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Michelle Obama Talks Insurance Reform

Michelle Obama Talks Insurance Reform

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks in the White House’s East Room on Friday (November 13).

Focusing on issues that older women face in health insurance, Michelle assured older women that a health care overhaul won’t keep them from Medicare benefits and that the change in health care will bring costs down.

“My husband believes that Medicare is a sacred part of America’s social safety net and it’s a safety net that he will protect – he will protect – with health insurance reform,” she said.

Three women, invited by the White House, spoke about personal incidents they’d had with paying for medical coverage and dealing with health insurance problems before the First Lady spoke.

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  • kayla

    the only thing she should be talking about is a reform on her face

  • America

    Love you Mrs. Obama

  • Anna

    She is beautiful, intelligent , kind and loving to her family and her country.
    Rock on M.O.

  • j

    kayla go breathe underwater.

    love the Obamas <3

  • What is wrong with her???

    Belts are not supposed to be worn that high up. Is she Urkel??? It looks ridiculous!!!

  • jeimy

    I love her but please. tha’s enough with the belts!!!

  • #5

    I guess you must be very jealous that you are not a Princeton graduate who now lives in the White House of the greatest country in the world and is married to a man that loves you completely…..
    Makes sense.

  • Taylo

    Belt? Not working so good.

  • Shiolo

    Yeah , love Mitchell but lose the belt-ugly

  • Liz

    She’s just another one of Barack’s “props”.

  • g!na

    I really hope if this universal healthcare passes that MEDICARE & MEDICAID will not be messed with!

  • Megan

    This is it, this is the last time I am visiting this blog. It has become too political for me. It’s a shame since I have been a fan in the past.

  • mailey

    she always looks good in bright and bold colors.

  • mary

    like the dress the belt seems a little much.

  • Bob

    Love her! She’s so much smarter than her husband. She needs to start making all the decisions just like Hillary did for Bill.

  • josephine

    Hey #7, aren’t you overreacting a bit too much to what #5 said? #5′s only talking about belts. MO may be all that you said she is (tho some may not even agree with that), but she possesses no fashion sense whatsoever when it comes to her penchant for wearing belts cinched tightly right under her bustline . And no-one can deny that picture 10 looks particularly dreadful.

  • Kim

    Yuck, can’t stand her and know many other people who can’t as well. She’s a mean person and looks it. We all know how she feels about America.

  • monkeydo

    hate the belt thing with most of her outfits. Fire her personal asst.

    I believe she overdid the eyebrow lift.

  • Annabelle

    Her, Obama , Pelosi and the rest of the #$%^& need to shut up. Unless they give us same insurance covarage as they have, we are screwed. Anybody who thinks this health plan is good idea, you watch. You’ll be crying soon.

  • Mary Ring

    I think it is essential that we have affordable health care. Too many people cannot afford it.

  • tina

    One mean looking lady. I’m betting she wears the pants in the family.

  • happy girl

    classy, smart lady. why do smart girls get called mean? she is smart, a loving mom, and a lawyer from harvard and princeton. a class act. love the clothes. looks like what she wore on jay leno. classy. the belt not great but i like the look.

  • laughalot

    Who in their right mind would call this woman ”attractive”? l wouldn’t and neither should anyone else.

  • Nina

    #1 kayla @ 11/13/2009 at 9:21 pm
    the only thing she should be talking about is a reform on her face
    LOL at this comment!!
    So funny!

  • Birgit

    I wish she’d hang up those gawd-awful belts… *sigh* and she had better hair-days. That is absolutely no outfit to promote health care reform to medival US.

  • gisele

    geez lady, sit up straight and lose that belt!!! does she have a chest or not? she’s so lame.

  • Oh….how…..lovely…

    She may have a Princeton degree but she doesn’t even know how to dress herself properly. This woman needs a stylist stat! It’s embarrassing that our first lady can’t even dress herself with even the tiniest amount of class. She dressed hella better when her hubby was runnung for Pres. Now that he’s in the White House she’s gone willy nilly with her attire. She should not be allowed to purchase one more belt and they should confiscate the ones she owns. What in tarnation is going on? Does she not have a mirror in the house?

  • Oh….how…..lovely…

    Actually the outfit, without the belt, is ok. We need a “belt raider” to sneak into the house!! It’s for the good of our country!

  • anon

    Enough with the fugly boob belts!

  • Jen

    I think she looks great except for that belt. A belt is a great accessory but it doesnt work for every single outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and lately ive been seeing her with belts with almost everything she wears, and especially putting a belt that thick and that high up with that outfit, just does not goooooo…..

  • plez

    She needs to stop wearing those belts.

  • @23

    @laughalot: Who in their right mind wouldn’t think that you’re just a narrow minded bigot. Let me tell you, most of us do. Btw, looks aren’t everything.

