Today, March 23, 2012 marks the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Today is as good a day as any to reflect on what ACA is and how it is benefitting Americans.
Next Monday, March 26, the Affordable Care Act will be arugued before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Let’s keep our eyes on this case, folks.
The Affordable Care Act Becomes Law
March 23, 2010
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond, with most changes taking place by 2014. Others have already begun. Use this timeline to learn about what’s changing and when. CHECK OUT THE TIMELINE HERE
Please check out these videos. They’re loaded with informationa dn reminders of HOW the ACA has helped and will continue to help Americans. FACTS & Information saves LIVES!
KEEPING HIS WORD…
HEALTHY CHILDREN! What a novel idea, eh? OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
Share your stories of how the ACA is benefitting you and your families.
Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 03/23/2012
Embracing the `Obamacare’ label
By Greg Sargent
Proponents of Obama’s health reform law have long despised the “Obamacare” label, since it conjures up the ugliest images concocted by its critics: Obamacare is Big Government run amok; a threat to the American way of life; a symbol of all the ways Obama is scheming to deprive you of your liberty.
But in an interesting turnaround, the Obama campaign will today call in supporters to embrace the Obamacare label and start using it themselves. From an email set to go out to supporters:
Today is the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.
Since then, the law that almost everyone calls Obamacare has been doing exactly what the other side has hoped it wouldn’t do: It’s been working.
It’s about time we give it the love it deserves.
Let everyone know: “I like Obamacare.”
This is the first campaign communication to supporters embracing the term.
Opponents of the law have had fun today mocking the fact that Obama himself is not holding any events to commemorate the law. And some Dems do worry that visibly associating him with health reform further politicizes the debate and distracts from efforts to remind the public what’s actually in the law.
But the simple fact is that this law is Obama’s number one domestic achievement. It is his. It is Obamacare.
There’s no denying that public opinion has not turned around on the law the way many of us predicted it would. But most Democrats know that their best course of action is to continue owning it, anyway. Presuming all or some of the law withstands the coming court challenge, which is hardly a sure thing, this debate is really only beginning, and could stretch on for years or decades. Truthfully, if proponents are going to win this debate, it may take that long.
As Obamacare implementation point man Don Berwick told my colleague Sarah Kliff today, health reform is already initiating a slow transformation of the American conversation about health care, an awakening of public understanding of the importance of expanding coverage and making health care more accessible. As Berwick put it, still more time will be required for the public to begin understanding the next major phase of implementation, which hasn’t even yet begun.
Embracing the Obamacare label is partly about acknowledging that the term has entered our language, and partly about disarming the stereotypes in hopes of having more success in focusing the public on the provisions in the law and how people benefit from them. I don’t know whether reformers will win the argument, or if they do, how long that will take. Major reforms aren’t easy, and aren’t easy to sell.
But look: Dems own it. Dems own Obamacare.
#ilikeobamacare because my little brother can live..
Please sign the petition, if you like OBAMACARE! Thank you.
TWEET IT: I LIKE OBAMACARE!
I am soooo grateful for the Affordable Care Act. It has made all the difference in my life and health. I am thankful to God for President Obama for such a time as this. Having had the privilege of having health insurance for my pre-existing condition, where would I be without it? How did I make it thus far without it? If it were to be rescinded, it would certainly be taking my life support. I struggle on a monthly basis to make payments for this priority in my life that makes a difference in the quality of my life. Thanks to President Obama.
Hi Vette. Thanks for sharing your story. It’s blessing you were able to reap the benefits of ACA
TWITTERVILLE IS WISHING ACA A HAPPY ANNIVERSAY!
And a number of people are tweeting out what the Affordable Care Act does for them using the hashtag #HealthcareWorks: http://bit.ly/GRoDHa
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney used today to call for repeal of health care reform. We detail what that would mean here :http://bit.ly/GHKBtc
3 Chics Politico is spreading the NEWS & SHARING THE LOVE for the ACA!
Here’s a quick roundup of some of the great blog posts you guys have been writing today to mark the anniversary
o Crooks & Liars: Happy Birthday Affordable Care Act! http://bit.ly/GKUQ2c
o Think Progress: Infographic – Affordable Care Act turns Two: http://bit.ly/GS7UTd
o Balloon Juice: Observing the Anniversary: http://bit.ly/GJ0bpu
o Eclectablog: Why the Affordable Care Act is a Fight for Women: http://bit.ly/GKUVmB
o The Mudflats: The Affordable Care Act Brings Relief to Alaskan Families: http://bit.ly/GRoljv
o Above Average Jane: ACA Videos: http://bit.ly/GSX6CW
o Blue Virginia: Health Care Works by Helping to Control Costs for Small Businesses and Families:http://bit.ly/GL5Hf0
o Burnt Orange Report: Health Care Working in Texas:http://bit.ly/GKyPMZ
o Progressive Pulse: Happy Birthday Healthcare Law: http://bit.ly/GKlK5v
o Blogging Blue: Life Without Limits: http://bit.ly/GKlKmf
Drop by and see what these folks are contributing to the amazing benefits of the ACA
Here’s a link to view a selection of videos on ACA
Thank you, Ametia! Good Post!
I get emotional but I must share how healthcare reform saved the life of my younger brother. My brother was diagnosed with bone cancer in April 2009. He had a bone marrow transplant in San Antonio, Texas. He had a procedure done involving his stem cells which had been banned. Afterwards the transplant, he lost 14 lbs in one week. But he is doing very well right now. There is no sign of cancer. The nurse told him he was one of the lucky ones and the procedure he had done gave him a new lease on life.
My little brother can live! ***Tears***
Good morning, Jueseppi. Happy FRY-day, to ya! Thanks for spreading the info. :-)
Dman, Jueseppi. Why you gotta bring the odiferously delicious catfish all up in hear? Send me a plate, will ya. LOL
Health-care changes may not all disappear even if justices overturn the law
By N.C. Aizenman, Published: March 22
Since the 2010 health-care bill became law two years ago Friday, it has launched fundamental changes to Medicaid, Medicare and the private health-insurance system relied on by millions of Americans.
Its most transformative — and controversial — provisions are not set to take effect until 2014, but a complex web of new rules has already extended coverage and
expanded benefits across the country.