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Question: How many of the Uninsured have computers?
October 3, 2013 | MrChips

Posted on 10/03/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT by MrChips

I mean, it's sort of a big oversight, isn't it? All these poor uninsured people out there who are supposed to log on to a website and sign up. How many don't even have a computer? How many don't know how to use one? I mean, like duh! What am I missing?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: obamacare

1 posted on 10/03/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT by MrChips
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To: MrChips

They’ll get a computer and a phone.


2 posted on 10/03/2013 7:18:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MrChips

I was thinking the same thing.. Especially the illegal aliens.


3 posted on 10/03/2013 7:22:22 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: MrChips

I think that’s the job of the “navigators.” Aren’t people supposed to go to some center, or whatever, to sign up for this crap? I’d go look, but I don’t want to be followed.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 7:23:35 PM PDT by madison10
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To: MrChips

Funny they all have phones, don’t they? They can go to the library? Or a social worker? A neighbor or relative?


5 posted on 10/03/2013 7:23:41 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: madison10

In at least one state, navigators were going door to door, which is very creepy.


6 posted on 10/03/2013 7:24:21 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: MrChips

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304906704579111433416080064.html

Someone will find a way to make endruns around the *system*.

Meet Brendan Mahoney, the young man who is saving ObamaCare. He’s 30 years old, a third-year law student at the University of Connecticut. He’s actually been insured for the past three years—in 2011 and 2012 through a $2,400-a-year school-sponsored health plan, and this year through “a high-deductible, low-premium plan that cost about $39 a month through a UnitedHealthcare subsidiary.” But he wanted to see what ObamaCare had to offer.

He tried logging in to the exchange’s website at 8:45 a.m. yesterday, which is impressive in itself. Most young people don’t get up that early. “He said the system could not verify his identity.” So he called the toll-free help line, whose operator also encountered computer trouble. “But then he logged on a second time, he said, and the system worked.”

“Once it got running, it was fast,” Mahoney tells the Courant. “It really made my day. It’s a lot like TurboTax.” He obtained insurance through ObamaCare. Now, he says, “if I get sick, I’ll definitely go to the doctor.” Even better, if he stays healthy, he won’t need to go to a doctor, and his premiums will support chronically ill policyholders on the wrong side of 40.

So, how much of a premium is strapping young Brendan Mahoney paying to help make ObamaCare work? Oops. The Courant reports that Mahoney “said that by filling out the application online, he discovered he was eligible for Medicaid. So, beginning next year, he won’t pay any premium at all.”


7 posted on 10/03/2013 7:24:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: MrChips
What you're missing is that 0bama gave millions of dollars to 'non-profit' organizations such as Planned Parenthood to act as 'navigators' to sign up the very people you're worried about.
8 posted on 10/03/2013 7:27:43 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: MrChips

You are not suppose to ask this question. You cannot make sense to a nonsensical government. Shame on you.


9 posted on 10/03/2013 7:28:50 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Yo-Yo

Can’t they just use their Obamaphones?


10 posted on 10/03/2013 7:31:25 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

It sounds worse than needing a computer. It appears that you made need a life-lock subscription to go with that.

Probably a little experience with coding too. You never know, you might have to counter-hack...


11 posted on 10/03/2013 7:33:50 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Fungi

I sorry. I be bad.


12 posted on 10/03/2013 7:34:39 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: CommieCutter

I have Lifelock. It didn’t stop the IRS from stealing my Soc. Sec. number and giving it to someone else. Identity Theft is alive and well.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 7:36:14 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

They can just go down to their local planned parenthood office to sign up.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 7:37:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: MrChips

Let me guess they Ain’t got no access at the pubic libery cause the ain’t got no ID so can’t get no libery card. Friggin racist Publicans strikes agin!


15 posted on 10/03/2013 7:37:11 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MrChips

Yeah, but they might be scared of 800 F1UCKYO number.


16 posted on 10/03/2013 7:38:33 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: MrChips

My dad has been going through this crap with his Air Force retirement pay. The system sucks.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 7:38:52 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: MrChips

There is a program to give high speed internet to the “poor*” for $10 a month, guaranteed for up to 2 years. YOU pay for this with a tax on your internet service.

*Poor defined as having a school kid on the free lunch program (in some cities they are putting all kids on free lunch)


18 posted on 10/03/2013 7:38:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sacajaweau

H#ll, just give ‘em free EVERYTHING...don’t make anyone pay for food, gas, car insurance, rent/mortgage, car, college, plastic surgery, dental work/veneers, movies, a/c.....


19 posted on 10/03/2013 7:41:06 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: MrChips

This thing is supposed to fail. They figured out a short time back that it wasn’t even going to get started so they rigged the computers so they won’t handle the traffic. They keep saying people are signing up but can’t show one person who has done it. Beckel, on Hannity, said Millions are signing up. When he was asked to name one he switched to “You guys are slamming this so people won’t go on and sign up.” obamacare is as good as dead in the water.

The democrat disappointment is it wasn’t supposed to fail until millions actually got signed up. Then they could switch to single payer. Now they’re in a panic and don’t know what to do.


20 posted on 10/03/2013 7:42:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: CommieCutter

I’d like to sit and watch Bob Beckel go online and sign up. I want to see him give his SS number to some stranger.


21 posted on 10/03/2013 7:44:59 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: MrChips

Obamaphones , they have Internet if the drones don’t have another way


22 posted on 10/03/2013 7:45:35 PM PDT by FarmDad
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To: MrChips

You talking about the poor welfare recipients who have $400.00 sneakers,$500.00 XBox setups (with kinect and Grand Theft Auto v), and 600.00 IPhones? I doubt it.


23 posted on 10/03/2013 8:03:14 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: MrChips

11


24 posted on 10/03/2013 8:04:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MrChips

Not only computers, but the latest cell phones, large flat screen TVs with the full cable package, cars with the flashy rims, gold dental work, bling that could sink a boat, not one but two pairs of $400 sneakers, and all the food you can eat from their EBT card. Because they got all this stuff, they do not having anything left for health care, so you and I have to pay for that also.


25 posted on 10/03/2013 8:06:18 PM PDT by gusty
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To: MrChips

Not looked downthread, but I am sure it is suggested most all have Obunga smartphones with far more capable data capabilities than my wretched cell phone...............I cannot even send a picture to anyone........


26 posted on 10/03/2013 8:24:27 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

HOW MANY HAVE TATOOS!


27 posted on 10/03/2013 8:32:00 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: MrChips

I do, and I’m uninsured.


28 posted on 10/03/2013 8:37:40 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: PghBaldy

I lost access 12 years ago and the library worked for me.

Some folks just don’t give a chit. Obama supports that.


29 posted on 10/03/2013 8:49:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
HOW MANY HAVE TATOOS!

Good field work for those that live in appropriate areas (inner city) is to do a study of how many tattoo parlors have signs out in plain view claiming to accept EBT?

I went into a rage seeing a local Chevron station with a big banner out front proclaiming accepting EBT until someone said it was only for the junk food in the mini-mart, not gasoline.

30 posted on 10/03/2013 9:01:47 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Sacajaweau
They’ll get a computer and a phone.

And a handy, vote-from-the-comfort-of-your-lounge-chair-in-front-of-your-big-screen kit/app.

31 posted on 10/04/2013 3:07:24 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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