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Obama’s Sunny Presser: Millions Will Have Health Insurance on January 1
Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2013 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 12/20/2013 2:27:40 PM PST by Kaslin

Speaking from the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House today, President Obama delivered some brief remarks at his final press conference of the year before departing for the Hawaiian Islands for a two week vacation. Given the sorry state of his signature domestic achievement, Guy wonders why the president is leaving at all considering millions of Americans are fretting about the status of their health insurance. Will they be covered after the New Year? Some, of course, will not be. And by the time he returns from the beaches of Hawaii, it will be too late to enroll them. Fleeing the capital now might be a decision he later comes to regret.

In any case, after his initial remarks discussing the economy and next year’s budget, the president spent his end-of-the-year presser mostly defending his signature health care law and the controversial NSA program, which he promises to evaluate more fully after the New Year.

“The healthcare website problems were a source of great frustration,” he conceded. “On the other hand, since that time I now have a couple million people who are going to have health care on January 1. And that is a big deal. That is why I ran for that office.”

The president did his best to defend the much-pilloried federal overhaul. However, he did not mention anything about the millions of Americans who’ve lost their health care plans -- or might lose their health care plans -- in the New Year. He did add, however, that more than one million citizens signed up for health insurance on the exchanges over the past three weeks.

Meanwhile, he also addressed the public’s growing concerns about the controversial NSA surveillance programs.

“As you know the independent panel came back with a series of recommendations,” he said. “What we’re doing now is evaluating all the recommendation that have been made. Over the next several weeks we’re going to assess…how we might apply and incorporate their recommendations. And I’m going to make a pretty definite statement about this in January.”

He said he did not think that the NSA was “snooping” on Americans, but conceded that he understands the public is concerned about the program, and that more transparency on behalf of the government is to be expected.

Most significantly, perhaps, the president emphasized time and again that the economy is the strongest it’s been since he took office -- deflecting criticism from the Affordable Care Act -- and dodged whether or not 2013 was the worst year of his presidency.

“A lot of our legislative initiatives in Congress had not moved forward as rapidly as I’d like, which means I’m going to keep at it,” he said.

We'll see how that goes in the New Year.


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A lot of our legislative initiatives in Congress had not moved forward as rapidly as I’d like, which means I’m going to keep at it it's either my way or the highway,
1 posted on 12/20/2013 2:27:40 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Millions will have health insurance on January 1.

Only on paper.

Huge deductibles, lack of docs, and lack of docs who will accept Odumbocare is what they'll get.

Kind of like communism .... everything is free but there isn't anything.

2 posted on 12/20/2013 2:30:10 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Kaslin

“....since that time I have two million...”

What an arrogant, self-obsessed preener. It’s all about him, all the time.


3 posted on 12/20/2013 2:30:31 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

anyone who missed his “ My Website” comment...wont notice....anything.

Obama is America’s first and HOPEFULLY Last iPres!


4 posted on 12/20/2013 2:32:27 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Kaslin; null and void

Hooray!! We’re all saved!!

Put on pajamas, drink hot chocolate and talk about FailCare!!

Feels like 1929.

Or is it 1933?

Or is it 1938?

Or is it all three?


5 posted on 12/20/2013 2:34:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Just hang loose for iHillary ... should we survive that long.

I’m not betting on it. Well, without more electronic Fed “money” that is.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 2:35:23 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kaslin
Yeah, in India, China, South Africa, Venezuela, Iran...
7 posted on 12/20/2013 2:35:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Kaslin

He is right but 100’s of millions won’t.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 2:36:20 PM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: Kaslin

...just ANOTHER lie...


9 posted on 12/20/2013 2:37:25 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Kaslin

...and millions more would have, if it were not for ZeroCare.


10 posted on 12/20/2013 2:38:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Reagan 1980: Shining city on a hill / RNC 2013: Dim flickering candle in a dark deserted dungeon.)
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To: livius

Of course.


11 posted on 12/20/2013 2:38:18 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: livius
“....since that time I have two million...”

Thought about that when I read it.

He could have said, "... since that time WE have two million..."

Or he could have said, "...since that time there have been two million..."

But nope, the narcissistic POS has got to shower himself with false praise. IDIOT!

12 posted on 12/20/2013 2:38:23 PM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: Kaslin
On the other hand, since that time I now have a couple million people who are going to have health care on January 1.

And how many are the young, healthy people who were supposed to pay for Obamacare?

13 posted on 12/20/2013 2:39:51 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Kaslin

I read today somewhere that early next year there will be more people without health insurance than there was before obammacare took effect. I believe it.


14 posted on 12/20/2013 2:41:11 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Lizavetta

What good is having health insurance for them if they can’t find a doctor who will see them as so many doctors quit, or are going to quit?


15 posted on 12/20/2013 2:41:22 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: rawhide

I don’t doubt it either


16 posted on 12/20/2013 2:42:36 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Millions have lost their health insurance. But this is a president that feels he can tell a lie and his minions will say that he’s right using false statistics and convoluted arguments. All the while the press nod their heads and never raises a challenge to the false reasoning and the distortions. After all, it has worked in the past.


