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Is Obamacare a giant churn operation?
Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 1/3/2014 9:21:27 AM

There´s growing optimism among Obamacare advocates that the Affordable Care Act could reach seven million sign-ups by the end of March. The administration at first embraced the number -- which originally came from the Congressional Budget Office -- only to back away from it when the problems of the federal Obamacare website became apparent. Now, with word that 2.1 million have so far signed up for private insurance, .(snip) But perhaps the bigger question about the Obamacare number is: How many of the people who are now purchasing coverage on the exchanges are doing so because they lost the coverage

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: abuela10, 1/3/2014 9:27:26 AM     (No. 9677866)

You mean ´chum´

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Reply 2 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 1/3/2014 9:39:04 AM     (No. 9677885)

No, "choom" is a better description!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ben Around, 1/3/2014 9:47:12 AM     (No. 9677895)

When obamanation care was passed, there were supposedly 30M people who didn´t have health care. It was passed to cover those uninsured. Since it went into effect another 6M have had their policies cancelled. That makes a supposedly 36M uninsured. They are bragging about 7M signing up, leaving 29M still uninsured!
According to the numbers given by the dems this whole mess is going to reduce the uninsured by 1M. Nobody is reporting this essential part of the story.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/3/2014 9:51:52 AM     (No. 9677902)

If you mean in the Soylent Green sense, then the answer is yes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Namma, 1/3/2014 10:04:14 AM     (No. 9677924)

obamacare has nothing to do with insured uninsured or helping the poor, its really domestic terrorism. its obamas way of attacking America..
did you hear about all the sick people that have been turned away from ER´s . sick people who need care, turned away with no health care at all.
before obamacare, anyone who showed up at a hospital received care..it is a FEDERAL LAW that all received care. we did not need obamacare. its just terrorism

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/3/2014 10:43:52 AM     (No. 9677995)

Here´s my no fear predcition:

After this nonsense, fewer people will be insured than before implementation of the ACA, aka "Obamacare".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rational, 1/3/2014 11:02:59 AM     (No. 9678047)

We continually have you to thank, Byron for this man garnering a second term in office. When the wizards of "smart" like you and Dr.K were clearing your calendars for White House briefing luncheons like rope a dopes, us concerned citizens were doing our homework on Obamacare and the entitlement society the "messiah" was inplementing at record speed. We were called every name in the book from birthers to tea baggers and your "insightful" commentary posed now, is too little too late. The country has successfully been brought to its knees.
Thank you.....I flip the channel when the likes of your ilk corrupt the cable airwaves. Traitor.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/3/2014 11:27:15 AM     (No. 9678078)

Churn, Chum, Choom, Chump, Change and Hope.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 1/3/2014 12:16:42 PM     (No. 9678145)

It is a scheme just the same as carbon credits.
A scheme to steal. The US government IS organized crime. They prove it daily and we allow it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Ben Around, 1/3/2014 12:52:24 PM     (No. 9678209)

#5 No matter the real purpose, it was sold to the people to cover the uninsured. It´s failing to do that, and that failure is not being reported by anyone.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 1/3/2014 12:59:32 PM     (No. 9678219)

Many posters are missing the real objective of Obamacare. The objective is to bankrupt the established insurance companies and force them out of business. Guess who steps in -- the federal govt and the single payer is with us forever.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/3/2014 1:42:10 PM     (No. 9678284)

You mean Churn OUR MONEY into the LIBS HANDS...then YES, that is the only purpose of this SCAM!

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