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Obamacare ad appeal backfires

November 26, 2013

Americans don't seem to want? Appeal to heavy drinkers and promiscuous women. That's what some in Colorado are trying in an attempt to get more people to sign up for Obamacare health insurance....

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TripleD

Dec-03-13 10:10 AM

Oh My! Can it be true that not a single Republican speaker mentioned the word 'Repeal' on any of the weekend news shows for the last two weeks? It looks like they put their big bet on the web site not working and now that it is they really have nothing left. Healthcare costs are coming down and more and more people are finding out that they like Obamacare. What a shocker! :>)

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TripleD

Nov-27-13 11:07 AM

questioner, I agree with you on the substance of these ads. In defense of Obamacare I would like to point out that these ads are the product of ProgressNow in Colorado. ProgressNow Colorado and Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, supporters of Colorado's health insurance exchange, said their "Got insurance?" campaign was paid for with donations and individual contributions, like their organizations. They also denied association with state agencies.

This is not the first time that a particular group has embarrassed either party with a distasteful ads over the ACA.

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Kozy62

Nov-27-13 10:45 AM

No rpm...it's much more than a shell game, it's a take over. We have been taken hostage by a minority who have duped some unsuspecting people that they need big government to take care of them.

Why do you think the latest poll in Ohio shows so little like Mr. Obama and his policies. His failure is now hurting us big time.

And, his backers are so desperate that they are stooping to these ads. SAD!

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rpmwwe

Nov-27-13 10:20 AM

"And how we could cover the 50 + million without , Those who I pay for indirectly ."

That's the question I keep asking myself. Why do we need Obamacare when these people are STILL going to be on Medicaid? It certainly appears that Obamacare is nothing more than a shell game. If successful, it shuffles money around and eventually gets used to help pay for entitlements for the non-working class (who are experiencing a population explosion as a result of easy to get entitlements) while the tax payers are led to believe it is being used to benefit them.

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rpmwwe

Nov-27-13 10:11 AM

Okay, so there were some Republicans that are just as responsible for this mess as the majority of Democrats. That still doesn't make it better and it certainly doesn't offer any insight on how to fix this thing.

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questioner

Nov-27-13 10:05 AM

As I age, I am losing memories!--how this all came about is way back there.

But I truly believe that even if I were a die-hard Democrat, I wouldn't approve of these ads.

"Let's hope he's as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all I have to worry about is getting him between the covers.'

Yuck.

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TripleD

Nov-27-13 5:55 AM

Kozy, "You two just have bad, biased memories." Your continued statements concerning the bipartisan negotiations over the ACA indicate to me that you have no memory at all. Normally I would advise someone exhibiting your symptoms, to have a full neurological work up done. As a liberal, I have to say that we on the Left see this selective amnesia with people on the Right all the time, so I guess in your case it is probably nothing to worry about.

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Kozy62

Nov-27-13 5:50 AM

I remember quite well how the republicans were branded the party of no by the media as they tried to include amendments to protect we the people while the democrats worked to ram this terrible law down our throats. In the end, democrats, without any input, ramed it.

I remember it well...you, on the other hand just want to continue branding and spinning. Sorry, but it doesn't fly any more.

I just hope the American voter wakes up and votes out those who passed this law.

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TripleD

Nov-27-13 5:34 AM

According to a HELP Committee document about bipartisan aspects of the health reform bill the committee passed July 15, 2009, its final bill included "161 Republican amendments," including "several amendments from Senators [Mike] Enzi [R-WY], [Tom] Coburn [R-OK], [Pat] Roberts [R-KS] and others [that] make certain that nothing in the legislation will allow for rationing of care," and reflected the efforts of "six bipartisan working groups" that "met a combined 72 times" in 2009 as well as "30 bipartisan hearings on health care reform" since 2007, half of which were held in 2009 [HELP Committee document, 7/09]. And according to the Senate Finance Committee's September 22, 2009, document detailing the amendments to the Chairman's Mark considered, at least 13 amendments sponsored by one or more Republican senators were included in the bill.

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TripleD

Nov-27-13 5:27 AM

Kozy62, Please stop trying to rewrite history. The ACA was the result of more than a year of congressional committee hearings in which progressive ideas like single payer or a public option were jettisoned, and hundreds of GOP amendments to the law were accepted, in exchange for zero Republican votes. Sen. Max Baucus, in particular, drove an eight-month bipartisan process via the Senate Finance Committee in which he and ranking Republican Chuck Grassley held dozens of hearings, released joint “policy option” papers and finally presided over 31 meetings lasting 60 hours with the so-called “Gang of Six” – Baucus and Grassley plus Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. — to try to hammer out a compromise that would attract GOP support. In the end after doing everything they could to sabotage the law, the Republicans decided to continue their strategy of being the party of 'NO'. Can you honestly say you do not remember any of that???

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Kozy62

Nov-26-13 8:09 PM

Bug...cooperating to you must mean agreeing. The democrats just shoved it down our throats. There was no desire to negotiate or come to any agreement.

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ladybug

Nov-26-13 4:27 PM

Kozy !

There is no way you can say or put that will ever convince me the republican party ever had any plans what so ever to cooperate with Obama or the democrats.

All the other issues affecting this country and none are being addressed,

It's Obamacare 24/7 only

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ladybug

Nov-26-13 4:14 PM

I still look back at that secret meeting held the night of Obama's 1st. innoc. where top GOP senators and congressmen to make plans to see that he failed,

That must be the give part.

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ladybug

Nov-26-13 4:11 PM

First of all to have a discussion require both sides willing to set down and give and take.

Already heard rumors of kicking the can down the road again over the budget talks,

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ladybug

Nov-26-13 4:07 PM

Nope !

Trash it and lets go with the alternate plan, Oh that's right there isn't one

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Kozy62

Nov-26-13 3:40 PM

You two just have bad, biased memories. It's a bad law, crammed down everyone's throats and no discussion with anyone but those trying to find a way to do the cramming.

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ladybug

Nov-26-13 11:49 AM

Your right

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TripleD

Nov-26-13 11:11 AM

ladybug, They had no solutions before now, they have no solutions now, and the will have no solutions for the future. They truly are the party of 'no'.

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ladybug

Nov-26-13 10:40 AM

I think they should trash the whole thing.

Then we can set back and see what your solutions to the rising healthcare costs in this country would be !

And how we could cover the 50 + million without , Those who I pay for indirectly .

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