Video | President Obama Makes a Statement on the Affordable Care Act |AKA OBAMACARE

2014-03-29T073226Z_01_WHT204_RTRIDSP_3_OBAMA-SAUDI(Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS HERE TO STAY!

My what a lovely time of year.  Everything’s coming up ROSES!

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We’ll let Ms. Dame Shirley Bassey tell it.

We’ll post full video when available.

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30 Responses to Video | President Obama Makes a Statement on the Affordable Care Act |AKA OBAMACARE

  1. Who was it that said the Obama admin needed “something close to a miracle” to meet its goal of enrolling six million ppl–> @AP… OOPS!

    From “Doomed” To Boom: How The Press Missed The Obamacare Comeback Story

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/04/01/from-doomed-to-boom-how-the-press-missed-the-ob/198698

    Just three weeks ago the Associated Press reported the Obama administration needed “something close to a miracle” in order to “meet its goal” of enrolling six million people into private health care plans via the Affordable Care Act before the looming April 1 deadline arrived.

    The article’s premise was telling in that it focused on what the political fallout would be if Obamacare sign-ups fell short. Noticeably absent was any analysis of what an Obamacare deadline success would look like or what the political implications would be. The scenario of success simply wasn’t considered plausible or worth addressing.

    Of course, we now know that as many as seven million people enrolled for private coverage through the exchanges established by Obama’s health care law. Thanks to an amazing consumer surge in the month of March, the seven million mark, routinely thought of last year as completely unattainable, and often dismissed this year as not possible, was met.

    And because of a provision of the Obamacare law, approximately three million young people have been added to their parents’ private insurance plans. Meaning, more than 10 million people have used Obamacare to secure health coverage. The new law, noted the Los Angeles Times, “has spurred the largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century.” The paper reported, “At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started.”

  2. Liza says:

    This is amazing when you think about it. The 7.1 million who signed up are a sizeable dent in the number of uninsured and underinsured. There are going to be benefits from this that won’t even be measurable for several more years as people who never had insurance now have access to preventative healthcare.

    This really is the beginning of a completely different way of thinking about healthcare in this country. In a couple of years, people are just simply not going to accept that healthcare is available only to those with good insurance and/or a lot of money. This has become a social justice issue, finally, and there’s no going back.

    Quite an accomplishment for the Obama Administration.

  3. Ametia says:

    obamashake

    Dances with SG2

    obamashake

    Dances with Rikyah

    obamashake

    Dances with Ametia

    • Because I’m happy
      Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
      Because I’m happy…
      Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
      Because I’m happy…
      Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
      Because I’m happy…
      Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

  4. Ametia says:

    PBO: ” WHY WOULD ANYONE BE AGAINST AMERICANS HAVING HEALTHCARE?

    THIS MEANS YOU HOUSE REPUBLICANS ACA REPEAL-ERS.

    *CRICKETS*

  5. vitaminlover says:

    What a visionary!

  6. Ametia says:

    The White House, Washington
    April 1, 2014

    Hello everyone,

    Last night, the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act came to an end.

    And this afternoon, we announced that 7.1 million Americans have now signed up for private insurance plans through the new Health Insurance Marketplaces.

    7.1 million.

    That doesn’t count the more than 3 million young adults who have gained insurance under this law by staying on their families’ plans. It doesn’t count the millions more who have gotten covered through the expansion of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. It doesn’t include the more than 100 million folks who now have better care — who are receiving additional benefits, like mammograms and contraceptive care, at no extra cost.

    Now, millions of our fellow Americans have the comfort and peace of mind that comes with knowing they’re no longer leaving their health and well-being to chance. For many of them, quality health insurance wasn’t an option until this year — maybe because they couldn’t afford it, or because a pre-existing condition kept them locked out of a discriminatory system.

    Today, that’s changed. And while our long-broken health care system may not be completely fixed, it’s without question a lot better. That’s something to be proud of — and there’s no good reason to go back.

    Regardless of your politics, or your feelings about the Affordable Care Act, millions more Americans with health coverage is something that’s good for our economy and our country.

    At the end of the day, that is what this law — and the other reforms we’re fighting for, from a 21st-century immigration system to a fairer wage for every American who’s willing to work for it — are all about:

    Making sure our country lives up to our highest ideals.

    I am thankful to be your President today, and every day. And I am proud that this law will continue to make life better for millions of Americans in the years to come.

    Thank you.

    President Barack Obama

  7. rikyrah says:

    Donna NoShock @NoShock
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    A-Friggin-Men!! @BarackObama “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,”

    3:51 PM – 1 Apr 2014

  8. rikyrah says:

    john miller @deaconmill
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    ACA was Obama’s Waterloo. GOP just didn’t realize they were Napoleon and Obama was the Duke of Wellington.

    3:50 PM – 1 Apr 2014

  9. Ametia says:

    POTUS: “There are still no death panels; Armageddon has not arrived.”

  10. President Obama: “Because of this law, a whole lot of families won’t be driven into bankruptcy by a serious illness.

  11. 7.1 million, y’all!

  12. ACA enrollment——->7 million—–>


  13. Ametia says:

    Let’s continue with the celebration!

    • Ametia says:

      “Everything’s Coming Our Way”
      by Santana

      Open your eyes,
      Let it begin with me.
      Brand new day,
      Fresh new way to live,
      The mornin’ is callin’
      Walk with me into the sun.

      Everything is comin’ our way
      Everything is comin’ our way.
      Everything is comin’ our way.

      Here’s my hand
      Reaching out to you
      Take it, darlin’
      And lead me on, yeah.

      Everything is comin’ our way
      Everything is comin’ our way
      Everything is comin’ our way.
      Ah.

      Everything is comin’ our way
      Everything is comin’ our way
      Everything is comin’ our way.
      Ah.

      I can feel it in my bones
      No man stands alone.
      Sister, Brother,
      From all the same seed

      Everything is comin’ our way
      Everything is comin’ our way
      Everything is comin’ our way.

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