Tag Archives: insurance

Obamacare? Are You Nuts?

“All dialog lifted verbatim from the comments sections of conservative web sites.” You’ll see the ending coming, but stick around for it anyway. (Tipped by JMG reader David)

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Open Thread Thursday

The Obamacare deadline is approaching. Are you ready?

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Pets For Obamacare

The wingnuts are mocking this, of course.

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WND’s Jerome Corsi: Obama Is Using People With HIV To Destroy Insurance

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Michael Moore: Obamacare Is Awful

“Now that the individual mandate is officially here, let me begin with an admission: Obamacare is awful. That is the dirty little secret many liberals have avoided saying out loud for fear of aiding the president’s enemies, at a time when the ideal of universal health care needed all the support it could get. I believe Obamacare’s rocky start — …

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UTAH: State Employees Now Eligible To Apply For Spousal Benefits

Via the Salt Lake Tribune: Following a landmark federal ruling striking down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, the agency that insures tens of thousands of Utah public employees will extend benefits to newly legal spouses. “These are not luxuries … medical treatment and health insurance are among our most basic needs, so it has a direct impact on a lot …

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Log Cabin Republicans Slam “Gay Stereotypes” In Obamacare Pitch

Via press release from Log Cabin Republicans head Gregory Angelo: This cynical ad betrays the depths Obamacare advocates will sink to in order to pad their pathetic enrollment numbers. As a self-proclaimed ‘fierce advocate’ of gay equality, President Obama would do well to distance himself from this nonsense and denounce it immediately. This ad is also an example of the …

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Beefcake For Obamacare

Clip recap: Out2Enroll is a coalition of organizations who want to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stay healthy by making sure that one of the major benefits of the Affordable Care Act — access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage — reaches LGBT communities. Get Enrolled is a holiday parody, produced by our friends at Full Frontal Freedom, …

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Robot Telemarketer: I’m Not A Robot

Via TIME Magazine: The phone call came from a charming woman with a bright, engaging voice to the cell phone of a TIME Washington Bureau Chief Michael Scherer. She wanted to offer a deal on health insurance, but something was fishy. When Scherer asked point blank if she was a real person, or a computer-operated robot voice, she replied enthusiastically …

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WASHINGTON: Two Gay Couples Sue Railroad Over Spousal Benefits

Two gay couples in Washington state are suing BNSF Railway after having been denied spousal health benefits. BNSF is the nation’s second-largest freight rail company. The lawsuit, which alleges violations of the federal Equal Pay Act, seeks class-action status on behalf of any other BNSF employees who may have been denied benefits for their same-sex spouses in a legally recognized …

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Romney: Obama’s Problem Is Dishonesty

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Obama’s Announces Health Care Fix

Via the Chicago Tribune: President Barack Obama offered a fix to his troubled healthcare law today that would allow insurance companies to extend for one year the health plans of Americans that would otherwise face cancellation. Struggling to convince Americans he is on top of the growing crisis around the Affordable Care Act, Obama disclosed that he was not informed …

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Cruel Irony: Obamacare Opponent Thomas Peters Needs Money For Medical Care

Prior to the July swimming accident that left him a quadriplegic, when NOM communications director Thomas Peters wasn’t tweeting against gay marriage, he was issuing regular denouncements of Obamacare.  But now that he’s at the literal mercy of our current broken medical system,  a campaign for donations will be launched across social media later this week. I doubt that the …

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White House Issues New Clip Promoting Obamacare Enrollment

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Crazy Eyes On CNN: Americans Had Fabulous Health Care Before Obamacare

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Six Week Extension For O-Care Sign-Up

Via the Associated Press: The Obama administration says it’s granting a six-week extension until March 31 for Americans to sign up for coverage next year and avoid new tax penalties under the president’s health care overhaul law. Monday’s move had been expected since White House spokesman Jay Carney promised quick action last week to resolve a “disconnect” in the implementation …

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REPORT: Obamacare Sign Up Deadline To Be Delayed By Up To Six Weeks

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Quote Of The Day – John McCain

“Send Air Force One out to Silicon Valley, load it up with smart people, bring them back to Washington and fix this problem. It’s ridiculous. And everybody knows that.” – Sen John McCain, speaking about the ongoing problems with the Obamacare website. Today President Obama will hold a press conference to speak about the site and the plans for a …

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TENNESSEE: Knoxville Mayor Orders City To Offer Domestic Partners Benefits

Saying that she does not need the permission of the city council to do so, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero has ordered the city to expand domestic partner benefits to LGBT employees of the city.   “Last year, we expanded our employee nondiscrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity. This change in our benefits ensures that we are treating everyone …

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ExxonMobil To Offer Same-Sex Benefits

ExxonMobil, long one of the largest corporate holdouts on LGBT equality, today announced that it will extend spousal benefits to gay employees. The company says it will recognize “all legal marriages” when it determines eligibility for health care plans for the company’s 77,000 employees and retirees in the U.S. That means if a gay employee has been married in a …

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