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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:26 PM

White House email: Less than a cable bill (ACA coverage)

Less than a cable bill

It's no secret that the health care website hasn't worked as well as it's supposed to. But Obamacare is giving millions of Americans across the country access to quality, affordable coverage for the first time.

Today there's some great news from a Department of Health and Human Services report: Nearly half of single, uninsured Americans between 18 and 34 will be able to get health coverage for $50 a month or less.

$50 or less. That's less than a cell phone bill. It's less than a cable bill. And it means that young Americans who want coverage will be able to afford it.

Deputy Senior Advisor David Simas sat down to talk about the news -- and why it's so important that more Americans are getting the coverage they need, at a price they can afford.

Will you take two minutes to watch the video -- and then forward it to someone you know who should see it?



About 700,000 people have already submitted applications to the Marketplace, and as we improve the website, more Americans are applying every day.

Everyone's got a stake in making sure that people who want quality, affordable coverage know where to find it.

Help spread this news to the folks in your community who need to hear it:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/10/29/young-people-obamacare-coverage-50-month

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Reply White House email: Less than a cable bill (ACA coverage) (Original post)
steve2470 Oct 2013 OP
dchill Oct 2013 #1
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2013 #3
DJ13 Oct 2013 #2
dchill Oct 2013 #4
DJ13 Oct 2013 #5
dchill Oct 2013 #6
1000words Oct 2013 #7
Jesus Malverde Oct 2013 #8

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:32 PM

1. a lot of things are cheaper than a cable bill...

...that doesn't mean they're cheap enough to afford.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:34 PM

3. and they compare to healthcare?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:33 PM

2. But, its in addition to the cable bill

We see it every day, companies seem to think the 99%, those people with declining wages over the last 30 years, have endless sums of money to buy more and more crap in smaller and smaller packages at ever higher prices.

"One more" expenditure on top of everything else is just more of the same mentality that believes squeezing consumers out of money they dont have is a normal business practice.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:38 PM

4. Right - so if you can afford one car...

Two shouldn't be a problem. Right?

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Response to dchill (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:43 PM

5. Right

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:45 PM

6. ...not to mention the extra insurance on that second car.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 07:51 PM

7. This has a subtle "just tighten your belt" feel to it.

Frankly, cable is a joke and the nation would benefit greatly if folks stopped watching, but what sacrifices did the financial institutions make to get themselves some peace of mind?

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Response to 1000words (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:04 PM

8. good catch..nt

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