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AP SOURCES: HEALTH LAW SIGN-UPS ON TRACK TO HIT 7M
AP ^ | 04/01/2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JOSH LEDERMAN

Posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.

The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website.

Two government officials confirmed the milestone, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of an official announcement.

Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrollment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online markets created under Obama's signature legislation.

That was scaled back to 6 million after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov last fall. Several state-run websites also had crippling problems.

Americans who rushed to apply for health insurance Monday faced long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills on deadline day.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanpravda; associatedpressbias; asspress; buttociatedpress; lyingliars; obamacare; obamafail; obamalegacy; spin
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1 posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

unreal.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:52 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind

7 million. Out of 300,000,000. Big whoop.

And how many LOST their insurance?

FUBO


3 posted on 04/01/2014 8:03:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Exactly as I predicted....


4 posted on 04/01/2014 8:03:51 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t believe this either. They are counting people put on medicaid which they were already eligible for, the people who lost insurance and went to the exchange to try and find insurance. After all is said and done my bet is that maybe 2 million got onto the covet exchange who weren’t insured before


5 posted on 04/01/2014 8:05:04 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind
Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.

Dear Associated Press: I just quarterbacked my team to a Super Bowl win. I pitched a perfect game in the World Series. I won the Olympic 100 meters. I made $1M on the stock market.

Reprinting the obvious lies of 'government officials' doesn't automatically render them true.

Your lack of human, to say nothing of journalistic, skepticism is shameful. The government MAGICALLY meets their own enrollment threshold MAGICALLY on the deadline and you find nothing questionable about it.

6 posted on 04/01/2014 8:05:28 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: SeekAndFind

so now are we going to see the media celebrate Obamacare sign up week? Similar to how we had gay marriage week when the president evolved into support for homosexual marriage???


7 posted on 04/01/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s fun to remove zeroes from numbers to get a feeling for what the numbers mean.

In this case it means seven out of over 300. And we don’t know how many of those seven have made so much as a first payment, i.e. we don’t know if they “really” have insurance.

Meanwhile, I no longer have health insurance, as of Jan. of this year. Too expensive. It is a rich man’s luxury now.


8 posted on 04/01/2014 8:05:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SeekAndFind

Beating expectations

The lie-machine is going into overdrive. Democrats cannot lose this November and all their cadre are called to action.

I pray for a Tet “victory”.


9 posted on 04/01/2014 8:06:28 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SeekAndFind
government officials told The Associated Press.

Bulletin: Government officials say the moon is made of green cheese. From God's mouth to the AP's ear.

10 posted on 04/01/2014 8:06:50 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: SeekAndFind

This isn’t even Propaganda any more. This goes beyond that: Slavishly lavishing fellatio on the Communist In Chief and his income-redistribution plan.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 8:07:06 AM 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: SeekAndFind

The Lie will Snowball big time now ,they must think they will remain in office FOREVER


12 posted on 04/01/2014 8:07:44 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: SeekAndFind

and it is amazing the GM story hit just as the Obamacare deadline flopped


13 posted on 04/01/2014 8:08:47 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: relictele
Your lack of human, to say nothing of journalistic, skepticism is shameful.

They are not journalists. They are paid Propagandists, only. They have no skepticism; they lie, they love to lie, you know they lie, they are happy you know.

14 posted on 04/01/2014 8:08:48 AM 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: SeekAndFind
BS!

How many lost their insurance due to Obamacare and had to buy through the government website? How many are Medicaid (welfare) that were already receiving it and renewed? How many have paid? How many illegals?

Details, details...

15 posted on 04/01/2014 8:08:50 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: clintonh8r

How many illegals have been signed up? Here in San Antonio, there was a line for people to ‘’sign in’’ The liberals that were there bragging about how wonderful it was to get health care for so many people tried desperately to ignore the massive amount of people who had waited on line for over an hour + and receive zero zip zilch nada information. They just gave a phone # and hear..........NEXT. My assessment is that it is a major bogus victory for the lame duck.


16 posted on 04/01/2014 8:09:12 AM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: SeekAndFind

All of this crap for 2.2% of the U.S. population.


