Who do you support for Governor in Pe...

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#52838 Sep 16, 2013
Poll shows healthy young adults may keep Obamacare afloat

While four in 10 of the uninsured of all ages support the 2010 law, according to the poll, the result indicated half of those 18 through 34 do so. Among the younger respondents, a little more than one-third have attempted to buy health insurance in the past, suggesting pent-up demand for the insurance plans to be sold through online exchanges in each state beginning October 1.

One-third of young adults in the poll said they are "very" or "somewhat" likely to buy insurance through their state's exchange.

If half of that proportion of the nation's young and healthy follow through, the White House would easily meet its goal of getting 2.7 million young adults - out of about 16 million uninsured 19-to-29-year-olds - to buy Obamacare insurance for 2014.


West Mifflin, PA

#52839 Sep 16, 2013
Democrats believe in paying for the services government provides. Republicans don't. That is why when Republicans added Medicare Part D, it was entirely deficit-financed. And when Democrats passed Obamacare, it reduced the deficit.
Ronald R

West Mifflin, PA

#52841 Sep 16, 2013
Q: Has the Obama administration started a program to use "taxpayer money" to give free cell phones to welfare recipients?

A: No. Low-income households have been eligible for discounted telephone service for more than a decade. But the program is funded by telecom companies, not by taxes, and the president has nothing to do with it.

Welfare recipients, and others, can receive a free cell phone, but the program is not funded by the government or taxpayer money, as the e-mail alleges. And it’s hardly new.

The president has no direct impact on the program, and one could hardly call these devices "Obama Phones," This specific program, SafeLink, started under President George Bush

The discounted, sometimes free, wireless services that started to become available to low income households in 2005, under George W. Bush’s administration, is an expanded and updated version of the Lifeline telephone service program that launched in 1985, under Ronald Reagan’s administration.

West Mifflin, PA

#52842 Sep 16, 2013
I do not support Corbett

Scranton, PA

#52843 Sep 16, 2013
Why are people still commenting on this sh*t this happen 3 years ago

New Castle, PA

#52845 Sep 16, 2013
Didn't get a chance to vote. No way Corbett could be ahead! This is a farce.

Portland, OR

#52846 Sep 16, 2013
How can TEA BAGS prevent president Obama care from going into full effect? They can't. It's as simple as that. When these racial hating tea bags on that limbaugh nut juice they must really feel like they running something, ha ha ha HA HA HA.
Phillip Latio

United States

#52847 Sep 16, 2013
Booby and Dan the "man"(?) keep lickin' away, come what may.

They're hopin''Bammy will blow a wad of change.

Don't spit, girls.

United States

#52848 Sep 16, 2013
Phillip Latio wrote:
Booby and Dan the "man"(?) keep lickin' away, come what may.
They're hopin''Bammy will blow a wad of change.
Don't spit, girls.
Watching those girls go to work on each other would make a great porno flick.

Portland, OR

#52849 Sep 16, 2013
Project much racial hating tea bag? You betcha

Melrose Park, IL

#52850 Sep 17, 2013
I think Lebanon Levi would make a great governor.
Hes an outstanding leader in our community.
He gets things done.
Unlike most of our politicians.
N Gingrich

West Mifflin, PA

#52853 Sep 17, 2013
Obamacare is here to stay......no tea bagger can stop it

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#52854 Sep 17, 2013
Obamacare hits a tipping point: Most governors now want to expand Medicaid

The Medicaid expansion appears to be, well, expanding, and it's happening with the support of Republican governors.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to announce on Monday afternoon his support for expanding Medicaid in his state to 500,000 currently uninsured Pennsylvanians. Earlier Monday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that will expand the Medicaid program in his state, as well.

Between Pennsylvania and Michigan, you're looking at more than 800,000 people becoming eligible for new health law programs. And if the Pennsylvania expansion does go through, it would be the 26th state to expand Medicaid, meaning that the majority of states had decided to opt into a massive health law provision that the Supreme Court decision last year accepted.


Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#52855 Sep 17, 2013
GOP madness on display

The House and Senate Republican leaders want more deep cuts in spending that will cost jobs, and cut investments vital to our future in everything from education to R&D. For the tea-party right led by Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, that’s not sufficient. Backed by deep-pocket outside groups like the Club for Growth, they are calling for shutting down the government unless Obamacare is defunded.

