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Erasing The Coverage Gap


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  1. September 17, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Thank you for giving a new post…Nerdy…

    I know that the new buzz is Medicare for aall…but i cannot go along with scrapping the ACA and starting over from scratch…i do not understand why we cannot build on ACA…and move forward…

    • 2 mtmarilyn
      September 17, 2019 at 1:25 pm

      I agree Sheila. Let’s make what we have better.

    • September 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

      I’m with you on that one too, Sheila. I also can’t understand why the Democrats can’t seem to find a way to highlight the benefits we are getting as a result of ACA…many of which we don’t even realize is a benefit.

      Yesterday, we received a rebate for a portion of our premiums as a result of the ACA 80/20 rule. [The 80/20 Rule generally requires insurance companies to spend at least 80% of the money they take in on premiums on your health care and quality improvement activities instead of administrative, overhead, and marketing costs.]

      Knowledge is power and I think many would agree that it would be better repair the parts of ACA that need to be fixed rather than scrapping the whole thing and starting over.

    • 4 jacquelineoboomer
      September 17, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      I agree.

  2. September 17, 2019 at 10:50 am

    i know that the House Committee chairs knew that this would occur,,,,i suspect..that they have to go thru “due process”…in order to strengthen their hand in court…The American People are afraid of this corruption of democratic norms and practices

    ..Mueller…strengthened the hand of Trump and his enablers…by not calling the corruption …corruption…by allowing Barr to Highjack the report…and all those “career” DOJ folks going along with the go along…because they
    watched the Trump administration purge the top leadership of the DOJ and now Trump using Barr..to prosecute his enemies,,,namely MCCabe… + using DOJ folks to do that so…the career DOJ folks say…”ME” speak up???…Nahhhh….I have a pension and job to protect…

    a lil while ago i remember someone said how weak our democracy is…how easily it seems that the system can be corrupted and dismantled..i think we have to look at the whole picture…this struggle to make our democracy live up to the words on paper…has been a struggle since its inception….by the founders keeping blk people enslaved…they underminded the meaning of the document…and who had rights and who didn’t…

    it has been people of color and their not always reliable white allies who have waged the battle for Freedom and Justice…

    i do not know how it will all shake out…

    when i get to this parrt…i always think of Thurgood Marshall and NAACP Legal Defense Fund…going to court time after time to challenge JIM CROW…they did not give up…despite the odds…

    #WeMustPrevail

  3. 6 marleysperson
    September 17, 2019 at 11:09 am

  4. 7 marleysperson
    September 17, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Seems sad

  5. 9 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 11:14 am

    • 10 jacquelineoboomer
      September 17, 2019 at 4:49 pm

      Pretty sure he never tweeted about Hispanic Heritage Month, either, which began on Sept. 15. Somebody in the WH put out a proclamation, no doubt borrowed from previous admins.

  6. 13 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 11:38 am

    It never stops.

  7. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    September 17, 2019 at 11:53 am

  8. 17 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 11:55 am

  9. 18 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 11:57 am

  10. 20 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 11:58 am

  11. 21 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    • September 17, 2019 at 2:55 pm

  12. September 17, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Guns and common sense:
    Suicide rates decreased significantly by 40% after a simple policy change:
    Israel’s military used to allow 18 to 21 year olds to take their firearms home at weekends. In 2010 this practice was ended with service weapons required to stay on base.
    (“Decrease in Suicide Rates After a Change of Policy ReducingAccess to Firearms in Adolescents:
    A Naturalistic Epidemiological Study”: https://www.gsoa.ch/media/medialibrary/2010/12/Lubin_10.pdf)
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034205)

  13. September 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    “1,688 polling places shuttered since Supreme Court green-lit new state disenfranchisement schemes.”
    “The top five closers of polling places by percentage were Georgia counties:
    The top three counties in the state were Lumpkin (89 percent closed); Stephens (88 percent closed); and Warren, which is 61 percent African American (83 percent closed). Bacon County, which is 15 percent African American, and Butts County, which is 28 percent African American, tied with 80 percent closed. Seven counties with major polling place reductions now have only one polling site to serve hundreds of square miles.”
    (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/14/1884661/-1-688-polling-places-shuttered-since-Supreme-Court-green-lit-new-state-disenfranchisement-schemes)
    –Is the idea that we conclude democracy is not working and thus the nice russian system isn’t so bad?

