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ObamaCare: Fighting For All

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167 Responses to “ObamaCare: Fighting For All”


  1. May 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    MY POTUS!! Thank you, NW!!

  2. 3 donna dem 4 obama
    May 2, 2017 at 2:49 pm

  3. May 2, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Good afternoon Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Tuesday afternoon. Congrats meta, on being first this afternoon.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and for the sacrifices you’re making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope that you don’t hesitant to give an appreciative handshake, a grateful smile, and a thankful hug to those whom it’s due today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  4. May 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    –gonna try dividing this quote into to and see if it will print:
    From the Wrap: “Kimmel closed the monologue by praising the Affordable Care Act and calling on Americans to rise above party lines to protect access to healthcare in America. “We were brought up to believe that we live in the greatest country in the world, but until a few years ago millions and millions of us had no access to health insurance at all,” he said. “You know, before 2014 if you were born with congenital heart disease like my son was, there was a good chance you’d never be able to get health insurance because you had a pre-existing condition.”

    • May 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      “Whatever your party, whatever you believe, whoever you support, we need to make sure that the people who are supposed to represent us, people who are meeting about this right now in Washington, understand that very clearly,” he said. “Let’s stop with the nonsense. This isn’t football. There are no teams. We are the team. It’s the United States. Don’t let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants. We need to take care of each other.” http://www.thewrap.com/barack-obama-jimmy-kimmel-obamacare/

  5. May 2, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Good Afternoon, Nerdy…TOD Family!!!

    PBO…ALWAYS a class act.

  6. May 2, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    We want free choice, but don’t want to take responsibility for the outcome of our choices.

  7. May 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm

  8. May 2, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    If Trump was a Democrat and he was the choice I had to vote for I would have voted for the sensible Republican who act like he had some dam sense and I believe he could do the job.

  9. May 2, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    What’s with the continued focus/”analysis” on the Clinton campaign (AKA: Why HRC lost the election)?

    Is it the MSM try to cover themselves and the role they played in the unbalanced coverage?

    Or is it an attempt to try to absolve Trump/Russia and the part they played in the election results?

    • May 2, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      The election is OVER. That is why it is time to let go of handing the next election to those who want to keep dividing Democrats (including the bots, Russian or otherwise) by using Bernie/Hillary ad nauseum. We must UNITE.

      • May 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        While there is that effort to keep Democrats divided, it just seems tom me that the so-called analyses is about what HRC and her campaign did wrong. That means the MSM was *fair and balanced* in their coverage. That means Comey’s last minute announcements had no impact. That means no outside governments were able to manipulate this election and interfere with our democracy. It means that 45 and his campaign were above board throughout.

        I agree that Democrats need to take advantage of the the opportunities presented to them and get our act together. At the same time, we can’t just bury our heads in the sand and pretend that the 2016 general election was normal…that there weren’t some serious issues, that if not address, will result in more of the same to a larger degree in future elections, with more serious (can it get worse than it is right now?) consequences.

        • May 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm

          I am fucking OVER all this bullshit about why Hillary & the Dems”lost.”

          We didn’t lose. She, and the rest of the Dems were fucked by a gamed, and broken, antiquated system, that is so fucked, that if only a single person in each of the 33 red states bothered to vote, those 33 single votes would override the population of Earth if it lived in the other 17.

          More Dems voted for their candidates than GOP, but the GOP won anyway due to gerrymandering, voter purges, voter suppression, and likely a shitload of hacked machines (see tweet below.)

          All the hand wringing, and “WHAT WE DID WRONG” bullshit has to STOP.

  10. May 2, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Jeepers creepers.
    “(Jared) Kushner also failed to identify debt of more than $1 billion from 20 lenders and personal guarantees to pay more than $300 million of that, according to The Journal…He still owes money to Bank of America, Blackstone Group, Citigroup, UBS, Deutsche Bank, and RBS, all of which were not disclosed..”
    http://www.businessinsider.com/jared-kushner-ties-george-soros-goldman-sachs-peter-thiel-1-billion-loan-2017-5

  11. May 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    WTH!?!?!?!?!

  12. May 2, 2017 at 3:56 pm

  13. 24 JER
    May 2, 2017 at 3:59 pm

  14. 25 JER
    May 2, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  15. 26 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Hello TODable TODbots on a relatively OK day in MN.
    Thanks to TOD for providing a Safe place for Me.

