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OFA's 13 favorite health reform organizing moments of 2013

In the years since the Affordable Care Act passed, Americans have seen increasingly better coverage and lower costs. On October 1st of this year, the new marketplace opened—now, people looking to get covered have more options, and no one can be denied coverage ever again.

Here are OFA's favorite moments in a year of progress on health reform, as chosen by organizers themselves:

1. Volunteers kicked off Action August by celebrating President Obama’s birthday and talking to their friends and neighbors about Obamacare.

2. They even took the party to the beach.

3. All year long, volunteers have been working to spread the word about how Obamacare is working for children like Anna.

4. And kids like Zoe.

5. And young adults like Rosetta.

6. And parents like Sally, too.

7. On October 1st, the new marketplace opened.

8. When a group of Tea Party Republicans in Congress tried (and failed) to stop Obamacare by shutting down the government in October, OFA volunteers were out spreading the word in their communities about the benefits of the new marketplace.

9. In November, volunteers from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., for the OFA Obamacare Summit. Organizers swapped stories, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick spoke about the law's benefits, and Obamacare supporters got fired up. Oh, and a special visitor stopped by:

10. We got talking with our friends and neighbors.

11. We got talking with our family.

12. We got talking out in our communities and with local news outlets.

13. And then millions of people got health insurance, some for the first time. No more pre-existing conditions. No more lifetime limits. No more charging women more. Just great coverage.

As we head into 2014, OFA is gaining momentum. We're putting organizers on the ground across the country, and building up volunteer teams to help spread the word. Be a part of this movement—chip in today.
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