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Just a few reports, from yesterday and early today, on what's in store starting next Monday in explanation ahead of time. Though it's anyone's guess as to how the 'supreme's' will rule, still tryin to figure out how they got away with stripping democracy, individual's votes and states voting rights away back some twelve years ago.

The Obama interview: Health care law "the right thing to do"

In an exclusive interview with Marketplace, President Obama said he would have loved more cooperation from Congress on the health care law, and had started out with a plan Republicans at one time supported. "Over time," he said, "people will say this was the right thing to do."
March 22, 2012 - Jeremy Hobson: The president will be talking energy today in Cushing, Okla. -- that's the starting point for the southern part of the Keystone XL Pipeline. In January, the President blocked construction of the Northern leg of the pipeline because of environmental concerns, and that decision has become a hot button political issue.

But come Monday, the President will have another issue to worry about: the future of his health care law. The Supreme Court will hear arguments next week on the constitutionality of the the overhaul.

Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal sat down with President Obama yesterday in Nevada and asked him about it. Transcript>>>

And it will be very hard for any governor to explain why it is that they're not giving people -- and small businesses, not just individuals -- an opportunity to get cheaper health insurance, better deal, more protections because of some ideological argument that they're having with the president. And when people see that in fact it works, it makes sense -- as it's, by the way, working in Massachusetts -- then I think a whole bunch of folks will say 'Why aren't we trying it as well?'
Obama's Health Care Law In Court: An Overview
March 22, 2012 - The Supreme Court is getting ready to hear its biggest case in decades — or at least its longest. Next week, three days and six hours of hearings may determine whether President Obama's landmark health care law lives or dies.
How the Historic Supreme Court Health-Care Arguments Will Unfold
March 21, 2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court review of President Barack Obama’s health-care law carries an unprecedented combination of economic, political and legal stakes.

The court, which holds three days of arguments next week, will determine the fate of a measure that would extend insurance to about 32 million people and revamp an industry that accounts for 18 percent of the U.S. economy.

Its ruling, probably in late June, will shape the legacies of Obama, the driving force behind the 2010 law, and Chief Justice John Roberts, the Republican appointee whose views remain a mystery. The case may become a legal landmark, determining how much authority the Constitution gives Congress. read more>>>

The White House has put up a tool you can use to answer some of your questions about.

The new health care law

The Affordable Care Act is helping all Americans access quality health care—check out this new website to find out what that means for you and your family.
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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

    by jimstaro on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 05:56:11 AM PDT

  •  there's also (3+ / 0-)
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    Hopefruit2, jimstaro, llbear

    this groovy widget:

    http://www.healthcare.gov/...

    a timeline of the bill and what's been enacted so far.  i say good luck trying to repeal the bill wholecloth; lots of money has already been disbursed.

    Never forget that the Republican War on Women originated with religion; the GOP is but theocracy's handmaiden.

    by Cedwyn on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 06:19:45 AM PDT

  •  On jennifer granholm's show yesterday. (4+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn, myboo, jimstaro, llbear

    I didn't catch all of it, but Christine Pelosi said the President has to get out there, claim this legislation, and do what he's done effectively with so many other issues:  take it to the people.  Go into nursing homes (where the Republicans have set up shop) and explain to seniors how they are benefitting from this law.  Take it small businesses, to unemployed individuals.  Explain this bill the way it should have been explained for the last three years.  

    I understand that the President is passionate about jobs, his vision for returning manufacturing to America and his other stark differences with the Republicans.  But they won 2010 on ACA and I have seen precious little pushback from the administration.  

    I'm baffled by this.  PBO is effective at changing the narrative but has ceded ACA to the crazies except for a few tired phrases that are just afterthoughts.  

    In a recent poll, Latinos cared more about health care than the economy.  This is a winning issue, if the administration would fashion a message with muscle and pride on what was a good beginning where no such beginning had been accomplished by any other President in history.  

    And newsflash, Mr. President:  this is a job creator!  As important as manufacturing.  It will free up entrepreneurship, relieve burdens on small business, and create jobs performing an admirable service:  keeping Americans healthy.  

    I don't get it.  I really don't.  

  •  On Jennifer Granholm's show (2+ / 0-)
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    I didn't catch all of it, but Christine Pelosi said the President has to get out there, claim this legislation, and do what he's done effectively with so many other issues:  take it to the people.  Go into nursing homes (where the Republicans have set up shop) and explain to seniors how they are benefitting from this law.  Take it small businesses, to unemployed individuals.  Explain this bill the way it should have been explained for the last three years.  

    I understand that the President is passionate about jobs, his vision for returning manufacturing to America and his other stark differences with the Republicans.  But they won 2010 on ACA and I have seen precious little pushback from the administration.  

    I'm baffled by this.  PBO is effective at changing the narrative but has ceded ACA to the crazies except for a few tired phrases that are just afterthoughts.  

    In a recent poll, Latinos cared more about health care than the economy.  This is a winning issue, if the administration would fashion a message with muscle and pride on what was a good beginning where no such beginning had been accomplished by any other President in history.  

    And newsflash, Mr. President:  this is a job creator!  As important as manufacturing.  It will free up entrepreneurship, relieve burdens on small business, and create jobs performing an admirable service:  keeping Americans healthy.  

    I don't get it.  I really don't.  

    •  Not to worry (1+ / 0-)
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      llbear

      If a few didn't get it the first time they might the second!!;c}

      Speaking of confusion, tried embedding the interview player here, it's an iframe code and the error message made no damn sense!!

      Vets On FLOTUS and SLOTUS, "Best - Ever": "We haven't had this kind of visibility from the White House—ever." Joyce Raezer - Dec. 30, 2011

      by jimstaro on Thu Mar 22, 2012 at 07:19:54 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  I think they're starting (0+ / 0-)

      to launch a marketing campaign. At least I've been seeing that the campaign has put out a lot of videos touting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. This is one example: http://www.youtube.com/...

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