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President Obama Talks ObamaCare

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Sierra Marquina: President Barack Obama Talks Affordable Care Act, Zach Galifianakis, And Shopping At Gap

The Affordable Care Act was signed in to law by Obama in 2010 with the goal of increasing the quality, affordability, and attainability of health insurance and to date, over 4.2 million people have signed up. But President Obama stresses there are many more who need and should sign up for ObamaCare. However, for those who do not have health insurance, Obama stresses: “You should go to healthcare.gov and compare the prices that are available for various private plans. And they’re the same kind of plans that you’d get on the job that people are familiar with, things like Blue Cross and Aetna, depending on the state. And what healthcare.gov will show is the kinds of plans that are available, the prices that are available and whether you’re eligible for some sort of tax credit. And for a lot of people, they will find that for $100 or less, they can get really good health insurance – in some cases, it’s going to be less than the cost of their cellphone bill or their cable bill.” Why is it so important to make sure you’re covered? Obama explains it’s because “you never know what kind of curveballs life throws at you.”

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The president feels so strongly about the ACA, he even faced comedian Zach Galifianakis on his Funny or Die comedy series Between Two Ferns, where Zach called him a nerd, amongst other things. “Zach actually was pretty nervous,” Obama reveals with a laugh. “It was funny to watch because this whole Between Two Ferns schtick – which I wasn’t familiar with before my staff told me that we had been pitched to do this – his whole character is to go after the guest and I think he was looking around and seeing all these Secret Service guys with guns and thinking, ‘I wonder what happens here if I cross the line?’ But we had a great time.” “And as I said, I wasn’t familiar with this thing, but when I was at the dinner table with the girls and I said, ‘Well today I did something with Zach, it’s called Two Ferns I think?’ Malia was so excited! She had seen all the previous episodes, so I figured it was going to reach our target audience, which is a lot of young people and it turns out we’ve had close to 15 million hits. And the amazing thing is afterwards people actually did link to healthcare.gov and people actually signed up for health insurance, so it ended up working, but I think I have to keep my day job.”

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Yes Sir, you really, really, really, really do

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“I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans,” Obama jokes. “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching and I think I’ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.”

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Sierra Marquina: Gap Employee Gives Details On Shopping With President Obama

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151 Responses to “President Obama Talks ObamaCare”


  1. 1 desertflower
    March 14, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    LOVE YOU! GET COVERED!

  2. 5 vcprezofan2
    March 14, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    :cool:

  3. 6 desertflower
    March 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Mr. President…You were those jeans just fine…..just fine. Just sayin’….

  4. March 14, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    As Dmitar Berbatov would say, “Well hello there.”

  5. 14 anniebella
    March 14, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I think they are trying to turn that young lady into some kind of star. She was on the Today show one morning or was it CNN morning show with Chris Cuomo. She does seem like a nice young lady.

  6. March 14, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Loooooooove this, loooooooove PBO, looooooove Nerdy – thank you legend!!!

  7. March 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm

  8. 19 anniebella
    March 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    We nag you cause we love you. So go to Healthcare.gov. and enroll now. I’m going to put that on my facebook page.

  9. 23 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I love my President – that is all!

  10. March 14, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Ok, April D. Ryan, the WH correspondent and DC bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks just followed me. I *do* win the Twitterz today!

  11. 32 Zekke Lydonna
    March 14, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    We Report, You Decide:

    • 33 Layla
      March 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      When I die I want to come back as a horse..PBO’s horse that is!!! Oh dear….I actually am writing this…My motto is (normally) one does not have to say what they are thinking all of the time! My bad!

    • 34 anniebella
      March 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Zekke, it’s no contest, shirt on, shirt off, in a suit, in a tuxedo, in shorts, because it’s not only about what POTUS look like, it’s the kind of heart he has, how he believes in helping and treating people, and their is no contest . Look at how POTUS is with kids, and the people he meet. Imagine how Putin is. Putin lose all away around. By the way President Obama is a outstanding leader too. He is not weak. No contest.

  12. March 14, 2014 at 7:51 pm

  13. March 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Man, I really am loopy right now.

  14. 49 anniebella
    March 14, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Who knows anything about Gawker, what is it some kind of rag tabloid paper? It says that Mark Zuckerberg gives President an angry call.

  15. 57 Dudette
    March 14, 2014 at 8:04 pm

  16. 61 sabreen60
    March 14, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Hiya Ms Chips and TODers.

    Thanks NW. I had not heard the Seacrest interview. Do you are anyone else have the video Seacrest was talking about regrading President Obama dunking on Lebron James?

