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Obamacare has led to health coverage for [9.5] millions more [uninsured] people
Los Angeles Times ^ | 30 March 2014 | Noam N. Levey

Posted on 03/31/2014 10:20:52 AM PDT by Lorianne

At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started, surveys and reports show. ___

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare
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1 posted on 03/31/2014 10:20:52 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

100% unadulterated USDA grade A bullshit.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 10:23:07 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Lorianne

By their own numbers (48 million uninsured), that still leaves 38.5 million uninsured.


3 posted on 03/31/2014 10:25:27 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Lorianne

Let me help - BARF ALERT.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 10:25:33 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Lorianne

Must be before they subtract the 13 million that lost their policies.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 10:25:38 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Why are you so cynical? In a related story, an anonymous source has reported that a flock of unicorns are flying over San Francisco shitting diamonds.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 10:26:11 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: Lorianne

Like any good leftist the Slimes and it’s writers just make up word use age.....doublespeak is real.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 10:27:56 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Lorianne

Brain Williams will be popping open Champagne tonight on the Nightly News.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 10:28:08 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Lorianne

This number is bull-oney. if that were true, they wouldn’t be delaying it constantly.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 10:28:46 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Lorianne

“At least 6 million people have signed up for health coverage on the new marketplaces, about one-third of whom were previously uninsured.”

2 million

“At least 4.5 million previously uninsured adults have signed up for state Medicaid programs”

2 + 4.5 = 6 million

An additional 3 million young adults have gained coverage in recent years through a provision of the law that enables dependent children to remain on their parents’ health plans until they turn 26,

6 + 3 million = 9 million.


10 posted on 03/31/2014 10:28:53 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Lorianne

WOW! Breathtaking!

But how come so many Dem senators who voted for it are worried?


11 posted on 03/31/2014 10:29:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Lorianne

I am unclear on the concept. Even the WH is putting out a phony number of only 6 million enrollees, so how could ObamaCare be providing coverage for 9.5 million uninsured?


12 posted on 03/31/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Lorianne

Trust me Lorianne it most illegal here in SO CAL


13 posted on 03/31/2014 10:30:04 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Lorianne

I’m amazed at the farcical lengths the media will go to for statistics.

Our government cannot tell us how many people have enrolled, paid for, gotten covered, % of Medicaid, used, needed, previously had insurance or were previously uninsured and how many people lost insurance because of Obamacare. But somehow, the LA Times is able to positively come up with a figure that shows how many people have gotten cheaper insurance than they otherwise would have and/or didn’t previously have at all.

Really? Who take this crap seriously?


14 posted on 03/31/2014 10:31:18 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Lorianne
Your friendly local BS Detector begs to differ.
15 posted on 03/31/2014 10:31:20 AM 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: Jim Robinson

Agreed.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 10:31:20 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

How many of these *insured* are paying for this, or have to be subsidized?

Medicaid is now run via an additional government bureaucracy of which you and I get to additionally subsidize - while the entire, once great system is devalued. Thanks, 0’Commie.


17 posted on 03/31/2014 10:31:35 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Lorianne

Mostly takers. Very few payers. Unsustainable. Collectivism.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 10:32:13 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Vehmgericht
In a related story, an anonymous source has reported that a flock of unicorns are flying over San Francisco shitting diamonds.

Those were Leprechauns. And they were shitty Gold.

19 posted on 03/31/2014 10:32:46 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Lorianne
At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started, surveys and reports show.

That's great news.
Maybe now we will get our $2,500 health insurance savings. - Tom

20 posted on 03/31/2014 10:32:49 AM PDT by Capt. Tom (Don't confuse U.S. citizens and Americans. They are not necessarily the same. -tom)
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To: listenhillary

Yep

Of course we have no way to check these numbers, this administration being so transparent and all.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 10:33:21 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

what’s that I smell...


22 posted on 03/31/2014 10:34:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lorianne
from the article...

• At least 6 million people have signed up for health coverage on the new marketplaces, about(Usually means "less than") one-third of whom were previously uninsured.

a lot of somethings something don't add up....
23 posted on 03/31/2014 10:34:40 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Robwin

It’s a puzzle that’s for sure.

Unfortunately, numbers are free. You can just conjure them up any time you like. It’s not like we can check out the veracity of these claims.


24 posted on 03/31/2014 10:34:46 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Medicaid enrollment increases account for what fraction of that number?


