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Making up good news about Obamacare
Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/1/2014 5:16:55 AM

The Obama administration is celebrating that it has achieved its (downwardly revised) goal of signing up more than 6 million Americans for Obamacare by 11:59 p.m. March 31. Mission accomplished! Not quite. The administration has not revealed how many of those 6 million people have paid their premiums. If you have not paid, you have not actually “enrolled.” It’s like putting merchandise in your Amazon cart but never clicking “buy.” Besides, the number that matters is not how many Americans signed up for Obamacare but rather how many previously uninsured Americans signed up for Obamacare. By that standard, Obamacare may be

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 4/1/2014 7:25:02 AM     (No. 9792728)

Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster. More have lost health insurance than gained. Premiums are going thru the roof, deductibles are reaching astronomical heights, doctors are refusing Medicare/Medicaid patients, and costs are doubling.

I can´t wait until November. I do believe the message the voters send will be heard loud and clear.

Ooops! My mistake. The message will be buried by the MSM and all kinds of excuses will be trumpeted as to why the democrats got shellacked.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jinx, 4/1/2014 7:38:54 AM     (No. 9792739)

I feel so sorry for those Americans who LOST their insurance and became the uninsured so that they had to sign up. That is like stealing from someone and then making them buy a replacement from the thief. When is America going to wake up!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: miceal, 4/1/2014 7:41:18 AM     (No. 9792742)

You cannot believe anything that issues forth from this Administration. Why that dweebe Carney hasn´t been called out as of yet for the spin and BeeEss he spews daily is beyond me...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Really?, 4/1/2014 7:41:22 AM     (No. 9792743)

The discouraging thing to me is in reading the comments. There seem to be people waiting to dispute every article with some nonsensical data fro Huffington Post or a similar outfit.

Truth has died in this country. We have greater access to data, but there is less credibility in all of it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Really?, 4/1/2014 7:42:45 AM     (No. 9792745)

And again....just how many and how much of this new insurance is being subsidized by the Treasury ?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rinktum, 4/1/2014 8:15:40 AM     (No. 9792783)

Typical democrat playbook. They declare victory and go home because NO ONE challenges them! Why did Republicans fail to have ads prepared to dispute these lies. Why are they not running 24/7? Can we please at least get some talking points out to republicans so they sound informed. Can anyone pick up a phone in the Republican leadership and hire a PR guru. Allowing the dems to shape the narrative will get you nothing. Ridicule is an effective tool. Use it. It gets under their skin like nothing else. Where is the strategy?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: arkfamily, 4/1/2014 8:19:58 AM     (No. 9792789)

I guess it really is "easy, peasy" and the administration must be correct that 7 million really did enroll.

The title of this article is also correct. They are making up good news.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 4/1/2014 8:40:21 AM     (No. 9792813)

may be?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/1/2014 8:43:02 AM     (No. 9792816)

That number i.e.previously uninsured who have signed up and made the first payment (very important) SEEM to be between 700,000 to 800,000 or 1.7% of the uninsured total for whom this abomination was enacted. Compare that to an estimate of between 50 to 100 MILLION employer insured victims facing cancellations when the employer mandate hits in earnest. They will also be shown as ´successful´ sign ups. This whole thing is a gigantic fraud. But what are we hearing from the media ´watchdogs´? Whimper! Whimper!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ray_Stoddard, 4/1/2014 9:25:34 AM     (No. 9792859)

How many previously uninsured people enrolled in O´care paid their premium out of their own pockets w/o a taxpayer subsidy?
Obviously, zero. Let´s face it. If you didn´t want private insurance when insurance companies competed on price and selection of features then your not going to buy over-priced, not-able-to compete, insurance. Given that, wouldn´t it have been more efficient to have just given the previously uninsured people a taxpayer subsidy and they could purchased private insurance instead of dragging along hundreds of millions of people who want no part of it. I think we all know the answer.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: enuf8, 4/1/2014 10:07:04 AM     (No. 9792909)

It is absolutely amazing these figures would be available immediately at the stroke of midnight........HHS previously did not know for months whenever she was questioned about the number of sign-ups. So, how did obamacare minions become so efficient?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/1/2014 11:36:01 AM     (No. 9793036)

"We have to fix a broken system."

- Mark Udall, D-CO, explaining the utter and dismal failure of Obamacare.

Hey, Mark - YOU cast the deciding vote. Why is it now ´broken´? Who and/or what ´broke´ it?
You´re a LIAR, Udall, and you need to go!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/1/2014 1:18:01 PM     (No. 9793215)

Probably the biggest miracle since the raising of Lazarus from the dead is that a million people managed to sign up yesterday despite the website being down twice, once for at least 6 hours. Maybe zippy really is a messiah! /s

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Hotrod, 4/1/2014 1:29:07 PM     (No. 9793230)

Counting ´´hits´´ on the website is not getting people signed up. Many people, with a morbid curiosity, looked at the website just to see what it looked like. They didn´t sign up for anything, much less pay any money. They were smart.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Franz, 4/1/2014 1:36:40 PM     (No. 9793247)

I believe this report about the ACA (ObamaCare) every bit as much as I believe everything else Obama and the MSM has told me about the ACA.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Joe vann, 4/1/2014 1:47:28 PM     (No. 9793284)

The 2014 elections, by God´s grace, will be heard all over the world but the msm won´t hear it, because they despise the righteous and adore the unrighteousness. It will be business, as usual for them. Lie, distort, not report the truth and attack those who love it is their work motto. Socialist all.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: knarfski, 4/1/2014 4:01:02 PM     (No. 9793446)

Testifying before a congressional committee, Alan Greenspan once said, You can´t trust government statistics. I was surprised by the comment. Valid and reliable statistics surprise me now.

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