(via email from the White House this morning)
This is what change looks like:
Eight million Americans have signed up for private insurance in the marketplaces thanks to the Affordable Care Act- and it means that many of them are getting quality, affordable care for the first time.
Last week, President Obama had a chance to visit Texas families personally impacted by the health care law.
Their stories are a powerful reminder of why the law is so important-take a minute to watch the video at Whitehouse.gov
Now you may remember that when we launched our healthcare.gov website, a few people couldn’t figure out how the hell to use it, and refused our suggestion to simply restart their computers, and bada-bing, get started. The rumors that it was hacked were simply not so; simple incompetence by the public was the cause. But to encourage the younger set to sign up, we went to great trouble to get celebrity endorsements, and the President even did the Between Two Ferns Show, and boy, did he rock: almost as much as the potted plants! (heh) But the ACA also got the endorsement of big name celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Drake, and our successful sign up of 8,000,000 Americans is partially due to their hard work and creativity! Thank you both, and all the other Hollywod elites who helped make sure that so many gave so much…to the insurance industry.
Have a story you’d like to share? Tell us what the Affordable Care Act means to you. Just click the link, and send us your messages; some carefully screened ones may be used at WhiteHouse.gov.
Or, comment below as the spirit moves you. Come on, I know you want to sing the ACA’s praises! Never mind that Mr. wd and I said ‘Thanks, but no thanks’, and refused to sign up. Like idiots, we’ll go for the fine, but as they say: ‘Ya can’t get blood out of a recalcitrant turnip refusenik’, ha ha ho ho hee hee…. Or: you keep the hope and change, we can’t afford it.
(cross-posted at My.Firedoglake.com)