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One woman's story of qualifying for coverage under Affordable Care Act
The Columbian (WA) ^ | October 20, 2013 | By Jay Greene, The Seattle Times

Posted on 10/20/2013 7:27:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Carissa Brooks went to the Shopping Center on Saturday to buy some thread. She went home with some health insurance. It was an emotional moment for the 36-year-old mother of two.

She stumbled upon a health-insurance outreach program by Public Health-Seattle. The department hosted the event to help people obtain coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

"It's exciting," Brooks said, after hugging her "in-person assister," the staffer certified to help with enrollment. "I was going to cry."

Brooks was able to qualify for Medicaid coverage under the new Affordable Care Act provisions, and she will not have to pay any premium for her coverage.

(Excerpt) Read more at columbian.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; exchanges; failure; honeybadgerdontcare; medicaid; obamacare; obamacareanecdote; obamadontcare; rinocare
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1 posted on 10/20/2013 7:27:54 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Brooks was able to qualify for Medicaid coverage under the new Affordable Care Act provisions, and she will not have to pay any premium for her coverage.

She's a MOOCHER! We Taxpayers are paying for her coverage! She's a MOOCHER!!!!!!

2 posted on 10/20/2013 7:29:29 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why is this going off?


3 posted on 10/20/2013 7:29:41 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Do not take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Takers


4 posted on 10/20/2013 7:30:57 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: usconservative

To function, Obamacare is going to have to attract and be able to sign up relatively healthy people who don’t qualify for a subsidy. Successfully adding another medicaid recipient to the rolls is hardly a success story.


5 posted on 10/20/2013 7:34:10 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: usconservative

She simply went to emergency before where there is a sign “no One is turned away”. Then she was assigned a free physician under Medicaid.


6 posted on 10/20/2013 7:35:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: usconservative
It's affordable care for Ms Brooks because you pay for it. Forward!!
7 posted on 10/20/2013 7:37:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: usconservative
"I have to provide for my kids."

I am going to go out on a limb and guess the father(s) are not in the picture..
8 posted on 10/20/2013 7:38:59 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How convenient! Say, this is really a neat deal! I even got a free toaster!

Where are the 7 million stories that go, “I never bothered with insurance because I never get sick but now they’re fleecing me for $850 a month! For nothing!”


9 posted on 10/20/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
So the story here is that, instead of inflicting obamneycare on the formerly free people of the United States, they could have just expanded medicaid.

More people have lost their medical coverage as a direct result obamneycare than have acquired it under obamneycare. The media isn't talking about that little consequence though.

10 posted on 10/20/2013 7:45:27 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“she will not have to pay any premium for her coverage.”

That is insane. My Medicare coverage money is taken out of my SS check. Then, I pay over $200 a month for supplement insurance to cover what Medicare doesn’t. I also pay over $60 a month for drug insurance.

That person gets it all for free - that is wrong and is part of what will destroy this country economically.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 7:45:40 AM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: darkwing104
Elias Berner, a 64-year-old ... who now pays for his individual insurance coverage, spending $493 a month in premiums.

and his premiums will drop to $97? Riiight.

12 posted on 10/20/2013 7:47:32 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s paradise. Everything is free. Hey, the Mercedes-Benz you gave me needs gasoline to run. I hope you’re paying for that too, because I can’t afford it?


13 posted on 10/20/2013 7:50:33 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

for a tiny fraction of the cost of that defunct website, the Obama thug gang could have covered thousands of poor people with sad stories and marched them in front of their obedient media.


14 posted on 10/20/2013 7:51:47 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Marcella

will destroy....

is destroying


15 posted on 10/20/2013 7:52:05 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Kid Shelleen

I take Judge Judy’s position. I raised my own kids and provided for them.....I don’t want to pay for your kids.


16 posted on 10/20/2013 7:56:00 AM PDT by caww
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To: vbmoneyspender
Your car, sir.
17 posted on 10/20/2013 7:56:54 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
According the original story, she is married, as this is her and her husband...


Mark Stamp rests his eyes for a moment as he waits for his wife, Carissa Brooks, left, to apply for health insurance Saturday at a Washington Healthplanfinder event at Crossroads Shopping Center in Bellevue.

