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Few buy into ObamaCare by day 3
New York Post, by Bruce Golding

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Posted By:StormCnter, 10/5/2013 5:16:27 AM

ObamaCare is attracting lots of window shoppers, but not that many buyers. Figures from the handful of states releasing information show that only a tiny fraction of the people inquiring about President Obama’s controversial, government-mandated insurance have actually agreed to buy it since the policies went on sale Tuesday. In Connecticut — where ObamaCare was predicted to send prices for individual policies soaring — 498 residents had completed applications for coverage as of midday Thursday, out of 85,000 unique visitors to the Access Health CT Web site and another 4,000 calls to its help line, spokesman Jason Madrak said. That works out to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: varkdriver, 10/5/2013 5:51:07 AM     (No. 9550985)

Two phrases come to mind:

1. "If people don´t want to come out to the ballpark, how are you gonna stop ´em?" --the great Yogi Berra

2. "It´s the best dog food in the world. There´s only one problem; the dogs won´t eat it!"

People are still voting with their feet; but the totalitarian lurking not-so-deep with Nobama, ValJarJar, Hairy Reid, Soros, etc. will soon kick in. You MUST buy this, NOW! You don´t know what´s good for you; WE know what´s good!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 10/5/2013 5:51:48 AM     (No. 9550986)

If Congress won´t defund it, we will! Ignore it and it will die and go away. They can´t lock up all 300 million of us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 10/5/2013 7:05:32 AM     (No. 9551045)

But, John Roberts says you HAVE TO BUY IT! It´s in the Constitution, somewhere. Must be.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judge, 10/5/2013 7:07:26 AM     (No. 9551048)

Im with # 2. ignore the thing and it will die or at least the GOP will get the delay they are looking for

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Reply 5 - Posted by: littleorby, 10/5/2013 7:24:07 AM     (No. 9551063)

Stories of snake salesmen, and gun fighters are legendary in the history of our country; however, the actual facts are, percentage wise, very few were duped, or gunned down.

So,#1 gets a thumbs-up from me!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/5/2013 8:19:28 AM     (No. 9551131)

Of course many people will "look´ at the sites, including a large portion of people who have no need for the insurance, but when those that actually might need it see the costs, the coverage, the deductibles, the co-pays, the providers available, the annual cap, and so forth, they opt out and will pay a penalty, if necessary. The real problem is the financial and health care deficiencies that people who actually sign up may run into a year later, when they realize they did not understand what they were buying and can in no way afford it, similar to sub-prime housing. The law should be entitled Obama´s sub-prime health care law.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/5/2013 8:39:29 AM     (No. 9551157)

The Democrats will not let this happen. This is their dream. They will start signing people up on street corners if they haven´t already and will make fines so punitive they will leave people no choice.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq, 10/5/2013 8:41:10 AM     (No. 9551160)

And I quote, "I hope it fails!"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Really?, 10/5/2013 8:45:49 AM     (No. 9551164)

I wonder if the only buyers, are people with "rated" policies currently with very high premiums. THEY actually MAY be getting a premium break. Most people who have coverage are finding the cost is higher, but their renewal rates are going up too.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: steph_gray, 10/5/2013 9:03:08 AM     (No. 9551179)

After only 3 days the moonbats I know on FB have stopped mentioning the shutdown and seem to have forgotten all about OScare as the reason for it, if they ever noticed. Certainly none of them have signed up or they would have recorded their adventures in detail.

After all the heartbreak and fear about this looming horror, wouldn´t it be something if the evil beast died of nothing more than apathy?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Distorted, 10/5/2013 9:12:50 AM     (No. 9551193)

There was an article earlier which stated that the Kentucky groups were offering free Obamaphones with enrollment, which may have something to do with that state´s higher sign up rate.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: steveW, 10/5/2013 9:23:20 AM     (No. 9551209)

Silly people! Don´t confuse Obamacare with "Obama´s care". You see, Lord Obama cares about each and every one of us. He loves us and only demands that we submit to His will. That is "Obama´s care" and, of course, it´s free - and wonderful! Obamacare, on the other hand, is socialist and costs, like, trillions or something. Whatever. So stay focused on the healing power of Obama´s care and you´ll be fine!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: shalimar, 10/5/2013 9:27:25 AM     (No. 9551218)

