Looks like Obamacare is an instant hit in Washington State:
Washington Healthplanfinder today announced nearly 25,000 residents have enrolled in health coverage since Oct. 1. An additional 37,000 residents have completed online applications that are awaiting payment due in December. Washington Healthplanfinder is a new way to find, compare and enroll in health insurance and gain access to free or low-cost health coverage.
That's 62,000 Washingtonians who have already signed up for coverage, in only two weeks! Amazing.
So remember, as House Republicans threaten to force the US government to default on its debt for the first time in its 225 year history, this is what Republicans are fighting for: Taking away affordable health coverage from the 62,000 Washingtonians who just rushed to sign up for it!
Hard to see how that's a winning political strategy, but the Teabaggers claim to have their fingers on the pulse of the nation, so I'll just have to assume that they know what they're doing.
UPDATE: Huh. I wonder if the popularity of Obamacare in Washington State has anything to do with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's sudden change of heart?
“Despite my skepticism, until now I have refrained from public comment on the House budget negotiating strategy. I wanted to give House Republican leaders leeway to craft the best deal they could. But it’s time to reopen the government and ensure we don’t default on our debt. I will not vote for poison pills that have no chance of passing the Senate or being signed into law."