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OBAMACARE REAL ENROLLMENT: JUST 1.7% OF UNINSURED COVERED
Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2014 | by WYNTON HALL

Posted on 03/31/2014 5:32:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Obamacare, the plan purportedly created to provide health coverage for the uninsured, has enrolled just 1.7% of America's 48.6 million uninsured.

News of the disastrous numbers comes as nervous Democrats and President Barack Obama, ahead of the November midterm elections, did their best on Monday's enrollment deadline to put a positive spin on the deeply unpopular Obamacare program. The latest Associated Press poll finds that Obamacare has now hit an all-time low approval rating of just 26 percent.

The White House now claims an Obamacare enrollment figure of six million people. However, according to The New York Times, at least 20% of those never paid their premiums to activate coverage, leaving them uninsured. That drops the number down to 4.8 million.

Next, as Washington Post columnist Ed Rogers notes, "the official HHS numbers still include duplicate enrollments." No one knows how many duplicate enrollments are in the stack; the White House refuses to say.

However, given the disastrous Obamacare website failures, it is reasonable to imagine that the pile is riddled with numerous "false start" applications.

That leaves the most important question: How many people are gaining insurance who were previously uninsured? After all, that was the stated reason for Obamacare in the first place. McKinsey & Co. says that only 27% of those who have picked a plan through Obamacare were previously uninsured.

Moreover, McKinsey says these individuals have an unusually high rate of failing to pay their first month's premium. "Only 53 percent of them had paid their first premium, compared with 86 percent of the previously insured," reports CNBC.

Even conceding the White House its alleged six million enrollment figure (which, again, includes duplicates and incomplete applications), that would mean that just 810,000 of paying Obamacare customers were previously uninsured, a figure that represents 1.7% of America's...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare; obama; obamacare; obamcare
Obama lies, people die.
1 posted on 03/31/2014 5:32:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

DeathCARE from Obama and Pelosi.

Alex, What was written in prison, passed without reading,
and is still murdering Americans while stealing
their homes?


2 posted on 03/31/2014 5:35:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Jim Robinson
America's 48.6 million uninsured

That was the number before my employer dropped our coverage Jan. 1, and my brother's employer just dropped his. I am a sure there are millions of others like us who had their health insurance torpedoed by the Obasturd.

3 posted on 03/31/2014 5:38:31 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

I’m pretty sure that an honest assessment would show that fewer Americans have health insurance today than did when Obama got elected.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 5:39:59 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Jim Robinson

That makes “the covered” very perilously close to being....The One Percent..doesnt it.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 5:41:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jim Robinson

Eventual crash and burn.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m pretty sure that an honest assessment would show that fewer Americans have jobs today than did when Obama got elected.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 5:45:57 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Jim Robinson

8 posted on 03/31/2014 5:47:03 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Robinson

I never have to worry about a premium, applying for benefits or being covered on Medicaid - all one has to do is show their card, make a copayment and that’s it.

This is America’s version of Canada’s Medicare. And you never see a bill.

With Obamacare, the Democrats took the worst of private health insurance and single payer and created a system that’s inefficient, inadequate, costs a ton and simply sucks.

No wonder’s its unpopular. That’s why they will pay for it.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 5:48:02 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Diogenesis

The meme of the Obama years...utter failure, inept execution, ignorance on parade...yet continued cult worship from the left and uneducated.

10 posted on 03/31/2014 5:49:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jim Robinson

This is an obscenity.


11 posted on 03/31/2014 5:50:55 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Which comes nowhere close to fulfilling its proclaimed goal at an acceptable cost.

We can have private insurance or state run health care. Mixing them up like a salad doesn’t work.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 5:53:46 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jim Robinson

At the end of the day, just another socialist power grab. More free stuff for the low-information voter.


13 posted on 03/31/2014 6:01:52 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s an amazing number - 1.7% ... unbelievable. And someone else said that there are more uninsured people now than when Obama came into office.

