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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    How can 7 million be touted as a success when dollar one has not been paid on those policies?

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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Yes, that is what is being announced. It seems that the GOP hope for demise of the ACA has failed miserably. I am not surprised. There is a precedent for them to be on the losing side and it seems to be pickling up steam...like the ACA



    Carney: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million - CNN.com
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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    This is an infinitesimally small fraction of the 48 million uninsured that it was targeted for.
    I feel like I should also point out that the 7 million enrolled in the exchanges does not include as many as 2 million more who became covered under the medicaid expansion. And that number would be higher had 20+ states not rejected the increased medicaid funding.

    I also feel like I should point out that there is a difference between losing insurance and losing coverage. While some of those enrollments may very well be from people who are replacing outdated insurance policies, I am heartened when I see that some 64% of exchange enrollees are aged 18-55, ages where you generally expect to see the least amount of health concerns popping up (as a general trend, compared to the whole population). With that in mind and the fact that millions more have other private insurance or are covered through medicaid/medicare and its derivatives, the health market just got a lot healthier.
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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    Quote Originally Posted by darkrecess View Post
    I feel like I should also point out that the 7 million enrolled in the exchanges does not include as many as 2 million more who became covered under the medicaid expansion. And that number would be higher had 20+ states not rejected the increased medicaid funding.
    Its still a pathetically small number, why do you think the democrat party hyped the ACA when it has turned out like this? Probably just to play politics, right?

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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its still a pathetically small number, why do you think the democrat party hyped the ACA when it has turned out like this? Probably just to play politics, right?
    Actually it's a damn huge number. I wish there was a real way to know how many of the 7 million were from the previously uninsured, but I can bet most of the 2 million medicaid expansion enrollee's were previously uninsured. Now we just need to find a way to further expand medicaid into states like Louisiana and Georgia, states where there is almost a real health care crisis due to the huge numbers of uninsured Americans. And considering this is the first year that the law has been active (the exchanges and what not), it will take a few years to get people into the system.

    What would really help is if conservatives weren't forcing austerity upon us like some kind of miracle cure.

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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Yes, that is what is being announced. It seems that the GOP hope for demise of the ACA has failed miserably. I am not surprised. There is a precedent for them to be on the losing side and it seems to be pickling up steam...like the ACA

    Carney: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million - CNN.com
    How many were uninsured before Obama, and of those, how many have actually paid their first premium?

    What is the demographic brake down for who chose what kind of plan?

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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    Quote Originally Posted by darkrecess View Post
    Actually it's a damn huge number.
    Lets pretend the figure given by the whitehouse is correct. Thats 2% of the population, and of those only a small fraction didn't have coverage before.

    2% is not a "damn huge number", especially after a unilateral democrat party mandate.

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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    It's a huge success. A hugely successful gigantic entitlement program.

    Now what about affordable healthcare for everyone else? This bill will not lower costs. Doesn't Obama care about the 150 million working Americans who get insurance through our employers?
    Obama hates employers---- "they didn't build that".

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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    What I expect to happen now is the RWers starting to talk about overcrowding in ERs due to them people suddenly having insurnace and seeking excessive healtcare. And Mrs Jones in Newark could not get her Tuesday afternoon appointment because her doctor was booked or something. Guess they woudl have to admit more people have insurance to say that. Well, bet that is next anyway.
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    Re: Obamacare enrollment hits 7 million

    I had not heard a figure on how many had real insurance before. Do you have reliable numbers or are you just saying "small fraction" to stick with the talking points?
    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Lets pretend the figure given by the whitehouse is correct. Thats 2% of the population, and of those only a small fraction didn't have coverage before.

    2% is not a "damn huge number", especially after a unilateral democrat party mandate.
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