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Richard Dreyfuss on Obamacare.. "An Enormous Accomplishment"


Except that was an insurance scam and a lie propagated by the rwingers..

How "ObamaCare Cancelled Your Plan" is really an Insurance Co Scam to Rip You Off


However, Talking Points Memo has a story up today that all of us need to see, bookmark and start forwarding to each and every media outlet that continues to claim that the ACA has "Cancelled" anyones Insurance Plan.

Because it hasn't, that is A LIE - Obamacare didn't Cancel their plan.

Plans that were in place since March of 2010 (prior to the Affordable Care Act) were "Grandfathered" and excluded from many of the laws requirements so that they wouldn't be cancelled. ObamaCare doesn't FORCE those plans to remain, but it doesn't FORCE them to be cancelled either. TPM reports now that the Insurance Companies themselves have deliberately sent out these cancellation notices, along with automatic renewals into higher rate plans before Oct 1st as a means of preventing people from Shopping on the Exchange and finding better, cheaper plans.

In short, this is all an Insurance Industry Scam to gouge their customers, blame Obamacare for it, and prevent them from taking advantage of improved coverage and savings that the ACA actually provides.


Special Investigation: How Insurers Are Hiding Obamacare Benefits From Customers

Donna received the letter canceling her insurance plan on Sept. 16. Her insurance company, LifeWise of Washington, told her that they'd identified a new plan for her. If she did nothing, she'd be covered.

A 56-year-old Seattle resident with a 57-year-old husband and 15-year-old daughter, Donna had been looking forward to the savings that the Affordable Care Act had to offer.

But that's not what she found. Instead, she'd be paying an additional $300 a month for coverage. The letter made no mention of the health insurance marketplace that would soon open in Washington, where she could shop for competitive plans, and only an oblique reference to financial help that she might qualify for, if she made the effort to call and find out.

RELATED: What Really Happens To People Whose Insurance Is 'Canceled' Because Of Obamacare

Otherwise, she'd be automatically rolled over to a new plan -- and, as the letter said, "If you're happy with this plan, do nothing." and accessed tax credits at the heart of the health care reform law.

If Donna had done nothing, she would have ended up spending about $1,000 more a month for insurance than she will now that she went to the marketplace, picked the best plan for her family and accessed tax credits at the heart of the health care reform law...


Just had to add another one.. "McConnell Puts Cruz in his Place" ..

Dean on the Midterms..

Course, there were other reasons too.. like the repubs Cheating/Same as breathing.

#SCOTUS better stop this tragedy soon. Relaunch!

Ian Millhiser ✔ @imillhiser
BREAKING: 23,000 people apply for insurance in first 8 hours of the new Obamacare enrollment period.
#SCOTUS better stop this tragedy soon.

8:11 AM - 15 Nov 2014 357 Retweets 200 favorites

Ian Millhiser ✔ @imillhiser
FACT: Every time someone gets insurance through http://Healthcare.gov , Samuel Alito sheds a single tear.
8:19 AM - 15 Nov 2014 59 Retweets 32 favorites

America cut our uninsured rate by 26% last year, and Republicans won't rest till they get the bastards behind that.
7:12 AM - 15 Nov 2014 152 Retweets 102 favorites

The White House ✔ @WhiteHouse
"Insurance companies can no longer deny you coverage just because you have a preexisting condition." —Obama: http://go.wh.gov/uoSQUC

Matt Yglesias ✔ @mattyglesias
The http://HealthCare.gov relaunch is going really well: http://vox.com/e/6989226?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
7:44 AM - 15 Nov 2014 District of Columbia, US, United States

HealthCare.Gov has relaunched — and these tweets show it’s working

The eight or so hours that Obamacare's open enrollment has existed so far this year, something stands out to me: Healthcare.gov seems to be working.
Vox @voxdotcom

59 Retweets 20 favorites

Rebecca Mahoney @rebmahoney
Signed up for my heath coverage this AM & http://healthcare.gov worked perfectly. Super easy and fast! #healthcare #GetCovered
2:26 AM - 15 Nov 2014 43 Retweets 16 favorites

The White House ✔ @WhiteHouse
Poll: 71% of Americans that got coverage through the #ACA said it was "good" or "excellent" → http://politi.co/1vbSMdZ #ReadySetEnroll
7:50 AM - 14 Nov 2014 302 Retweets 175 favorites


Good Luck Obamacare.. for all those who will Benefit in the Future and to all those who are Benefitting from it NOW!

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Obama, Obama, Obama! Okay, I love Koalas.. they like to sleep, too! ;)

President Barack Obama holds a koala before the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane

Few Tweets after President Obama's Brisbane speech at the University of Queensland..