    • 62 anniebella
      March 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      When did POTUS dunk on Lebron? I think it was Seacrest talking to FLOTUS when she did her dunk on Lebron.

  17. March 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Chips, you attract a sordid sort to our Tweet conversations.

  18. 67 Dudette
    March 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  19. March 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans.”

    YES, SIR.

  20. March 14, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    • 73 99ts
      March 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Bo pics all day – yes please thank you etc etc etc

      • March 14, 2014 at 8:14 pm

        There’s an idea – morning 99ts! :-)

        • 75 99ts
          March 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm

          Tis a good morning too – my resident computer geek (Mr 99) decided some computer cleaning was overdue – it’s like I have a new computer – 10 tons of dust removed – most from the fan which was sounding like a 747 on takeoff. So now I have a silent mode – fast mode – new computer

          • March 14, 2014 at 8:20 pm

            Oooooh, I need to hire Mr 99’s services – email him to me right now!

            • 77 99ts
              March 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

              We both stood and watched the turn on – somewhat in trepidation that whatever makes it work hadn’t gone into the vacuum cleaner – or a loose screw dropped into the inner workings – but all was well. If you have someone who offers such a service – probably worth paying.
              They would also have the skills to put all the cables back into the slots where they belong – a definite asset in any computer geek’s repertoire.

    • 78 anniebella
      March 14, 2014 at 9:17 pm

      Love Bo.

  21. March 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  22. March 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    • 87 MightyPamela
      March 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      The Soul does not know color, the Soul is made of Light. Only in the darkness of the human mind can the color of skin separate people. In separation lies the greatest sin of all. To separate ourselves from each other is to separate ourselves from God. Thus, they are lost in the dark, they who profess to know so much about the ways of God.

      • 88 Layla
        March 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm

        Touching words MP! You have quite the ‘Spirit’

      • March 14, 2014 at 8:41 pm

        Beautiful….MP….

        but the GOP and their so called allies to do not see us in that light…I like to think that folks can change…I think about PBO….but when I see the things that are said and the policies that are enacted….I am not so sure that their hearts can change…

        so all I can say is that they must be defeated…

  23. 90 Dudette
    March 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm

  24. 93 Dudette
    March 14, 2014 at 8:25 pm

  25. 94 Nerdy Wonka
    March 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm

  26. 95 Dudette
    March 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm

  27. 96 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    CNN is covering MH370 24/7 with no additional information. They’re hoping that maybe somewhere, somehow, they can eventually find a way to blame PBO for the missing jet.

  28. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    March 14, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    “Listening to President Obama … ”

    Can you imagine hearing his “on-air voice” right in your ear every day or night?

    Uhm. Now where was I?

  29. March 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

  30. 108 Nerdy Wonka
    March 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Republicans: Always finding a way to make the cool become uncool.

  31. 112 Dudette
    March 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    :-D

  32. 125 Dudette
    March 14, 2014 at 8:42 pm

  33. 126 dotster3
    March 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    This is ridiculous. I hope this doesn’t happen. I am sick of the gun nuts controlling everything——-against all reason.

  34. 131 hopefruit2
    March 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I’m now listening to the soundtrack from (1979/1983) “The Black Stallion/The Black Stallion Returns” Best.Movie.Theme.Melodies.Evah.

  35. March 14, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    • 142 hopefruit2
      March 14, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Seriously – and MSNBC/Last Word is not helping with their nonstop polling and tweets about “Hillary beating GOP in Iowa” I mean, who the HELL cares about this right now?!?!?!?

      • March 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm

        It’s infuriating Hopefruit, like 2014 didn’t matter – good gawd, people’s lives are depending on this year’s elections. I don’t feel as strongly about Hillary as some here, but her supporters are turning me that way. If she is going to run and she doesn’t step in to urge them to get off their asses and vote this year, then **** her.

      • March 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm

        It’s friggin’ pitiful – MSNBC is a joke, I have so much of my life back from hardly ever watching it any more.

    • 146 Layla
      March 14, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      All together now TOD: VOMIT!!!!!

  36. 147 Dudette
    March 14, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Budding politician

    Btw, in my parents house, that woulda nevuh happened :-D

    • 148 vcprezofan2
      March 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      Tell me about it! And why is he calling her Linda, didn’t she say she was the mom? I can just imagine that young man when he hits nursery school/kindergarten!

    • 149 CEB
      March 14, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      It would not have happened in mine either; he is acting “too grown” as the old folks used to say, which is not a compliment.

  37. 151 jacquelineoboomer
    March 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm


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