SO LONG AS TED CRUZ IS PROMISING OBAMACARE CAN BE STOPPED, NO REPUBLICAN CAN OUTLINE A PLAN TO TWEAK IT

Pretty much.

@sarahkliff Nails it.

In other words, the law has won its survival. The Obama administration can exhale. Personnel changes can be made. A new team — led by Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Matthews Burwell, who the White House calls a proven manager— can be brought in to continue to improve the law. And Sebelius can leave with her head held high. She can leave with the law she helped build looking, shockingly, like a success.

‘I don’t need health insurance!’

Think you’re the ‘picture of health?’ Picture yourself waking up with an autoimmune disease that could cost you $850,000 – in a single year.

Great post by Louise Norris

‘I don’t need health insurance!’

Think you’re the ‘picture of health?’ Picture yourself waking up with an autoimmune disease that could cost you $850,000 – in a single year.

Great post by Louise Norris

Weary workers could get the chance to quit under new health care law

Stephanie Payne, 62, plans to plans to retire early from her nursing career and take advantage of health care coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act, allowing her spend more time pursuing other interests while not being tied to employer-sponsored coverage.

The end of job lock?

Weary workers could get the chance to quit under new health care law

Stephanie Payne, 62, plans to plans to retire early from her nursing career and take advantage of health care coverage offered through the Affordable Care Act, allowing her spend more time pursuing other interests while not being tied to employer-sponsored coverage.

The end of job lock?

The Onion Seems To Be Boosting Obamacare Sign-Ups In Illinois

The targeted efforts drove 41,300 new users to the Get Covered Illinois website during a recent four-week period, said Jennifer Koehler, executive director of the state’s enrollment site. “We know humor works for the 18- to 34-year-old demographic,” Koehler said.
The most recent ads play with the idea that getting insured can prevent financial ruin and humiliation. In one, a bearded young man dances in a pizza costume near a busy street. But instead of attracting customers, he gets scornful laughter from two young women. A voiceover says: “Without health insurance, you could face fines and big medical bills. And then you’ll have to dress up like a pizza.”
The ads stress the March 31 deadline for buying private health insurance and avoiding a tax penalty. Procrastinators may be starting to pay attention.
"We were averaging about 10,000 visitors a day in February. That became 20,000 a day in March and we’re closer to about 25,000 a day now," Koehler said.

The Onion Seems To Be Boosting Obamacare Sign-Ups In Illinois

The targeted efforts drove 41,300 new users to the Get Covered Illinois website during a recent four-week period, said Jennifer Koehler, executive director of the state’s enrollment site. “We know humor works for the 18- to 34-year-old demographic,” Koehler said.

The most recent ads play with the idea that getting insured can prevent financial ruin and humiliation. In one, a bearded young man dances in a pizza costume near a busy street. But instead of attracting customers, he gets scornful laughter from two young women. A voiceover says: “Without health insurance, you could face fines and big medical bills. And then you’ll have to dress up like a pizza.”

The ads stress the March 31 deadline for buying private health insurance and avoiding a tax penalty. Procrastinators may be starting to pay attention.

"We were averaging about 10,000 visitors a day in February. That became 20,000 a day in March and we’re closer to about 25,000 a day now," Koehler said.

32 Celebrities Who Want to Sell You on Obamacare—and 5 Who Don’t

Over the past few months, the Obama administration has been active in celebrity outreach in their efforts to pitch the Affordable Care Act, particularly to young Americans. For example, a cluster of Hollywood celebrities, including Michael Cera and Kal Penn, gathered at the White House in July to brainstorm ways to help spread the word about the health insurance exchanges that opened up for business on October 1.

32 Celebrities Who Want to Sell You on Obamacare—and 5 Who Don’t

Over the past few months, the Obama administration has been active in celebrity outreach in their efforts to pitch the Affordable Care Act, particularly to young Americans. For example, a cluster of Hollywood celebrities, including Michael Cera and Kal Penn, gathered at the White House in July to brainstorm ways to help spread the word about the health insurance exchanges that opened up for business on October 1.

Fox Promised To Follow Up On Obamacare Horror Story — What About Now That It’s A Success Story?

Fox News promised to stay in touch with the cancer patient at the center of one of right-wing activists’ favorite Obamacare horror stories. But now that new reports show it is actually an Obamacare success story, as the woman who worried the Affordable Care Act was “unaffordable” will now save approximately $1,000 a year under the new law, will Fox make good on its promise?

Fox Promised To Follow Up On Obamacare Horror Story — What About Now That It’s A Success Story?

Fox News promised to stay in touch with the cancer patient at the center of one of right-wing activists’ favorite Obamacare horror stories. But now that new reports show it is actually an Obamacare success story, as the woman who worried the Affordable Care Act was “unaffordable” will now save approximately $1,000 a year under the new law, will Fox make good on its promise?

U.S. Uninsured Rate Continues to Fall
According to Gallup, the number of uninsured Americans continues to drop. Republicans deepest fears have come true. With the exception of seniors, the ACA is causing the number of uninsured to drop across all ages.
The uninsured rate for almost every major demographic group has dropped in 2014 so far. The percentage of uninsured Americans with an annual household income of less than $36,000 has dropped the most — by 2.8 percentage points — to 27.9% since the fourth quarter of 2013, while the percentage of uninsured blacks has fallen 2.6 points to 18.3%. Hispanics remain the subgroup most likely to lack health insurance, with an uninsured rate of 37.9%.

U.S. Uninsured Rate Continues to Fall

According to Gallup, the number of uninsured Americans continues to drop. Republicans deepest fears have come true. With the exception of seniors, the ACA is causing the number of uninsured to drop across all ages.

The uninsured rate for almost every major demographic group has dropped in 2014 so far. The percentage of uninsured Americans with an annual household income of less than $36,000 has dropped the most — by 2.8 percentage points — to 27.9% since the fourth quarter of 2013, while the percentage of uninsured blacks has fallen 2.6 points to 18.3%. Hispanics remain the subgroup most likely to lack health insurance, with an uninsured rate of 37.9%.