  16. 27 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Congrats, Meta on your Golden ⭐
    Thanks, NW.

  17. May 2, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    What an A$$!!!

  18. 35 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Not a Fan of these people….They catered to Trump Originally. IMO, they still do occasionally.
    But it’s worth a watch……Now, they were talking about Trump’s Mental Health.

  19. May 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  20. 40 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 4:26 pm

  21. 41 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm

  22. May 2, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    • 44 No Child Left Behind
      May 2, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      … the real pipe dream is those voters who voted for the Orange Man, hoping that their economic health and situation would improve on day 1.

  23. 45 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  24. 46 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Spicer is slowly coming apart ?

  25. 47 Allison
    May 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm

  26. 48 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

  27. 49 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  28. 50 Nena20409
    May 2, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    #67 of Keith Olbermann’s Vive la #Resistance

  29. 51 Bill R.
    May 2, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    A distraught father, Jimmy Kimmel, has a greater moral voice than religious leaders and politicians.

    • 52 0388jojothecat
      May 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm

      Some religious leaders and especially ALL of the GOP have one track minds….more money more money….

  30. 53 JER
    May 2, 2017 at 5:40 pm

  31. May 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Exactly!

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      May 2, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Something tells me she has some health issues, which is why she may be retiring. She doesn’t look well to me. In that case, she’d be more attuned to what’s in the so-called replacement.

  32. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    May 2, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Thank you for this post, Obamacare Champion Extraordinaire, NW! Love ya!

  33. 57 donna dem 4 obama
    May 2, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I know Vincente. I wake up everyday and ask myself this same question.

  34. May 2, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Ivanka Trump’s second book, Women Who Work, hit bookstores around the nation today and is already generating plenty of controversy. Filled with tone-deaf comments that fail to recognize her own privilege, she is also coming under fire for using the stories of real working women who don’t approve of her complicity in her father’s misogynistic agenda of white supremacy.

    The CEO of GirlsWhoCode called out the First Daughter on Twitter this afternoon and demanded that Ivanka not use her story unless she’s going to actually take a stand against her father’s heartless plans and use her position to actually help women in the world, instead of just to advance her own personal brand.

    • 59 whenpamelawandered
      May 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      FFS. These people have absolutely no boundaries, no regard for any others’ rights or status. It’s always about them, theirs, as if they own the entire planet and all that dwells upon and within it. F*uck every one of them, may they have plenty of time to review their wrongs while they pass the rest of their lives in prison. My sentencing stands firm and non-negotiable. Let them eat ‘their own sh*t.’ So over it.

  35. May 2, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I hope they throw the book at her.

  36. May 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    The scandals dogging the White House just won’t go away. The Trump team has been trying desperately to cover up the fact that transition team leader Mike Pence and the rest of the Trump camp were fully aware that disgraced National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was operating as a foreign agent during the campaign and the transition period – but appointed him to the most important national security post anyway.

    Ranking House Oversight committee member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who sent Vice President Mike Pence a letter in November warning him about Flynn’s extracurricular activities in the pay of foreign governments, sent a statement to ShareBlue calling out Pence for undermining our national security by furnishing our nation’s most closely kept secrets to a man they fully well knew was in the pay of not one but two hostile foreign nations.

    “In addition to being in the press in the fall — well after General Flynn’s last background check — I warned the Vice President directly six months ago about the conflicts created by Lt. General Flynn’s company lobbying on behalf of Turkish interests. It is unclear whether the White House heeded my warnings or did any vetting at all, but it’s clear now that they could have prevented the problems that occurred with Lt. General Flynn. Republicans in Congress are doing a disservice to the White House and our national security interests by not conducting rigorous and serious oversight of the Administration, especially to help catch issues early and address them.In addition to being in the press in the fall — well after General Flynn’s last background check — I warned the Vice President directly six months ago about the conflicts created by Lt. General Flynn’s company lobbying on behalf of Turkish interests. It is unclear whether the White House heeded my warnings or did any vetting at all, but it’s clear now that they could have prevented the problems that occurred with Lt. General Flynn. Republicans in Congress are doing a disservice to the White House and our national security interests by not conducting rigorous and serious oversight of the Administration, especially to help catch issues early and address them.”