This is simple madness. President Obama once again laid out out a common sense, modest agenda on the budget. Make investments in education and infrastructure vital to our competitiveness. Don’t let immediate cuts sabotage our faltering recovery. Get our books in order with a balanced plan that combines asking corporations and the rich to pay their fair share with cutting wasteful programs and bloat.

House Republicans spurn these proposals out-of-hand. They want deeper cuts, all from domestic programs like education and clean water. They want more, not less money for the military. They oppose any increase in taxes, even objecting to closing down the tax dodges that reward companies for stashing money and reporting profits abroad. They want to repeal Obamacare without replacing it. They even are moving a bill to cut billions out of food stamps, a program that protects families in trouble from going hungry. And they are so divided among themselves that they have rejected their own leadership’s proposals to keep government open.


Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#52857 Sep 17, 2013
How Well Does Conservative Misinformation About Obamacare Work? New Chart Illustrates: Pretty Well

Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum created a new chart yesterday that illustrates how well Americans understand Obamacare amidst conservatives’ relentless manipulation of the facts. Apparently, their misinformation works pretty well.

Drum looked at the results of an Affordable Care Act quiz (you should take it!) put out by a health foundation several months ago and found that the questions that were most frequently answered incorrectly were the ones that asked about issues conservatives have worked tirelessly to distort.


Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#52858 Sep 17, 2013
Americans Hate Obamacare, While Loving Everything About It

While 56 percent of Americans hate the law, while a plurality of 45 percent of Americans will vote for a candidate who wants to repeal the law, a full 82 percent love the law’s “pre-existing conditions” language. 61 percent support the section of the law that allows kids to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26. 72 percent support requiring corporations to cover employees. And so forth.


Portland, OR

#52860 Sep 17, 2013
Tea bags can only threaten to shut down the federal government, regardless of what that Limbaugh nut juice tells them, sorry racial hating clowns... OOPS I meant to say TEA BAGS. the fixed news network dreams of the day Limbaugh nut juice guzzle guzzle drama queens can do more then fail, ahhhhh

Portland, OR

#52861 Sep 17, 2013
BHO tea bag clown, guzzle guzzle sip sip then guzzle.

Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#52862 Sep 17, 2013
Forget the Polls. Here's the Real Obamacare News that Broke Monday.

the biggest news on Monday wasn’t about Obamacare’s poll numbers. It was about Obamacare’s reach. And there the news was much clearly better. In Michigan, Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that will expand the state’s Medicaid program, as Obamacare envisions. The signing was the culmination of a long, difficult effort by Synder and a bipartisan, statewide-coalition to overcome Tea Party resistance….

…. Greg Sargent got Pew to give him a breakdown of exactly which voters oppose the law so much they want officials to make it fail: Sure enough, it’s Tea Party Republicans. As Greg notes, this voting bloc is highly influential within Republican Party politics, particularly as primary voters: That goes a long way to explaining why congressional Republicans are threatening to shut down the government or allow default if Obama won’t agree to delay or defund the law.

But support for such extreme positions doesn’t extend much outside this group. Meanwhile, it turns out that many people opposed to (or at least ambivalent about) the law simply don’t know much about it….


Since: May 12

Chambersburg, PA

#52863 Sep 17, 2013
Amid Revolt Over Fiscal ‘Gimmicks,’ Options Dwindle for G.O.P.

First came the “supercommittee,” tasked in 2011 with finding a bipartisan deficit reduction plan but doomed to fail. Then came the “McConnell plan,” a way for Congress to raise the government’s debt limit without actually voting to do so. And in January there was “no budget, no pay,” a measure coupled with the last debt ceiling increase to deny paychecks to lawmakers if they did not pass a budget…..

For three years, Congressional leaders have relied on tactical maneuvers, sleights of hand and sheer gimmickry to move the nation from one fiscal crisis to the next — with little strategy to deal with the actual problems at hand….

President Obama joined the fray Monday, castigating Republicans for the latest budget crisis but “hoping that a light bulb goes off.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/us/politics... ;

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