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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Why is it shocking? Everyone knows Fox News is a Republican media outlet. I get you are being facetious, but it's rather silly on something like this.

    Fox News will eventually post it once they figure out how to spin the 6 million number (difference between signups and paid enrollees, most likely).
    Of course they will. And it will be buried.

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Does it really matter to you? Let's say all of them have paid, would you call Obamacare a success?
    Not if it was old people in immediate need of treatment that had insurance to begin with, no.

    If it consisted of young and/or healthy people that paid, then there'd be some promise in that number.

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Not if it was old people in immediate need of treatment that had insurance to begin with, no.

    If it consisted of young and/or healthy people that paid, then there'd be some promise in that number.
    But you wouldn't call it a success?

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    What happened to the 40 million people clamoring all over each other in need of healthcare?

    Did we just change the entire system for $6 million people, most of which are old people that already had insurance but had to sign up for this to continue treatment they were receiving?
    Not true. Once you turn 65, you are eligible for Medicare, and no longer eligible for ACA.
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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    I too am curious. The article is pretty ambiguous about it.

    White House Announces 6 Million Obamacare 'Sign-Ups,' But Number of Uninsured Enrollees Remains A Mystery - Forbes

    This forbes article does a pretty good job explaining it. Essentially, you have to pay at least one month of premiums in order to be officially "enrolled" in health insurance. Sign ups are people who have signed up for insurance but haven't paid for it yet.
    Ok, I think that makes sense. How many people have paid, thus far?

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    The White House announced that 6 million people entered some kind of information on the websites. No mention of how many of them actually paid. No mention of the fact that we were constantly told that there were 48 million uninsured in 2012. No mention of how many of the 6 million were from the group of 5 million whose insurance was cancelled.

    But to the left, this is exciting news?

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The White House announced that 6 million people entered some kind of information on the websites. No mention of how many of them actually paid. No mention of the fact that we were constantly told that there were 48 million uninsured in 2012. No mention of how many of the 6 million were from the group of 5 million whose insurance was cancelled.

    But to the left, this is exciting news?
    Yep, it's their version of "Mission Accomplished".
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Of course they will. And it will be buried.
    No, they'll talk about it on their shows. And ask the same questions as others are asking. They don't carry the President's water blindly.

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yep, it's their version of "Mission Accomplished".
    They apparently have to latch onto something. I guess this is good enough.

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Without creating a new century's worth of terrorists as Bush did, since you're using "Mission Accomplished".
    How much extra money do you think Defense is spending due to Bush's big stupid mouth?
    And how many more men/women died and are maimed for life?
    Will they always have the insurance they need ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yep, it's their version of "Mission Accomplished".
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