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Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:36 PM

 

Photo: This Is The Moment Obama Found Out About The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

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When President Barack Obama learned that the Supreme Court had rejected a major lawsuit against his signature health care law, White House photographer Pete Souza was there to capture the moment.

On Thursday, the court ruled 6-3 against invalidating subsidies for millions who live in states with federal health care exchanges, marking the second time in three years that the court has rejected a challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The ruling preserves health care for millions of individuals.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/26/obama-health-care-ruling-reaction_n_7675126.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


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Reply Photo: This Is The Moment Obama Found Out About The Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling (Original post)
Cali_Democrat Jun 2015 OP
snooper2 Jun 2015 #1
obnoxiousdrunk Jun 2015 #3
SidDithers Jun 2015 #13
Elmer S. E. Dump Jun 2015 #21
randys1 Jun 2015 #5
Cali_Democrat Jun 2015 #7
Cha Jun 2015 #2
napkinz Jun 2015 #9
Cha Jun 2015 #11
Spazito Jun 2015 #12
Cha Jun 2015 #15
tishaLA Jun 2015 #17
Cha Jun 2015 #19
Politicub Jun 2015 #18
Cha Jun 2015 #20
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2015 #29
Cha Jun 2015 #31
Tarheel_Dem Jun 2015 #32
calimary Jun 2015 #30
JustAnotherGen Jun 2015 #4
NCTraveler Jun 2015 #6
Iliyah Jun 2015 #8
napkinz Jun 2015 #10
dhill926 Jun 2015 #14
Cha Jun 2015 #16
sheshe2 Jun 2015 #22
calimary Jun 2015 #23
Hekate Jun 2015 #24
Little Star Jun 2015 #25
mcar Jun 2015 #26
BumRushDaShow Jun 2015 #27
freshwest Jun 2015 #28

Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:38 PM

1. not bad for a used car salesman

 



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Response to snooper2 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:40 PM

3. Or a POS .. n/t

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Response to obnoxiousdrunk (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:24 PM

13. Or a trojan horse...nt

Sid

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Response to obnoxiousdrunk (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 02:18 PM

21. Potus On Sabatical?

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:41 PM

5. No shit, more consequential president than most others, but hated by the some on the left and

ALL on the right because of that very reason.

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:48 PM

7. ...

 

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:40 PM

2. And, this is one and two seconds before, Cali!


petesouza
✔ ‎@petesouza
Read my post on when the President heard about yesterday's scotus decision on ACA: http://go.wh.gov/SPVhe2
11:08 AM - 26 Jun 2015
667 667 Retweets 740 740 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/06/26/tweets-of-the-day-30/

Mahalo

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:06 PM

9. thanks Cha!

love it!

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Response to napkinz (Reply #9)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:09 PM

11. You're welcome, napkinz~

me 2

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:22 PM

12. Great sequence of photos, Cha!

Watching intently, listening intently, .....Yes we CAN arm cheer!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:43 PM

15. "..Yes, We Can arm Cheer!" Love it!



Spazito~

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:54 PM

17. Love those photos

thanks for posting

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Response to tishaLA (Reply #17)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 02:06 PM

19. You're welcome, tisha!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:58 PM

18. WOOT! Yes we can!!

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Response to Politicub (Reply #18)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 02:07 PM

20. Hey Politicub!

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 04:33 PM

29. I love it, Cha!

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #29)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 10:34 PM

31. Like someone made the point below.. "imagine having a huge part of your legacy...

being determined by the 9 in robes. At least a couple of whom are insane"

Or 3!

Pres Obama today visiting MLK Memorial with, Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil..




President Barack Obama and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/06/29/the-president-and-first-ladys-day-20/

Tarheel!

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Response to Cha (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 11:37 PM

32. Oh, did she decide to visit afterall? Better late than never, I guess.

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Response to Cha (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 09:27 PM

30. SO satisfying. Just SO satisfying!

I was bracing for the worst, too. All the way around - last week. MAN what a great little three-photo series! This whole thread is just tremendously satisfying.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:40 PM

4. Awesome!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 12:44 PM

6. Anything but a used car salesman, trojan horse, or any other racist meme of the day.

 

Saw that photo on my Facebook feed along with another photo of him looking very stressed in the same seat. Caption said it was him as the decision was moments away.

