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7.1 million reducts

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 7:17pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 8:19am

I just cannot let this go. I grew up in the age of journalism when the press would speak the truth to power.

It's so sad now to see the United States press, especially the national press, just turn into stenographers and just paparazzi.

After the White House told us for months there is so much data to look at there is now way to understand how many were signing up for Obamacare.

Then on April Fool's Day, they give us seven, plus a decimal point.

These numbers are a sham. They're made up.

But say for the fact or arguing, say they are correct. 7.1 million?

How many of the people are new additions? How many of these people were kicked off a plan and re-signed?

The UK Mail Newspaper reports fewer than 900,000 have actually paid.

Forbes is reporting that only one-third of Obamacare Exchange sign-ups were from the previously uninsured.

That's the real number.

The president, taking a victory lap Tuesday, crowing they didn't have to do a hard sell. That's not true.

They spent at least $365 million advertising this mess. Now Nancy Pelosi is about facing.

She said before Democrats would be favored this next national election running on Obamacare. Now she and the president said, "we won, let's talk about jobs."

Oh no. It's not that easy. Most of America has not been touched by this debacle.

Let's see how many Democrats proudly will hail Obamacare in the November election. 

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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News Flash, Paul Ryan and the republatrards say they do not care how hard or how long you have worked i if you get laid off you do not deserve any un-employment because that money needs to go to tax cuts for the top 5%. To H3LL with WORKING MEN & WOMEN.

No lies pete.

John DiVito, president of Flexbenefit said, "It's all closed down. You cannot buy a policy that is a qualified policy for the purpose of the ACA (the Affordable Care Act) until next year on January 1."

If you now have a insurance company that cancels your policy you are stuck.

People can still buy short-term insurance to fill the gap, but it is expensive, and people with preexisting conditions can be rejected, unlike with Obamacare.

Hope for change in 2014. Repeal Obamacare.


Latest ObamaCare surprise: Most won't be able to buy health insurance until end of year!!

VOTE THE STINKING DEMOCRATS OUT IN NOVEMBER! Tell them we have to vote them out to see what is in it.

Peddling lies again, deaf...the initial enrollment period ended March 31st...another enrollment period is in your scare tactic is moot, your info is bogus, and....BUSTED!! Suggest you find out the truth before you try to scare the life out of others again, deaf.

deaf, your post has absolutely nothing to do with the ACA subject...but gun worshipers want to inject their blather into anything...don't you.
NEWS FLASH: as of today, 4/8/2014, the tally from the last day of sign-up is 9 MILLION Americans with new insurance brain, insert truth, deaf. 'course we know you hate everything, wouldn't accept truth if it bit you somewhere soft, and just live for all the negative you can post. Poor deaf...there is little hope for folks like deaf.

News Flash. Attorney General Eric Holder, the hero of Fast & Furious, wants "gun tracking bracelets" that every gun owner will have to wear in order to use their guns. Yes another gun control effort from the people, Democrats, that sell guns to Mexican mobs and Filipino Muslim terrorist.

See Obama and Holder try their best to ignore the constitution but we know that will fail.

The 2nd Amendment says.. "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED".

Hope for change in 2014. Run the Democrats out of Congress.

katie007, how about not taking your daily dose of venom from right-wing print and the likes of faux noise/beck/hannity/rushbo.'.you talk about liars, and yet you take your info from the biggest liars on the planet.' spitting bile and advancing your ideology and hatred for a Black President is repugnant to those of us who don't buy the flap-jaw rhetoric of those you let do your thinking for you.'.independent thinking is a foreign idea to folks like you, and there's no hope for any change in that.

News flash: Axelrod admits Dems have 'major hurdles,' after new poll.

"Every bit of evidence points to stronger GOP turnout in a low turnout elections this fall. Major hurdle for Ds," says Ax. The poll shows most people want Republicans in charge of Congress.

Hope for BIG change in 2014. Unemploy the dems so everyone else can finally get a job and get their OLD HEALTHCARE back!

And Hillary? Haha.. Struggles to list accomplishments during tenure as Sec of State. & $6 Billion is missing!

" but we would still have comfortable retirement years". Uh pete, $2000 a month is NOT enough to live 'comfortable' in anyones retirement scenario. Neither is Medicare or Medicaid.

Now if you add a IRA, 401 AND 403 you might be ok. But that is if your IRA/401/403 does not fail (and they can fail.)

