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ObamaCare Has Your Back Even While Changing Jobs

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Amy Lynn Smith: Changing Jobs? Obamacare Has Got You Covered No Matter What

The Affordable Care Act gives everyone the freedom to change jobs without worrying about finding affordable insurance, even outside the open enrollment period. When Maria changed from a job that provided health insurance to one that didn’t, she wasn’t worried for a moment about getting covered — even though she has a pre-existing condition. That’s because she knew she could get insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) no matter what. “I didn’t go a single day without coverage because I knew what my new salary would be,” she says.

“I could sign up immediately using the estimator tool based on what my income would be to qualify for a tax credit. I didn’t have to wait for my new job to start, which was awesome.” About eight years ago, she was in a job she hated but couldn’t leave because health insurance was out of reach financially. The best she could do with a pre-existing condition was a catastrophic plan for $75 a month that “covered almost nothing” with a $10,000 deductible. She stayed in that job for a year and a half, a choice she wasn’t forced to make this time.

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146 Responses to “ObamaCare Has Your Back Even While Changing Jobs”


  1. 1 desertflower
    September 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Obamacare Is Good…for YOU and YOUR FAMILY!

    • 2 Judith Fardig
      September 3, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      Yes, Desertflower, our gold winner! My son with the serious pre-existing condition left his job at Facebook for one with a small company. It was great peace of mind to know he could get coverage.

      • 3 CEB
        September 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm

        My medication is less than 2.00 per refill; some of my mother’s meds are free and others greatly reduced in cost. Obamacare is indeed good to us and good for us. I hope that the ACA will always be referred to as Obamacare to commemorate the man whose empathy, courage, and political savvy brought it to us. I just love, love ,love how a term that the GOP dunces used to try to vilify him will instead allow generations to come to know about his great achievement.

  2. 4 vcprezofan2
    September 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I am protected, am i? :cool:

  3. September 3, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Modern relationships:

    • 6 57andfemale
      September 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Friends of mine got married on the day the Blackhawks were set to win the Stanley Cup, or something very close (I’m not a sports person). We seriously were afraid he would postpone the wedding.

  4. 7 Gazelle
    September 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    [OT, but LOL!]

    .

    • September 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      This has been on Facebook few times. First time I saw it was on Rev. Al’s show. One of the funniest things EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 9 elo4obama/biden
      September 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      That WAS funny. I tell ya, me and this little old man would have to have a talk. What is he 5 going on 95??? Though I do feel for him with all that cryin. Yeah, ear plugs PLEASE. :smile:

    • 10 Dudette
      September 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      LOL! “This is exasperating! This makes no sense!” Bwahahahaha! “…and buy me some earplugs too!”
      Hahahahahahahaha!!

    • 11 idon
      September 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      This is amazing. Every parent needs to consult this little boy before having more than two children. OMG!! he is hilarious. I wonder if he got his ear plugs

  5. 12 arapaho415
    September 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Worth repeating from the end of the previous thread:

    Out of 4,000 visitors to Wales for #NATOSummit2014, walesonline.co.uk only has eyes for #ObamaInTheDiff (“He’s here!”), LOL.

    Here’s a live blog of #ObamaInTheDiff:

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/nato-summit-2014-live-updates-7710623#live-now-7710621

  6. September 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    • 27 Grab a Mop Grace
      September 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      LL, here’s a new one for you…I heard that there is now a war on “God Bless You”, after a sneeze. Apparently the liberals are trying to take the GOD out?? So we’re supposed to just say “bless you”?? Seriously, this is a thing??

      • September 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        Oh, that happened here in Knoxville at one of our public high schools. Not a school rule, but one teacher’s rule. She had a list of things that were unacceptable for students to say in her class. Can you say “STUPID”?! The last I heard, it’s all been “worked out.” Geez. Like we don’t have serious things to think and be concerned about!!

    • 29 0388jojothecat
      September 3, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      Seems faux noise starts earlier and earlier each year just like the stores……

  7. 30 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 3:44 pm

  8. 46 Gazelle
    September 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    [And also! Al Giordano says it!]

    (“Activist” complaints that “nothing has changed” under Obama only indicate that the complainer still doesn’t get the profound qualitative difference between organizing and protesting.)

    .
    From Smartypants: http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2014/09/compare-and-contrast-froomkin-v-giordano.html

    • 47 debz
      September 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      I love Al Giordono. He is very much pro organizing, and that article was acurate.

      http://narcosphere.narconews.com/thefield/5045/help-wanted-case-generational-challenger-secretary-clinton

    • 48 arapaho415
      September 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      I read that post, but didn’t click on the Froomkin article — forgot that he joined the odious Glenn “$250 million richer” Greenwald — hope that @Pierre loses every cent he invested and all the other emoprogs are taken down with GG.

