-whose-story-president-told-today

    • 32 57andfemale
      June 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      My boss goes on vacation thursday. I have a long story I’ve been meaning to share about the stupidity and ignorance surrounding ACA. I blame the DNC. They should have known that if they informed people, didn’t let the Democratic naysayers run the show, and really sell this law, everything would have been different.

  13. 34 Obama Grandmama
    June 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I know how she feels as I have had one knee replaced and am now facing a hip and knee replacement on the other side this next year. If they are not replaced I would go from my cane to a walker then a wheelchair in no time. It is hard work recovering, but more than worth it to have some normalcy.

  14. 35 MightyPamela
    June 9, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Ha! Sorry to be mean, but we hate the GOP and LOVE admitting it! (Tho we truly try not to be hateful!)

  15. June 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    updates via RTs in the sidebar …

    bbl ….

  16. 38 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    I ❤ ❤ ❤ ACA News Updates. I -I Thank you, NW.
    Thanks, Pres Obama.

  17. 40 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Congrats MomSense on your 2nd Gold today…… 😉

  18. June 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I want hear their plan–I’ll wait. I’m waiting. Still waiting. . . .

  19. 42 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    The immature, self-absorbed, whinny, petulant WHPC at your Viewing pleasure.

    • 43 Linda
      June 9, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      One of the commenters over there said that the interior walls are bomb proof. Exterior too.

      What a bunch of crybabies. Especially Jon Karl trying to intimidate Josh about the equipment. The WH does not have to even allow it in there and most likely could take it out at any time.

      • 44 Nena20409
        June 9, 2015 at 4:45 pm

        The nerve of these idiots.
        For them to think that the SS would put them as and at the same premium as POTUS is insane.
        These people think that most Americans would care that much? I am constantly amazed as to the idiocy of these WHPC.

  20. 45 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Here’s what a self proclaimed man of God said to a woman who lost her baby.

  21. June 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Follow up:

    • June 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      WH Press just keep asking the same questions over and over and over again as if they can’t hear each other.

    • 54 Ladyhawke
      June 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Well, this was just cringeworthy. What a spectacle. It epitomizes all that is wrong with the WHPC. Of course, there had to be something nefarious about the Secret Service handling of the bomb threat. The search for some negative angle was paramount. All I could do was shake my head at the flurry of inane questions. And the crocodile tears from Jon Karl about the ‘network owned cameras’ being turned down was pathetic. What a bunch whiny babies.

  22. 55 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Somehow, this Chuckie’s CryBaby act is so 🙂 🙄 🙄 🙂 to me.

    • 56 Linda
      June 9, 2015 at 4:34 pm

      hahahaa…..

    • June 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      OMG, that is priceless Nena!!

      • 59 Nena20409
        June 9, 2015 at 4:42 pm

        When I saw this, Lady Chips, I was joyously flabbergasted…….I am still 🙂 🙂 and 🙄 🙄

    • 60 Dakota
      June 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Duh…

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      June 9, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      By the way, guys, I am technically a pacifist, but if I ever see Chuck Todd on the street, I’m taking him down. (And now I’ve made myself laugh. My New Jersey roots comin’ out. Ha.)

      • 62 Nena20409
        June 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm

        I am with you 1001%……..I would use my words for Chuckie looks like the type that would hit back. I will trip him up if given a chance.

        • 63 jacquelineoboomer
          June 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm

          True. Chuckie looks like a kid who got bullied in elementary school and now wants to sit behind a big desk and cut down others for a living. Ugh.

      • 64 MightyPamela
        June 9, 2015 at 8:48 pm

        A wise woman once counseled me JO’B: “All things in moderation, including moderation.” See how freeing that is? Fall off the wagon once in a while, get back on. Punch out a dipstick like the one referred to here, does not make you a war hawk. In fact, it would feel pretty darn good! I’ll have your back!

  23. 67 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    So the sexual predator showed his face today?

