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Half the nation’s uninsured
live in just 116 counties

Washington Post, by Reid Wilson

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Posted By:toledo, 2/6/2014 9:08:44 AM

Those without health insurance have less than two months to enroll in new plans before penalties kick in, and the Obama administration is racing the clock to get them signed up. A new study conducted for The Associated Press shows the administration is best off focusing on a relatively narrow geographic area: Half of those under 65 without insurance live in just 116 of the nation’s 3,143 counties. And half of all 19-39 year olds without insurance — the most coveted demographic as health-care providers look to expand their risk pools — live in 108 counties. Thirteen heavily urban counties are

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: figowitz, 2/6/2014 9:18:31 AM     (No. 9721553)

"heavily urban counties" = govt teat-sucking, RAT-voting gimme-gimmee zones

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/6/2014 9:20:19 AM     (No. 9721557)

Now that they know where you are, the THUGS cometh!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 2/6/2014 9:21:43 AM     (No. 9721565)

How much to you want to bet that a majority of these people are illegals. The counties are a give away.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: K620, 2/6/2014 9:29:57 AM     (No. 9721586)

Methinks the feds know a little too much about us.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger, 2/6/2014 9:36:51 AM     (No. 9721597)

The division in this country that matters is between the makers and the takers. That said the wealth redistribution in all of the various forms including Obamacare geographically flood money to the urban areas from everywhere else. We´d be blown away by the totality in a graphical representation.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/6/2014 9:39:06 AM     (No. 9721599)

Dallas County is high on the list. Yes, there are plenty of illegals in Dallas County, and plenty of blacks, lots of Asians, too. But I don´t think those groups fully account for the numbers. Dallas has a fine county hospital, Parkland. My experience when I was in charge of the insurance policy and claims in my husband´s offices is that some employees, although provided employer-provided coverage, preferred to go to Parkland and claim to be jobless to avoid the twenty dollar co-pay at the doctor´s office. One employee declined to enroll his family on the company policy (at a small cost) because it was cheaper to just go to Parkland. It´s a mindset and I don´t see how it will ever change.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 2/6/2014 9:44:35 AM     (No. 9721609)

#6, it will change when government-mandated free medical services is gone. The government wasn´t given the authority to do that and it needs to be rescinded.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ben Around, 2/6/2014 9:54:14 AM     (No. 9721629)

It seems everyone has forgotten that obamanation care was sold as the solution to providing care for all these uninsured. The administration is bragging about signing up 7 M people, but that won´t even cover those who have lost insurance because of obamanation care, much less the claimed 30 M uninsured Yet the media is not reporting this dismal failure. I haven´t even seen any of the Ldotteers commenting on this.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/6/2014 10:03:33 AM     (No. 9721638)

My point is that many will never sign up for insurance if it is, at any time, going to cost them anything. Another factor is that no one in the country was ever without health care whether that person had insurance coverage or not. Too many conflate health insurance with health care and the administration built on that misunderstanding.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/6/2014 10:04:26 AM     (No. 9721641)

These are the counties that enable Democrat presidents to get elected.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: droopydog, 2/6/2014 10:07:03 AM     (No. 9721645)

I´m not sure what this statistic means but it probably means we will soon be paying for it.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Northcross, 2/6/2014 10:10:17 AM     (No. 9721652)

Sorry but statistically meaningless. Half the population of the country lives in those 116 counties. Half of the nation´s Dorito eaters also live in those 116 counties. So what.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/6/2014 10:11:03 AM     (No. 9721653)

Around 15 years ago, former Colorado Governor Lamm (D) and the late Georgia Congressman Charlie Norwood (R) conducted a study. It concluded that 60 percent of the uninsured problem was due to immigration. That 60 percent number is certainly higher in 2014. Yet, bone headed Republican elites still push for amnesty.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: KingBubo, 2/6/2014 11:18:53 AM     (No. 9721769)

It is simple math and numbers, no surprise here

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