I’m fortunate right now to just pick up Medicare ... and then ... tomorrow also pick up my Medigap plan. That will mean that I don’t pay any deductibles, no copays, no “anything” at all for all my medical stuff, including even a year in the hospital (if that were the case) — nothing besides my monthly premium.


14 posted on 03/31/2014 6:02:20 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Jim Robinson

Even accepting that number, how many had insurance, got cancelled, and had to go to Obamacare? Liars, all...


15 posted on 03/31/2014 6:26:49 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I’m pretty sure that an honest assessment would show that fewer Americans have health insurance today than did when Obama got elected”

absolutely. but we’ll never hear about it.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 6:29:49 PM PDT by willywill
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To: Jim Robinson

Bump


17 posted on 03/31/2014 6:32:08 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Jim Robinson

Mission accomplished by team Obama.
Raise taxes, wreck the economy, screw the middle class, screw the “rich” doctors, weaken the military, piss off America’s allies, embolden our enemies and on and on.

Part of the plan of the CPUSA president and his party.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 6:36:02 PM PDT by Texas resident (The democrat party is now the CPUSA)
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To: Jim Robinson

One of the major goals of Obama has been accomplished - that of getting millions more on the Fed health care roles (i.e. millions more Democrat voters). This has been done through the Medicaid expansions (in states that approved it) and through generous premium subsidies. Now that they’re established, these bennies will never be rescinded.

To heck with the rest of the debacle. The steady march toward socialism has advanced mightily.


19 posted on 03/31/2014 7:31:37 PM PDT by randita
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To: Jim Robinson

Typical liberal government in action. Has all of the hallmarks:

“Good” Intentions.

Growth of Bureaucracy.

Tens of billions wasted.

Loss Of Liberty.

End Result: Failure....


20 posted on 03/31/2014 7:42:07 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ClearCase_guy; Jim Robinson

But wait. Valerie Jarrett is covered. Greezy sleezy.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 8:16:47 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: willywill; ClearCase_guy
absolutely. but we’ll never hear about it.

I just told you about it. But I know you meant we will never hear about from the obama controlled MSM.

22 posted on 03/31/2014 8:23:53 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Jim Robinson

Interesting. At least I thought many of the uninsured enrollees would be those with pre existing conditions. Yet if under two percent, then it stands to reason most of those enrolling are ones who LOST their insurance due to this absolute disaster.

And I beat there’s a high percentage of enrollees who haven’t paid their premiums either.


23 posted on 03/31/2014 8:27:18 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: KoRn
The Obamacare deadline
24 posted on 03/31/2014 8:46:37 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: goldstategop

As Nancy Pelosi said, “embrace the suck.”


25 posted on 03/31/2014 9:17:29 PM PDT by cpdiii
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To: Star Traveler
I'm fortunate right now...

Yes, for now. Who knows how this obamacrap law will affect those on Medicare, and I am one of us. And what about the many who have lost their health insurance due to this dreadful law?

My only hope is that the Republicans will win the Senate in November and collectively have the courage to impeach this destructive man in our White House. And that's just the beginning of house-cleaning the Federal government.

26 posted on 03/31/2014 10:45:44 PM PDT by IIntense (WH)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Even worse, it’s not unreasonable to think that at least 50% of that 1.7% are people who lost their previous insurance due entirely to obozocare.


27 posted on 03/31/2014 10:52:10 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: Jim Robinson

What has this man-child and his sycophants brought us to? The safe course is to ALWAYS assume that the Administration is lying through its teeth.


28 posted on 03/31/2014 11:00:21 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Jim Robinson

Yesterday the White House announced that 9 billion people had enrolled in 0bamacare. When asked how that was possible with a World Population of only around 7 billion people? White House press secretary Jay Carney stated, “The numbers may be off a smidgen, but far exceed the original goal.” I guess that’s as accurate as anything else we get from this administration these days.