      “Worse than,” “darker than” Bush/Cheney?

      Yeah, whose watch did 9/11 occur on?

      Who could care less one way or another if Osama bin Laden was brought to justice?

      Who allowed the devastating 2008 financial meltdown to occur (with a huge assist from WJC who allowed Glass/Steagall to be repealed — I firmly believe that President Obama would never had allowed that awful legislation to pass — he knows right from wrong, and won’t play politics just for Dems to “win”).

      etc.

  9. 51 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    If at first you don’t succeed… :-D

  10. 52 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  11. September 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

  12. 59 whatisworking
    September 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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    At the moment only Northern California phone banks are listed, we are hoping folks here can help us spread the word.

  13. 62 57andfemale
    September 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  14. 63 57andfemale
    September 3, 2014 at 4:31 pm

  15. 64 Gazelle
    September 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    [Can't wait!]:

    By the looks of things, Season 4 of Scandal is going to be well worth the wait.

    Kerry Washington just took to Twitter and Instagram to post an exclusive first look poster for Scandal Season 4.

    According to the poster, there will be “no looking back” for Olivia Pope on the upcoming season.

    .
    More here: http://thegrio.com/2014/09/02/kerry-washington-reveals-scandal-season-4-first-look/

  16. 67 57andfemale
    September 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm

  17. 68 57andfemale
    September 3, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    • 69 0388jojothecat
      September 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      How is it an american from another state has to prove their citizenship? Another reason not to relocate to Texas.

  18. 70 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  19. September 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Absolutely agree, Nerdy Wonka.

    Now, to supplement it, we need a pension scheme that we can take with us when changing jobs.

    Fun aside: Now that the President is in Wales, we’re back into old Europe (i.e., before Julius Ceasar), when most of us spoke a Celtic language. Do you know that (north to south) Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian are older outliers in Europe – they are Uralic languages: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uralic_languages, as opposed to most European languages, which belong to the Indo-European group: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-European_languages.

    The Basque language is considered a “language isolate”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basque_language.

    This short lesson about languages is brought to you by your resident physicist …

    • 74 Dudette
      September 3, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Loved the comments below it.

      This one: “evilmonkeyss: This is so accurate.. We are literally taught in public school how to shake hands firmly. Also, everything is a ______ minute/hour drive, and we are at least MILDLY offended if someone isn’t excessively nice (“what crawled up your butt and died”)

      And this one (mostly for the accompanying gift): “I’m an American, and this post made me smile.”

    • 75 CEB
      September 3, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      I did not understand #3; can someone clarify? We carry all of our stuff ( re: #7) because our mothers taught us that it is better to have and not need than it is to need and not have (plus many of us were Scouts).

      • 76 CEB
        September 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm

        We Americans are also taught to be self-reliant, so of course we will carry items for every continguency.

      • 77 aquagranny911
        September 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

        I believe that #3 is a reference to our continued use of feet, pounds, miles etc as opposed to the metric system more common in most other countries.

    • 78 Vicki
      September 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Hilarious!

      • 79 carolyn
        September 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

        #7 brought pictures to my mind of Americans in cities like Vienna or Paris, outfitted that way, and I’m thinking….”Where do you think you’re going? Mt. Everest?”

        • 80 aquagranny911
          September 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm

          Carolyn, I was taught to “always be prepared.” My kiddos always joked that even if we were in New York city & some one got snake bit, “Mama will dive in her bag & pull out her snake bite kit & start treatment.” But that is just me, no matter where I go, I am prepared for anything!

      • 81 aquagranny911
        September 3, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        Vicki, you might get a laugh. Hubby & I are Latino. On our first trip to Spain we thought our Spanish would be adequate enough to let us “pass” as natives. The minute we opened our mouths, people said: “Americans!” We had a great time though. I think Spanish as spoken in Spain as to Spanish spoken in the Americas is like comparing the British use of English to the American version of that same language. I love Spain! What history & the people were wonderful as well as the food.

  20. 82 JER
    September 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  21. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    September 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    • 85 Nena20409
      September 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      Beautifully “Tan” President.

      Handsomely “Tan” President.

      They are envious………

      • 86 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        September 3, 2014 at 5:35 pm

        THEY ARE ENVIOUS INDEED…WE ALSO HAVE A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF WHO IS HANDSOME…WITH BRAINS…BRAINS BY THE WAY ARE AN ENDANGERED SPECIES IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY…I FIGURE YOU KNOW THAT ALREADY!

