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"It’s how (Fox News) covers the Affordable Care Act — with a fair and balanced mashup of Obamacare, contagion, and The Walking Dead credits.”

— AL MADRIGAL, The Daily Show

I am a staunch Republican, a self-proclaimed Fox News addict, and I didn’t vote for the President. And I’m here to tell you that Obamacare works. I’m living proof.

I’m a chemotherapy patient, and was previously paying $428 a month for my health coverage. I was not thrilled when it was cancelled.

Then I submitted an application at I looked at my options. And I signed up for a plan for $62 a month.

It’s the best health care I have ever had.

So right now, here’s what I want to tell anyone who still needs health insurance, or knows someone who does:

Sign up. Follow the instructions on the website. Apply, and look at your options. You still have time, and take it from me: This is something you want to do.

I wrote a letter to President Obama this past February to tell him about my experience with the Health Insurance Marketplace. I hoped he’d read it, and he did.

I may not be a supporter of the President. But now, I get mad when I see Obamacare dragged through the mud on television.

And even though I regularly tune in to conservative pundits, I’d like to tell them they’re getting it wrong. Obamacare works.

So one more time: If you still need health insurance, you have just three days to get it. Do what I did. Go to, submit an application, and pick a plan that works for you.

It just might change your life.

– MARK BEARDEN, North Carolina resident and self-proclaimed member of the GOP, in an email sent from the White House.

John Boehner, funnyman.

BVT News Roundup 10 February 2014.

BVT News Roundup 4 February 2014.


“If you have specific plans to cut costs, cover more people, increase choice — tell America what you’d do differently. Let’s see if the numbers add up! But let’s not have another forty-something votes to repeal a law that’s helping Americans.”

PRESIDENT OBAMA, challenging Republicans to try and repeal the Affordable Care Act again.

We think they won’t.

BVT News Roundup 13 January 2014.


BVT News Roundup 10 January 2014.


BVT News Roundup 3 January 2014.

(Photo: CJ Gunther / EPA via the NY Daily News)

Afternoon News Read 11 December 2013.

(File photo: Baz Ratner / Reuters via Newsweek)

Evening News Wrap 3 December 2013.

Afternoon News Read 20 November 2013.


“You have Obamacare?”

Host JAY LENO, to former president George W. Bush, who had just remarked that he “wasn’t worried” about his recent heart problems, on The Tonight Show.


(via CBS News)