Picking up Obamacare at Crossroads mall

18 posted on 10/20/2013 7:57:01 AM PDT by machman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

http://seattletimes.com/html/home/index.html

Mark Stamp rests his eyes for a moment as he waits for his wife, Carissa Brooks, left, to apply for health insurance Saturday. Public Health — Seattle & King County set up shop at a Bellevue mall to help residents obtain health-insurance coverage, and more than 170 people showled up.


19 posted on 10/20/2013 7:57:55 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: machman

So, are they going to get any net payers into this system?


20 posted on 10/20/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: t1b8zs

The Looters


21 posted on 10/20/2013 7:59:38 AM PDT by dila813
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To: Menehune56
To function, Obamacare is going to have to attract and be able to sign up relatively healthy people who don’t qualify for a subsidy

The insurance company doesn't care who is paying for it - they just need able bodied sign-ups. We care of course because they are being paid for by the taxpayers.

22 posted on 10/20/2013 8:01:24 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Sub-Driver

Even Pelosi is saying the ObamaScare Rollout Glitches are ‘Unacceptable’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3081222/posts

Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Rollout Glitches ‘Unacceptable’
ABC News ^

Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:36:08 AM by Sub-Driver

Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Rollout Glitches ‘Unacceptable’

By Amber Kiwan Oct 20, 2013 10:29am ABC nancy pelosi this week jt 131020 16x9 608 Nancy Pelosi: Obamacare Rollout Glitches Unacceptable

ABC News

This morning on “This Week,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the website glitches around the rollout of the president’s signature health care law were “unacceptable.”

“As far as the Affordable Care Act, as I call it, the fact is, that yes what has happened is unacceptable in terms of the glitches,” Pelosi told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on “This Week.”

“This has to be fixed, but what doesn’t have to be fixed is the fact that tens of millions of more people will have access to affordable, quality health care. That no longer having a preexisting medical condition will bar you from getting affordable care,” Pelosi added.

Raddatz also asked Pelosi about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s political future, following her return to the campaign trail Saturday for friend Terry McAuliffe’s Virginia governor’s campaign.

Pelosi said she believes if Clinton does run for president in 2016, she would win and would be “a great president.”

“Let me say, if Hillary Clinton does run, she’ll be one of the best prepared people and she will win, I believe, if she runs,” Pelosi said. “She’ll be one of the best prepared people to enter the White House in a long time.”


23 posted on 10/20/2013 8:05:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Get our troops out of the middle east and let Allah sort out the Islamofascist losers!)
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To: Marcella

Try Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plan. You don’t need a supplement.


24 posted on 10/20/2013 8:06:21 AM PDT by navysealdad (http://drdavehouseoffun.com/)
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To: usconservative

From the comments:

“So we just turned another working person into a welfare recipient, I mean an affordable care “purchaser”. It is a nice emotional story. Funny, when WalMart employees are being subsidized by the taxpayer the newspaper does hit pieces but when a non-profit’s employees use tax money to subsidize their employee’s wages we herald them. The difference? Profit versus non-profit, the communist utopia.”

Good point!


25 posted on 10/20/2013 8:07:36 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: machman; kcvl

bump #18


26 posted on 10/20/2013 8:07:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help you. Just write your name, address, obamaphone number, social security number, give me a blank check, and let me copy down any credit card numbers, and I’ll type everything in for you. It will only take a few minutes. You won’t need to do a thing! Those damn selfish rich people will pay the whole cost for you so you won’t have to pay anything to those greedy doctors and those super-wealthy hospitals!”


27 posted on 10/20/2013 8:11:34 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (-)
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To: Kid Shelleen
"I have to provide for my kids."

No, we are providing for your kids.
28 posted on 10/20/2013 8:15:32 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: machman

Funny...resting his eyes looks a lot like “don’t take my picture because I got warrants”


29 posted on 10/20/2013 8:17:54 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Medicaid? The doctor is not in.


