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Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:23 PM

Dean Angstadt, Once Opposed to ACA, Now a Convert.. Lucky Guy!



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Dean Angstadt fells trees for a living.

He's a self-employed, self-sufficient logger who has cleared his own path for most of his 57 years, never expecting help from anyone. And even though he'd been uninsured since 2009, he especially wanted nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act.

"I don't read what the Democrats have to say about it because I think they're full of it," he told his friend Bob Leinhauser, who suggested he sign up.

That refrain changed this year when a faulty aortic valve almost felled Angstadt. Suddenly, he was facing a choice: Buy a health plan, through a law he despised, that would pay the lion's share of the cost of the life-saving surgery - or die. He chose the former.


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"I probably would have ended up falling over dead" without the surgery, Angstadt said. "Not only did it save my life, it's going to give me a better quality of life."

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For me, this isn't about politics," he added. "I'm trying to help other people who are like me, stubborn and bullheaded, who refused to even look. From my own experience, the ACA is everything it's supposed to be and, in fact, better than it's made out to be."

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/healthcare-exchange/20140427_Hs1obamacare27xxxxxxxxx.html

Wonder how he'll vote in the next election? For Allyson Schwartz who is running on Obamacare against Tom Corbett?

"Democratic candidate for governor proudly touts Obamacare"

"Some Democrats may be reluctant to brag about their support for President Obama and his health care law in the 2014 midterm elections, but not Allyson Schwartz.

The congresswoman who is running for Pennsylvania governor revealed a new campaign ad Tuesday that highlights both her support of Obama and the national health care law, as well as the role she played in getting the law passed.

I am proud to have worked with President Obama to write and pass the Affordable Care Act, landmark legislation that is helping 8 million Americans get affordable, quality health coverage, she said in a statement touting the ad."




http://onpolitics.usatoday.com/2014/04/22/allyson-schwartz-obamacare-ad-democrats-governor/

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Reply Dean Angstadt, Once Opposed to ACA, Now a Convert.. Lucky Guy! (Original post)
Cha Apr 2014 OP
Jamaal510 Apr 2014 #1
Cha Apr 2014 #4
NBachers Apr 2014 #26
freshwest Apr 2014 #32
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2014 #28
Jamaal510 Apr 2014 #30
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2014 #31
freshwest Apr 2014 #33
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2014 #34
Hoyt Apr 2014 #2
Cha Apr 2014 #3
johnlucas Apr 2014 #57
Cha Apr 2014 #58
Kath1 Apr 2014 #5
Cha Apr 2014 #6
Kath1 Apr 2014 #11
Cha Apr 2014 #14
Thinkingabout Apr 2014 #7
Cha Apr 2014 #8
Cha Apr 2014 #9
Kath1 Apr 2014 #13
Cha Apr 2014 #22
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #10
Cha Apr 2014 #12
sheshe2 Apr 2014 #17
Cha Apr 2014 #18
Cha Apr 2014 #15
GReedDiamond Apr 2014 #16
Cha Apr 2014 #19
SheilaT Apr 2014 #20
Cha Apr 2014 #21
LineReply K
Cha Apr 2014 #23
Cha Apr 2014 #24
TexasTowelie Apr 2014 #25
Cha Apr 2014 #27
Cha Apr 2014 #29
freshwest Apr 2014 #35
Cha Apr 2014 #36
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2014 #37
Cha Apr 2014 #38
Cha Apr 2014 #39
napkinz Apr 2014 #40
Cha Apr 2014 #41
Cha Apr 2014 #42
Cha Apr 2014 #43
Cha Apr 2014 #44
freshwest Apr 2014 #45
Cha Apr 2014 #47
freshwest Apr 2014 #49
Cha Apr 2014 #50
freshwest Apr 2014 #46
Cha Apr 2014 #48
ucrdem Apr 2014 #51
Cha Apr 2014 #53
Bortman33 Apr 2014 #52
Cha Apr 2014 #54
LineNew Reply K
Cha Apr 2014 #55
Cha Apr 2014 #56
Egnever Apr 2014 #59
Cha Apr 2014 #60
napkinz May 2014 #61
Cha May 2014 #62
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2014 #63
Cha May 2014 #64

Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:27 PM

1. Obamacare--Creating new Democrats

one day at a time...