29 posted on 04/01/2014 2:19:10 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Jim Robinson; sickoflibs; Grampa Dave; GOPJ; ken5050
Even if the terminally stupid accede to the Boobamba admin's laughable last-minute "six million enrollees" figure (which includes duplicates and incompletes), that means just 810,000 of paying O/care customers were previously uninsured......a paltry 1.7% of America's uninsured......

DUMMCRAT PROBLEMS ACCELERATE The sting of the electorate is soon to be unleashed----voters steaming from broken promises, the disastrous online rollout, hundreds of thousands of policy cancellations, sticker shock over minimal coverage, ruinous deductibles, fleeing doctors, chaotic hospital networks, plus Obama's self-serving changes and delays in the law to make himself look good.

FOREGONE CONCLUSION: Obamacare is a blunder of Ceausescuian proportions.

30 posted on 04/01/2014 4:37:27 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
...voters steaming from broken promises, the disastrous online rollout, hundreds of thousands of policy cancellations, sticker shock over minimal coverage, ruinous deductibles, fleeing doctors, chaotic hospital networks, plus Obama's self-serving changes and delays in the law to make himself look good.

Good points Liz, but the MSM focuses on 'how many people are signing up'. The 'sign up' farce ignores the 800 pound gorilla in the room... if people don't sign up they'll be fined (now or down the road) AND be on the wrong side of the IRS.

I could sell dog shit to people if the alternative to them buying it was a fine of 1% of their gross annual salary AND the threat of being put on an IRS list...

31 posted on 04/01/2014 7:19:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2012/12/12/u-s-physicist-tom-fife-obama-was-groomed-to-be-president-)
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To: BobP

The MF has broken the law 38 times so far on one piece of legislation. He is setting records that will never be broken.


32 posted on 04/01/2014 7:22:56 AM PDT by safetysign
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To: Jim Robinson; Liz

One of the interesting trends has been the basic failure of Hispanics to enroll in ObozoCare.

One of our relatives is a semi retired/part time ER nurse in the Midwest. She said the illegals, there, are afraid to sign up. Of course, they still receive free ER care at every hospital she is aware of. Of course 98% of that ER care is basically primary care at a high cost to the rest of us.

We have a younger friend, who is a fairly heavy hitter in the wine industry and a part time consultant for good restaurants after a couple of decades as a chef.

The restaurant owners are equal opportunity with the larger restaurants, few in any employees regardless of race or gender are now working over 28 hours per week in their restaurants. So many of these workers are making ends meet by working elsewhere for cash under the table. They are afraid to go on line to enroll because of the potential IRS problems. So they are bare re any insurance. Most are young and healthy and will pay cash for the few times they need a doctor. If they need ER care, they will let the hospital and the rest of us eat the costs.

Finally, Hispanic/American business owners don’t trust the sign up sites. They have been advised that entering their financial data on the ObozoScare sites could probably make them open for identity theft.


33 posted on 04/01/2014 7:28:22 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: All
WHO KNEW? Turns out O/Care is a multi-billion dollar slush fund to consolidate Democrat power. That sanguine look on HHS Secy Sibelius's face is a dead giveaway.

Q. Why all the O/Care dilly-dallying, delays, fixits, extentions, enrollment flim-flam?

A. Secy Sibelius is (1) aiding and abetting Scumocrats to plug O/Care enrollees into Democrat voter rolls.....,and, (2) helping Obama to wire- transfer tax dollars billions. And remember, taxpayers....once in the hands of the Dummycrat criminal hordes, the tax billions are untraceable.

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ACA SEC. 4002. PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND.

(a) PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this section to establish a Prevention and Public Health Fund (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Fund’’), to be administered through the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and help restrain the rate of growth in private and public sector health care costs.

