President Obama Makes a Statement on the Affordable Care Act


2:30 EST President Obama Makes a Statement on the Affordable Care Act

White House Live * C-Span

113 Responses to “President Obama Makes a Statement on the Affordable Care Act”

  1. 1 Obama Grandmama
    December 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm


  2. 3 Obama Grandmama
    December 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    That was timely!

  3. 4 Obama Grandmama
    December 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Just as I get here I am about to depart for lunch. Pizza at the senior center today!

  4. 6 Nena20409
    December 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    O’Grandmama had Gold and Silver.


  5. 7 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    GOP losing it y’all.

  6. December 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Well, that was fast. I’m still on the last post. Howdy!

  7. 9 Nena20409
    December 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    John Boehner pretending again or Scared for what Mid-Dec may bring by the awesome Fast4Families?


    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has hired Rebecca Tallent to work on immigration reform. She is currently the immigration policy director at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

    “The Speaker remains hopeful that we can enact step-by-step, common-sense immigration reforms — the kind of reforms the American people understand and support,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner. “Becky Tallent, a well-known expert in this field of public policy, is a great addition to our team and that effort.”

    According to her BPC bio, Tallent has worked as a policy aide on immigration and energy issues to Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). She has served as chief of staff for McCain’s office and senior policy adviser to his 2008 presidential campaign.

  8. December 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I have my problems with St. Paul—especially the letters which made it to the Christian Bible which weren’t in fact written by him, but in his name, and which holy rollers use to justify oppression—but this is pretty much of a piece with what I wrote in the last post, and what RWNJ’s don’t understand.

    If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

    And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

    If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

    • 11 japa21
      December 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      I sometimes have trouble with Paul as well. And the irony is how often some of his (not just the pseudo Pauline) letters showed a lack of that love. Also, The Letter of St. James, which so many on the Right refuse to acknowldge talks about faith not really being faith unless there are works to go along with it.

  9. 12 Nena20409
    December 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Report now that Driver…..oops, Conductor, at the derailed train might have dosed off?

    If true, how very sad. 4 people dead and 67 wounded?

  10. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Just in time to hear the President’s remarks! Gonna be a good afternoon!

    Hi, there, Chips!

  11. 16 Obama Grandmama
    December 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    My son has a yellow lab that I adore. They got him from a rescue center when he was a pup. Chester is about five now. My son’s wife spent quite a bit of time observing the group of puppies before choosing him for his temperament. I thought it was cute that he split his time equally between each of them right from the start as if he wanted to be totally fair. He was great about being calm in the house and rambunctious outdoors accompanying them on their snow shoeing, cross country skiing trips and numerous hikes. He even slid down the snow hills beating my son to the bottom. Now they have a three year old daughter and one year old son that Chester plays with in age appropriate ways. He plays tug of war with the three year old, but will not with the one year old. He is much gentler with the younger one. I am proud to claim Chester as my granddog..

    • 17 57andfemale
      December 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      One of the great joys in life – the love of a dog. Nothing better for children than growing up with such a sensitive, loving ‘sibling’.

      Good job, Chester!

    • December 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      Love hearing those stories. Labs are gentle soles. Most retrievers are. They have a soft mouth for what they were bread for. They were also bread to be companions. Golden’s were bred to also be beautiful in England for the wealthy to show off at their hu&@$g parties. 😉

  12. 19 GGail
    December 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks Chips. This is right at my lunch time. I hope you save a snippet or two for when I return 🙂

  13. 20 Linda
    December 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    House just passed the undetectable gun ban by voice vote for another 10 years.

  14. 25 Ladyhawke
    December 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm


    By Steve Benen


    For the White House, it’s now time for the other side of the story.

    President Barack Obama is set to defend his health reform law Tuesday, his second major attempt at damage control in just two months.

    He’ll kick off a campaign to talk up the benefits of the 2010 law, which was designed to get health insurance to the more than 40 million Americans who don’t have any, curb what the administration terms abusive practices of the insurance industry and take the first steps to better coordinating medical care.

    Politico added that the public can expect “a coordinated campaign,” with the White House taking the lead in amplifying a “daily message” every day “until the Dec. 23 enrollment deadline for Jan. 1 coverage.”



  15. 26 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  16. 27 Linda
    December 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame is suing the Obama administration over a federal mandate that its health insurance plans for students and employees cover birth control.