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:33 PM

4. I hope so, Jamaal!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:02 AM

26. One life at a time!

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Response to NBachers (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:37 AM

32. Yup.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:18 AM

28. Funny how Republicans can lie us into a war and still be taken seriously.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:27 AM

30. Wedge issues (e.g. guns and Republican God),

a media that is allergic to the "liberal media" label, and short memory spans are the GOP's best allies in keeping people voting for them.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:34 AM

31. What gets me is the number of zombies who never paid attention to politics until the black guy won.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:37 AM

33. Yeah! Aren't they just too precious for words? n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #33)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:41 AM

34. I bet most of them use Tide....

Makes their sheets whiter than white.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:27 PM

2. He will still vote fot Tbaggers. Glad he got help he would deby to others.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:32 PM

3. I'm hoping his life saving experience with Obamacare will change his heart, Hoyt!

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 01:57 AM

57. No I think this experience will change him a little bit

He just had a Sh*t Got Real moment.
Those things can be life-changing.

You may not see it overnight but Obamacare will make him begin to question his political views.
Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, wasn't this big boogeyman he was told it was.
It was either sign up or die & he valued his life.
Now he will spread the word.

Lots of people on here said it & it's true.
Republicans tried to shut this down because they KNEW it would create people who loyal to the Democratic Party.
They KNEW that it would even create this loyalty from defectors of the Republican Party.

The Republican Party & the "Conservative" Movement it houses is dying.
Things like Obamacare speeds up the flatline.
John Lucas

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Response to johnlucas (Reply #57)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 02:02 AM

58. I agree johnlucas.. getting your life saved by such a dramatic change of direction

might tend to make us take the blinders off!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:33 PM

5. Excellent!

I think we'll see more and more Democrats running on their support for Obamacare in 2014 as the truth comes out and the Republican distortions and lies are exposed. This is VERY good news for the country.

Allyson Schwartz rocks!

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:38 PM

6. Amazing turn of events, Kath! And yes Allyson Schwartz is so rocking..

she might want to get in touch with Dean Angstadt and see if he wants to do a campaign ad for ACA?

Get the word out

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:58 PM

11. That would be awesome.

Yes, we do need to get the word out!

Very proud of President Obama for staying the course and getting the ACA passed!

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:03 AM

14. No doubt these stories like Dean Angstadt will continue, Kath.. we just never

know what will happen next in life and best to be Covered! He ended up paying only "$26.00 a month"!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:40 PM

7. The GOP has not offered an alternative and health care is important for everyone.

My hope is stories like this come to light the barriers will fall also.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:41 PM

8. Thank you Thinkingabout.. that's what we're doing here.. shining some light!

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:44 PM

9. Mahalo!

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

13. The GOP alternative remains the same...

Don't get sick!

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:41 AM

22. Especially if you're poor! :(

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:53 PM

10. Excellent Cha!

Obamacare rocks!





he congresswoman who is running for Pennsylvania governor revealed a new campaign ad Tuesday that highlights both her support of Obama and the national health care law, as well as the role she played in getting the law passed.


Run on it! Everyone run on obamacare!

LOL...a little under the weather myself. Best I can do tonight. Ouch!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 11:58 PM

12. You are doing Great, she! Even though

it hurts.

GOTV Allyson Schwartz for Gov of PA!

P.S. you're like the energizer bunny.. just keeps goin'

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Response to Cha (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:17 AM

17. Ya! I have power to spare!

Kickity...Kick Kick Kick!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:28 AM

18. Muscles to burn! lol

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:11 AM

15. Kick for Light!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:15 AM

16. KnR for the ACA...

...don't get me wrong, I'm a "Medicare for All" single payer type-o-guy...cuz I think we could save another 15% on the overhead, compared to the for-profit model of the ACA.

But, thanks to Obamacare, at the age of 59, as a self-employed visual artist/musician, I have a health insurance policy for the first time ever, in my life.

I'm paying a way-affordable rate on premiums, thanks to the Fed Subsidies.

