Skip to comments.NBC Launches Week of Programming to 'Help' Obamacare Succeed
Posted on 09/27/2013 9:50:06 AM PDT by Maelstorm
NBC announced today that it would be launching a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet, according to a press release sent out by the network. The law has been widely opposed by all Republicans and supported by most Democrats, including President Obama.
The headline of the press release reads:
NBC News Launches Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law, a Multi-Screen Experience to Help Americans Get the Most Out of the Affordable Care Act
Dr. Nancy Snyderman Answers Most Pressing Questions Across Social and Via New Video Series #AskDrNancy
Interactive Tools and Resources Help Audience Navigate New Healthcare Benefits and Marketplaces
The NBC release says it will help explain how to enroll in Obamacare, a service no doubt to President Obama who has himself been barnstorming the country to try to boost enrollment in the program.
"The Affordable Care Act goes into effect on October 1st, but what does this mean for you and your family? During the week of September 30th, NBC News will devote special coverage across all of its platforms to 'Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law,' an extensive series aimed at explaining the complexities of the ACA and its impact on consumers. Coverage will span multiple screens on air, across digital and through social media, and also provide users with interactive tools and resources, available on NBCNews.com/Healthcare, to help shed light on what the healthcare act means for them and explain how to enroll," reads the release.
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
They’ve got an entire network to help Obama succeed. It’s called MSNBC.
So NBC lying for a week about the Affordable Care Act and what it does to consumers.
This is our independant media in full partisan support mode. Remember that when we redo the constitution in the states that leave.
I assume every news story that is positive has been hijacked by the Whitehouse.
All Big Media is in on this scam.
I hope this doesn’t take resources away from their movie about Hillary.
Nothing But Crap..
I blocked all their stations on my cable box.
I don’t have comcrap either (thank god)
Seymour Hersh nailed it.
MSM is just worthless.
MAKE DC LISTEN: TELL YOUR SENATORS TO OPPOSE CLOTURE ON H.J. RES 59
We must oppose cloture on H. J. Res. 59, so that Harry Reid and Senate Democrats cannot sneak in funding for Obamacare. We need you to call your Senators right now: tell them to oppose cloture on H.J. Res 59 and remind them that a vote for cloture IS a for funding Obamacare.
State Senator Party Phone
AK Mark Begich D (202) 224-3004
AK Lisa Murkowski R (202) 224-6665
AL Jeff Sessions R (202) 224-4124
AL Richard C. Shelby R (202) 224-5744
AR John Boozman R (202) 224-4843
AR Mark L. Pryor D (202) 224-2353
AZ Jeff Flake R (202) 224-4521
AZ John McCain R (202) 224-2235
CA Barbara Boxer D (202) 224-3553
CA Dianne Feinstein D (202) 224-3841
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CT Christopher Murphy D (202) 224-4041
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Now that we have your attention, you sorry US Senators, keep in mind that we will replace you with those who will gladly correct your errors - - - .
So, scrub and clean by 2014 !
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick
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John The shame of Texas Cornyn
Lamar The Lefty
Tom Not OK Coburn
Juan Whacko Bird McLame-Brain
ALL DEMOCRATS up for re-election, or retiring:
Mark Udall, Co
Tom Udall, NM
ALL other DEMOCRATS
(except maybe Manchin)
Before and After Reid.
I come here to find out the truth of what’s happening in our country. Most often the source for the story is the foreign, usually British, press.
American media is worse than the old Soviet Pravda. At least Pravda was deliberately written in a “left-handed” code from which the astute Soviet citizen could read between the lines to divine the truth. Not so with the shills we have now.
Congressional staffers were Not Ready, and they got a nice big subsidy to help them out.
What about the rest of us "Not Ready" people?
Democratic US Senators face re-election in 2014.
1. Max Baucus (Montana)
Baucus is the longest-serving US Senator in the history of Montana, having first won election in 1978. He has voted to allow concealed carry and was a major player in the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
2. Mark Begich (Alaska)
Begich is the former mayor of Anchorage and defeated Ted Stevens in 2008, the longest-serving Republican US Senator in history. In his term in the Senate, he has supported the Affordable Care Act, but representing Republican and independent-rich Alaska, Begich has advocated ANWR drilling and gun rights.
