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Does the President Read my Blog?

As if on cue, President Obama responds to my blog with yet more misleading claims.

Graphic sent out in OFA email
Graphic sent out in OFA email
I am on the Organizing for Action email list. I wrote yesterday about the fact that no one has actually gotten an insurance policy from the HealthCare.gov web site.  The "back end" doesn't work yet. In fact, since the state exchanges depend on the federal "back end" for some functions, I have real doubts that anyone in the state exchanges have actually received insurance, because MNSure can't "hand off" the required data.

As if on cue, I got an email today from OFA that is a perfect follow up to the post I put up yesterday.

I offer the OFA email below, without further comment. The graphic is from the email.

Here's an Obamacare number that's hard to argue with:
1.2 million. 
That's how many Americans have signed up for coverage so far since October, according to new data released this week. 
This is exactly why people like us fought so hard for reform for so long -- to actually help people get better, more affordable care. These are results worth writing home, or at least on Facebook and Twitter, about. 
Share this number far and wide today:
    The anti-Obamacare crowd might have more money than our side does, but they don't have numbers like this. This is great news, and shows we're definitely moving in the right direction -- but we're not done yet. So while they keep running their messaging wars with deception and scare tactics, there's nothing better than fighting back with facts like this. 
Share the news about these 1.2 million Americans with your friends and family on Facebook:
http://my.barackobama.com/Share-this-Number-FB
Or tweet it out:
http://my.barackobama.com/Share-this-Number-TW
Seriously, thanks for all your help.
Erin
Erin Hannigan
Health Care Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action

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Donald Lee December 13, 2013 at 04:50 PM
More interesting numbers: http://healthpolicyandmarket.blogspot.com/2013/12/obamacare-week-10a-dearth-of-enrollment.html
Smokin' Joe December 15, 2013 at 07:33 AM
It's always interesting to see how the "other side" portrays you. After getting past the rah-rah, we're the underdog, motivational stuff, I have to wonder if they still actually believe that this is about getting people more affordable healthcare.

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