    The university filed its lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in South Bend. It claims the mandate violates Notre Dame’s freedom to practice religion without government interference.

    The Roman Catholic university says the birth control mandate violates the church’s teaching prohibiting contraception.

    • December 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

      I wonder how many Catholic women use Birth Control….I think that it is TIME for the Catholic Women to speak out on this issue!

      • 29 99ts
        December 3, 2013 at 5:35 pm

        They are shamed by the church to keep silent – excluded from communion and all that stuff. For the true believer it is a sin – for the majority – it is not discussed.

  17. 30 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    This: Wow:

  18. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  19. 34 japa21
    December 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  20. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm

  21. 38 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Pres. Obama has agreed to be interviewed by Chris Matthews (college tour) Thursday evening. Luckily, there should be college students in the background, all applauding!!

    • 39 Vicki
      December 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      Hopefully most applauding maybe one or two heckling. Not to worry. POTUS is brilliant at handling whatever happens

  22. 42 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

  23. 44 Linda
    December 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Krystal Ball to Peter Alexander.

    ” Do you think the bully pulpit has lost its effectiveness ” ? ( paraphrasing )


    • 45 Layla
      December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      I wish we did not have to hear what this idiot has to say

    • 46 Vicki
      December 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      What has lost its effectiveness is President-bashing. Ask CNN which is fast becoming a cooking network or whatever.
      FOx news, CNBC, Bloomberg flailing and failing.
      Keep it up assholes.

      The ACA is here to stay. You, Lying Pundits, on the other hand, are toast.

    • 57 Nena20409
      December 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      What we have today are Opinions on TV/Cable as on the radio.

      Half of the time, POTUS’ speeches are not aired in full and most of the time. his words are twisted for political twisted designed narrative as chosen by the network.

      Someone posted on tweeter yesterday that POTUS has done 600 plus interviews via TV, Cable Websites, Radio, print, etc in 4.10 yrs.

      GW Bush did 217 in 8 yrs. Clinton 191.

      There are now partisan Networks and right dominated water-carrying networks. Then there are abdication of the press and profitability goal frame of the Corporations.

      • 58 Obama Grandmama
        December 3, 2013 at 6:01 pm

        I hear pundits saying PBO is finally explaining ACA so people can understand what is in it. To me and all of you faithful supporters that comment being echoed even by the closest aligned pundit is incredible in itself. PBO’s campaign speeches explained what needed to be done with healthcare over and over. Then during the fight for healthcare it got more exact even with web postings besides speeches. Afterwards he touted the changes over and over, not to mention the apologies about the Internet and more explanations. How can they act like this is the first time they have heard this?

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      December 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Luckily, I muted the teevee right after the President ended his remarks! Those pundits make total fools out of themselves every damn day!

  24. December 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    How can anyone fail to be moved by the rightness of the ACA? Shame on the GOP. What this fine man is doing for his country and the people defies everything they stand for and yet they still persist. It boggles my mind. God Bless PBO and his team.

  25. 61 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

  26. 62 Ladyhawke
    December 3, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Jonathan Cohn ‏@CitizenCohn 1h


    People asking me what I think of GOP health plan http://www.gop.gov/healthcare/ When it’s an actual plan, as opposed to talking points, I can answer


  27. 64 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

  28. 65 utaustinliberal
    December 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    For those who missed it.

  29. 66 utaustinliberal
    December 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

  30. 67 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    • 68 anniebella
      December 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      That is a dam good question Senator Reid. And the media ought to be asking the Republicans that question.

      • 69 anniebella
        December 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

        Everyday the media ought to be asking the Republicans that question, but they have ignored that just like they have ignored how these Republican Governors are allowing millions to go without health insurance for political reasons.

  31. 70 japa21
    December 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    This is an article I strongly suggest everyone read. This guy is an excellent writer on all things military and he brings his expertise into discussing guns

    • December 3, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      Someone died in the parking lot of the Chiefs/Broncos game Sunday. The doctors didn’t find any visible signs of what killed him at the initial hospital visit. Haven’t followed story. The dead man was sitting in someone else’s car. 😦

    • 72 99ts
      December 3, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      Pierce is so worth reading today

      “Nothing is ever about race” – so why are 3 young basketball players arrested while waiting for bus?
      “Your occasional Pope” – Pierce is a fan
      “the affordable care act – People who are not us need to have the freedom to die offstage.
      “government by yard sale” – The very involvement of Paul Ryan in any serious economic discussion is prima facie evidence of a sucker’s game.
      “Why Elizabeth Warren should stay where she is” If Warren stays in the Senate, she can keep pushing her issues and keep pissing off all the right people.