Jieh-Yung Lo | 罗介雍 @jiehyunglo
President @BarackObama is the type of leader we in #Australia need & don't have. Progressive, visionary, fearless and outspoken #ObamaUQ
5:50 PM - 14 Nov 2014 163 Retweets 93 favorites

Alicia WanstallBurke @alicia_j_burke
US has a leader with policies it's not ready for.
Aus has a leader with policies we've out grown.
Let's swap?
#auspol #g20 #G20Brisbane
5:54 PM - 14 Nov 2014 77 Retweets 37 favorites

Natalie Gregg @NatGregg
Obama's fantastic 'Brisbane Speech' #G20 #G20Brisbane #Obama http://bit.ly/1tT7WhG
6:20 PM - 14 Nov 2014
G20 Brisbane: US President Barack Obama’s ‘Brisbane Speech’

US President Barack Obama has used a historic speech in Queensland to send a warning to China over its military expansion and to promote a $US3 billion climate change package.
59 Retweets 29 favorites

Bronte Baldwin @BronteBaldwin
An honour to watch Obama in action. Couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather listen to talk. #G20 #ObamaUQ
4:09 AM - 15 Nov 2014 33 Retweets 14 favorites

Howard-Vyse @alicehv
"Here in the Asia Pacific, nobody has more at stake when it comes to acting on #climatechange" ~ @BarackObama Hear that Tony? #ObamaUQ #G20
1:57 AM - 15 Nov 2014

David Elwood @DavidElwoodAU
One of my favorite lines in the room today. #obamaUQ #G20Brisbane
1:00 AM - 15 Nov 2014

Shrouded☠Sciuridae @ShroudSciuridae
@nickjbedford @sherrilee7 Canada already requested Obama after he gets out of office. Wait your turn :-P
7:58 PM - 14 Nov 2014

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
Putin's koala tries to engineer a getaway.

President Obama's koala hugs him then makes out with another koala.
8:01 AM - 15 Nov 2014 88 Retweets 48 favorites

The Obama Diary

US President Barack Obama greets audience members after his speech at the University of Queensland. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Barack Obama wins 1000 new fans with University of Queensland G20 speech

"Thank you very much. God bless Australia, God bless America, God bless our great alliance. Thank you."

Cue banjos and riotous applause crowning US President Barack Obama the new king of Brisbane. Or at least king of the hearts of the 1000 or so people invited to hear the most famous politician in the world speak.

Read more: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/brisbane-g20/barack-obama-wins-1000-new-fans-with-university-of-queensland-g20-speech-20141115-11ng5t.html#ixzz3JBPktCLw

steve who has the Vid down thread. http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1102&pid=26808

For all us BOGgers and whomever respects our President.. that means knowing the difference between him and a repub. Too easy!

Obama Doubles Down On Immigration, Keystone Pipeline~On the Road with Aung San Kyl in Myanmar

"Speaking to reporters alongside famous opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, President Obama was adamant that, despite mounting GOP objections, he will move forward and take executive action to reform the immigration system by the end of the year because reforms are “way overdue.”

“I gave the House over a year to go ahead and at least give a vote to the Senate bill. They failed to do so and I indicated to Speaker Boehner several months ago that if, in fact, Congress failed to act, I would use all the lawful authority that I possess to try to make the system work better, and that's going to happen,” he said."


In some of his strongest language yet, Obama pushed back against the Republican argument that the pipeline is a “massive jobs bill for the United States.”

“Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. It doesn't have an impact on US gas prices,” he said, growing visibly frustrated.

“If my Republican friends really want to focus on what's good for the American people in terms of job creation and lower energy costs, we should be engaging in a conversation about what are we doing to produce even more homegrown energy? I'm happy to have that conversation,” he continued.


Tribal activists staged a protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline during President Barack Obama's visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota in June


President Barack Obama said the Keystone XL Pipeline won't create as many jobs as supporters claim as the House prepares to vote today on a bill to approve the controversial project.

During his visit to Myanmar, Obama also said the pipeline won't lead to lower energy costs for Americans. At the same time, the White House stopped short of saying the president will veto the bill that Republicans are pushing.



Contact the White House..


Comments: 202-456-1111 Switchboard: 202-456-1414

I'm Warning you.. Don't Play With Matches.. The President Ignores Boner and is Going Ahead on..

Obama may announce immigration reforms as soon as next week

Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 09:48 AM PST.

President Obama will ignore angry protests from Republicans and announce as soon as next week a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration enforcement system that will protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation and provide many of them with work permits, according to administration officials who have direct knowledge of the plan. [...]

One key piece of the order, officials said, will allow many parents of children who are American citizens or legal residents to obtain legal work documents and no longer worry about being discovered, separated from their families and sent away.


Obama Plan May Allow Millions of Immigrants to Stay and Work in U.S.


I hope this comes to pass!

Exactly..thank you, Steve Benen! Now we're getting Obamacare for the Planet!

freshwest http://www.democraticunderground.com/110226701

And, yes it does piss them off!

mahalo babylonsistah!

this is for you, Nordict.. you got yourself outta here but I want to address this..

"As for the homophobic part, I vehemently oppose his stance, but Putin pales in comparison to MANY of the USA's so called "allies". Saudi Arabia alone trumps 10 Putins. The same goes for fascism and kleptocratic behaviour."

Poor putin.. the rw a$$holes in the US, SA, and all the other countries.. are worse than he is.. no shit Sherlock.. .. But, our President is For Gay Marriage and here's a list of other Accomplishments for our LGBT Brothers and Sistahs!


So NO, putin doesn't get a freaking pass.. except from those who try to push his agenda.
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