25 posted on 03/31/2014 10:35:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: listenhillary

Sorry - bad at math.
2 million New coverage
2 + 4.5 = 6.5 million (4.5m Medicaid)
6.5 + 3 million = 9.5 million. (3m now on parents coverage)


26 posted on 03/31/2014 10:35:58 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Lorianne
And I'm the queen of England.

5.56mm

27 posted on 03/31/2014 10:37:08 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Paladin2

About 50%, which is what they were shooting for assuming all 57 States agreed to expand Medicaid.


28 posted on 03/31/2014 10:38:34 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

9.5m illegal aliens and Mexican nationals.


29 posted on 03/31/2014 10:39:09 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Lorianne

We didn’t need to spend a trillion dollars or more to add 4.5 million to medicaid and add 3 million to their parents policies.

Those two million new net policies have cost our government $500,000.00 each.


30 posted on 03/31/2014 10:41:35 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Lorianne

Whoopdee Doo.....they have “health COVERAGE”....doesn’t mean they will get any Health CARE!


31 posted on 03/31/2014 10:45:12 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Lorianne

Nov. 2013

LA Times Claims Obamacare Enrollments 'Surging'; Real Numbers Abysmal

In an attempt to find a bright spot in the Obamacare debacle, Los Angeles Times writer Noam N. Levey published an article Monday stating that “enrollment is surging in many states as tens of thousands of consumers sign up for insurance plans made available by President Obama’s health law.” Levey goes on to declare that several states have begun “outpacing their enrollment estimates” and are in some cases tripling enrollment rates: "In Minnesota, enrollment in the second half of October ran at triple the rate of the first half, officials said. Washington state is also on track to easily exceed its October enrollment figure, officials said."

Curiously missing from the article, however, were the actual baseline enrollment figures for states like Minnesota and Washington state whose sign-ups are "triple" and "on track to easily exceed" prior enrollment figures. Indeed, a careful analysis reveals the sad reality of the so-called “surge.”

Press Here

32 posted on 03/31/2014 10:46:06 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lorianne

UNEQUAL TREATMENT What makes a community healthy?

– By Noam N. Levey Reporting from BATON ROUGE, La.
March 9, 2014

Patients begin lining up outside Capitol City Family Health Center before the doors open at 7:30 a.m.

The clinic, on a ragged stretch of the boulevard that separates the black and white sections of town, is a refuge for thousands of this old southern capital’s poorest and sickest residents. They come seeking relief from diabetes, heart disease and other debilitating illnesses.

Twelve hundred miles up the Mississippi River, in the shadow of a public housing tower in St. Paul, Minn., the waiting room at the Open Cities Health Center also fills daily with the city’s poorest.

But the patients in Minnesota receive a very different kind of care, which leads to very different outcomes. They are more likely to get recommended checkups and cancer screenings. If very ill, they can usually see specialists. Their doctors rely on sophisticated data to track results.

Diabetics at the St. Paul clinic are twice as likely as those in Baton Rouge to have their blood sugar under control. That can slow the onset of more serious problems such as kidney failure and blindness.

Young patients with asthma also benefit from Minnesota’s more comprehensive medical system. Asthmatic children in the state’s poorest neighborhoods are 37% less likely than those in Louisiana to end up in a hospital.

http://lbfromlv.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/unequal-treatment-what-makes-a-community-healthy-by-noam-n-levey-photography-video-by-carolyn-cole-reporting-from-baton-rouge-la-march-9-2014/


33 posted on 03/31/2014 10:51:07 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lorianne

It is certainly going to be fun to watch the train wreck of premiums going up for those foolish enough to have signed up.


34 posted on 03/31/2014 11:00:01 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Lorianne

Obamacare enrollment hits 4 million

By Noam N. Levey

February 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in health plans sold on marketplaces created by President Obama’s healthcare law has hit 4 million, the administration announced Tuesday, marking another milestone in the law’s implementation. The number suggests sign-ups have continued at a brisk pace in February, with about 700,000 people selecting an insurance plan so far this month.

http://www.tidewaterreview.com/news/politics/la-pn-obamacare-enrollment-hits-4-million-20140225,0,3170971.story#sthash.N88qTCrd.dpuf


35 posted on 03/31/2014 11:00:42 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: no-to-illegals

When the premiums go up, people will just drop out of the system.