It´s looking like the biggest dud in the history of government. By next October, we´ll probably have something like 78 million uninsured instead of the 48 million pre-Obamacare.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rabidrepublican, 10/5/2013 9:36:42 AM     (No. 9551228)

This morning´s Raleigh News and Disturber, which is a hard left wing rag, actually had several letters to the editor lamenting about the ridiculously high premiums being forced upon everyday Americans. I honestly do not see how these poor folks are going to pay for this and still manage a mortgage, car payments, general living expense, etc. This is the liberal´s way to make things "fair"...universal misery.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Arby, 10/5/2013 9:45:18 AM     (No. 9551246)

No one wants to come to Fauxbama´s party. It costs too much and you can´t figure out how to get through the door (which has just been bolted so that the hinges can be oiled and the lock greased).

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Yo Yo, 10/5/2013 9:58:53 AM     (No. 9551267)

So the feds run the sites in 36 states but have released no stats on completed applications. Just like Obama´s college transcripts, if the news was good from these first three days, it would be headline news we could not miss.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: patrick28nov45, 10/5/2013 10:07:00 AM     (No. 9551279)

I hope John Roberts is enjoying this. The Affordable Care Act that was submitted to the Supreme Court was not constitutional as submitted and John Roberts volunteered an assist: consider the premiums as a tax. Robers had no obligation to tell the Democrats how to fix it by suggesting it be classified as a tax. He should have voted it down and turned it back to them and let them figure out how to fix it.If the Democrats resubmitted it as a tax even a few Democrats would have jumped ship because Obama told us over and over it was not a tax. Thumbs down on John Roberts.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/5/2013 10:42:58 AM     (No. 9551349)

Don´t even dream that if we ignore Obamacare it will go away. The architects of this know it´s like castor oil but now they have the IRS to enforce it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jglas, 10/5/2013 10:51:19 AM     (No. 9551369)

I don´t think they give a damn if nobody signs up. Those who don´t will have to pay the fine (whoops, tax). That´s a whole lot of tax money. When did getting a whole lor of tax money bother Obama? I´m beginning to think that was the plan all along. What do you want to bet that money will go into the general revenue and never be used to pay for healthcare.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 10/5/2013 11:07:00 AM     (No. 9551410)

FTA: "McAfee’s Gary Davis said ObamaCare customers should make sure the URL for every page they fill out begins with “https” to ensure their connection to the site is secure."

This is idiotic on a grand scale. To insure security, why didn´t they program the healthcare.gov servers to only accept https connections?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/5/2013 11:15:34 AM     (No. 9551428)

Single payer is Obama´s ultimate goal. That is why they are not all that concerned it is a disaster. They want it to fail. They knew premiums would increase. They also knew they had to have the mandate so they could coerce enough people to join. Then they will sit back and let it get so bad that the people will cry for help from the government and the solution Barry and his minions will offer, of course, is single payer. The people will cheer. Never giving a thought that they have traded personal freedom for the promise of free health care that will be inferior, rationed, and run by bureaucrats who don´t give a flying fig for their well being. Free is never free and Obama´s "free" will cost you your life.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 10/5/2013 11:30:13 AM     (No. 9551471)

Anybody here remember Canada´s universal long-gun registry? It did indeed die, eventually "officially" killed, simply because of massive non-participation/non-compliance. The RCMP, charged with enforcing it, threw up their hands and said given the numbers of non-compliant gun owners, it would cost too much in both manpower and money to enforce it. I see some small ray of hope that #2, or maybe #10, may be on to something.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: chicodon, 10/5/2013 11:40:54 AM     (No. 9551490)

Ah, some don´t have to buy. Detroit, Brooklyn, Queens, Newark, Compton, Gary, etc: 100% signup


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/5/2013 12:15:11 PM     (No. 9551564)

Some won’t join ‘because it’s not free.

Some won’t join ‘because it’s a crummy deal.

Some won’t join ‘because they can’t afford it.