    • 87 CEB
      September 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      There it is. They also have a problem because he looks so much better in the suit than any of the other presidents. No one ever swooned over the GQ quality of any these other guys. PBO is all that so many have wished to be: smart, popular, successful, loved by much of the world, has a hot wife, beautiful kids and is sexy. All of the women want him and the men want to be him.

  22. 88 0388jojothecat
    September 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    “They measure distance by time and not by miles” and “you hear them before you see them”….. American traits.

  23. 89 Nena20409
    September 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Awesome ACA Post. Love it always…..Thanks Nerdy Wonka.

  24. 91 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    • 92 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      September 3, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      OH WOW….HOW COOL IS THAT…GUESS THEY WON’T BE CHECKING THE SOFA CUSHIONS FOR QUARTERS!!!…THE RIGHT WINGERS JUST LOVE MY SENSE OF HUMOR…THEY NEVER UNDERSTAND ME!

  25. 93 Nena20409
    September 3, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    DF has the Gold :star: ;)

  26. 94 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  27. 95 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Goldfinger again, but what a performance! :-)

  28. 98 Linda
    September 3, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Reports: Michael Brown Had No Serious Felony Convictions As A Juvenile.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/michael-brown-felony-convictions-juvenile

  29. 101 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  30. 103 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm

  31. 104 57andfemale
    September 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  32. 107 JER
    September 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  33. September 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Disgusting media slimes PBO and sources GOPolitico.

    • 113 dotster3
      September 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Every time I’ve seen Kasie Hunt—-she’s on Morning Joe alot—clue!—-she is always critical of PBO. Probably why she was hired—it’s all the rage! FOXNews and AP background.

  34. 114 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  35. 115 Nena20409
    September 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I think I am getting it, finally?

    In 2013, Most Americans didn’t want strikes in Syria to save Syrians being gassed by Assad. In 2014, most Americans want Syria struck for beheading 2 American Journos.

    No, I don’t get it for in May, many were not happy that 5 Gitmo detainees were released for Bergdahl.

    Those who control the information, along with their kinsmen, GOP, and their talking points, control the messaging…..that much I know.

  36. 116 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm

  37. 117 Nena20409
    September 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm

  38. 118 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    If you’re into that kind of thing, this dude has a pretty extensive collection of photos of European royals.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Europe-Royalty/1442827109308710?fref=photo&sk=photos

    One of them looks strikingly like my Benedict Cumberbatch! [Squee!]

  39. 119 donna dem 4 obama
    September 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm

  40. 122 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    :-D

  41. 124 anniebella
    September 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Do anyone know what time Serena plays today?

  42. 127 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 6:01 pm

  43. 130 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

  44. 131 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    :cool: :-)

  45. September 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

  46. 133 Vicki
    September 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Is this NATO summit getting any coverage? I have rev. Al on the TV behind me and so far it is ISIL ISIL ISIL beheadings, terror.
    Not that ISIL is unimportant but Our President is in Wales, For gods sake.

    • 134 dotster3
      September 3, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      No mention on any evening news programs, as far as I can tell—-switching back and forth between ABC and NBC. Nada.

  47. September 3, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    “Presidents give a lot of speeches, and most of them don’t mean very much. They “urge,” they “call on,” and they “challenge”—and, for the most part, their messages bounce off their intended audiences. Congress doesn’t fund the program or balance the budget; the American people carry on wasting energy and dropping out of school. But there are occasions when presidential words are not mere puffs of breath and waves of sound—and today was one of those occasions.

    Ever since Vladimir Putin launched his war on Ukraine, the question has been whether the United States would really act to defend its new NATO allies on Russia’s borders. During the Cold War, the United States stationed a powerful army in West Germany to put force behind its treaty guarantee of European security. Then the Cold War ended. NATO enlarged to include first Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic in 1999, then the Baltic republics, plus Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia in 2004, and most recently Albania and Croatia in 2009.”

    • 136 Vicki
      September 3, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      Good to see the usually obnoxious and totally off-base Mr. Frum, has in this case, hit the nail squarely on the head.

  48. 137 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 6:29 pm

  49. 138 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    The President may not visit these places, but if/when I make it to Wales, I’d definitely like to see them!

  50. September 3, 2014 at 6:37 pm

  51. 142 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 6:41 pm

  52. 143 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    You kinda feel sorry for the other world leaders… it’s like they don’t even count. Poor babies!

  53. September 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Awesome ACA Post. So many are benefiting from the law.
    Thank you President Obama.
    Thanks Nerdy Wonka.


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