3. Chris Coons (Delaware)
Coons won election in 2010 to claim the seat vacated by Vice President Joe Biden. He defeated Tea Party candidate Christine OfDonnell.
4. Dick Durbin (Illinois)
The Democratic Senate Whip, the second-highest position in the partyfs Senate leadership, Durbin is nearing the end of his third term. Durbin is a force in the Senate for liberal causes such as passing health care reform and energy policy.
5. Al Franken (Minnesota)
Well-known as a comedian before defeating Republican Norm Coleman in 2008, Franken has used his position in the Senate to try to curtail the power of credit agencies that contributed to the financial crisis.
6. Kay Hagan (North Carolina)
Hagan came to the Senate after beating Republican US Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2008. Hagan was a supporter of the Affordable Care Act and worked to include provisions in the new law to benefit her constituents such as the Rural Physicians Pipeline Act to address the shortage of doctors in rural areas.
7. Tom Harkin (Iowa)
First elected to the US Senate in 1984, Harkin was also a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992. Harkin co-authored 1990s Americans with Disabilities Act.
8. Tim Johnson (South Dakota)
First elected to the US Senate after serving South Dakotafs at-large congressional district, Johnson is nearing the end of his third term. Johnsonfs career has primarily involved appropriating earmarks including money for research grants, a childrenfs home, and keeping open Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City.
9. John Kerry (Massachusetts)
First elected to the US Senate in 1984, Kerry was the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate and is occasionally mentioned as a potential successor to Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. In office, Kerry has served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was a key player in the passage of New START, an arms reduction treaty.
10. Mary Landrieu (Louisiana)
A member of the moderate New Democrat coalition, Landrieu is nearing the end of her third term. She is currently the Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
11. Frank Lautenberg (New Jersey)
The oldest US Senator currently serving, Lautenberg was in the Senate from 1982-2001 before retiring and subsequently returning in 2003. A supporter of legislation for public transportation, Lautenberg will be 90 years old in 2014 and has not indicated whether he will retire again.
12. Carl Levin (Michigan)
First elected to the US Senate in 1978, Levin is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services. With Republican Senator John McCain, Levin was a co-sponsor of the controversial 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
13. Jeff Merkley (Oregon)
Defeating two-term incumbent Gordon Smith in 2008, Merkley broke with many in his party in 2009 by opposing the re-confirmation of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and again in 2011 when he voted against the debt ceiling compromise.
14. Mark Pryor (Arkansas)
First elected in 2002, Pryor was one of seven Democrats in the so-called gGang of 14h to block Republican implementation of the gnuclear optionh to halt Democratic filibusters of Republican judicial appointments. Serving a culturally conservative state, Pryor has broken with his party on abortion, supporting it only in cases of rape, incest, and to protect the life of the mother.
15. Jack Reed (Rhode Island)
Reed was first elected to the US Senate in 1996. In his tenure, he has compiled one of the more liberal voting records in the Senate.
16. Jay Rockefeller (West Virginia)
Although from one of the wealthiest families in the world, Rockefeller has achieved a liberal voting record that has focused on poverty reduction and health care reform. If he decides to run for re-election in 2014, Rockefeller will be attempting to win his sixth term.
17. Jeanne Shaheen (New Hampshire)
Defeating Republican incumbent John Sununu in 2008, Shaheen is the first woman to represent New Hampshire in the US Senate. During her first term, Sheheen has worked on energy issues with Republican Susan Collins.
18. Mark Udall (Colorado)
Elected to the US Senate in 2008, Udall comes from a well-known political family after serving in the House of Representatives. It was Udallfs proposal that the two parties sit side-by-side for the 2011 State of the Union address and not separated as they usually do.
19. Tom Udall (New Mexico)
Like his cousin, Tom Udall was also elected to the US Senate in 2008 and is on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
20. Mark Warner (Virginia)
A former governor of Virginia, Warner was first elected in 2008. During his time in office, Warner has worked on deficit reduction plans.
Propaganda bomb coming...
Don’t believe your own lying eyes, can’t you see how GREAT this is in our TV Shows??
Oh, and all those made up faux news stories about people losing their jobs, or having their hours/income reduced, and losing their insurance due to Obamacare, THEY JUSS BE RASSISS!!!