  37. 63 donna dem 4 obama
    May 2, 2017 at 7:08 pm

  38. May 2, 2017 at 7:10 pm

  39. 65 globalcitizenlinda
    May 2, 2017 at 7:17 pm

  40. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    May 2, 2017 at 7:59 pm

  41. May 2, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    This is insanity. And ILLEGAL.

  42. May 2, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Deray’s pod…quite informative

    In the inaugural episode, DeRay is joined by Senator Cory Booker to reflect on Trump’s First 100 Days and the work that lies ahead in Congress.|
    Andy Slavitt, the former Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare join to discuss Obamacare as compared to TrumpCare. DeRay, Brittany Packnett and Samuel Sinyangwe talk about the most important items in the news for the past week.

  43. 69 JER
    May 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm

  44. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    May 2, 2017 at 10:02 pm

  45. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    May 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    This is all blah blah blah until he goes to jail, but keep ’em coming, folks.

  46. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    May 2, 2017 at 10:29 pm

  47. 73 globalcitizenlinda
    May 2, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    AG Yates should be protected 24/7; I hope that this is taken seriously because I don’t trust many corrupt but power-hungry domestic & foreign factions

  48. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    May 2, 2017 at 11:06 pm

  49. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    May 2, 2017 at 11:25 pm

  50. May 3, 2017 at 12:11 am

  51. May 3, 2017 at 12:25 am

  52. 81 vcprezofan2
    May 3, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Good night, folks; sleep well (notwithstanding the waiting-to-be-jailed/impeached *leader*)!

  53. 82 Dudette
    May 3, 2017 at 12:49 am

    😄

  54. 84 Dudette
    May 3, 2017 at 12:51 am

    LOL!

  55. 85 Dudette
    May 3, 2017 at 12:52 am

  56. 86 Dudette
    May 3, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Nightie-nite!

  57. May 3, 2017 at 8:19 am

    A GOP source close to the health care negotiations told Independent Journal Review late Tuesday night that moderate Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Billy Long (R-Mo.) are considering a deal granting $8 billion in additional funding to the plan’s state stability fund in exchange for the lawmakers’ support on the health care bill.

    Meadows indicated he believes $8 billion will be the number to get the job done, but Upton has yet to make a decision.

    Upton told the Associated Press on Tuesday night that the potential change was “not quite a done deed yet, but it addresses many of my concerns.”

    Upton made his opposition to the bill clear Tuesday, voicing his concerns that the plan cuts pre-existing conditions protections.

    Some estimates indicate AHCA’s high-risk pools would need far more than just $8 billion in additional funds to fully protect individuals with pre-existing conditions. The Center for American Progress said in a statement Tuesday that, by its numbers, the high-risk pools funded by AHCA “would fall short by at least $19.7 billion per year, or by about $200 billion over 10 years.”

  58. May 3, 2017 at 8:31 am

    • May 3, 2017 at 8:33 am

  59. May 3, 2017 at 8:42 am

    Yep, same Issa who told reporter “None of your business” when asked about position on revised bill.

  60. May 3, 2017 at 8:47 am

  61. 93 desertflower
    May 3, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Huh. Who’s that Russian guy with Grassley? Nothing to see here!

  62. May 3, 2017 at 9:07 am

    The idiocy does not stop….

  63. 98 desertflower
    May 3, 2017 at 9:12 am

    To Tally’s point about Dems NOT losing the election and nefarious goings on…

  64. May 3, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Are Essential Health Benefits still mandated in AHCA, or is this being compromised in the attempt to maintain the pre-existing condition clause? (I think I know the answer but haven’t heard anything of late about EHB.)

  65. 102 57andfemale
    May 3, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Hey, twitter pals – is it me, or are there a plethora of tweets that say “tweet has been deleted” lately?

    • May 3, 2017 at 9:29 am

      I don’t have a Twitter account but I have noticed a number of tweets that I have posted that for one reason or other had been deleted.

      • 104 57andfemale
        May 3, 2017 at 9:32 am

        It’s very suspicious. The vast majority of them would have no reason to be deleted, unless something nefarious is going on.