  14. 27 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 12:41 pm


    NOW: Elizabeth Warren attends NYC town hall – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-5

  15. September 17, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Ms. Greta Thunberg receiving the 2019 Ambassador of Conscience award last night:
    “Right now I think there is an awakening going on. Even though it is slow, the pace is picking up,
    and the debate is shifting. This is thanks to a lot of different reasons, but it is a lot because of countless of activists, and especially young activists. Activism works. So what I’m telling you to do now is to act, because no one is too small to make a difference. I am urging all of you to take part in the global climate strikes on September 20th and 27th. And just one last thing: See you on the streets.”
    –Fridays for Future: Climate strikes this Friday and following Friday.

  16. 31 marleysperson
    September 17, 2019 at 1:57 pm

  17. 32 marleysperson
    September 17, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Sonofabitch!!!!!

  18. 38 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Stacey Abrams is so great!

  19. 39 marleysperson
    September 17, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    He is incapable of being gracious and not making everything about him.

  20. September 17, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    The hearings with that P.O.S. Lewandoski are too hideous to watch. ARROGANT LIAR. And the refuggs: It was all PBO’S fault for not stopping the Russians. INFURIATING.

  21. September 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm

  22. 48 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Hey Nerdy, if you’re out there, Neena’s been having trouble logging into TOD for 2 days. She tagged you and me on a tweet about it. I don’t know what method she’s using to access TOD. I’m on the WordPress app on my phone. I DM’d her that WP’s app is working fine for me.

    • 49 nena20409
      September 17, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Hello, Sweet Dudette.
      Hello, TODville Community.
      I have finally dot in. There was an Instagram Icon that I tried to delete. It went directly to The Obama Diary. I’m not sure what is going on.
      Thank you, Dudette. I have yet to figure out the nearly 4 days freeze…..inability to open this Blog page let alone lurk or comment until now.
      Thank you for all your help.
      😍🙇‍♀️👒💁‍♀️❤💙❤💙❤💙

      • 50 Dudette
        September 17, 2019 at 8:35 pm

        Hey, Sweetie! Yaaaaay, you made it! I didn’t do thing but raise my hand. Glad everything worked out! Welcome Home! 😘

  23. 51 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 4:01 pm


    NOW: 2020 candidates speak at the AFL-CIO’s presidential summit in Philadelphia –
    https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-2

  24. September 17, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    “When Lewandowski last appeared before the House Intelligence Committee, he provided it a succinct nonanswer in the form of, “I’m not answering your f***ing questions.”
    TODAY: “Immediately, Lewandowski refused to say anything that was not in the Mueller report. Then he said he couldn’t answer the questions because he did not have a copy of the Mueller report. Then he refused to answer because he demanded to be told exactly the line in the report that he was being asked about. Then he refused to answer while he read the report. Then he refused to read the report. As he was killing time, head down, not speaking, Republicans launched into a series of ridiculous attacks on the five-minute rule and parliamentary procedure. It never stopped being a charade through the first two hours. Lewandowski clearly enjoyed sticking it to the committee by wasting time. Repeatedly he insisted that he would answer a question if asked—then refused to answer a question. Asked about something not in the report, he refused to say anything at all. Asked about something in the report … he asked where it was in the report, which he refused to read. And round and round it went. Meanwhile, Republicans egged Lewandowski on and talked about every single topic except the one that was before the committee. Not one single Republican asked one single question about the topic of the day’s hearing. But they did talk about everything else.”
    (https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/17/1886043/-Corey-Lewandoski-hearing-shows-that-any-impeachment-inquiry-is-going-to-require-much-tougher-rules)
    –If we assume Lewandowski is acting in his own self-interest by acting this way, doesn’t the Committee have to move to fines and arrests + a few pies in the face.