Edit: Cha posted the pic I was talking about.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:04 PM

8. K & R

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:08 PM

10. K&R

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:36 PM

14. imagine having a huge part of your legacy...

being determined by the 9 in robes. At least a couple of whom are insane...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 01:45 PM

16. I know,huh?


petesouza
✔ ‎@petesouza
Read my post on when the President heard about yesterday's scotus decision on ACA: http://go.wh.gov/SPVhe2
11:08 AM - 26 Jun 2015
667 667 Retweets 740 740 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/06/26/tweets-of-the-day-30/

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 02:20 PM

22. Ha!

Excellent, thanks Cali.

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 02:28 PM

23. Suh-WEEEEEET!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 02:40 PM

24. Wonderful



Mr. President

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 03:49 PM

25. k&r

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 03:51 PM

26. Love it!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 03:52 PM

27. Great reaction shot!

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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 03:56 PM

28. Waiting, waiting...



Just as in 2010, when the votes were counted, with someone celebrating the same goal:



For his mother and millions of others:

Keeping His Promises to the Poor and Vulnerable: Thank You, President Obama!




HHS finalizes rule guaranteeing 100 percent funding for new Medicaid beneficiaries

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a final rule with a request for comments that provides, effective January 1, 2014, the federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost of certain newly eligible adult Medicaid beneficiaries. These payments will be in effect through 2016, phasing down to a permanent 90 percent matching rate by 2020. The Affordable Care Act authorizes states to expand Medicaid to adult Americans under age 65 with income of up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level (approximately $15,000 for a single adult in 2012) and provides unprecedented federal funding for these states.

“This is a great deal for states and great news for Americans,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans will have access to health coverage and the federal government will cover a vast majority of the cost. Treating people who don’t have insurance coverage raises health care costs for hospitals, people with insurance, and state budgets.”

Today’s final rule provides important information to states that expand Medicaid. It describes the simple and accurate method states will use to claim the matching rate that is available for Medicaid expenditures of individuals with incomes up to 133 percent of poverty and who are defined as “newly eligible” and are enrolled in the new eligibility group. The system is set up to make eligibility determinations as simple and accurate as possible for state programs.

Under the Affordable Care Act, states that cover the new adult group in Medicaid will have 100 percent of the costs of newly eligible Americans paid for by the federal government in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The federal government’s contribution is then phased-down gradually to 90 percent by 2020, and remains there permanently. For states that had coverage expansions in effect prior to enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the rule also provides information about the availability of an increased FMAP for certain adults who are not newly eligible.

The rule builds on several years of work that HHS has done to support and provide flexibility to states’ Medicaid programs ahead of the 2014 expansion, including:

* 90 percent matching rate for states to improve eligibility and enrollment systems;

* More resources and flexibility for states to test innovative ways of delivering care through Medicaid;

* More collaboration with states on audits that track down fraud; and

* Specifically outlining ways states can make Medicaid improvements without going through a waiver process.

For more information on the improvements made to Medicaid, please visit:

http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Events-and-Announcements/Downloads/MMF_Jan-Dec-2012_FINAL.PDF

For the full text of today’s final rule, please go to:

http://www.ofr.gov/inspection.aspx

http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/03/20130329a.html

This is a huge relief to those who would not be covered for conditions no one can afford. I will be passing this good news along to those who have loved ones dependent on Medicaid.

This is what the GOP wanted to slash and are doing in every state that they control. It will save the lives of many people we may never meet, but they are our fellow sojourners.

Thanks to ProSense for finding this story and letting me post it here. She posted it in GD, where you can see it here:

HHS finalizes rule guaranteeing 100 percent funding for new Medicaid beneficiaries


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2584523

http://www.democraticunderground.com/11028481

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