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Success! Half of Georgiaís Obamacare Enrollees Havenít Paid Yet
Gateway Pundit ^ | April 21,2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 04/21/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Last week Obama told reporters the GOP was going through the ‘stages of grief’ accepting Obamacare’s success.

Today we found out that more than half of Georgia’s Obamacare enrollees have not paid yet. Georgia Health Care News reported, via The Campaign Spot:

Georgia insurers received more than 220,000 applications for health coverage in the Affordable Care Act’s exchange as of the official federal deadline of March 31, state officials said Wednesday.

Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, though, said premiums have been received for only 107,581 of those policies, which cover 149,465 people.

“Many Georgians completed the application process by the deadline, but have yet to pay for the coverage,” Hudgens said in a statement Wednesday.

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1 posted on 04/21/2014 10:09:49 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Forward!


2 posted on 04/21/2014 10:11:32 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Hojczyk

They’re trying to pay with an EBT card. The other half are using stolen credit cards....


3 posted on 04/21/2014 10:11:40 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Hojczyk

and how many have tried to find a doctor who will accept their insurance? Or visited a doctor and begun to pay cash for medical care to cover their deductible and co- pay


4 posted on 04/21/2014 10:15:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Hojczyk

Pay? Obama promised that only ‘the rich’ would pay.

We have to pay?


5 posted on 04/21/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Hojczyk

Now those 148000 are waiting to find out which doc and which hospital will accept their wonderful new plan.


6 posted on 04/21/2014 10:16:42 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Hojczyk

Time for Obama to take another Victory Lap.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 10:27:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (NSA reports Malaysia Flight 370 black box signals detected in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Hojczyk

It ain’t FREE!?? What does I do now?


8 posted on 04/21/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Hojczyk

Pay? Who said anything about paying? I thought this was like the free Obamaphones! No one pays when it is free.*

*Obamanomics 101.


9 posted on 04/21/2014 10:31:19 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Hojczyk

I went to the doctor this morning to have blood drawn at their lab and there was a huge sign on the window that said that Dr. XXXXXX and the local hospital would not be accepting Obamacare exchanges insurance. LOL I was a little surprised because my doctor is a Black woman and it is her practice. I love her and would hate to go to anybody else if, heaven forbid, my retiree insurance is cancelled through my former employer and I’m forced to turn to Zerocare.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 10:32:45 AM PDT by Tennessee Conservative
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To: Hojczyk

Wow. That must be the 15 percent that has not paid. They said 85 percent have paid already. lol.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 10:36:12 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

I doubt very much that it is anywhere near 85%


12 posted on 04/21/2014 10:38:47 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Tennessee Conservative
One of my doctors is a Black woman as well. I don't know where she stands politically. I am assuming that she was/is an Obama supporter simply because statistically, nearly all American Blacks did vote for the ONE. But on my last visit she warned me that she may not be in practice next year. Why? The changes brought on by Obamacare and the changes she sees coming down the pike in the next 10 years or so. The government takeover of medicine has disrupted her practice and caused hardship, frustration, higher employer expenses through increased documentation requirements for the federal government. She said that the fun has gone out of her profession and is actively trying to figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life.
13 posted on 04/21/2014 10:46:26 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Don Corleone

Just wait and see how many of those 148k pay their 2nd or 3rd months premiums once they realize the insurance is expensive and essentially worthless.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 10:47:16 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Hojczyk
So why doesn't the GOP step in and drop the mandate and allow anyone who can't find a doctor who meets their needs to drop out? Anyone who wants to get re-elected would have to vote for something so reasonable. Oh, yeah, the 'pubs really want Obamacare to survive, as long as their donors profit.

Don't be fooled....I only believe if the 'pubs actually DO SOMETHING!

15 posted on 04/21/2014 10:47:27 AM PDT by grania
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To: Nevadan

Who is going to pay back her loans (if they are not paid off already)? What job outside of medicine will afford her that ability?


16 posted on 04/21/2014 10:49:15 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

I am assuming my doctor took care of her debt long ago. But it is very frustrating for her because she has always loved her work. If things had remained the same she would still be loving her job.

BTW, she is not the only doctor I know of personally who has essentially said the same thing.


17 posted on 04/21/2014 10:55:25 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: grania
You really think the Senate is going to vote to drop the mandate?
18 posted on 04/21/2014 11:01:02 AM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: Hojczyk
now lets do the common core math half haven't paid in GA, how many haven't paid in the other 49 States…. 8 million Signups only half will pay that equals success!
19 posted on 04/21/2014 11:01:54 AM PDT by martinidon
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To: Nevadan

I haven’t discussed politics with mine either and even though she seems to be conservative, with conservative values such as being married, having her kids in wedlock, going to college, etc. I have known other educated blacks that voted for Obama just to say they voted for the first black president. She is younger than me but still middle age (40’s or so) and I don’t expect her to stay a doctor to an older age either.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 11:04:23 AM PDT by Tennessee Conservative
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To: Tennessee Conservative

A lot of Blacks I know live their lives conservatively. They have conservative values and appear to believe essentially what I believe. You would think we are on the same page when it comes to politics. But with rare exception, they vote the straight Democrat ticket every single time and see no irony in voting for someone who promotes the opposite of their values.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 11:15:16 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: what's up
You really think the Senate is going to vote to drop the mandate?