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Response to GReedDiamond (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:31 AM

19. I'm for that, too, GR... Will be awesome someday since we are and will be fighting

for it so very hard!

Speaking of awesome.. so glad you got your Affordable Health Care! Good ol Feds.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:33 AM

20. If every single person who benefits from the ACA

would vote Democratic this fall, we'd own the House and Senate.

I'm not terribly convinced that very many of them will do so. If Dems run ads saying: The Republican wants to take away your health care, and Do you really want to go back to what it was before? And highlighting stories like Dean Angstadt, we have a chance.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:36 AM

21. Agreed, SheilaT! And, our job to shine a light on it all over the place. 'Cause you

know the m$m won't be doing any positive stories. But, plenty of horror ones.

GOTV Rep Allyson Schwartz 2014!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 12:59 AM

23. K

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 01:23 AM

24. Kicking for people who can't..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 01:54 AM

25. Getting you to the 25 reply mark.

I'm so pissed off that I live in a red state that made it impossible for me to benefit from the Medicaid expansion. The cheapest healthcare plan without the government subsidy was $238/month which was outside my means to pay the premium.

I'm beginning to think that I might need a colonoscopy due to some of my medical symptoms (no bleeding, thank goodness). From my brother's descriptions of his BMs it is even more likely that he does (although I wish he wouldn't make the public announcement that he needs to make one or the results afterwards--he could definitely use some lessons in tact and diplomacy).

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #25)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:05 AM

27. Thank TxT! I hope Wendy Wins for Texas!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:23 AM

29. thanks for the RECS!

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Response to Cha (Reply #29)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:41 AM

35. Thanks for chronicling the road back to sanity... n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #35)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 02:47 AM

36. You're Welcome fresh.. what a story, eh?! Mahalo

to you for the Rec~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 03:14 AM

37. cha, you little ray of sunshine . .

your candle lights the darkness.

thanks.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #37)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 03:24 AM

38. Mahalo SleeplessinCal..

backatcha!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 04:07 AM

39. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 04:41 AM

40. thank you for sharing Cha ...

these stories need to be heard

every new story further exposes the GOP's lies











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Response to napkinz (Reply #40)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 05:14 AM

41. YES! Thank you, napkinz for helping

sharing.. this is an amazing eleventh hour turnaround!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 05:26 AM

42. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 06:19 AM

43. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:51 AM

44. ..

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Response to Cha (Reply #44)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 09:07 AM

45. Ha! Missed you by an hour! n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #45)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 06:24 PM

47. You were up

early, sweetie!

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Response to Cha (Reply #47)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:08 PM

49. Got about 5 hours and gave up and got moving. Spring cleaning, you know! n/t

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Response to freshwest (Reply #49)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:16 PM

50. Spring cleaning is

good! I've been sleeping so much lately.. like 9 and 10 hours.. but, I'm just rolling with it. It feels good.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 06:33 PM

48. Light..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:50 PM

51. Big K'n'R!

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Response to ucrdem (Reply #51)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:57 PM

53. "Converts"!



Mahalo, ucr!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:52 PM

52. Seeing the Light!

 

Looks like some people are finally seeing through one of the big CONs perpetrated on the American people by CONservatives, libercarelessians, rethugliCONs, cwhorepoRATes, and teabaggers. The really good part is that when they do see the light, they become the absolute best sales people for the
ACA.

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Response to Bortman33 (Reply #52)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 07:59 PM

54. Thanks for posting, Bortman! Ooouuh.. I like this one..

"libercarelessians"!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 08:07 PM

55. K

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 10:34 PM

56. Light

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 02:12 AM

59. Lucky guy

If republicans had had their way this guy would be dead now or destitute.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #59)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 02:16 AM

60. That's right, Egnever.. hopefully he can actually get that now and tell his

fox truther friends about it.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:00 PM

61. KICK!

nt





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Response to napkinz (Reply #61)

Thu May 1, 2014, 07:40 PM

62. Thankz!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat May 3, 2014, 12:03 PM

63. K&R

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #63)

Sat May 3, 2014, 04:45 PM

64. Thank you, Mama Been Loggin~

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