17 posted on 04/01/2014 8:09:21 AM PDT by MCF
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To: Nifster

The people getting on Medicaid under Obamacare were not previously eligible. Obamacare EXPANDED Medicaid ... meaning it relaxed eligibility requirements so that vastly more people now qualify for it than previously. They also got rid of the asset test.

At least half of the projected “newly insured” were to come from expanding Medicaid. This was part of the law.


18 posted on 04/01/2014 8:09:33 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t have insurance and have no intent of helping these idiots pump up their numbers.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 8:09:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: molson209
Actually, they should just go all-in: "Every single person in America is now covered, 100%, for zero-cost health care with no deductibles, and it is the world's best care! And anyone who claims otherwise -- like saying they are not covered -- is a liar and an ENEMY OF THE REVOLUTION!"
20 posted on 04/01/2014 8:10:33 AM 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: SeekAndFind
Two government officials confirmed the milestone, speaking on condition of anonymity

well...it doesn't get any more credible than that (rolling eyes)

21 posted on 04/01/2014 8:10:44 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SeekAndFind
Americans who rushed to apply for health insurance Monday faced long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills on deadline day.

WHOOPS, they screwed up. SOMEone is going to the Alaskan GULAG.

22 posted on 04/01/2014 8:12:00 AM 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: Nifster

You’re right. I’d say we need a “net” sign up....which would probably be 632.


23 posted on 04/01/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Where is the guy who always posts “Why are you posting this crap to FR”? when I post such articles?


24 posted on 04/01/2014 8:13:00 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: SeekAndFind

Numbers yesterday.

4.5 Million new Medicaid enrollments
2 Million new insured (Less than 1/2 have paid)
3 Million now covered by parent’s insurance up to age 26.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 8:13:17 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: SeekAndFind

so it was 6,000,000 yesterday and 24 hours later it’s 7,000,000. i say Phooey! on that


26 posted on 04/01/2014 8:13:59 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind

No surprise the stepford “media” would make this announcement. The figure is probably closer to 2 million, but when the government owns the figures, the government owns the argument.


27 posted on 04/01/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Lorianne

Why are you posting this crap to FR?


28 posted on 04/01/2014 8:14:10 AM 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: SeekAndFind

April Fool!


29 posted on 04/01/2014 8:14:20 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Nifster

“I don’t believe this either. They are counting people put on medicaid which they were already eligible for, the people who lost insurance and went to the exchange to try and find insurance’

Yep, 2 Million Americans turn 65 each year at which point they are eligible for Medicaid. I suspect a vast majority sign up. You won’t hear any of this when Obunga takes a victory lap tonight on the Alphabet soup Networks.


30 posted on 04/01/2014 8:14:48 AM PDT by DAC21
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so it was 6,000,000 yesterday and 24 hours later it’s 7,000,000. i say Phooey! on that

It's actually eleventy-skadillion enrolled! Unicorns! Skittles! Rainbows! Kittens!

31 posted on 04/01/2014 8:15:00 AM 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: SeekAndFind

The government media has reached a new low. I didn’t think it was possible, but they are plumbing new depths of depravity with this ridiculous Obamacare coverage.


32 posted on 04/01/2014 8:17:35 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: ilgipper

My local station was crowing this morning about it. Said 7 million hit. They said it was Obama’s interview with Zack Galifianakis on “Interview [Bullshit] between Two Palms” or something like that. Who know old Zack had THAT many viewers?


33 posted on 04/01/2014 8:18:11 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: crusader71

Presstitutes will be presstitutes.


34 posted on 04/01/2014 8:19:57 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: SeekAndFind

7 million....voila!

Just like unemployment dipping below 7% just before the election.

Sadly in a nation of low information voters, the sheeple will believe this nonsense.


35 posted on 04/01/2014 8:20:14 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: a fool in paradise

Read Brietbart.

After careful and logical dissection of the real numbers it turns out that about 800k now have “insurance” who were formerly uninsured. About 1.6% of the 48 million uninsured now have Obamacare. Everyone else (and it’s NOT 7 million) either enrolled in Medicaid, signed up but has not/ will not pay the actual premium or already *had* insurance, but lost it due to ObamaCare.

