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Reid: Obamacare Has ‘Dropped Way Down In Significance’
CBS DC ^ | March 27, 2014 | AP

Posted on 03/27/2014 12:09:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid admitted during a press conference Wednesday that he doesn’t know how many Americans will sign up for Obamacare after the White House granted an open enrollment extension.

“I don’t know how many are going to sign up for Obamacare, but we think it’s going to be a high number,” Reid said. “I don’t know how high it will be, but it will be high.”

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that people will get extra time if they have applied for health insurance through exchanges but can’t finish the process before the March 31 open enrollment deadline. Reid stated that Obamacare is not very popularamong Americans right now.

“Obamacare, if you do a poll of anyone, that’s dropped way down in significance,” Reid said, adding that the health care exchange rollout was “really bad.”

The White House is scrambling to meet a goal of 6 million signed up through new online markets that offer subsidized private health insurance to people without access to coverage on the job. The HealthCare.gov website got more than 1 million visitors Monday, and the administration also wants to prevent a repeat of website problems that soured consumers last fall.

“We are experiencing a surge in demand and are making sure that we will be ready to help consumers who may be in line by the deadline to complete enrollment, either online or over the phone,” Health and Human Services spokesman Aaron Albright said.

Reid [aka Baghdad Bob] said the latest extension was not a hiccup or a delay.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: harryreid; obama; obamacare; reid

1 posted on 03/27/2014 12:09:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

A good day for me will be when Reid is called Minority Leader Reid.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 12:13:28 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Jim Robinson
R P E A L
4 posted on 03/27/2014 12:15:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well Reid, I’m sure those that saw their premiums skyrocket think it is still pretty significant... If they weren’t dropped from the plans they liked all together, that is.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 12:16:16 PM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Jim Robinson

Reid should really not partake of his medical marijuana before answering questions.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 12:17:16 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: AU72
A good day for me will be when Reid is called Minority Leader Reid.

Even better would be "Mr. Reid". Or just plain Harry.

7 posted on 03/27/2014 12:17:28 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: corlorde

Really Harry?

Then repeal it, you hack.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT by DarrellZero
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To: Jim Robinson

9 posted on 03/27/2014 12:17:42 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: AU72

A better day will be when Dingy Harry goes back to NV and stays there.


10 posted on 03/27/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: rjsimmon

Or federal inmate #6886973.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 12:19:04 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: rjsimmon

or maybe inmate Reid.


12 posted on 03/27/2014 12:19:21 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: F15Eagle
They will make up the numbers to make it look like millions signed up.

They will count everyone that signed up for medicaid even though millions of them would have signed up naturally anyway. They will count those who lost their old insurance because of Obamacare, and were forced to purchase Obamacare insurance if they wanted to keep being insured. They will count everyone who signed up, even if they signed up multiple times, regardless of whether they paid their first payment or not.

In other words, nearly all the signups Obama will claim will be make believe, so they can shout success! from the rooftops.

13 posted on 03/27/2014 12:22:00 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: VanDeKoik; tractorman

I was gonna add “or that homeless guy” but you two have the best idea yet.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 12:22:44 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: AU72
A good day for me will be when Reid is called Minority Leader Reid

Should the Republicans organize the Senate after January 2015, I imagine the minority leader will be Chuck Schumer.

15 posted on 03/27/2014 12:23:17 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. H)
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To: AU72
A good day for me will be when Reid is called Minority Leader Reid.

A better day would be "ex-Senator Reid"

A GOOD day would be "inmate #31705"

17 posted on 03/27/2014 12:29:32 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Or federal inmate #6886973.

Bingo!

Mr. Cleanface’s Dirty Laundry: Harry Reid’s Mob Money

HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Youtube video 2:44)

18 posted on 03/27/2014 12:30:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Jim Robinson

One of the questions that no one seems to answer is how many have paid and for what period of time.

My doctor clients have patients who paid the money to the exchange but they didn’t send it to the insurance company so they have no evidence of coverage, some who have paid but now want out and can’t get their money back and some who have ID cards but haven’t paid anything.

Just a disaster.


19 posted on 03/27/2014 12:33:03 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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“The White House is scrambling to meet a goal of 6 million signed up through new online markets that offer subsidized private health insurance to people without access to coverage on the job”

7 million. The number was 7 million. Guess the goalposts moved........again.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 12:38:09 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Jim Robinson
Reid: Obamacare Has ‘Dropped Way Down In Significance’

This asshat clearly feels he must fill in for Pelosi's jaw-dropping-stupid, in-full-warfare-with-reality comments.

21 posted on 03/27/2014 12:39:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“How dare you stupid smelly people make Obamacare look bad and fouling up the air in MY chamber!” -Harry Reid

Seriously, how the hell does this man get elected year after year. I may be wrong but I didn’t think Nevadans were so stupid as to keep sending this man to DC. He is amongst the meanest, nastiest, most dishonest scumbag ever produced from Nevada.


22 posted on 03/27/2014 12:49:32 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey Harry!

Do you mean you have not yet decided on HOW LARGE A NUMBER YOU’RE GOING TO INVENT?!?!

Because it is well established that all of the numbers to date have been lies.

Compounding those lies, is your inablity to determine HOW MANY HAVE PAID?!?!?!

So, what in the hell does “signed up” mean?
The gov’t doesn’t know whether they’ve paid.
The Insuarnce Companies don’t know whether they’ve paid.
The Doctors, Hospitals, and Patients DON’T KNOW WHETHER THEY’RE COVERED!!!

So, Harry! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT??!?!?


23 posted on 03/27/2014 12:51:27 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: AU72

or, alternatively, Nevada state inmate #......


24 posted on 03/27/2014 12:57:47 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Jim Robinson

Harry Reid is soon to be insignificant, and still dumber than a rock.

At this point, why would anyone fight for this idiotic legislation they haven’t read? They should have a giant bonfire at the spot where Obama’s inaugural temple to Zeus stood. Get the equipment necessary to carry and dump the legislation, along with all of the rules and regulations generated by it. Burn it all, and let America celebrate its destruction.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 12:58:32 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Jim Robinson
“The White House is scrambling to meet a goal of 6 million signed up”

Another media lie! Their goal was 7 million “new” enrolled. Even if we take their numbers and subtract the 20% that won't pay then they may have broken even with the number of cancellations.

26 posted on 03/27/2014 1:22:16 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: G Larry

Since there is no “fulfillment” code in the website,
it is impossible that these people have insurance,
because no connection is made to the insurance companies.

They might as well be counting website hits as “signups”.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rjsimmon

I’d like to hear “Inmate Reid”.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 1:25:55 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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“Reid: Obamacare Has ‘Dropped Way Down In Significance’”

Harry, please, please, please keep on thinking that, chum! In fact, I think you and your cohorts need to make obamacare a major issue in the November elections, making sure everyone knows how ALL of the eeeeeevil Republicans opposed it and still oppose it, while ALL of the Democrats voted for it and/or still support it.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 2:59:49 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Want to bet Harry. Just wait until the 2014 election. See if afterwards you can make the same statement.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 3:01:37 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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