It’s not foolish to sign up initially, especially if you are getting a whopping subsidy. You can always drop out when the subsidies end and/or the premiums rise.

Meanwhile you may get a couple of free checkups and maybe a free screening or two and you (supposedly) are covered for a catastrophic event should that occur while you are signed up. Pretty good deal for a few people even if it is short lived.

Outrageous cost to everyone else though.


36 posted on 03/31/2014 11:05:02 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

They aren’t even claiming that many have signed up at all!


37 posted on 03/31/2014 11:05:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Lorianne
Yes, it does make the program (law) destine to fail. And those penalties go up each year. Going to love hearing the gnashing of teeth from this crowd once they realize they have to pay the penalty for not paying the premiums.
38 posted on 03/31/2014 11:08:41 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: MrB

I know!
It’s PLAY WITH NUMBERS TIME!

9.5 million of previously uninsured sounds good for today’s number don’t you think?

9.5 has a sort of weighty truthiness about it, it just feels right. If they had said ten it wouldn’t sound as truthy, like they were stretching things a bit.


39 posted on 03/31/2014 11:15:51 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Jim Robinson

“100% unadulterated USDA grade A bullshit.”

I think that just about covers it all..........


40 posted on 03/31/2014 11:34:26 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT!!!


41 posted on 03/31/2014 11:41:26 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: blueyon

Congress should just say, there will be no more funding for Obamacare since it has been reported by the MSM that the program is working. And since the words they write come directly from the oval office, it must be true.


42 posted on 03/31/2014 11:42:17 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Lorianne

From the article: As the law’s initial enrollment period closes, at least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage. Some have done so through marketplaces created by the law, some through other private insurance and others through Medicaid, which has expanded under the law in about half the states.”

And what percentage is Medicaid? Is that really how Obamcare was billed, to increase the Welfare rolls? Was it billed as, you will get Medicaid? NO, it was billed as everyone will get affordable healthcare coverage. Of course, their premiums are going up, their level of coverage is down, etc., etc.

The ministry of propaganda has simply thrown in the towel in waiting for Obamacare to come through. Now, they will just report it as being a success and create their own reality.


43 posted on 03/31/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: FlipWilson

Actually, if you read the law (I read a lot of it, I’ not going to claim I read all of it but probably more than Pelosi read) it was a stated goal that at least HALF of what they called “newly insured” would come from the expansion of Medicaid.

Obamacare MANDATED that States had to expand Medicaid to include many more people than the previous very narrow eligibility limits. And they eliminated asset tests for eligibility.

That goal got a monkey wrench thrown at it when the Supreme Court ruled that States did not have to comply with the Medicaid expansion mandate .... they essentially un-mandated the mandate. This came as a big shock to Obamacare crafters and boosters in Congress. The media downplayed it so much that most people still do not know about the Supreme Court decision.

Still, they are claiming 4.5 new Medicaid enrollees with only half the States voluntarily agreeing to the expansion. That seems very unlikely to me, but then, so do all the other numbers.


44 posted on 03/31/2014 12:18:11 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

 "JUST the place for a Snark!" the Bellman cried,
    As he landed his crew with care;
  Supporting each man on the top of the tide
    By a finger entwined in his hair.

 "Just the place for a Snark! I have said it twice:
    That alone should encourage the crew.
  Just the place for a Snark! I have said it thrice:
    What I tell you three times is true."

 From:  "The Hunting of the Snark" by Lewis Carroll

45 posted on 03/31/2014 12:23:41 PM PDT by Peet (The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle)
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To: Lorianne

Why is this lying crap being posted here?


46 posted on 03/31/2014 12:35:04 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

To keep up with the lying crap being broadcast all across the nation so we can counter it.

Ostrich


47 posted on 03/31/2014 12:37:15 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Fox reported that almost 4,000 uninsured Texans had signed up for democrat care since the web site opened for “business”. If that holds true for most states, that number is total male bovine excrement.


48 posted on 03/31/2014 12:38:10 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

4 thousand previously uninsured in Texas have ‘enrolled’?
That’s so small it’s insignificant.
They claim 6 million people are uninsured in Texas


49 posted on 03/31/2014 12:46:48 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Everyone here already knows Obama and his minions have to lie their asses off about enrollment and the law in general.

So what’s to discuss?


50 posted on 03/31/2014 12:49:32 PM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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