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31
Mar
14

ObamaCare In Action

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San Antonio, Texas

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Noam N. Levey: Obamacare Has Led To Health Coverage For Millions More People

As the law’s initial enrollment period closes, at least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage. Some have done so through marketplaces created by the law, some through other private insurance and others through Medicaid, which has expanded under the law in about half the states. The tally draws from a review of state and federal enrollment reports, surveys and interviews with insurance executives and government officials nationwide. The millions of newly insured also create a politically important constituency that may complicate any future Republican repeal efforts. Precise figures on national health coverage will not be available for months. But available data indicate: • At least 6 million people have signed up for health coverage on the new marketplaces, about one-third of whom were previously uninsured.

A February survey by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. found 27% of new enrollees were previously uninsured, but newer survey data from the nonprofit Rand Corp. and reports from marketplace officials in several states suggest that share increased in March. • At least 4.5 million previously uninsured adults have signed up for state Medicaid programs, according to Rand’s unpublished survey data, which were shared with The Times. That tracks with estimates from Avalere Health, a consulting firm that is closely following the law’s implementation. • An additional 3 million young adults have gained coverage in recent years through a provision of the law that enables dependent children to remain on their parents’ health plans until they turn 26, according to national health insurance surveys from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 • About 9 million people have bought health plans directly from insurers, instead of using the marketplaces, Rand found. The vast majority of these people were previously insured. Rand has been polling 3,300 Americans monthly about their insurance choices since last fall. Researchers found that the share of adults ages 18 to 64 without health insurance has declined from 20.9% last fall to 16.6% as of March 22. The decrease parallels a similar drop recorded by Gallup, which found in its national polling that the uninsured rate among adults had declined from 18% in the final quarter of last year to 15.9% through the first two months of 2014. Gallup’s overall uninsured rate is lower than Rand’s because it includes seniors on Medicare.

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McAllen, Texas

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Peggy O’Hare: Officials Ready For 1,000 At Alamodome Health Sign-Ups Monday

Organizers are bracing for as many as 1,000 people to show up at a daylong health insurance enrollment event at the Alamodome on Monday, the deadline to apply for 2014 coverage. Public interest in health plans on the federal marketplace has surged markedly, say local navigators and others assisting with enrollment. The last-minute rush has been apparent nationwide. More than 6 million Americans have signed up for private health plans through government-run marketplaces, meeting the target number established by the Congressional Budget Office.

Updated enrollment numbers for Texas and Bexar County were not available Thursday. But community groups are on track to meet the goal of enrolling 47,000 San Antonio residents by deadline, health officials said. Local offices said they’ve also seen a surge in public interest. “This week, it’s just kind of skyrocketed,” said Donna Teall, a health insurance marketplace navigator with the Alamo Area Council of Governments.The largest turnout is expected Monday. EnrollSA will have 150 workers and volunteers on hand to assist with the mass sign-ups at the Alamodome that day. That event, scheduled for 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., could draw 1,000 people seeking health coverage, said Andrea Guajardo, an EnrollSA official who helped plan the event.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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01
Nov
12

Las Vegas

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Full speech:

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Eva Longoria with White House Speechwriter Jon Favreau and White House senior adviser David Plouffe

…. and David Axelrod

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Florida, Nov 1

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Today’s Green Bay speech – must-see:

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Next:

9:0 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at Coors Events Center, Denver

01
Nov
12

Heads Up: President Obama in Las Vegas

5:10 ET (approx): President Obama delivers remarks at Cheyenne Sports Complex, Las Vegas

C-Span *KLAS * CBS * CNN

Streaming has started at CNN

Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1

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Later:

9:0 ET: President Obama delivers remarks at Coors Events Center, Denver

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26
Oct
12

‘Romney Campaign Exaggerates Size Of Nevada Event With Altered Image’

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You have to see this at BuzzFeed

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Michelle Obama will be speaking at Orr Middle School, Las Vegas today – the time I’ve seen is 2:30 PDT (hope that’s right)

 I don’t see it listed at the usual links, but FOX5Vegas say they’ll be showing it

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Back in a while.

25
Oct
12

Rise and Shine – and Heads Up (President Obama in Tampa)

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6:50 AM President Obama arrives Tampa, Florida

8:45 AM: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Ybor State Museum Park, Tampa

C-Span * CBS * CNN

9:50: Departs Tampa

12:05: Arrives Richmond, Virginia

1:15: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Byrd Park, Richmond, Virginia

2:30: Departs Richmond

CDT

3:25: Arrives Chicago, Illinois

4:10: Votes early in-person

6:0: Departs Chicago

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8:15: Arrives Cleveland, Ohio

8:25: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport

9:35: Departs Cleveland

11:05: Arrives the White House

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Note sure how long this video will be available on YouTube (it’s not mine!), if it disappears you can see the show here

(Pete Souza)

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Singer Katy Perry performs at a campaign event for President Obama at Doolittle Park in Las Vegas (UPI/David Becker)

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‘PBO – No Doubt!’ (Tumblr)

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President Obama stops to buy doughnuts at a Krispy Kreme store in Tampa, October 25 (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

President Obama hugs a firefighter who offered up a game of basketball during a visit to a fire house in Tampa, October 25 (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

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Cagle

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Morning everyone ;-) I’ll be back with more, including photos and newsie stuff, later.

15
Oct
12

This, That and the Other

President Barack Obama walks with Chief of Staff Jack Lew during a break from debate preparations in Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 14. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Heads up:

5:45 ET: Michelle Obama speaks at a campaign event at Cuyahoga County Community College, Cleveland

CNN

Streaming has started

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A supporter holds up a sign during First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign rally at the Ohio Wesleyan University, October 15 (Jewel Samad/AFP/GettyImages)

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13
Oct
12

The Road to November 6th: Las Vegas to Madison

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13
Oct
12

Rise and Shine

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NYT Editorial: … From the beginning of his run for the Republican nomination, Mr. Romney has offered to transfigure himself into any shape desired by an audience in order to achieve power. In front of massed crowds or on television, he can sound sunny and inclusive, radiating a feel-good centrism. His “severely conservative” policies and disdain for much of the country are reserved for partisans, donors and the harsh ideologues who clutter his party’s base. This polarity is often described as “flip-flopping,” but the word is too mild to describe opposing positions that are simultaneously held.

…. He hasn’t abandoned or flip-flopped from the severe positions that won him the Republican nomination; they remain at the core of his campaign … All he’s doing is slapping whitewash on his platform. The immoderation of his policies, used to win favor with a hard-right party, cannot be disguised.

…. There isn’t really a Moderate Mitt; what is on display now is better described as Convenient Mitt. Anyone willing to advocate extremism to raise money and win primaries is likely to do the same to stay in office.

Full editorial here

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OFA

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You can see VP Biden’s speech in Wisconsin yesterday at C-Span

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Cagle

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Read Steve Benen here

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ThinkProgress

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USA Today: Bruce Springsteen once said he wouldn’t perform during the 2012 presidential campaign.

The Boss has changed his mind.

President Obama’s campaign said today that Springsteen will appear along with ex-President Bill Clinton at a pro-Obama rally Thursday in Parma, Ohio.

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Happy Saturday everyone ;-)




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