That’s everybody accounted for.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/5/2013 12:21:12 PM     (No. 9551571)

I think that #21 has it right. Obozo and the dims never intended for this to work. They planed for it to die so they can step in with their single payer plans run by them of course. In any case, health care as we have know it will cease to exist in this country. And rest assured that dims will make sure you are branded a criminal and be jailed for attempting to get health care in some other caoutry. Just like Britian has done. There is no low that dims won´t sink to.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Roark, 10/5/2013 12:26:17 PM     (No. 9551579)

I´m with #21. What we´re seeing is a very expensive and massive head-fake. A means to an end. The hunger for power knows no satiety.

While the intentions of the House GOP were admirable, having the ACA roll out now exposes its flaws now rather than a month before the 2014 election. That will be the last and best opportunity to change the course and clip the ambitions of this administration short of civil insurrection. And that is an option, too. It worked before.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab, 10/5/2013 1:14:22 PM     (No. 9551661)

I WILL NOT COMPLY!

The ironic thing is that if they throw me in prison for not buying their d@mn ´insurance´ then THEY will have to provide not only my healthcare, but food, shelter and clothing.

But Cheer Up, Taxpayers.... them might just shoot me, and you will never notice your share of the cost of the bullet.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: readitfirst, 10/5/2013 1:39:36 PM     (No. 9551686)

I find the picture posted with this article glaringly staged. Take note of the perfect race representation in the photo.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: peterfleming, 10/5/2013 1:41:14 PM     (No. 9551689)

Cash for clunkers did not include the IRS.
It was just an insane test of US gulability.
Resistance, massive, can nullify it.
Even the welfare hogs might resist it because it costs so much cash money.
Either way, the failure was planned to activate the IRS threatening millions of citizens with massive fines, prison, death.
Communst medicine is a set up for failure, resistance, chaos and military takeover.
Many innocent people will be killed to create fear in the populace. Communist medical takeover, a giant loss of freedom.
Straight out of the Lenin Stalin handbook.
Brutal, inhuman Nobama, Puglosi, Reid, Soros, Jaret, Schumer, Holder, our Third Reich.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 10/5/2013 2:04:31 PM     (No. 9551711)

If the Republicans have trouble actually defunding Obamacare, there is another way to throw a moonkey-wrench into Obama´s weasel plans, just defund the IRS. Obama´s IRS goons can´t enforce Obamacare on taxpaying citizens if they don´t have the personnel to enforce it and threaten us with. Abolish the IRS and you put a stake through the heart of Obamacare. I am all for civil disobedience. Maybe the Government goons can make an example of even several thousand Americans, but can they handle 50-100 million people who just say NO to Obamacare?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Freeloader, 10/5/2013 2:05:20 PM     (No. 9551713)

"Obama+Care Putting The Fun In Funeral"
-Recently Seen Bumper Sticker

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Reply 32 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 10/5/2013 6:31:30 PM     (No. 9552026)

Oh dear! What if they gave a health collective and nobody came?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Lionshambles, 10/5/2013 6:45:02 PM     (No. 9552045)

Actions have consequences, so all these young oblivions who got pimped by the Marxist in Chief and voted him not just into office, but re-elected him, can choke on their decision.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: roadrunner, 10/5/2013 11:26:38 PM     (No. 9552283)

How much longer before we hear about the greedy insurance companies and how they are gouging, or attempting to gouge middle class Americans with their excessive premiums and co-pays no one will ever pay out completely?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/6/2013 12:09:31 AM     (No. 9552317)

The Republicans could have used the lack of interest as a reason to defund Ocare, but once again, nobody hears from them.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/6/2013 1:15:03 AM     (No. 9552342)

You won´t be hearing about that #34, because it´s just not true. I mean provable not true. The insurance companies that saw the writing on the wall, bailed from the states that took on the 0-care exchanges. I think 36 states opted for the "federal exchanges."
Which leaves other states, like Texas, still open to BCBS, among others.

Would you, or anyone in your family actually log on to a gov-run healthcare site?

If you know such a person, please disable their ´puter before they hurt themselves or someone they love!
btnboerne, and thank you

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Survivors, ´It Was Worth It´ (Video)

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Breitbart´s Instablog, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 9:28:18 PM     Post Reply
Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you


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