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Obama: Signing Up for Obamacare Is 'Just Part of Growing Up'
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Posted on 02/17/2014 6:28:03 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: Signing Up for Obamacare Is 'Just Part of Growing Up' Daniel Halper February 17, 2014 8:50 AM

An interview former NBA star Charles Barkley conducted with President Obama aired last night on TNT. In the interview, President Obama defended Obamacare and called signing up for the health care program "just part of growing up":

Barkely asked, "What do you think of the term Obamacare?"

"I like it. I don't mind. And I tell you, five years from now, when everybody's saying, 'Man, I'm sure glad we got healthcare,' there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don't call it Obamacare anymore because they don't want me to get the credit. But you don't know what life will throw at you. And sometimes people don't recognize, particularly young people, how important it is to have coverage until you get sick and you realize you may lose everything you have, or your parents may lose everything they have, trying to make you well. So we're encouraging people to sign up. They've got until March 31 to sign up for this year."

Barkley followed up, "So, if you can speak to a specific group, I guess you really talking about young adults --

"Folks our age, I mean I wouldn't call us old yet --" Obama started.

"We're knocking on the door."

"We are knocking on the door. So once you are 50, you wake up sometimes -- does this happen to you, Chuck? -- you wake up and something hurts and you don't know exactly what happened. Right?"

"Everything hurts when I wake up," said Barkley.

"When you were young, you know, you had to actually have an injury before something hurts. We'd like to encourage more young people to sign up, partly because since they're healthier, their premiums are actually generally going to be fairly cheap. They can find good options for less than their cable bill, less than their cell phone bill. And it's just part of growing up -- is making sure you're taking care of your body, your health. If you have a young family, you have to make sure that your family's protected with health insurance, as well. This allows you to do it," said Obama.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: freestuff; obamacare
Ya bunch of peasants...........
1 posted on 02/17/2014 6:28:03 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama defended Obamacare and called signing up for the health care program "just part of growing up":

Unless you are the President or a member of Congress or a staffer for a member of Congress or a member of a Union or....

2 posted on 02/17/2014 6:31:01 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did I hear this jingle on NPR?
The best part of waking up is Obama Care in your cup.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 6:31:50 AM PST by shineon (.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Next: Middle school and highschool classes focused on signing up.


4 posted on 02/17/2014 6:32:44 AM PST by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Sub-Driver

and this is why I don’t watch the NBA.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 6:32:53 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Sub-Driver
Realizing that the socialism / communism are destructive unworkable socioeconomic constructs - that dull the human spirit and have literally led to the deaths of 100s of millions worldwide, is part of growing up. Obviously, Barrack never fully grew up.
6 posted on 02/17/2014 6:33:11 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: shineon

Pajama Boy has Obamacare in his cup of cocoa. I hope Pajama Boy is growing up, as he happily signs up for Obamacare.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 6:34:08 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Sub-Driver

Part of growing up?

Or throwing up?


8 posted on 02/17/2014 6:34:13 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Nevermind that I lied about what it is, you’re stuck with it now and have to sign up”


9 posted on 02/17/2014 6:34:16 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

What’s a democrat’s favorite red wine?
“I want free healthcare!”
2nd favorite?
“the rich make too much money!”


10 posted on 02/17/2014 6:35:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Discovering that you still get hospital bills, big ones, even when if you have Obamacare is when you REALLY grow up.


11 posted on 02/17/2014 6:37:22 AM PST by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver

Sick bastard. If we ever need a revolution it will be idiots like Obama who cause it.


13 posted on 02/17/2014 6:38:08 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not ‘growing up’...more like ‘giving up’!


14 posted on 02/17/2014 6:38:21 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Sub-Driver

” there are going to be a whole bunch of people who don’t call it Obamacare anymore because they don’t want me to get the credit”

You see everything is about him and the rest of be damned


15 posted on 02/17/2014 6:41:16 AM PST by wvnavyvet
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To: tomkat

I had my own Health Insurance when I was 20. This was in 1977. Making Jimmy Carter a better president than Obozo.


16 posted on 02/17/2014 6:42:03 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: DManA
Discovering that you still get hospital bills, big ones, even when if you have Obamacare is when you REALLY grow up.

I've had to experience that with RomneyCare over the past few years. This is going to be a very loud, very painful slap in the head for a lot of people. My prayer is that the impact will spark some realizations about the evils of socialism and democrats.
17 posted on 02/17/2014 6:44:22 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Sub-Driver

So TNT had some more pro-Obama propaganda drooling on again? What a shock.


18 posted on 02/17/2014 6:45:26 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

Letting the state make decisions for you and take care of you is part of “growing up.”


19 posted on 02/17/2014 6:47:28 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Obamacare Is 'Just Part of Growing Up'

.. Like getting your first colonoscopy.

20 posted on 02/17/2014 6:51:33 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Sub-Driver


21 posted on 02/17/2014 6:58:07 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: Sub-Driver

The Obamacare “talk”


22 posted on 02/17/2014 6:58:24 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: LostInBayport

Or soften them up for single payer.


23 posted on 02/17/2014 6:59:28 AM PST by DManA
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To: Iron Munro

Exactly. How the heck would that buffoon know anything about growing up.


24 posted on 02/17/2014 7:21:12 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Sub-Driver

“you realize you may lose everything you have, or your parents may lose everything they have”... when you find out that my healthcare law really isn’t free at all. So be of good cheer Comrades! Know that in the great socialist utopia we are building together, you will no longer have to waste time with messy wills or trusts, and all your assets will be taken care of by the glorious State for the benefit of all.


25 posted on 02/17/2014 7:24:20 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Sub-Driver

I haven’t seen where he and the missus and congress have done so. They like their PLATINUM plan we pay for much better than the RATIONED high priced ones he is trying to shove down our throats.

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26 posted on 02/17/2014 7:44:57 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: Sub-Driver

ObamaCare: $56,819 To Sign Up Each Enrollee In Hawaii

By JOHN MERLINE, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
Posted 02/14/2014 08:02 AM ET

http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/021414-689976-obamacare-per-enrollee-costs-in-states-sky-high.htm


27 posted on 02/17/2014 7:52:59 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Sub-Driver

Obamacare is the last thing one will do.


28 posted on 02/17/2014 7:59:05 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Ubama signed up for Ubamacare when he grew up.


29 posted on 02/17/2014 9:32:16 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: ealgeone

Not just the NBA. I have written off all US professional sports. The NFL lost me when they ran the ad in November 2009 of Obama catching the long pass. Any comment not in worship of the Party Secretary was racist (that was also the time I had started to write off Minnestoopid).


30 posted on 02/17/2014 4:18:07 PM PST by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Sub-Driver

[cue Peter Pan and the Lost Boys]


31 posted on 02/17/2014 4:20:24 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is it just me or did the interview appear to be a comedy skit? I know now that it wasn’t but it sure did seem like one at the time.


32 posted on 02/17/2014 4:22:41 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Fred Hayek

I’m starting to feel that way about the NFL. Baseball’s still hanging in there. No celebration of hoodlumism so far.


33 posted on 02/17/2014 7:38:46 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Sub-Driver
Yeah, just like registering for the Selective Service.

-PJ

34 posted on 02/17/2014 7:43:47 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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