  66. 105 desertflower
    May 3, 2017 at 9:30 am

  67. 106 desertflower
    May 3, 2017 at 9:30 am

  68. May 3, 2017 at 9:35 am

    About 27 percent of people under 65 are thought to have some sort of pre-existing condition that will most likely leave them without individual insurance if the law is repealed, according to a recent study. The guarantee of coverage has already become a rallying cry for people who want to keep the law.

    The challenge for lawmakers is this: How do you get insurers to cover people who will definitely need costly medical care — and do so without making insurance too expensive for everyone?

    The high-risk programs offered a separate insurance pool for people with potentially expensive medical conditions. The idea is that by separating sick people from the majority of people who are healthy, insurers could offer cheaper rates to the healthy people. Insurers could charge higher prices to those with existing medical conditions, but they would also rely on other sources of funding, including from the government, to cover their costs.

    In many cases, the high-risk pools were overburdened financially, leaving many people without insurance or with tight restrictions on coverage. Insurers refused to cover the individuals who were likely to have the highest expenses, like those who had H.I.V. or serious kidney disease, and the pools lost money.

    Many states had to turn applicants away — in some states, only a small percentage of those who applied received coverage — and the insurance was sharply limited to control spending.

  69. 109 desertflower
    May 3, 2017 at 9:39 am

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  71. May 3, 2017 at 9:56 am

  72. May 3, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Good morning, TODers. Reminder!!

  73. 118 JER
    May 3, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  74. May 3, 2017 at 10:26 am

  75. 120 JER
    May 3, 2017 at 10:34 am

  76. May 3, 2017 at 10:38 am

  77. 124 JER
    May 3, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Also here: FBI Dir. Comey testifies at Senate oversight hearing on 2016 election – http://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-4?cid=share_twitter_widget

  78. 125 desertflower
    May 3, 2017 at 10:50 am

    HERE’S the Russian Grassley sat with at the NPB….. and he questions the integrity of the FBI director. Sick af

  79. May 3, 2017 at 10:53 am

    YES, FLOTUS

  80. May 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

    LOVE this!!!! Have a listen, it’s way too cool!!!!

  81. 131 JER
    May 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

  82. May 3, 2017 at 11:03 am

    KEEP phoning and RESISTING

  83. 134 whenpamelawandered
    May 3, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Share the hope

  84. May 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

  85. 137 JER
    May 3, 2017 at 11:15 am

    45 MAY SIGN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT ALLOWS EMPLOYERS TO USE RELIGION TO DISCRIMINATE.

    …A draft leaked in February would have allowed employers to deny employee health coverage for contraception and abortion. It also would have permitted federally funded adoption and family services organizations to discriminate against same-sex couples. … http://nydn.us/2pXCMQB

    @joncoopertweets 57m

    Yale Historian: President Trump will attempt to take full control of the US government: http://aol.it/2pWg9vR via @AOL

  86. 138 whenpamelawandered
    May 3, 2017 at 11:19 am

    I don’t understand what’s going on with Comey, unless it’s a deflection of some sort for more time – in my heart I want to believe the FBI will get us through this and massive arrests will happen.

  87. 139 Dudette
    May 3, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Need something funny to take your mind off Trumpcare and the GOP’s other evil-doings? Chris Rock comes to the rescue! Love this clip of him talking about his convo with our Forever FLOTUS at the Obama’s last White House party! 😄

    Okay, now I’m off. Gotta go before family comes and takes the phone away! 😇

  88. 149 JER
    May 3, 2017 at 11:41 am


    GoPro remote 2016. petesouza

  89. May 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Nauseating, indeed.

  90. May 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Have you guys heard about the new book that is coming out about Barack Obama? I believe it will be released next week.

  91. 160 JER
    May 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm

  92. 161 JER
    May 3, 2017 at 2:07 pm

  93. May 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm

  94. May 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm

  95. May 3, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Sound like this Obama Center is going to be awesome

  96. 167 carolyn
    May 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I listened to his wonderful presentation…..Thank you for the link…….Can we just now say he needs to be president of the world? He is visionary, practical, creative…….he looks at immediate problems and long range possibilities and spillover effects, and presents it with such clarity. He anticipates objections, and expects them…..finds creative ways to deal and asks for help…….oh my, Was there ever such a man as this!


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