In Maryland, 98% of the ObamaCare enrollees are Medicaid. 2% are paying customers. Yes.....98% are medicaid.

So, Obama has destroyed our health care system to get 1/4 of a percent of Americans “insured”. And the liberals I know think that is a good thing.

And we are all arguing whether we should elect liberal RINOs as preferable to Socialist Dems. We are so screwed.


36 posted on 04/01/2014 8:20:30 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: SeekAndFind

All the lies in the world can’t continue to cover up the stench of Obamacare as it rots our country from the inside. The media will continue to cover for Obama(care) until they can’t because too many people will have been personally & negatively affected .... it won’t happen soon, but eventually the truth will out and it won’t be pretty.


37 posted on 04/01/2014 8:23:34 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can we find out how many of the 7 Million have paid in two months? I know an unemployed guy who just signed up for $50 per month. He is always out of money, can’t keep a job, and is a train wreck. There is no way in hell this guy still has insurance in 2 months.


38 posted on 04/01/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: SeekAndFind

We know this is a lie, because if they WERE on track to hit 7M, they would be claiming 10M.


39 posted on 04/01/2014 8:25:11 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: SeekAndFind

OPTICS & NARRATIVE. that’s all it is.


40 posted on 04/01/2014 8:25:20 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Strange how these stats mirror the rosy change in unemployment stats just before the election...


41 posted on 04/01/2014 8:26:25 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: SeekAndFind

AP’s Word For Today’s System Crash at HealthCare.gov: ‘Stumble’

By Tom Blumer | March 31, 2014

The Obamacare-loving press spares no effort in excusing and minimizing the scheme’s operational, systemic, and law-based failures.

Six months after launch, HealthCare.gov still isn’t functioning as intended. In fact, as of 8:47 a.m. this morning, the time stamp on an Associated Press report (also saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) by chief wire service Obamacare defender Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, the web site wasn’t functioning at all. Did the AP reporter tell readers the system had crashed, or was down? Oh heck no (bolds are mine):

http://newsbusters.org/people/ricardo-alonso-zaldivar#ixzz2xeHmhpDE


42 posted on 04/01/2014 8:26:27 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: DAC21

Actually at age 65, you are forced into Medicare. That is different though equally as bad


43 posted on 04/01/2014 8:27:05 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind
This propaganda piece was written last fall before Obamacare enrollment ever even opened, they set their goal at 7 Million and despite all the problems...well shucky gee! guess what! they just "happen to hit the goal in the final hours of open enrollment, even though three days ago they were 1.5 million behind (even by their own already inflated numbers.) The sad thing is, they know the low information crowd will swallow it without question, that is why they don't care about releasing such a blatant lie. Watch, in about a month after their glowing press coverage has run its course, they will start issuing "corrections" which will cut back the number a couple hundred thousand at a time, (of course these will get nowhere near the coverage of the "Obamacare hit 7 Million" stories).
44 posted on 04/01/2014 8:27:08 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Sacajaweau

I like your math better


45 posted on 04/01/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT by Nifster
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46 posted on 04/01/2014 8:28:19 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nifster

I just read on a site...they expected the net to be less than 500,000. Big whoop.


47 posted on 04/01/2014 8:29:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: a fool in paradise
And how many LOST their insurance?

I read a report some few months ago that nearly 9,000,000 people in California alone lost their insurance due to Obamacare. Florida another 2.5 Million people lost their insurance and some 800,000 here in Illinois did as well

I had counted it up once after reading through all the states and how many lost their insurance, the number was somewhere between 25-30 million IIRC.

So 7 Million sign up and it's a "success?" Try telling that to all the people who LOST their insurance and can NO LONGER AFFORD it thanks to Obamacare.

Articles like this one (and a very similar one in today's LA Times) are why so few people believe the lamestream media anymore.

48 posted on 04/01/2014 8:30:05 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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He has also written for CNN Political Ticker, The Huffington Post, AOL Politics Daily.

Before becoming a journalist, he was an actor and singer in New York City.

49 posted on 04/01/2014 8:30:44 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like AP is posting April Fools jokes all over the place today.


50 posted on 04/01/2014 8:32:33 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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