      And the guest post on guns – referenced by japa above.

  32. 73 utaustinliberal
    December 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

  33. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Howard Finemann – whom I have muted during The Cycle – is starting to look like Morty on the Swiffer commercials … and I find Morty much more appealing.

  34. 80 utaustinliberal
    December 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    • December 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      The law started working after it passed. No more kicking people off because of pre-exciting conditions, kids on until 26, no life-time limit! What did I forget? 🙂

  35. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    December 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    • 83 99ts
      December 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      When the number drops – it will be the media, the politicians and the GOP trolls giving up on trying to crash it. On a rare visit to a right wing blog, I was truly sad to read of their efforts to overload the site.

  36. 84 japa21
    December 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  37. 86 anniebella
    December 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Our President have just begun to fight. And if he need another fighter, count me in.

  38. 89 africa
    December 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    What in the heck is wrong with these people?

  39. 95 Vicki
    December 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I think we may be happily surprised by what the ACA push towards enrollment looks like.
    Dou you believe the only effort will be a daily speech by our President? (A daily speech from POTUS would thrill me but the Krystal ball’s of this world are in for a surprise, is my guess.)

  40. 96 hopefruit2
    December 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

  41. 97 Ladyhawke
    December 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Medicaid expansion becomes weapon against GOP governors



    In Florida, Democrat Charlie Crist has excoriated GOP Governor Rick Scott for dragging his feet on the Medicaid expansion, claiming a “million” Floridians “will not get health care” as a result. In Wisconsin, Democrat Mary Burke is campaigning on a pledge to reverse GOP Governor Scott Walker’s decision to turn down $119 million in federal money to expand Medicaid to more low-income Wisconsinites.

    In Pennsylvania, multiple Dems looking to run for governor are attacking GOP Governor Tom Corbett for subbing in his own plan to expand Medicaid, arguing it’s a ploy to defuse the issue. In Maine, Dem Rep. Mike Michaud is attacking GOP Governor Paul LePage for refusing to opt in.



  42. 98 Linda
    December 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Martin Bashir, the MSNBC host who has come under fire for the controversial remarks he made about Sarah Palin, is “on vacation” and will not host his namesake afternoon program on Monday, POLITICO has learned.

    Sources at the network said Bashir had been temporarily suspended from the network following graphic remarks he made last month about the former governor from Alaska. In that segment, Bashir suggested that Palin should be forced to endure slavery like conditions, including the consumption of feces.

    MSNBC spokesperson Lauren Skowronski told a different story: “He’s still out on vacation,” she wrote in an email. Asked multiple times when Bashir would return from vacation, Skowronski did not respond.


    They better not fire him….

    • 99 99ts
      December 3, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      That woman is a hit on humanity – PBO took the only possible course – ignore her – despite her hate and her attacks – she cannot cope with being ignored. Negative attacks – she cries “poor little me”

      Martin Bashir told the truth about slavery – and because Palin was in the picture – he gets suspended – this is the woman in action. She has operated in this fashion since forever – sadly Martin forgot to ignore her. I’m disappointed he apologized – assume he was given little choice – I did not see anything that he said needing an apology. Racism is alive and well – white woman’s privilege allows Palin to act as she does.

  43. 100 JER
    December 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

  44. December 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Promised Chips a prize for first last time. Yes, I’m slow, but here it is. . .
    Forever grateful, we humans never cease to find ways to appease our Blog Founder. . .

  45. December 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Now off to fix my twitter. . .
    Not able to retweet any of you from here, but I can on twitter app. ? ? ?

  46. 105 Linda
    December 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    It appears Susan Page and Bill Kristol wander around New York looking for a news show to crash.

    I saw them both on MSNBC ….now they are on CNN talking about the name ” Obamacare ” the new shiny object ?

  47. 107 Ladyhawke
    December 3, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Consumer Reports on healthcare site: ‘It’s terrific’


  48. December 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    • 111 GGail
      December 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      As expensive as it is to live in the Washington DC/Maryland area, this is indeed good news! Thanks Dudette 🙂

  49. 112 Dudette
    December 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

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