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The One Word Missing From
All Those ObamaCare Ads

Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline

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Posted By:RustMB, 9/30/2013 2:57:38 PM

In a speech at a Maryland community college last week promoting his namesake health reform law, President Obama mentioned the word "benefits" 10 times. Free preventive care, coverage for children up to age 26, a better drug plan for seniors. "We´re giving more benefits and protections," he said. But there was one word Obama didn´t mention once in his entire 51-minute talk. And that word was "mandate." That´s despite the fact that a central feature of ObamaCare is the requirement that all those adoring young people buy insurance or pay a fine, and is the key to whatever chances of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 9/30/2013 3:15:10 PM     (No. 9543553)

I had to laugh when a college crowd was cheering him at a recent pep rally about Obamacare. The majority of them are ignorant of the law´s requirements, and won´t even bother to enroll.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/30/2013 9:19:18 PM     (No. 9543958)

That´s because they can stay on Dad´s & Mom´s insurance until they´re 26. Wait until they find out what insurance costs when they´re 27.



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