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Celebrities, athletes swarm White House for ObamaCare party
The Hill ^

Posted on 05/02/2014 9:29:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

May 02, 2014, 08:30 am Celebrities, athletes swarm White House for ObamaCare party

By Justin Sink U.S. Says 13 Million Enrolled In Private/public Health Plans...

The U.S. administration said on Thursday, nearly 13 million people signed up for public and private health coverage during Obamacare's open enrollment period, including late sign-ups for private insurance through April 19th. The...

Celebrities, athletes, healthcare advocates and liberal activists gathered Thursday night at the White House to celebrate the release of final data from the first ObamaCare open enrollment period.

According to data released by the administration, a surge of 3.8 million consumers in the final weeks helped push the total enrollment numbers past 8 million — above initial projections for the law.

The party, which according to Time magazine drew about 300 people, came ahead of the weekend festivities for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and was able to draw Hollywood figures like "Nashville" star Connie Britton and actor and former White House official Kal Penn.

University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, former NFL player Eddie George and University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma also enjoyed the champagne-fueled party.

Celebrities and athletes were a key part of the final push for ObamaCare. According to the White House, celebrity advocates conducted interviews reaching roughly 400 radio stations nationwide in the final month of enrollment.

Celebrity tweets reached nearly 350 million followers, and stars including Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Eva Longoria, Zach Galifianakis, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Scott, and Elizabeth Banks created YouTube videos to promote enrollment.


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Dear Leader...........

Bunch of sheep........

1 posted on 05/02/2014 9:29:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Spike the ball.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 9:30:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

3 posted on 05/02/2014 9:32:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Sub-Driver

No one was convinced to change their insurance to this crap.

They were forced by cancellation of their previous policies.

No different then Stalin celebrating newly collectivized Kulaks who previously enjoyed better lives.

Celebrating misery and coercion is what this is.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 9:33:30 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder...will Barry Soetoro go the route of the Prodigal Son story? When he runs out of someone else’s $ and power will anyone want to be around him? My thought is no.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 9:34:19 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Sub-Driver

So all the Haves are celebrating the fact that the HaveNots were forced into this debacle.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 9:36:17 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Sub-Driver

blind leading the blind.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 9:38:04 AM PDT by bikerman (God is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, but Satan is most definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Swarm is a good word for them. Parasites, the lot of them.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 9:39:53 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Regulator

They were forced by cancellation of their previous policies.

I know that happened to me and I sincerely hope that my purchase of a private policy NOT using the “website” is not being counted towards that total....everytime they mention private insurance, I cringe hoping I am NOT in that number.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Roy Williams ought to know better...
The rest of them....meh...
I want my money back!


10 posted on 05/02/2014 9:45:22 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Sub-Driver

None of them use it

its just going to become another welfare scheme


11 posted on 05/02/2014 9:46:11 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Adder

All there to decide how to share THEIR wealth? I doubt that very much.

Just another way to pat themselves on the back for gather soooo much loot, thanks to those who stupidly buy their crap.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 9:46:19 AM PDT by DaveA37
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13 posted on 05/02/2014 9:47:20 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Sub-Driver

I love it when they publish the names of the Collaborators.

I’ll have to send them a note and see if any of them will volunteer to cover the 25% Premium Increase I’m paying for my “new” Insurance after my Policy was cancelled the end of last year.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 9:50:06 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Look around at the world and the state of this country and this is what these lunkheads are doing?!


15 posted on 05/02/2014 9:51:04 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: Sub-Driver

So nice that celebs can “swarm” the WH. Some people get shot dead in their car with their baby in it for even getting NEAR the joint!


16 posted on 05/02/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: Sub-Driver

Not exactly the “A” list, is it?

Though I am disappointed in Eddie George.
I always liked him.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 9:53:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

Names. I want names of all of the Obama buttlicker “celebrities”.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 9:54:56 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Adder
I cringe hoping I am NOT in that number

It's a fabrication anyway

19 posted on 05/02/2014 9:56:52 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if I was counted among those 13 million?

My family’s policy was cancelled, and was forced to go through the NY State “exchange” to pick another - that was $400 per month more expensive.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 10:04:52 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Sub-Driver

Only those with little common sense would attend such a get together. For many people this scam of a so-called insurance program is going to be a huge disaster.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 10:11:03 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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22 posted on 05/02/2014 10:16:52 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Sub-Driver

Get up and dance to the music!
Get on up and dance to the funky music!
Dum-dumm du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm
Du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm - du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm.


23 posted on 05/02/2014 10:24:58 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Sub-Driver

Send any of your hospital bills to the commie celebrity of your choosing. Let’s cut out the middle man folks.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 10:25:55 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Names. I want names of all of the Obama buttlicker “celebrities”.

No Obamabot (celebrity or otherwise) is welcome in my home. We too welcome them "outing" themselves.

25 posted on 05/02/2014 11:32:47 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Sub-Driver

Any excuse to........partaaaaayyyy!


26 posted on 05/02/2014 12:39:24 PM PDT by sheana
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