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CURL: We completely overhauled American health care to insure 4.2 million people?
The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2014 | Joseph Curl

Posted on 03/16/2014 4:24:19 PM PDT by jazusamo

The number bounced around for years — 46 million.

President Obama said it in August 2009: “I don’t have to explain to you that nearly 46 million Americans don’t have health insurance coverage today. In the wealthiest nation on Earth, 46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage.”

He said it dozens more times, including in June 2013: “We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women and children.”

The Obama administration pumped the number with official reports. The White House Council of Economic Advisers said, “Perhaps the most visible sign of the need for health care reform is the 46 million Americans currently without health insurance.” The Census Bureau got in on the act, too, saying some 48 million Americans lacked health insurance.

It was official: Nearly 15 percent of America’s 313 million citizens had no coverage and were, as Mr. Obama loved to say over and over to hype the fear, “one illness away from financial ruin.”

So, he created Obamacare. The crux of the biscuit: The United States would completely change its entire health care system to make sure those 46 million got insured. Well, at least that’s what every rational American thought. If there are 46 million uninsured, and the president and Congress are overhauling the system, it must be to solve the whole problem — not just part of it.

But last week came word that with just 15 days left for people to enroll for federal coverage, just 4.2 million had. The math is simple: That’s just 9 percent of the supposedly 46 million uninsured.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare; obamalies
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1 posted on 03/16/2014 4:24:19 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

4.2 mil.. Does that equal the number who have already lost their insurance beecause of obamadeathcare?

Of the 4.2 mil. how many are medicaid? How many are heavily subsidized?


2 posted on 03/16/2014 4:27:13 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: jazusamo

More to purloin.


3 posted on 03/16/2014 4:28:25 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: jazusamo

The Left is spinning this as a stunning victory...”MILLIONS of people” have been enrolled! Whoopee!!! /s


4 posted on 03/16/2014 4:28:28 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: jazusamo
From the sounds of it the whole thing is dead. People are being advised to seek private health care insurance. Sounds like Obamacare as it stands will be equivalent to Medicaid.
5 posted on 03/16/2014 4:28:29 PM PDT by jetson
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To: jazusamo

All Obamacare has done is to place insurance further outside the reach of even more people. What good is health insurance if you can’t afford it?


6 posted on 03/16/2014 4:28:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jazusamo
no... they did it to pave the way to single payer
7 posted on 03/16/2014 4:30:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: jetson

Is prison the answer? Maybe deportation. These anti-Free-America criminals need justice...serious Justice.


8 posted on 03/16/2014 4:30:37 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Graybeard58

I thought precisely that about the millions losing policies when reading the piece and it doesn’t say.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 4:31:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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CURL: We completely overhauled American health care — to insure 4.2 million people?

Maybe.

How many of those were already insured?
How many of those did they shuffle off to Medicaid?

10 posted on 03/16/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Chode

I agree, this was a scam by the RATS from the start.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 4:34:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Graybeard58

How many have paid vs just signed up. The fact that they signed up means nothing if they haven’t paid.


12 posted on 03/16/2014 4:35:11 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: jazusamo
As I recall we are the 27th richest country in the world. Australia is the richest PP.... or is Obamination talking GDP... he not being an economist etc etc? If O had any credibility, his contention here is a lie, but I repeat myself. I think O was counting the Illegals (22 million) plus a flood thereof), welfare recipients, uneducated, libtards and all others too damned lazy to work. I had to pay all of my own doctor's bills since I was 16, not 26!
13 posted on 03/16/2014 4:37:25 PM PDT by Tuketu (The Dim Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue., The Tea Party is the solvent)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
All Obamacare has done is to place insurance further outside the reach of even more people. What good is health insurance if you can’t afford it?

I remember the days before a $10,000 deductible and when the entire bill was the amount of a co-pay.

That was before the government decided they needed to regulate the cost of health care.

14 posted on 03/16/2014 4:44:25 PM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: jazusamo

It wasn’t an overhaul, it was an ambush.


15 posted on 03/16/2014 4:44:50 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Jonty30
How many have paid vs just signed up. The fact that they signed up means nothing if they haven’t paid.

Extend it further - How many may make that first monthly payment, see the second payment due and say, "you mean I gotta pay for this every month" hell no! Further when they try using their obamadeathcare, they find that it pays zilch until they pay the first $5K to $10K.

obama keeps putting of the inevitable (unconstitutionally), he will be out of office when the real s### hits the fan.

I hope that republican ads pound on the fact that not one republican voted for this farce.

Increase our lead in the House, take over the Senate and impeach the low life bastard as soon as the newly elected members are sworn in in Jan,2015.

16 posted on 03/16/2014 4:46:24 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: jazusamo
"— to insure 4.2 million people?

Not really.
It has ALWAYS been solely about acquiring more power and control over the American people.

17 posted on 03/16/2014 4:46:34 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Jonty30

Anyone with a working brain who knows the wastrel youth of today should have been able to figure out why Obamacare never had the slightest chance of working.

The people they are utterly dependent on are, by and large, the least likely to cough up any money to make it work. The whole idea is foreign to them.

ME? You want ME to PAY? WTF? Dude! I am a member of the entitlement generation! I don’t give money to other people, they give money to me!

Those with a moderate amount of earned disposable income are even less likely because they’re young, in good health, and figure if something catastrophic happens they’ll get treated at the emergency room. Anything less, they’ll self medicate or pay cash at a doc in the box.

If some serious disease crops up, they’ll sign up the day they head to the hospital. The only people signing up are those with preexisting conditions who know they will be getting much more in treatment than they will be paying in premiums — and they are very unlikely to be on time with their payments.

The other group are those that are that are so rich that they don’t plan to use Obamacare anyhow. If THEY get sick they go to private clinics, see highly paid specialists, and use their credit cards on the way out the door.


18 posted on 03/16/2014 4:46:58 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Jonty30

Who says you are an illegal alien FReeper and why?


19 posted on 03/16/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor 13: 33)
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To: jazusamo

“We completely overhauled American Healthcare to insure 4.2 million people”

Why yes we did.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 4:51:31 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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