So if the compromise delay of one year goes through will the network cancel the show?
Remember, it’s all fun and games until the first payment. Then all Hell breaks loose.
Your breakdown needs to replace John Kerry with Fauxchohontas/Lieawatha, Elizabeth Warren, in the Massachusetts Senate position.
Lousenberg is dead, Jim.
Last night the local NBC news for Salt Lake did the same. A sob story of a sick lady who is expecting help from all this, but no mention of cost, availability and all the other negatives.
i think the only think i “watch” on nbc is sunday night football and then only the game while i am doing something else. working, building models, doing puzzles, playing games. more like white noise
Me neither - no NBC for me.
Do we need further proof that the MSM are an arm of the Obama administration?
My local newspaper has being doing the same - ACA cheerleaders all.
You omitted John Cornyn (GOPe RINO-TX)
Nope, he was there: “ - - - John The shame of Texas Cornyn - - - “
The government plus all its MSM cheerleaders are going all-out to try to explain the law to the public, spending hundreds of millions of federal dollars and thousands of hours of MSM staff time. So they will try to make sense of all the income thresholds, the deadlines, the state-by-state differences, the plan options, the penalties, the subsidies, the exceptions, the waivers, blah blah blah. But these SAME people will tell you that voter ID laws are just TOO COMPLICATED and TOO BURDENSOME to comply with. Liars.
I stand corrected on the bottom list, but I have it correct on the longer, top list.
Ah, #11 isn’t running, he’s dead.
NBC, home to Law & Order: SUV, has an episode with a Paula Deen character shooting a Trayvon Martin type, FWIW,
I wonder what will happen if Mick E. Mouse and Sue Perman sign up for plans about a million times.
Haven’t watched an NBC prime time series since the 1980s. Don’t watch it during the day. So, tell me. What have these idiots achieved?
Local news has joined with the Obama regime to promote Obamacare.
“NBC announced today that it would be launching a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet”
The only time I view anything on the channel which carries the NBC network is for our local nightly news which also gets carried an hour earlier on a FOX affiliated channel.
Otherwise I would not even know (or care) if NBC went off the air.
Boycott the media in favor
“Ratings? What are those? And why should we care what they are?”
Truthfully, I am reminded of when I once got to see East German television. For an entire hour, it showed a military band standing at attention in the rain. Then an aircraft taxied up to where they were standing. Its door opened, and a weathered old man got out. The band played a song as he slowly descended the steps, then stopped. Then he was met by another old man. They briefly hugged, then walked out of the camera range. Then the band stood there in the rain for another hour.
That was it. No commentary, no captions, nothing. Black and white TV.
Yeah, that is pretty much going to be NBC for a week.
Can’t wait until the low information people figure out that they will have to pay for the insurance.
Remember, its all fun and games until the first payment. Then all Hell breaks loose.
With the IRS having full unconditional access to debit any of your bank accounts ... and people being pushed into the high deductible plans due to price.
The only good shows on NBC were/are The Office and Jay Leno. Once Leno is gone, I see no reason to watch that network.
The LIVs still think it will be free.
Isn’t that something? They’re so good to us little people.
You know what, NBC? Screw you!
That’s awesome. I saw some Polish commie TV. An hour of Vietnamese people picking rice. One camera. One shot. One hour.
Your guess is as good as mine.
The Self-Righteous Statists of the Healthcare Debate
Illinois Review | September 27, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
Posted on Fri Sep 27 12:26:59 2013 by jfd1776
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants... bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society. Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors. [but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said.
And yet no conservative media figures will lead a boycott. Why? They will say it’s because they “don’t believe in boycotts.” The truth, though, is that they fear having the weapon turned on them.
Even the very best among them - Levin, Limbuagh, Hannity - don’t dare tread this ground. Shame.
Well unfortunately conservative media are very selective in how they lead and some have become more cautious. Rush, Savage, and Dr. Laura for example all suffered boycotts and all gave in to some extent. AFA has led some successful boycotts but you are right conservatives generally don’t make concerted efforts to shut the left down. The problem with that unwillingness to make leftists feel the pain while they will be relentless in shutting us down is that we have our voices suppressed because the only voice is pro left whether it is pro gay, pro environment, pro big govt, etc.