40 Times As Many People Have Lost Insurance As Have Gained It


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24 Responses to 40 Times As Many People Have Lost Insurance As Have Gained It

  1. Bob Greene says:

    We knew about that, it was in the design but we couldn’t tell you about that because you weren’t smart enough to understand. In fact we had to tell you the opposite because we are much smarter than you and know what’s best. Besides, these were substandard policies don’t cover hardly anything and it is only 5% affected. I wonder what would happen if you tried to use the argument that only a minority is affected in the on-going civil rights stuff.

    Private individuals pulling this stuff would be seen doing perp walks to the Federal Pen for fraud. Dear leader and his cohorts use their fraud as fundraisers.

  2. WillR says:

    Don’t sweat the small stuff.

    …and this is the small stuff.

  3. Gerard Wroe says:

    But the reason for Obamacare was to provide insurance for the 30, 40, 50 Million who don’t have insurance. Yet Obama’s target for March ’14 is only 7 Million & 4 – 5 Million of these are people who already had insurance, so a net increase of ❤ Million.

    Remind me why Obama is doing this?

  4. LOL in Oregon says:

    Hee, Heee,
    30,000,000 people “gifted” with medical care that doesn’t exist!
    “We don’t need no more stinking doctors,
        they get paid too much, anyway!”
    Bernie Madoff is proud to have led the way!

  5. Pathway says:

    This does not include millions more who have lost their insurance because the Little Dictator has destroyed the small entrepreneurs who create 74% of the jobs.

  6. Martin Hertzberg says:

    You left out all those who now get medicaid coverage in those states that accepted that coverage. States like Texas and Florida with right wing, reactionary Republican governors have left their poor to twist in the wind. Pathetic crockodile tears from those who tried to sabotage the ACA, who now are suddenly concerned about the coverage.

    • Ernest Bush says:

      Your post is full of distortion and crap. All states have a medicaid program. In Arizona, it is called AHCCCS. I have given rides for years to the emergency room or walk-in clinic for many recipients of this medicaid program. Especially children receive excellent care under this program, including free dental care. AHCCCS is a free insurance program for the poor administered by private insurance companies in the state. Somehow, I think there are similar programs in all states. In Democrat controlled states like California, it has turned into a nightmare due to incompetent government workers and corruption. Keep cackling.

      With the advent of Obamacare (sorry, but even the president called it Obamacare until we really found out what was in it), recipients of this program are totally lost in a bureaucratic nightmare. They have no clue about how to get coverage, most being low-information voters. I’m sure a lot of state bureaucrats are clueless about it, also. Many of the poor will now have to pay for coverage, except they may not be able to eat if they do so. They will be penalized by the IRS if they don’t buy coverage. Keep cackling.

      Good luck finding a doctor who will take your insurance, dude. Many doctors have opted out, and there are no programs to see that there are enough people becoming doctors to be available, even if coerced. There is a shortage of doctors in many places already. The government has deliberately set out to destroy the world’s greatest healthcare system and will replace it with something substandard. We will have care on a par with third world countries because of fools like you. Keep cackling.

      Here’s hoping your premiums double every year, as I have watched my supplemental insurance premiums rise due to regulations imposed by Obamacare. My wife and I will pay around $600 a month for medicare and supplemental insurance starting next year. I have no sympathy for fools who consistently vote Democrat and suddenly are finding out what the butcher’s bill is going to be. You deserve every bad thing that happens to you.

      Keep cackling.

    • Martin Hertzberg says:
      November 19, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      You left out all those who now get medicaid coverage in those states that accepted that coverage.

      Spoken like a mooch & looter who wishes to see others die. Are you on medicare/medicaid, you worthless looter? Are you one of those idiots who says that it’s free? That it doesn’t come out of the pockets of those of us who aren’t looters?

    • Bob Greene says:

      Republicans sabotaging Obmacare? The libs like to shift the blame. This is 100% a Democrat deal. Now tell that to the people who are losing insurance, have had hours cut because their employers can’t afford the mandates (my wife was one) or have lost their jobs.
      BTW: The obamacare program is in shambles. As a point of how great this incompetence is, we are at 1337 days since the bill was passed, which is 90 days longer than the period from the attack on Pearl Harbor to VE Day.

