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Advocates celebrate 2nd anniversary of Affordable Care Act

This morning, legislative proponents and advocacy groups gathered at the NC General Assembly to discuss the benefits of the Affordable Care Act around the 2nd anniversary of its passage into law. Felicia Willems of NC MomsRising shared her experience with the new law and spoke of how it improved the quality of life for her family, literally overnight. Watch the video of her remarkable story below.

8 Comments


  1. Doug

    March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    “The way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents — number 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back — $30,000 for every man, woman and child,” Obama told voters in North Dakota in 2008..

    Now we are at $15 trillion and counting- wonder how we’ll pay for Obamacare ?

  2. Alex

    March 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Concerning Obamacare, the public seems to agree by a wide margin, with a recent Fox News poll finding that 59 percent of respondents felt the Supreme Court should repeal either the entire bill or parts of it. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll is even worse for the president, with a total of 67 percent saying the mandate or the whole law should be thrown out.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    March 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    My insurance policy per month increased from $530.87 to $679.22 per month. This is a single policy and neither I or my employer can afford the increase. This is not working.

  4. Jimmy

    March 21, 2012 at 7:33 am

    This is like Jeffrey Dahmer’s parents celebrating his birthday. Little did they know what a monster they created !

  5. gregflynn

    March 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Now you are free to look for a better job, or to shop around for different insurance without worrying about coverage for pre-existing conditions.

  6. Jack

    March 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

    President Reagan, the Godfather of the Republican Party, told the American people that a large deficit was a good thing for the nation. Now, wasn’t he a Republican? And didn’t Mr. Reagan nearly triple the federal budget deficit, as a result grew government, and didn’t he raise taxes also more than a few times during his eight years?

    Also, didn’t Mr. Reagan give amnesty to 3 million undocumented immigrants?

    I think he did all that and more. That would be anti-Republican rhetoric and behavior today.

  7. Frances Jenkins

    March 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    There are no jobs!!!

  8. gregflynn

    March 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    There are other insurance plans. That’s what the free market’s all about isn’t it?

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