December 3rd, 2013
05:10 PM ET
8 months ago

After website woes, President pushes benefits of Obamacare

Washington (CNN) – Stop worrying about the website and start talking about Obamacare's benefits.

That was President Barack Obama's message to the nation on Tuesday as he kicked off a three-week public relations blitz intended to generate more participation in his signature health care reforms.

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  1. Sniffit

    "You want someone else to pay for it?"

    Yay for Captain Babytalk....continuing the proud GOP/Teatroll tradition of pretending that we're not ALREADY paying for the uninsured's health care and that the current system in which we do so is causing health care costs to skyrocket.

    December 3, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  2. Me

    While work continues on the website, we think it is important that proponents of health reform undertake a renewed effort to refocus the public on the benefits of the law that have already been implemented," the official said.
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    But wait, yesterday and the day before dems said the web site was working perfect now.....NO INTEGRITY what so ever, they will say whatever they have to to get people on board with this FAILURE of a law!!!

    December 3, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  3. just saying

    Rudy NYC
    Romney donated more than Obama's annual income.
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    he's a very good and generous man.

    Conservatives control far more wealth in this country than liberals.
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    not sure where you get this fiction from. buffet and gates control an awful lot of money. all those hollywood celebrities? most jewish people are democrats and control large amounts of wealth as well. nice try though, maybe posting something from a reputable source would be better than something from rudy's make it up as you go foot locker?

    December 3, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    just asking wrote:

    google this article on the cnn site..... "Obamacare: Fewer options for many"
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    Please note the keyword in the article's title, "many", not "all". I think that it is just a temporary condition driven by greed and ideology.. Once they realzie that the hospitals that are accepting "Obamacare" plans are making more profits while their own are shrinking, then that will likely change. Greed always wins.

    December 3, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  5. Name

    Is there any if at all any similarities on the second Amendent and The Affordabble Health-care Act

    December 3, 2013 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  6. Me

    rs

    I love you guys on the Right today. Really? You are pushing the idea that Americans are better off without health care insurance, and somehow a programs designed to enroll 35 MILLION Americans will have no benefit whatsoever.
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    Just like Tim, you are a FLAT OUT LIAR, NO ONE is saying American's are better off without health insurance but why HURT hundreds of millions to help 35 million?? Your kind can NEVER answer this question, why not expand medicaid to help those 35 million and leave the rest of us alone?? AGAIN, remember, 85% of American were HAPPY with their health insurance prior to obamacare, why fix something that is not broken with these 85%?????????????? You and your kind have resorted to flat out lying now it is just sad!!! Good thing is polls show Americans have woken up to your lies!!

    December 3, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "But wait, yesterday and the day before dems said the web site was working perfect now"

    No they didn't. Hint: Mischaracterizing what someone said so you can then claim that they were lying is, in and of itself, lying. Stop lying.

    December 3, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Me wrote:

    Just like Tim, you are a FLAT OUT LIAR, NO ONE is saying American's are better off without health insurance but why HURT hundreds of millions to help 35 million?? Your kind can NEVER answer this question,
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    The question is based on an entirely false assumption...that being that "hundreds of millions" are being hurt. If you can come up with proof your claim, then someone might give it serious consideration. Until that time, keep up the good work.

    December 3, 2013 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "why HURT hundreds of millions to help 35 million?? Your kind can NEVER answer this question"

    we don't need to answer that question because your premise is wrong. You take your premise as a given. We disagree with it entirely.

    December 3, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Stop lying."

    Don't hold your breath waiting. Lying is the cornerstone of this new and less improved Grand Old Party. Take away the lies, and GOPers have nothing left.

    December 3, 2013 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  11. Ol' Yeller

    Slow down there Me.... your hostility is going to cause high bllood pressure and possibly a stroke or aneurism.

    At least you will be covered now.

    December 3, 2013 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. anonymous

    Sniffit
    "why HURT hundreds of millions to help 35 million?? Your kind can NEVER answer this question"
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    we don't need to answer that question because your premise is wrong. You take your premise as a given. We disagree with it entirely.
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    Which is precisely why a majority of the American people don't trust Democrats now. They have actual proof of your lies and deceit in a very personal way. You screwed up the healthcare of them and their families. Disagree all you want but your delusion will be clear come November 2014.

    December 3, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "Stop lying."

    Don't hold your breath waiting."

    Don't worry, Ms. Lynda...I can't very well hold my breath and express all of my outrage at the same time :-)

    December 3, 2013 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  14. Lynda/Minnesota

    "You screwed up the healthcare of them and their families. Disagree all you want but your delusion will be clear come November 2014."

    PLEASE tell me this isn't a Reince Preibus talking point strategy that he's pushing for you all to hang your hats on?

    December 3, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  15. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    THIS is what I love about this blog...Give and take from both sides of the aisle from people who have been on here for quite a while. It's great to have new voices on here, but has anyone else noticed hundreds of new posters who bash Obama and then disappear. Coincidence? I smell a rat named ROVE!