Aren't there a few dems up for re-election who can't afford to antagonize many more voters?

22 posted on 04/21/2014 11:39:25 AM PDT by grania
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To: Hojczyk

Well...we’ll just have to raise taxes so that we can help out these poor, unfortunate people.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 11:44:41 AM PDT by blam
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To: Tennessee Conservative

Just wrested with a patient who came in BEGGING that I write her a free RX for an inhaler, and if I could treat her Chrons disease. She is not eligible for Medicaid, and just got kicked off her major employer’s insurance plan, which shall remain nameless ....

I asked her about Obamacare, and she said there was no way she could afford it, that the premiums added up to as much as her monthly paycheck.

I mean ...just WHAT is all this for? No one can avail themselves of it, and MORE people are going without care than before!


24 posted on 04/21/2014 11:54:07 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: grania
First they have to agree to have a vote which Reid will never allow.

You seem to think The House has power to push legislation into law. The House has passed 40 bills gutting Ocare. None has seen a vote in the Senate.

25 posted on 04/21/2014 12:01:52 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: LibsRJerks
which shall remain nameless ....

Why?

26 posted on 04/21/2014 12:02:56 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: Hojczyk

Better “tweet” out another reminder...


27 posted on 04/21/2014 12:13:09 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Red_Devil 232

obama: “Call 1-800-FU


28 posted on 04/21/2014 12:13:42 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Lou L

BUTT, BUTT, you MEAN it’s NOT FREE!!!! I THOUGHT IT WAS FREE!!!


29 posted on 04/21/2014 12:15:04 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Nevadan; LibsRJerks

I think the entire thing was done to give free or almost free healthcare to the deadbeats at the expense of the working class. What they are too stupid to understand is that the working class is all tapped out. I worked almost 40 years at the same company in order to be vested in my employer retiree healthcare benefits, along with my retirement accounts. Deadbeats don’t do that. They don’t work, they don’t take care of themselves physically, and they feel entitled to the same benefits all of us that have worked all of our lives have.

I can’t believe that the democrats and liberals are so stupid that they think that just because healthcare is offered that any of these people will take it if it means they have to pay for it. The threat of the IRS is meaningless to them because they don’t work or even if they do they don’t make enough to matter when it comes to penalties. Instead, they threaten the working class folks with penalties if they don’t buy into healthcare because without beggaring the working class there won’t be enough money to keep up the deadbeats.

I wish everybody that wants and needs healthcare could have an affordable plan. There are people out there with preexisting conditions that would buy a plan if it were affordable. Obamacare is NOT affordable to most of the people in this country. At the same time, the government has NO business forcing everybody in the country to buy healthcare if they don’t want it just to insure the deadbeats. When I say deadbeats I’m not talking about the elderly, disabled, or the people stuck in low paying or minimum wage jobs. I’m talking about the welfare class that have made a career out of living off of other people’s money and have no intention of working. Those are the idiots that put Obama in office and healthcare at our expense is the payout.

I don’t have a solution but this monstrosity can’t hold up under it’s own weight. It has to crash and burn sometime, sooner the better. Doctors quitting their practices might be one of the ways that happens.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 12:17:48 PM PDT by Tennessee Conservative
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To: LibsRJerks

I find it hard to believe that her premiums were as much as her monthly
paycheck and she is not eligible for Medicaid!!! SHE KNOWS what a POS
Medicaid IS and wants NO part of it OR knows there is NO CARE there!!!!


31 posted on 04/21/2014 12:19:52 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: what's up
The HOR has passed 40 bills

The HOR has the power of the purse. They never defunded it. Thus, they knew the votes were a joke to try to pacify us. And traitor Ryan caved on the budget "compromise".

32 posted on 04/21/2014 12:26:31 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania
You were talking about the GOP dropping the mandate.

Defunding is another issue.

33 posted on 04/21/2014 12:48:21 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: what's up

What you said is the “the HOR voted against Obamacare 40 times”. And what I said is that the votes were bogus because they didn’t include defunding Obamacare, which is the one thing the HOR has the power to do.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 12:49:55 PM PDT by grania
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To: grania
The parallel of the 40 votes to this issue is that even if the House voted to gut the mandate, the Senate would not take it up.

Defunding has nothing to do with this particular issue.

35 posted on 04/21/2014 1:03:21 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: what's up

The defunding came up as an example of why I feel the HOR is not sincere. And I do think it’s a good time to bring up the mandate. Drop the mandate could resonate with the voters, and have people questioning why the US Senate doesn’t bring it up. Besides that, people aren’t as dumb as you think. They understand that without the mandate there’s no need to improve or have a new plan...it keeps it simple.


36 posted on 04/21/2014 1:46:39 PM PDT by grania
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To: Hojczyk

Read the law! To be in compliance and avoid the penalty/tax all you do is sign up for ACA, paying the premiums is optional.


37 posted on 04/22/2014 3:43:29 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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