But Social Security is a pitiful attempt at a safety net.

Funny how two people can read the same article and come away with different ideas. Idiot thinks the Judge has exonerated Obama, but the Idiot forgot to tell you that the case involved the killing of a 16 year old American in Yeman with a drone. This lawsuit raises Constitutional concerns of killing American citizens abroad without a trial. The judge was wrong to dismiss this suit for it involves all of us citizens and the government's authority to off us anytime it feels the need.

Dave, something doesn't add up with your post regarding SS/Medicare...we both retired at 62 after working our whole adult lives, paying into both...if we had to live on the benefits of both, we wouldn't be taking trips to Europe, but we would still have comfortable retirement years. Thanks to prudent savings and IRA proceeds, along with SS, Medicare and a good supplemental ins. plan, we are able to live a great retirement, and SS/Medicare have gone a long way in making this possible.

I have 12 - 15 more years to go before I'm eligible Pete. I'm not too confident there'll be anything left in the system. And not too confident that the country won't be bankrupted. But my dad has lived comfortably on SS. That doesn't negate the fact that Reagan and a republican congress raided the SS and made it part of the general fund. Which caused the questions about insolvency I just raised.

I will amend that former statement. You cannot expect truth from a liar/liars. Those defending and fawning over Obama are just as guilty (Major media).

As opposed to "minor" media ? How about, ALL media where even the so called "conservative" media outlets lie by omission. Providing a narrative, diverting attention, the media covers the tracks of "their own" who have established financial dominance over our land. Should this idea seem far fetched to you then, I suggest that is proof of the effectiveness of mass media propaganda.

You mean just as guilty as all of you morons who defended and still defend George WMD LIAR Bush??

Yes, dumber than dirt Don, whether they be an R or a D they lie to protect the true powers that rule, our financial dictators. We invaded Iraq to stop Hussein from selling oil in Euro's, a blow to the US dollar which is only fortified with our blood and military. We did not go for WMD's, only those shallow minded who wanted to believe that media narrative believed Colin Powells UN presentation; another stack of lies.

You cannot expect truth from a known liar.

Since ol' Katie's post follows Don's comment about the liar-in-chief of all times, old georgie bush, I find it amusing to connect her statement with Don's...maybe there is hope for little Katie007 after all...maybe she's finally realizing that major problems we have today actually stem from the bush years of elitism, war, lies, white tie banquets and very long vacations at the ranch in Crawford...way to go, Katie!!

"If y'all have a doctor you trust.
Ask him/her about ACA."....

But you won't have your doctor once you sign up for Obamacare.

Remember idiot... 'If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor?"

Yea, what a lie that was.

And that is just one of the jokes the Democrats played on everyone.

Hope for change in 2014. Let the Democrats find out what unemployment is all about.

No, we put our efforts into fighting White House crimes and lies.

POLL: 75% Believe Politicians Corrupted; 70% Use Political Power to Hurt Enemies...

President Ronald Reagan's "signature" health insurance reform, the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 WAS REPEALED BY CONGRESS. Prohibition was repealed (and it was an AMENDMENT!)

So yes, Obamacare can be repealed.

Hope for change in 2014. Vote Dems out to help repeal Obamacare.

Ronald Regan gave illegal immigrants FREE Health Care in America too

What? Obama line? You mean like:
“If you like your health insurance plan, you can keep it”
"if you like your DOCTOR you can keep your doctor"
"The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime."
“the foreign intelligence Surveillance court is transparent.”
“First of all, I didn’t set a red line,” said Obama. “The world set a red line.”
"Benghazi violence was caused by an internet video & demonstrations"
"I won’t Raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per year."
And more lies!

My problem with the ACA, is simple. The last time the government forced me to buy catastrophic insurance coverage ( Social Security, and Medicaid), they screwed me. So I think they probably will again. But republicans have had 4 years to come up with any alternative, and they haven't. They can only run against Obama for 2 more years. The first rule of business is don't approach the boss with a problem unless you have some kind of solution in mind. Where's their solution?

The only number we will ever hear is the 7.1 mil.. They don't care how the numbers break down, they don't want to know. They especially don't want us to know. All they want us to know is the 7.1 mil.. They will never tell us anything else. In part like the used car dealer who tells you all the good things about the lemon he's selling you but nothing about what's wrong with it. In part so they can say see how good the gov't part is working and how bad the evil ins. co.s are messing it up.

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