    • 53 Betsy
      September 17, 2019 at 8:16 pm

      Apparently when the lawyer questioned him for 30 min, he got Lewandowski basically to admit he’s a liar, that he lied to the press. What I saw was an arrogant prick who should have been jailed for contempt of congress right then and there.

  25. 54 marleysperson
    September 17, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    The problem. Who’s holding them accountable? Where is the punishment for this behavior?

  26. 57 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 5:26 pm

  27. 58 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 5:32 pm

  28. 59 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    Not the shade but the entire tree! Whomp!

  29. 60 purpleshoesla
    September 17, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Every damn day; another outrage and violation of the Constitution. From the party of the “STATES RIGHTS”. Hypocritical criminals. Next lawsuit coming right up as our CA AG and Gov have said. As the saying goes, “I’m old enough to remember” a literal brown ring around the sky of downtown Los Angeles every day driving into downtown to go to work. NO gawtdamn way we are going back to those days and SMOG ALERTS. Eff this PUTO and his administration. And BLOTUS has the nerve to have his rotund corrupt ass in LA/Beverly Hills to fundraise today in our City of Angels and POLLUTE our Air with 5 huge military helicopters to transport him around Los Angeles from Dodgers Stadium. They just flew overhead.

  30. September 17, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    I didn’t watch the “hearing” today, but am listening to some of the commentary about the hearing as well as about the fact that others were ordered not to comply with the request to go before the committee.

    What frustrates me is that there always seems to be an offering by the committee chair(s) of potential remedies for the obstruction, lies, contempt, etc. Stop talking about what you CAN do and JUST DO IT!!!! Geeeez 🙄🙄🙄

  31. 62 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 6:38 pm


    NOW: Beto O’Rourke attends Los Angeles round table –
    https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-7

  32. 63 pkayden
    September 17, 2019 at 6:42 pm

  33. 64 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 6:45 pm

  34. 65 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 6:47 pm

  35. 66 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    President Barack Obama on Monday met with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as part of her visit to Washington, DC, to promote environmental issues.

  36. 67 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 7:04 pm

  37. 68 marleysperson
    September 17, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Huge thread for those of us that missed the hearing today

  38. 69 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 7:18 pm


    NOW: Former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady speak at The Carter Center in Atlanta –
    https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-6

  39. 70 jer44
    September 17, 2019 at 7:45 pm


    SOON: Pete Buttigieg hosts grassroots event in Louisville, Kentucky – https://abcnews.go.com/Live/video/speciaL-live-7

  40. 71 nena20409
    September 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Good Evening TODville Community.
    Thank you, Dudette.
    Thank you, Nerdy Wonka.
    Thank you, all.

  41. 72 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm

  42. 73 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Can’t believe I almost missed this! Please don’t yank my nerd card. 😆

  43. 84 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I love dictionary people!

  44. 85 nena20409
    September 17, 2019 at 9:32 pm

  45. 88 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 9:37 pm

  46. 89 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    When President O met Greta 😃

  47. 90 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    This young lady is awesome!

  48. September 17, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Today’s nonsense noise made me switch off for a moment of respite. And hit this gem in search of joy!

  49. September 17, 2019 at 10:42 pm

  50. 95 marleysperson
    September 17, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Yup. You’re a fucking liar alright

  51. 96 Dudette
    September 17, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Because I love you and your health, both physical and mental, is important, I’m sharing this lively exercise video for… inspiration. Be well my friends. Be well.

  52. September 18, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Goodnight TOD ….

  53. 108 Dudette
    September 18, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Twitter y’all! I’m just posting my reaction, cuz… oh well, you’ll see. 😂

  54. 109 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Morning everyone

    • September 18, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Now Just Imagine if the Dems went Thuggish….who do you think would win that PR war…the press would have a field day…and what would the court say….i know we want them to fight in a different way…but they are fighting the constitutional way…and they are winning in courts…i know that it takes time…but the Republicans stole 2 years..

