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Obamacare's coverage gap: The poor caught in between
cnn ^ | 10/3/2013 | Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Posted on 10/03/2013 7:15:40 PM PDT by tobyhill

I met a woman named Yvonne in Greenville, South Carolina, where the CNN Express was reporting on the rollout of Obamacare. Yvonne had a big smile and was very excited -- you couldn't miss her.

I first noticed her standing in line, waiting patiently to ask a few questions about health care. Most of the questions I had been asked up until that time revolved around the logistics of signing up, whether they could pick a particular doctor and how much all this was going to cost.

Yvonne, who didn't give her last name, started by telling me that she had been able to get off Medicaid in the past year. Before that, she had been living in her car, intermittently staying with friends. Now she has a place to live, and she's excited about the prospect of finally being able to get private health care insurance for the first time in her life.

Yvonne, 35, told me she works part-time as a hairstylist assistant. She said she makes $9 an hour, which at 20 hours a week works out to about $9,360 a year. She is still impoverished, but considers herself lucky because she's never had a major illness.

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1 posted on 10/03/2013 7:15:40 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Obamacare. Its like a strip mall proctology clinic.


2 posted on 10/03/2013 7:17:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Obamacare. Its like a strip mall proctology clinic.

It reminds me of a figure-8 race, with clown cars and Chinese Fire Drills.

3 posted on 10/03/2013 7:19:09 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tobyhill

The poor reporter missed with Bevin was saying. Where is the money going to come from. The answer, as far as the reporter is concerned is “from the government”. Let’s take that one step further so maybe even a reporter can understand. Where does the government get the money?


4 posted on 10/03/2013 7:22:16 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: tobyhill
The man who oversees the health insurance expansion in Maryland . . . was stunned that so many states turned the money down. According to the analysis in Maryland, the economic benefits of Medicaid expansion would be in the billions.

As I walked with him, I asked if he could give a single reason -- medically or financially -- for a state not to accept the Medicaid dollars. He thought about it for a moment, and said "none."

I dunno, maybe those states wanted to attempt to hold onto a few remaining strands of freedom from federal tyranny.

5 posted on 10/03/2013 7:23:38 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: tobyhill

They had to pass it so we could know what is in it. And it isn’t what was promised.


6 posted on 10/03/2013 7:24:35 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: cripplecreek
put this one in your mouth...
7 posted on 10/03/2013 7:25:44 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: McGavin999
...Where does the government get the money?

From China?

9 posted on 10/03/2013 7:27:51 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: cripplecreek
Amy's Butt Clinic Amy's Baking Company photo: Amy's Baking Company 10A48_engine_PostHeader_MotorTrend_as-2.jpg Come in, you. Bend over that counter.
10 posted on 10/03/2013 7:27:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tobyhill

Any Massachusetts-ites out there. How does Obamacare affect Romneycare? Is Romneycare in addition to O-care or replace it?


11 posted on 10/03/2013 7:27:57 PM PDT by bunster
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To: musicman
I got a couple more if you want to use them.

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12 posted on 10/03/2013 7:28:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tobyhill

go to Medicare.gov

They are telling people at the top of the website that the “shut down” is to blame for some of the innaccurate numbers on their Part D listings and MAPD listings.
http://www.medicare.gov/index.html?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1


13 posted on 10/03/2013 7:29:04 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: tumblindice

Saul Goodman, attorney at law and proctologist.

Just call Saul, he does it all.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 7:29:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sten

Oh wait....


15 posted on 10/03/2013 7:30:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Dr. Saul: “OK, when the tapeworm sticks his head out and demands his lemon cookie, you wallop him with the wooden mallet.”
“$750.00. You can pay on your way out and we’ll get you your subsidy refund ASAP.”


16 posted on 10/03/2013 7:34:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tobyhill

Where did this woman get the money to buy a computer? Where did she get the money to pay for her internet access? Inquiring minds want to know.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 7:59:41 PM PDT by Will we know the moment (e are no longer a republi)
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To: Will we know the moment

What? She was standing in line, he didn’t go to her house.


18 posted on 10/03/2013 8:17:47 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the author of this article, is the cable TV House Doctor on CNN, he’s a liberal, and was a big Obama supporter. I wonder how he feels now. From the article that he has penned here, it looks like his idealistic bubble has burst, and stone cold reality has hit.


19 posted on 10/03/2013 9:37:13 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

So you don’t pay taxes?


20 posted on 10/04/2013 12:03:58 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

I have to pay sales tax and gasoline taxes, but my employer takes money out of my paycheck to send to the government so I don’t have to send the federal government any money.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 8:09:39 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

So then the government gets it’s money from you as well ss from me. When you said China I assumed you don’t pay taxes.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 6:51:09 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

I said China because I figure that Obama doesn’t worry about whether the country can afford his schemes—he just thinks there will always be money to be obtained from China or other overseas sources. Of course he also wants to take money from some Americans and redistribute it to his supporters.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 8:07:14 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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