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  •  "Dems abandoning ship?" (7+ / 0-)

    Karl? Is that you, or merely a poorly paid lacky?

    I smell a new tactic because the last thing Rove and his ilk want to see is a united Democratic Party speaking loud and clear about how all Americans are benefiting from the ACA.

    Yep, all 317 million of us.

    3.1 million young adults able to stay on their parents health insurance until the age of 26

    105 million no longer have life time caps on their insurance.

    6.1 million

    Americans with Medicare Part D no longer have to go through the "doughnut hole" coverage gap. This means seniors can save more than $5.7 billion on prescription drugs.

    50 to 129 million

    That's how many people will benefit from the Obamacare provision that eliminates all bars for coverage based on pre-existing conditions.

    Women no longer have to pay twice as much for the same policy as men.

    And the list goes on and on.

    http://www.cnn.com/...

    Trust me, we're going to be talking about that list again and again and again right up to election night.

    And no amount of trollbaggery is going to stop us.

    There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    by Onomastic on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 02:15:27 PM PDT

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    •  Great link (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks.  Thats the help I was looking for out of this group.  

      Its tough to convince a couple that have no children that were paying $450/mo for insurance before they had to sign up in an exchange, that the $800/mo they're now going to have to pay is worth it.  I can understand frustration with that.  (just one eg.)  

      •  that doesn't jive (5+ / 0-)

        with your statements that income levels for the people you were checking things out for were at 100K and over 200k, because no one at that income level is getting a subsidy, so they were free to shop the private market.

        Now you may have been checking something out for others as well, but again, no one on the internet should take anything at face value.  Either you have some consistent facts for us to fact check for you, or you are making assertions without evidence, that should be rejected.

        And search for blogs or articles about democrats abandoning ship over the ACA, they aren't there.

      •  Links - (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Arilca Mockingbird
        Visualizing Health Policy: What Americans Pay for Health Insurance Under the ACA
        http://kff.org/...
        Sizing Up Exchange Market Competition
        http://kff.org/...

        There is something in us that refuses to be regarded as less than human. We are created for freedom - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

        by Onomastic on Tue Apr 01, 2014 at 03:36:47 PM PDT

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