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Mon Apr 21, 2014, 01:35 PM

Health Insurance is Not a Football Game, And 8,000,000 Newly Insured are STILL Winners

The GOP House is crying foul. Any day now, you can expect to hear armchair Republican quarterbacks claim that Obama should not get credit for the Eight Million enrollees in the Affordable Care Act---Obamacare, their choice of words, so they will have to live with it this fall when they plan to make the 2014 elections a referendum on Obamacare---because the GAO says that Health and Human Services Director Sebelius turned to private charitable groups that promote public health endeavors like universal health care in order to help roll out the ACA when Congress denied her necessary funds.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/21/us/politics/health-law-fund-raising-is-detailed.html?_r=0

Republicans said such solicitations were meant to circumvent limits on government spending imposed by Congress. But in a report to Congress, the accountability office did not give a legal opinion on the propriety of the fund-raising. Administration officials said it was legal. Under federal law, they said, the secretary of health and human services can encourage support for nonprofits that promote public health.


Letís read that again. No laws broken. Nothing to see here. Move along. But wait. Hereís Fox alleging all kinds of wrongdoing. As in someone inside the White House talked to someone at a charity. Eeks! Conspiracy!:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/21/white-house-involved-in-seeking-for-pro-obamacare-group-watchdog-says/

Sometimes, I really, really despise Faux.

How about this? How about we credit Obama and public health entities like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Kaiser Foundation for our lucky 8,000,000. And, while we are at it, letís give a hand for Sebelius and all the workers on the ground who helped people sign up for ACA, even though many of their states (read Texas) under orders from their local politicians (read Rick Perry) tried to make it all but impossible for them to reach the goal line.

I like that number. I am going to repeat it again. 8,000,000. It has given the GOP a bad case of sour grape-itis.

And now a question for all you folks who have insurance, thanks to the ACA---thanks to Obamacare: how do you feel knowing that funds given by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation may have assisted you in signing up for your new insurance?

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I feel sick! Just plain sick! I'm giving back my insurance. I can not live with the thought that charitable funds helped me get this.
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I feel bad. I'll keep the insuance, but I'll feel guilty everytime I use it knowing that charitable funds were used to help me sign up.
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I feel great! Helping people like me get insured so we can be more healthy is what charitable public health groups are for.
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I feel confused. Doesn't Citizens United give Robert Wood Johnson unlimited free speech with money rights, too?
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I feel mad in advace at the thought of Robert Wood Johnson reps being hauled before a Congressional Committee.
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All of the above
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None of the above
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Liberal_in_LA Apr 2014 #1

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Mon Apr 21, 2014, 02:25 PM

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