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Obamacare needs more
enrollees to work well

Washington Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/1/2014 10:17:17 PM

IT’S STILL unclear how well the Affordable Care Act will function. But on Wednesday, the law started working for a good chunk of those it was designed to help. The formerly uninsured who signed up for health-care plans under its provisions are now able to use their new coverage. As The Post’s Lena H. Sun and Amy Goldstein reported Sunday, those people include Illinois financial consultant Adam Peterson, 50, who will be able to get long-needed gallbladder surgery, and Tennessee student Emily Wright, 28, who can have a specialist look at a suspicious mole. Judging by the enrollment numbers the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/1/2014 10:35:52 PM     (No. 9676128)

Considering hospitals will accept whatever they would receive from Medicare or most other insurance instead of full price, and will accept a payment schedule, if a 50 financial consultant can´t afford an in and out gallbladder operation he must be a pretty sorry excuse for a financial consultant. The White House must use him.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/1/2014 10:40:37 PM     (No. 9676133)

How many million will lose coverage they have paid for for years so that thousands who decided to live without can now get coverage? And how long will they pay when they can drop and then get back in at any time?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/1/2014 10:43:29 PM     (No. 9676137)

Washington Post: the Titanic MAY be seaworthy; additional test voyages required.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jalo1951, 1/1/2014 10:46:46 PM     (No. 9676142)

I lost my insurance as a direct result of Obamacare. The cheapest plan would cost me $25000 a year (that includes premium and deductible). A comparable plan to the one I lost would total $30000 a year. We are talking about a third to half of my income. Hardly affordable. All he has done is switch one group of uninsured for another. Nothing has been solved and a hundred new problems have been created.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/1/2014 10:56:30 PM     (No. 9676152)

About the only people enrolling are those getting it for free or those that lost an existing plan and have to have a new one.
The number of uninsured will soon skyrocket, while the media crows about enrollment numbers that fall far short of goals that are now ignored.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/1/2014 11:56:01 PM     (No. 9676191)

How sad. Now you will see millions of Americans without insurance willing to pay the fine. With huge deductibles, you are paying for your own healthcare anyway.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/2/2014 12:36:08 AM     (No. 9676207)

BarryCare will work gloriously for the parasites; however, everybody else will go broke.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/2/2014 1:38:45 AM     (No. 9676233)

I believe in direct charity, so I am going to find a worthy person or two to help by paying their fine.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/2/2014 3:19:33 AM     (No. 9676250)

They´re bragging about two million new enrollees, when 1.5 million or more of them are on Medicaid? And we know over five million lost their coverage?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LaVallette, 1/2/2014 3:35:48 AM     (No. 9676257)

The Socialist/Democrat solution to the problem of non enrollment of the healthy to subsidize the treatment of the unhealthy is the Cuban solution of reducing the costs of the health treatment: i.e. nationalize the health industry and turn the medical professionals into government employees and pay them at the same rate as other emergency services like police and firemen.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/2/2014 4:56:08 AM     (No. 9676277)

I´m going to be busting a gut laughing when King Barry starts back tracking on reimbursing states to pay for medicaid expanders.Obviously the blue states were more than happy to park themselves at the Obamacare feeding trough and they´ll be hardest hit..It´s insane to me that Mass.has to have a new website for Barrycare after doing one for Romneycare not that long ago and price spikes along with it.

The fed government,in all it´s infinite wisdom will wake up one day and discover they bit off more than they can chew,especially covering millions of sick illegals who are also importing disease with themselves.They´ll rack up millions on dental work alone,not to mention a robust contingent of STDs.With the cost of generics skyrocketing,the free tab will get even larger.

The republican states who opted out of medicaid expansion will be LTAO.The worst cost explosion in all this is armies of new gov´t workers at the fed,state and local levels.The people who budgetized all this turned a blind eye to all the below the radar costs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/2/2014 5:41:04 AM     (No. 9676288)

The Washington Post arm of the DNC had to mention that enrollment was hurt by republicans opposed to it.

Well, the fact that NO REPUBLICAN voted for it will, as time passes, turn out to be the greatest team effort of the GOP in decades.

Bash republicans for a lot of things, but so far, they have no ownership of this debacle.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/2/2014 6:34:04 AM     (No. 9676319)

Eggggzackly, #1. Or a 28 year old "student" who cannot afford to have a mole diagnosed?
Who dumb do the WP editors think we are.......

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/2/2014 7:03:59 AM     (No. 9676333)

#13 should have been "How dumb"....

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