      • 111 marleysperson
        September 18, 2019 at 9:38 am

        Hope you’re right. Wonder why they would give Dems shit for following the Laws of the Land… all while ignoring criminal behavior from Republicans? That was a rhetorical question.

  55. 112 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Thread… and Rick Wilson is right. FFS, Dems!!! You’re right!! Just do your jobs knowing that you and the damn US Constitution are on YOUR SIDE! Quit worrying about optics on everything! People will get it, or not. If not, keep going!!

    • 113 marleysperson
      September 18, 2019 at 8:27 am

      I would tie is nuts in a vice. I wouldn’t negotiate with him, allow him money from Congress, NOTHING, until he understood that I didn’t come to play. He’s going to keep going because he’s a fucking criminal and that’s what they do… until someone stops them! Someone better stop him now!!

    • 114 marleysperson
      September 18, 2019 at 8:27 am

      I would tie is nuts in a vice. I wouldn’t negotiate with him, allow him money from Congress, NOTHING, until he understood that I didn’t come to play. He’s going to keep going because he’s a fucking criminal and that’s what they do… until someone stops them! Someone better stop him now!!

      • 115 marleysperson
        September 18, 2019 at 8:49 am

        I would totally put his nuts in a vice😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

        If I hadn’t said that already!

    • September 18, 2019 at 9:39 am

      i should have put this here…

      Now Just Imagine if the Dems went Thuggish….who do you think would win that PR war…the press would have a field day…and what would the court say….i know we want them to fight in a different way…but they are fighting the constitutional way…and they are winning in courts…i know that it takes time…but the Republicans stole 2 years..

  56. 117 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 8:51 am

  57. September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

    send this video to your GOP Senator and Moscow Mitch….i did

  58. 119 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Emboldened

  59. 120 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Yikes. On both counts

  60. September 18, 2019 at 9:13 am

    • September 18, 2019 at 9:14 am

    • 123 tnmtngirl1
      September 18, 2019 at 9:25 am

      Df, 👍👏👏👏👍 to all your comments. That leads to the above post and Adam Schiff’s quote: “……and will enforce it.” Will you really? If past history is any judge, you will do nothing, Adam Schiff. And therein lies the problem. 45 and all his minions KNOW they can and will get away with ANYTHING because they know the Dems will keep threatening and DO nothing. AAAAAAARRRRGGGHHH!

      • 124 marleysperson
        September 18, 2019 at 9:36 am

        We had this conversation the other day, and I still believe what I said about behind the scenes work… but this shit comes at us every. Single. Solitary.Day! I guarantee you, if one of these criminals was thrown in jail for obstruction/lying/ pilfering the US Treasury…. the crime syndicate would think twice! So far, there are ZERO repercussions for their actions, thus they will continue daily

        • 125 tnmtngirl1
          September 18, 2019 at 10:54 am

          Exactly! Either jail or fine them $10,000 A DAY. I saw a tweet with what that is called, but don’t remember. Tweet gave it a legal name. You are likely correct about behind the scenes. Yet, the Resistors out here across the country need to SEE action!

  61. September 18, 2019 at 9:22 am

    💜💜💜 this! Printing to post on my refrigerator…

  62. 128 marleysperson
    September 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    😂 😂😂😂

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  66. September 18, 2019 at 10:03 am

    TELLLLLING ITTT LIKE IT ISSSSSSS!!!!

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  68. September 18, 2019 at 10:25 am

    😂😂😂😂

  69. 143 nena20409
    September 18, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Hello, TODville Community.
    If Netanyahu gets voted out…..I will be dancing all day.
    😍😍😍😍😍😍

  70. 144 jer44
    September 18, 2019 at 10:36 am

  71. September 18, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Mercy….We Need Pres Obama


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