Tangible good news


Hi, everyone —

If you want tangible evidence that the new health care law is already helping ordinary people, it’s worth talking to one of the 8.5 million Americans who received rebates from their insurance companies this summer. Just ask the folks who got checks in the mail.

Because of the Affordable Care Act, insurers must spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on medical care, instead of overhead like salaries or advertising. If an insurance company does not, it has to give a customer rebate.

It’s a really big deal, and we want to know everyone understands how it works.

Here’s a graphic that breaks things down. Will you share it to help answer questions in your community?

ObamaCare 8.5 m get rebateIf your insurance company spends more than
20% of your premium dollars on administrative costs,
you get a rebate for the difference

ObamaCare forExample

ObamaCare 2012 Total Rebates



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Spotted: at the DNC

Photo credit PBS Newshour/YouTube.

Bill Scott, our Ward 1 Democratic Committeeman and former Borough Council President, is seen here with Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, representing us as delegates to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

At the moment captured here, Bill and Kathi were listening to President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech on Thursday, September 6. These two local Democratic Party stars also appeared onscreen a few other times during the convention, as the TV cameras caught them responding to the speakers.


1/24/12 email from Stephanie Markstein, Chair, West Chester Borough Democratic Committee—

Cassandra JonesWC Borough Committee Members,

It is my pleasure to announce that our own Cassandra Jones will be seeking the endorsement of the Chester County Democratic Committee as a candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 156.

We are fortunate to have her running in this important race against Dan Truitt. Please join me in wishing Cassandra well as she begins this new chapter.

And, Cassandra, on behalf of the West Chester Democratic Committee, may I offer you our full support and enthusiasm.  Please let us know how we can help!