17 posted on 12/20/2013 2:45:53 PM PST by HarleyD (...one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.)
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To: amnestynone

Valerie Jarrett is blowing so much smoke up his skirt he actually believes he’s doing great!


18 posted on 12/20/2013 2:53:43 PM PST by Helotes
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To: F15Eagle

the new Scrapple Computer iHillary....

power it up at your own risk...

rumors abound that the stock ringtones have been hacked to include iHillarys infamous you Joo Bastard...comment


19 posted on 12/20/2013 2:54:48 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Kaslin
Obama’s Sunny Presser: Millions Will Have Health Insurance on January 1

And there were millions in Ukraine who Stalin didn't starve. But you still have to ask the question by what right did Stalin decide who was allowed to have food or Obama to choose who is allowed to keep his insurance policy.

20 posted on 12/20/2013 3:01:31 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Kaslin

Next year should be amusing.


21 posted on 12/20/2013 3:05:26 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Kaslin
He is back in his choom gang.


22 posted on 12/20/2013 3:08:53 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Kaslin

Only if we start out with a Billion having healthcare.


23 posted on 12/20/2013 3:10:39 PM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: MeshugeMikey

His press conference was laced with the usual abundance of self-referential comments. Every other sentence was I, me or my.

“iPres” is a good tag for this self-obsessed narcissist.


24 posted on 12/20/2013 3:12:54 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Kaslin

Doubling down on stupid.


25 posted on 12/20/2013 3:18:45 PM PST by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: Kaslin
“On the other hand, since that time I now have a couple million people who are going to have health care on January 1. And that is a big deal. That is why I ran for that office.”

What a pr**k.

26 posted on 12/20/2013 3:23:04 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: livius

“What an arrogant, self-obsessed preener. It’s all about him, all the time.”

The night has a thousand “I”’s.

You would THINK that some mature, reasonably intelligent person (if any) in the DNC/WH would “fix” this glaring and continually annoying peculiarity of Obama’s.


27 posted on 12/20/2013 3:26:07 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: DungeonMaster

“Only if we start out with a Billion having healthcare”

It’s like the old joke, “How do you become a millionaire in the stock market?”: Answer: Start out a multimillionaire.


28 posted on 12/20/2013 3:28:03 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Starboard

Word on the street is that hes trying to have the forthcoming Christian HOLIDAY..renamed OBAMAMASS!


29 posted on 12/20/2013 3:30:57 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: The Antiyuppie

The only way to fix it is to stuff a sock in his mouth.


30 posted on 12/20/2013 3:57:54 PM PST by livius
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To: Cyber Liberty

13 million got letters saying their health care was cancelled, and he has 1 million with insurance and the stupid MoFo calls that a success.


31 posted on 12/20/2013 4:04:07 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: Venturer

He admits math is hard.


32 posted on 12/20/2013 4:11:22 PM PST by funfan
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To: livius

Illustrative that he uses the possessive. Like a king. Wow.


33 posted on 12/20/2013 4:12:16 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Cheerio

Three years to go on cruise control, Hawaii, Nantucket, golf, it’s a great life.


34 posted on 12/20/2013 4:15:27 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Kaslin

Many millions more have LOST their insurance while millions have seen their rates skyrocket. 10’s of millions of people have lost their jobs or had their hours cut to 29/hrs.

All of us except the appointed ones in congress and their special friends will lose our insurance.


35 posted on 12/20/2013 4:16:43 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

Obama would burn down your house on Christmas Eve and brag about how he kept you warm.


36 posted on 12/20/2013 4:20:54 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: The Antiyuppie
It’s like the old joke, “How do you become a millionaire in the stock market?”: Answer: Start out a multimillionaire.

Yes it's exactly like that.

37 posted on 12/20/2013 4:31:58 PM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: Starboard
hes always selling....himself...and his "truth" neither very honestly...


38 posted on 12/20/2013 4:35:57 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Lizavetta

Canada’s courts finally had a ruling that access to a waiting list for health care is NOT health care, so private care for those waiting was not immoral or illegal.
A health insurance policy you cannot afford is not health care.

And the interesting court cases will come from people who have signed up for insurance but not paid for it, used the insurance policy and thus never pay for the insurance. Do they get out of the fine AND the financial cost of care?

And if you sign up for health insurance and then cannot afford the premiums, can the IRS come after you for the premiums you didn’t pay? Or the deductibles you didn’t?


39 posted on 12/20/2013 4:38:06 PM PST by tbw2
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To: tacticalogic

You are right and the corrupt news media would parrot him.


40 posted on 12/20/2013 7:28:55 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Kaslin

Yep - we have “good employment numbers” despite fewer people working since forever. Why can’t we have good coverage numbers despite more people losing insurance that have signed up for it?


41 posted on 12/21/2013 3:04:55 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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