    • 68 57andfemale
      June 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Did it take him the last two weeks to practice the frail stance? Why aren’t Dems out there screaming out this?

      Does DWS give a damn at all about framing GOP as the hypocrites, liars and soulless monsters that they are?

      • 69 99ts
        June 9, 2015 at 6:55 pm

        You are so close to perfect in your observations 57 – well said

        • 70 57andfemale
          June 10, 2015 at 9:52 am

          At first I thought twice about putting it down in writing, it seemed so mean. But this guy was busy impeaching a POTUS for a whole lot less. And their meanness knows no bounds. I saw photos of Hastert recently and he’s slimmed down a lot but he still looked healthy. This was a PR stunt.

  24. 71 desertflower
    June 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/06/09/report-shows-oil-industry-benefits-5-3-trillion-subsidies-annually.html

    Most Americans should know by now that Republicans despise ‘entitlements’ that they errantly consider is anything Americans receive; even if it is theirs to begin with. They hate the idea of retired Americans receiving their Social Security and Medicare after paying into them their entire working lives, and they hate Americans working at slave-wage jobs receiving nutrition assistance because they earn too little to survive. What they do not hate, and indeed fight ferociously for, are taxpayer-funded entitlements that go to corporations in the form of tax loopholes and particularly entitlements for the oil industry in the form of subsidies.

    According to the oil industry, the very idea of ending billions-of-dollars in taxpayer subsidies for the profitable industry is un-American; a position that Republicans embrace with religious passion. However, it is not just Republicans that believe the oil industry deserves to be paid for being a highly-profitable business; the world’s governments are handing outlandish amounts of the population’s money to the industry that is driving the Earth’s climate catastrophe.

  25. 72 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    • 73 Nena20409
      June 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

  26. June 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Afternoon / evening / morning everyone.

    Just finished listening to this program on BBC Radio 4: Is the Pope a Communist?. Quite delightful hearing rich American Catholics caterwauling over Pope Francis. Encourage you all to listen, and get ready for the nuclear explosions once PF issues his climate change encyclical.

  27. 75 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    • June 9, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Yeah, they weren’t asking all those questions because they gave a squat about POTUS or the First Family, they were only interested in placing blame on the Secret Service. Idiots.

    • 77 jacquelineoboomer
      June 9, 2015 at 5:49 pm

  28. 78 57andfemale
    June 9, 2015 at 4:54 pm

  29. 79 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

  30. 80 JER
    June 9, 2015 at 4:57 pm

  31. 82 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 5:04 pm

  32. June 9, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    OMG, Dan Pfeiffer just favorited one of my tweets……{{{{splat, splat……DED}}}}

  33. June 9, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Do anyone know what time it was when all this bomb threat was going on?

  34. 98 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Graham is also going to introduce a 20 week ban on abortion next week.
    Media insists that GOPers are over Cultural wars……yet time after time, GOPers say: Nooooo we are still kneed deep in Cultural wars. Graham is also trying to boost his favorable poll numbers…….. in order to be included in the so called Fox debates.

    • 99 JER
      June 9, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Rotating First Lady? Why can’t Lady Lindsay be his own First Lady. 😀

    • 100 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      June 9, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      HOPE HE’S GOT A LARGE BANK ACCOUNT SO THAT HE CAN PAY FOR A DATE…………WITH ROTATING INTEREST!…:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    • 101 MightyPamela
      June 9, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      Not to worry, Linds, not a prayer you will have to make good on all the ridiculous things you say. You ain’t ever gonna be potus. Ever.

  35. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    June 9, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    MSNBC is doing a segment on Marco Rubio’s wildly irresponsible personal spending habits. Oh, yeah, let’s put him in charge of our country.