30 posted on 10/20/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Marcella
I pay over $200 a month for supplement insurance ... also pay over $60 a month for drug insurance.
Have you looked at Advantage plans in your area? They have to be cheaper than $260 a month.
My plan has a zero ($0) premium including drug coverage.
31 posted on 10/20/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: machman
is Hillarys Face posted on the Obamacare website??


32 posted on 10/20/2013 8:24:55 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

https://www.facebook.com/carissa.brooks.92?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser

Living

Issaquah, Washington
Current City

Roatán, Islas De La Bahia, Honduras
Hometown


33 posted on 10/20/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: machman

Dressed pretty nicely. Decent watch, jewelry. Obviously, caloric-intake/caloric-outlays >1.0.

Sure I’ll pay her way and her kids’ way.


34 posted on 10/20/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait until her ID is stolen because her personal info is available on an open server. . . .


35 posted on 10/20/2013 8:27:58 AM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

That was my first thought, too. I’ve seen that sort of behavior before.


36 posted on 10/20/2013 8:33:47 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The purpose of Obamacare is to enslave half the population to the other half.


37 posted on 10/20/2013 8:34:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

38 posted on 10/20/2013 8:40:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mouse spots cheese steps on trap didn’t hear the snap.


39 posted on 10/20/2013 8:54:35 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Menehune56

What I see this developing into is the mother of all Ponzi schemes and the crash of it will be swift and catastrophic.


40 posted on 10/20/2013 8:57:00 AM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
No, we are providing for your kids

She even needed help just to sign up for the free program !!!!!
41 posted on 10/20/2013 8:59:55 AM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: usconservative
lol...to make it fair to everyone....Doctors should treat these moochers for free as well...Keep me out of it
42 posted on 10/20/2013 9:05:35 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Sacajaweau
Then she was assigned a free physician under Medicaid.

Patient to answering service of free physician under Medicaid: "I think I have an infected finger".

Answering service of free physician under Medicaid: "Go to the emergency room."

43 posted on 10/20/2013 9:16:32 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Because Crossroads is in a polyglot community, there were translators who could help in 11 languages, including Punjabi, Mandarin, Spanish and Russian.”

Think anyone is checking citizenship as a requirement for enrolling?


44 posted on 10/20/2013 9:24:53 AM PDT by jim-x (9/11/2001 - Never forget, Never forgive.)
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To: MulberryDraw

The premium is actually 613/month (CA) the difference is a tax payer paid subsidy of $516/month.


45 posted on 10/20/2013 9:26:31 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Because Crossroads is in a polyglot community, there were translators who could help in 11 languages, including Punjabi, Mandarin, Spanish and Russian.

Evidently... "It takes a polyglot community to raise good U. S. Citizens.", as revealed by the U. S. Government's disastrous, destructive, and downright dangerous immigration policies.

46 posted on 10/20/2013 9:29:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: jim-x

I believe illegals can sign up, so that would be a big fat NO!

Read something the other day that led me to believe illegals are free to sign up. There is a chance that impression was wrong.


47 posted on 10/20/2013 9:30:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
What's funny is I happened to be at this mall yesterday during the sign up fair.

I wasn't there for that, though, it was to get my son a haircut.

I saw all the booths and told my wife, see that table that on the end? That's Molina, the Medicaid program.

These stupid pukes don't understand that no doctor will take this $hit "insurance". The ones that have Medicaid in their practice do it as basically charity work. An all Medicaid practice would go out of business with out a juicy "subsidy" from Uncle Sugar.

And where does Uncle Sugar get his money from?

Yep, those who work and produce taxes.

BTW, this is a very nice upscale mall.

48 posted on 10/20/2013 9:38:26 AM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Brooks was able to qualify for Medicaid coverage under the new Affordable Care Act provisions, and she will not have to pay any premium for her coverage.

Now you see why they needed to raise the debt ceiling. More insurance for people not paying. Government has to borrow more money to cover it. Thus passing the cost on to our grand kids. Thanks Obama!


49 posted on 10/20/2013 10:21:37 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go tave atteno sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: jmacusa

Bernie Madoff for Fed chairman. Might as well put in an expert.


50 posted on 10/20/2013 10:34:30 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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