(b) FUNDING.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, and appropriated, to the Fund, out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated—

(1) for fiscal year 2010, $500,000,000;
(2) for fiscal year 2011, $750,000,000;
(3) for fiscal year 2012, $1,000,000,000;
(4) for fiscal year 2013, $1,250,000,000;
(5) for fiscal year 2014, $1,500,000,000; and
(6) for fiscal year 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, $2,000,000,000.

(c) USE OF FUND.—The Secretary shall transfer amounts in the Fund to accounts within the Department of Health and Human Services to increase funding, over the fiscal year 2008 level, for programs authorized by the Public Health Service Act, for prevention, wellness, and public health activities including prevention research and health screenings, such as the Community Transformation grant program, the Education and Outreach Campaign for Preventive Benefits, and immunization programs.

(d) TRANSFER AUTHORITY.—The Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of may provide for the transfer of funds in the Fund to eligible activities under this section, subject to subsection (c).

34 posted on 04/01/2014 7:33:35 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Grampa Dave
Hispanic/American business owners don’t trust the sign up sites. They have been advised that entering their financial data on the ObozoScare sites could probably make them open for identity theft.

Oh, yes enrolling in O/Care unveils lotsa stuff a person would rather not reveal.

<><> enrolling determines the number of govt checks they are cashing,

<><> enrolling determines if falsified govt documents were filed to get US benefits,

<><> whether taxes are paid on all of their income,

<><> whether they have valid SS numbers,

<><> whether they have valid driver's licenses,

<><> whether they receive payment(s) from foreign entities,

<><> whether they receive payments from tax-exempt latino groups,

<><> whether they are listed as lobbyists for latino pressure groups,

<><> determines how many multiple EITC refund forms a person filed,

<><> determines whether non-existent children were claimed on EITC forms,

<><> determines who is paying their expenses,

<><> whether they have rap sheets here; in a foreign land, <><> whether they are now, or have ever been, members of violent reconquista groups.

35 posted on 04/01/2014 7:54:38 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz

La Raza needs to send out your list:

Oh, yes enrolling in O/Care unveils lotsa stuff a person would rather not reveal.

<><> enrolling determines the number of govt checks they are cashing,

<><> enrolling determines if falsified govt documents were filed to get US benefits,

<><> whether taxes are paid on all of their income,

<><> whether they have valid SS numbers,

<><> whether they have valid driver’s licenses,

<><> whether they receive payment(s) from foreign entities,

<><> whether they receive payments from tax-exempt latino groups,

<><> whether they are listed as lobbyists for latino pressure groups,

<><> determines how many multiple EITC refund forms a person filed,

<><> determines whether non-existent children were claimed on EITC forms,

<><> determines who is paying their expenses,

<><> whether they have rap sheets here; in a foreign land, <><> whether they are now, or have ever been, members of violent reconquista groups.


36 posted on 04/01/2014 8:49:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: Jim Robinson

And... considering the regime’s operatives planted themselves at Mexican consulates in order to sign up Mexican nationals, along with the many thousands of illegals who were “accidentally” signed up...how many of this “7 million” figure are actual, legitimate, paid enrollees?


37 posted on 04/01/2014 10:51:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Grampa Dave
La Raza needs to send out your list to their vast membership:

Mmmmmm........that's a very good idea b/c enrolling in O/Care unveils lotsa stuff a person would rather not reveal. Plus everything mentioned incurs serious jail time.

Enrolling in O/Care determines the number of govt checks they are cashing, <><> enrolling determines if falsified govt documents were filed to get US benefits, <><> whether taxes are paid on all of their income, <><> whether they have valid SS numbers, <<><> whether they have valid driver's licenses, <><> whether they receive payment(s) from foreign entities, <><> whether they receive payments from tax-exempt latino groups, <><> whether they are listed as lobbyists for latino pressure groups, <><> determines how many multiple EITC refund forms a person filed, <><> determines whether non-existent children were claimed on EITC forms, <><> determines who is paying their expenses, <><> whether they have rap sheets here; in a foreign land.

38 posted on 04/01/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT by Liz
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