    December 3, 2013 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  16. The Real Tom Paine

    -anonymous

    Sniffit
    "why HURT hundreds of millions to help 35 million?? Your kind can NEVER answer this question"
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    we don't need to answer that question because your premise is wrong. You take your premise as a given. We disagree with it entirely.
    -–

    Which is precisely why a majority of the American people don't trust Democrats now. They have actual proof of your lies and deceit in a very personal way. You screwed up the healthcare of them and their families. Disagree all you want but your delusion will be clear come November 2014.
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    What actual proof has the GOP got that says they deserve a shot? If the House approval ratings are any indication, its the GOP that better be concerned. A 9% approval rating does not inspire confidence. Are you prepared to shut the government down again several more times between now and November 2014?

    December 3, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  17. hahahahaha

    Fair is Fair

    "Read up on Keynesian economics which kept this country great for some 200 some odd years before your party.... blah blah blah"
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    200 years, eh? Keynes wrote his stuff in the 1930s.
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    Hilarious, not only that, it advocates a mixed economy but with PRODOMENTLY PRIVATE SECTOR with the government ONLY stepping in during recessions. Keynesian economics is the opposite of what liberals preach, the theory states the government should stay OUT of the economy except for certain times such as during a recession. You shouldn't post about some you obviously know nothing about! You reference Fuedal system which is exactly what the liberals want, king obama knows all and needs to provide everything for everyone in the country. I can’t stop laughing from your post Ol’yeller, put the kool-aid down and everything will be ok!

    December 3, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  18. ObamaCare NO, ObamaDUNG, YES

    Lynda/Minnesota
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    "You screwed up the healthcare of them and their families. Disagree all you want but your delusion will be clear come November 2014."
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    PLEASE tell me this isn't a Reince Preibus talking point strategy that he's pushing for you all to hang your hats on?
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    All the way to a Republican majority in the House and Senate. PLEASE tell me the Democrats will be running ON Obamacare! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!

    Did you think 2010 was bad for the Democrats?! HA! 2014 will be twice as bad. Can you say bye, bye Senate? Yes. I knew you could.

    December 3, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  19. GOP = Greed Over People

    As of 11/19/2013 it worked fine, even the back end process. Humana received my enrollment info, calculated subsidy and the policy number assigned by Obamacare(s), and sent me an email with the payment link and an 800 number to call. I did, since the payment link would not work. Seems the Obamacare(s) website had calculated the correct subsidy amount and notified Humana of the amount, but Humana cannot accept the government payment YET!

    The fact Humana cannot process the subsidy amount as yet is why the industry is whining the "back end" processes, and projecting their failure onto Obamacare(s). So, I paid my portion, while the IT staff at Humana makes the changes necessary to accept my subsidy from the government.

    Not an Obamacare(s) issue, seems like the private sector insurance industry should have had this bridge system worked out months ago...

    December 3, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    "Which is precisely why a majority of the American people don't trust Democrats now. They have actual proof of your lies and deceit in a very personal way. You screwed up the healthcare of them and their families. Disagree all you want but your delusion will be clear come November 2014."
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    Well, where is it? If you have actual proof, then let's see and hear it out. You don't have any proof of it, because if you did you would be waving it around like flag.

    December 3, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  21. hahahahaha

    Ol' Yeller

    Slow down there Me.... your hostility is going to cause high bllood pressure and possibly a stroke or aneurism.

    At least you will be covered now.
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    Been covered for years thank you, not sure why you think all of the sudden now I will be, the policies are actually worse in the market place (yes I have compared!).... We have to yell a little since you liberals will turn everything around and put everything out of context just like you have with tom l's comment about not caring, you all know what he meant but you will NEVER pass up an opportunity to lie and use his or anyone else's words out of context. I think it was Rudy who said one time to attack what is in the post not grammar etc. Obviously you can't attack the substance!!! LOL

    December 3, 2013 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    Ol' Yeller wrote:

    tom I is just a young republicant who is so ashamed of his party that he keeps his handy 'Libertarian' escape pod available to jettison off in when things get too hot or when the republicants do something insane, which is daily and why he uses it so often. If he were a true 'Libertarian', he would agree with the Dems sometimes, but he always carries water for the right.... so that is where his true self lies (no pun intended... or maybe).
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    [ co-sign ]

    Little tom has forgotten all about his admission when he first showed up around here, and realized that he was grossly underestimating the intelligence of who he was dealing with. It was then that he admitted to being a Libertarian, a Rand Paul supporter, and that he was "just a few years out of high school."

    He has sinced made age claims to the contrary.

    December 3, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  23. GOP = Greed Over People

    "Obama wants to deny seniors the care they were taxed for, all their lives, to pay for his WELFARE to younger people"

    The "welfare" you profess to hate, is the same "welfare" you get for mortgage insurance tax credits, tax credits for the number of ankle biters your sister has popped out 9 months later after a drunken weekend festival of viewing Duck Dynasty with you!

    December 3, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  24. Lynda/Minnesota

    "ObamaCare NO, ObamaDUNG, YES"

    You know ... I think I'm going to simply sit back and allow your moniker to carryover your "inner" thought process.

    December 3, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
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