    • 103 Dudette
      June 9, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      HuffPo had an article about how Romney even nixed him as running mate because of “financial mismanagement”

      • 104 jacquelineoboomer
        June 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm

        I’m late hearing about it. In fact, if dumb ol’ Romney had heard about it, I’m possibly the last person on the earth to hear about it, right after him.

        Ugh to both of ’em.

  36. 105 arapaho415
    June 9, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    GA TODville.

    • 106 jacquelineoboomer
      June 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Nobody like that just resigns. It was either “resign or we’ll fire you” or he’s getting out of Dodge before charges are brought. Or he thought to himself, “I looked so tall and macho and powerful in that video … rolling around on the ground and everything … off to Hollywood I go.”

      Expect to see him hired by FOX any day now. Expect the FOP to start bitching that a fine officer had to leave policing.

    • 107 Nena20409
      June 9, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      Hmm?
      And the Tax Payers of TX are still obligated paying for his pension, right?
      The 1st step is, his departure.

  37. 110 arapaho415
    June 9, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    re: today’s “big” story, judging by the whining, self-centered MSM (who would not get a passing grade during emergency drills in the real world):

    • 111 jacquelineoboomer
      June 9, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      I think we all could have figured out that “effort to observe reaction” thingie, true or not. My first reaction was this would be an excellent reason to cancel the televised press briefings, so nobody could watch how they evacuated a part of the White House.

  38. June 9, 2015 at 5:53 pm

  39. 113 arapaho415
    June 9, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    PBO was outstanding today. (As always, of course — clueless MSM doubling-down on the clueless award).

    • 114 arapaho415
      June 9, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      SheriffFruitfly hits the nail on the head, LOL:

      • 115 Sandy1110
        June 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

        That’s what the GOP gets for bringing the suit, and the GOP SCOTUS gets for taking the case.

        And if they rule the wrong way, their gullible base are going to suffer badly.

        How badly DO they want to (try to) destroy PBO’s legacy? We’ll find out.

  40. 116 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    • 117 Sandy1110
      June 9, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Oh noes! Who will protect those scared McKinney racist hausfrau from those scary black swimmers now?

      They ought to start a registry of these disgraced/criminal officers to see where they turn up next. If only the residents of Ferguson knew where Darren Wilson came from…

    • 118 Obama Grandmama
      June 9, 2015 at 6:20 pm

      I hope the others on that force do not seek out or torment the teen girl as retribution. Hopefully the action taken will have them change their behaviors. If I were her parent I would want to accompany her places for awhile.

    • 119 nospin
      June 9, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      too easy. He needs to be held accountable, sued and he owes that child’s mother/father a face to face conversation.

  41. 121 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

  42. 123 JER
    June 9, 2015 at 6:02 pm

  43. 127 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  44. 128 arapaho415
    June 9, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    ((( @VP )))

  45. 131 Nena20409
    June 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    • 133 MIghtyPamela
      June 9, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Nerdy: Please delete this link. I cannot figure out why this is happening.

      • June 9, 2015 at 6:36 pm

        MightyP, just got your email about this, the link is working fine for me, it just goes straight to the story. What happens when you click it??

        • 135 MightyPamela
          June 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm

          Oh, boy, I am feeling positively demented at the moment, almost embarrassed you guys let me keep playing with your smart selves. Duh. Maybe I should log off, take a tea and chill myself out. I guess sleep deprivation can be real, and MP is counting some serious deficit last 3 weeks.

  46. 137 MightyPamela
    June 9, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    YooHoo!! CIC – Chipsticks. Lesser mortals need your help via email, please Ma’am!! ❤

    • June 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Just replied here!! ie

      MightyP, just got your email about this, the link is working fine for me, it just goes straight to the story. What happens when you click it??

  47. June 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    So yesterday on twitter, the woman who was involved in attacking the young people at the pool party was identified as a BofA employee. Several people tweeted BofA. This is their response:

  48. 149 JER
    June 9, 2015 at 6:51 pm

  49. 151 yardarm756
    June 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm

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