  7. Martin Hertzberg says:

    Now that I have been told that I am a “worthless looter” and an “idiot”, I am put in my proper place. I have also been told that we have “the greatest healthcare system in the world”. I am supposed to believe that even though I have seem how much better it works in France, Canada, Scandinavia, Germany, etc.

    • Traitor In Chief says:

      Still Delusional. I have friends in Canada and Germany. They can’t get in to see a doctor, and when they do, the services that are “free” are band aid fixes. And the price they would have to pay out of pocket for the proper treatment was higher than I pay here. I get my appointment in one week, they are waiting months. Our system isn’t perfect, but the ACA will now drive it into the toilet.

    • Traitor In Chief says:

      Socialists come in two flavors: Freeloaders expecting something for nothing, and Snake Oil Salesman claiming they will provide it.

    • Bob Greene says:

      I see you didn’t mention the UK which seems to be a great place to die from neglect. Can’t say much about any others but Canada. When I lived in Michigan I seem to recall a stream of Canadians taking advantage of the inferior health care instead of waiting months for appointments or years for final treatment. So tell me how much better it works everywhere else. My parents were far from rich, both were treated at Duke under their now very inferior health care coverage. I believe Duke is a world class facility. I spent two 2-week periods in intensive care or isolation during my junior year in college (45 years ago) covered by insure I PAID FOR as a student. My son had open heart surgery ($90k in 1983) at Michigan Childrens Hospital (a world class facility at the time) covered by insurance I paid for. My 4 children were covered by insurance I paid for until they were adults. My sister was treated for acute meyloid luekemia for 9 months in the bone marrow transplant unit of UNC Memorial, paid for by her insurance. If I look start at my maternal and paternal grandparents and look at descendents, I’m not aware of anyone being denied excellent medical care in US hospitals being covered by insurance of some sort. No one is rich. I’m sure there are people who have medical and insurance problems. I don’t believe it is as widespread as advertised, nor do I believe I’d want to go many places other than the US to get treatment.

  8. Mike D says:

    Baring miracles, fewer people will be covered by insurance on Jan.1, than were insured before Obamacare began to roll out. If they magically got to their 7 million target by March, that will be only a 2 million net gain.

    • Shazaam says:

      Just more of that “Change you can believe in”.

      If Obummercare results in far fewer insured as of Jan 1, 2014, I suspect that fact will leave quite a large mark on the ol’ presidential ego.

    • david a says:

      If the employee mandate is enforced another sixty million or more will lose their current plan. Many employers will no longer be able to pick up the new, far more expensive plan. Many employees will forego insurance,unless forced.

  9. gofer says:

    Considering a policy usually covers more than one person, possibly 3 or more, there is a lot more people who have lost insurance. Wait until the small business segment starts to drop which is estimated to be as much as 60-75% of policies that could be cancelled.

  10. Andy DC says:

    Don’t worry, the Obama apologists are going around saying that in 10 or 20 years that Obamacare is going to save people all kinds of money. But these are the same people who are saying in 20 years or so we are all going to die from climate change, so what will it matter?

  11. Another Ian says:



    Check the first comment up at


    If that’s right – – !

    • Shazaam says:

      Parsing the “software speak”, the “30-40%” that remains to be completed actually translates to “about halfway finished”.

      General rule of software, the first 50% of the project consumes 90% of the time. It’s the same for the 2nd 50% of the project….. So….. Maybe in 2 years time, they’ll have healthcare.gov mostly complete and working reasonably well.

  12. John B., M.D. says:

    Now we hear that 30-40% of the Obamacare website hasn’t even been BUILT yet – the part that involves people paying for their plans: http://hotair.com/archives/2013/11/19/cms-tech-officer-roughly-30-40-of-the-obamacare-exchange-system-still-needs-to-be-built-including-the-payment-system/
    And we’re just hearing about this today?

  13. David A says:

    Yes Dr. John, and when we find out how many people have actually paid for whatever plan they signed on for, then we will know how many have actually signed up. I suspect far less then the number that have filled out the form.

    • John B., M.D. says:

      Well, we know that NO ONE has paid yet, and we don’t know how long it will take to “build” this part of the website back-end.
      It is like amazon.com without an ability to “check-out” and enter payment data.

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