  • QueenOfTrashin

    This woman wears the stupidest stuff! Her waist is just below her neck as it is and then she puts a belt under her no-boobs to emphasize her high waist. Just ridiculous. She should wear some drop-waisted outfits once in a while, so that she looks long and lean, not stumpy and stupid.

  • Oh….how…..lovely…

    She has Fred Mertz syndrome. Pear shaped first lady.

  • Open Your Eyes America

    From Canada Free Press. The Media here will not tell you the truth.
    This is where your tax dollars are going…

    Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers:

    Mamie Eisenhower : 1 paid for personally out of President’s salary

    Jackie Kennedy: 1

    Roseline Carter: 1

    Barbara Bush: 1

    Hilary Clinton: 3

    Laura Bush: 1

    Michele Obama: 22

    How things have changed! If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Ms Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by YOU, John Q. Public:

    Michele Obama’s personal staff:
    1. $172,200 – Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
    2. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Dep Asst to President and Dir of Policy And Projects for First Lady)
    3. $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (Spec Asst to the President and WH Social Sec for Mrs. Obama)
    4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Spec Asst to President and Dir of Communications for First Lady)
    5. $100,000 – Winter, Melissa E. (Spec Asst to President and Dep Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
    6. $90,000 – Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
    7. $84,000 – Lel yveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
    8. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
    9. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
    10. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
    11. $64,000 – Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
    12. $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Dep Director of Scheduling & Events Coord For The First Lady)
    13. $60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
    14. $57,500 – Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
    15. $52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Assoc Dir and Dep Press Secretary To The First Lady)
    16. $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Spec Asst for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
    17. $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
    18. $43,000 – Tubman, Samanth a (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
    19. $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
    20. $36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
    21. $35,000 – Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
    22. $35,000 – Jackson, Deilia A. (Dep Assoc Dir of Correspondence for the First Lady)
    (total = $1,591,200 in annual salaries)

    There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady’s social life. One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense.

    Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and “First Hairstylist” Johnny
    Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One to Europe .

  • Oh….how…..lovely…

    Open Your Eyes America

    Yes, I’ve seen that tally before. They obviously need to fire the hair stylist and replace him with a clothing stylist. But, as far as the other stuff, it is an abomination for her to even need that much assistance. The Pres needs all the help he can get though.

  • Lucy Lovers

    What an inspirational woman! she is a good mother and wife, too!

  • http://justjared deke

    She makes me ill.

  • Orchid

    28 Oh….how…..lovely… @ 11/14/2009 at 10:47 am

    Does she not have a mirror in the house?
    I am sure there are many mirrors in the house. The problem is she likes what she sees in those mirrors!

  • Kelly Cool

    We need more activist females in office. –

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  • lakers fan in boston

    she’s fugs
    but i kinda like what she’s wearing so i wont be 2 hard on her
    im neither really for or against the reform, as long as it doesnt do anything 2 my insurance im fine
    or that ill have 2 pay more because of this reform

  • marla

    Oh look the Teabaggers are in in full force. Sorry guys but hanging teas around the rim of your stetson hats are not considered a sane fashion
    in the NORMAL WORLD.
    As for you open your eyes .sorry to burst your bubbles but the first lady’s fashion sense does not cost so much. She came into office wearing clothes that are sensible and CHEAP. by the way stop drinking the faux news koolaid because if that’s true they will be under investigation right now.

  • marla

    @Open Your Eyes America:
    And one more thing your Qouting the Canada Free Press? how idiotic you think some posters can be. That’s the reason why it’s called “Free” they operate under the assumption that freedom of speech can be be abusive without legal implications. Your source are also questionable because how can Canadian newspaper have inside information on the financial aspect of the Whitehouse.
    I don’t think your really Canadian , you why? because most Canadians are smart and your not. Canadian are smart, because we have an outstanding education system here, that’s why people here are not swayed by lies and deceits by selfish political party. And that’s why the Conservative Party here is more effective than in America because they know that if they lied they can be booted out.

  • to Maria

    You must not be taking part of that great education there…

    Just be smitten by the “hollywoodization” of the Obamas like a lot of Americans while they and their administration rape the country.

  • Green Eyes

    Reply to #5 – OMG that Urkel is just too funny, except that you’re right.
    First of all, what’s with all these stupid belts – they are NOT in style.
    Secondly, why are they up so high – are they pushups – LOL.
    Who is her fashion adviser? Whoever it is does NOT have her best interests in mind because her belted outfits look ridiculous!!
    I am NOT bashing her or her husband, just those stupid belts.

  • julie

    go Michelle! you look great, so smart and classy, you are better off than all the haters lol,

  • How about this Maria



  • Vanessa Valentino

    Change is going to happen. People just don’t like change. –

  • Lauren

    Love her! And for all you haters: I bet she’s hotter, tougher, smarter, happier, and in a more loving relationship that y’all. Jealousy is an ugly thing…