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POSTED: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:52pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:50pm

The following is from today's National Review:

As the deadline for 2014 enrollment nears, Obamacare is increasingly growing unpopular, especially among the uninsured. A new Kaiser Family Foundation survey finds that about twice as many uninsured people have an unfavorable view of the health-care law than have a favorable one.

Among the uninsured, 47 percent view Obamacare in a negative light versus the 24 percent who view it favorably. That's a change from 43 percent who viewed it unfavorably last month, and 36 percent who viewed it favorably. Overall, half of Americans view Obamacare unfavorably, while just over one-third have a positive take on the law. ‚Äč

More of the uninsured also said Obamacare made them worse off (39 percent) than improved their situation (26 percent), according to the poll.

Well, seeing is believing.

Let me lead you to a website to show the story. WTAE is a TV station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They actually let a reporter in their conference room when the body shop employees learned of their new costs for insurance under Obamacare. It was so depressing and sad. It's a conversation, I think, we'll see all across America the next year.

Just go to WTAE and watch it whenever you get the time, but don't forget to bring a tissue.

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

You can e-mail me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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According to Eastman, the Progressive Socialist decides what is best for us all. Pete marches to the media drumbeat of deserving victims, Both Socialist do not want a free enterprise Insurance industry based on actuaries, but believes a government mandated Ponzi scheme is the individual freedom guaranteed by our constitution. Loopholed into law, the ACA is proof that we have no say in our gov. Lost in the theater of a faux democratic process, these losers are easily hoodwinked. God help us all.

There's spin from both sides. I've been forced to pay social security and medicare premiums my whole life. Both constitute government mandated insurance not an entitlement program. Reagan's administration raided the social security trust fund and made it part of the general fund. An example of the "vodoo economics" Bush senior warned about.

ACA will probably be another ponzi scheme. Why should the American people expect anything else from our current politicians.

Exactly right Dave, and Reagan put it on us in Texas when he made a deal with Saudi Arabia to flood the oil market an bankrupt the Russians. Our economy collapsed, banks failed and media called it "The Saving and Loan Scandal". Under RTC we were looted and the market never returned which is why prop. in Texas is cheaper than elsewhere. The "J" words fled E. Europe and moved here as refugees, entitled to Social Security which is why Reagan broke the trust. And where was media to tell Americans?

Sorry pete, but it looks like the 30 million that were without insurance still are!

And to that the 10 million that had their policies canceled, the people who cannot afford to see their polices triple in price, the people who simply cannot afford to pay the premiums and still work or go to school, and you see what is coming.

Obamacare WILL BANKRUPT ITSELF. Simple as that.

Hope for change in 2014. Vote ALL those who voted for this monstrosity of a law OUT!

Grow-up already. This nation, like Russia and China is ruled in secret. Gov will never give back the peoples freedom, not even in a case of bankruptcy. The practice has been to keep people in debt.

Good point Shelia. We can't even name the group pulling the strings of government on this website or the post will be censored.

deaf, you are bookended by two people who counter your drivel with facts...and, by the way, there is a big push on to educate the 30-somethings about the merits of insurance through the ACA program...as with the evolution of everything that is going to make life better for those who don't have a million dollar nest egg, your fantasies and fabrications will, in the end, prove to be all they've ever been...HOT AIR. Fortunately, I have more than enough resources for health care...so sign up, deaf.

Now will triangle head look at the other side of the coin, the side that tells of those who didn't have insurance before getting ACA coverage who can now see a doctor for care? Will you tell of those who, with pre-existing conditions, can now be cared for? You give the one-sided mean-spirited fear-mongering side because it plays to those who hate but need your input to ramp up an even more ingrained anger...but, as usual , you've forgotten the success stories in favor of shock and lies.

The young people don't have the $ to pay the premiums.

They don't get sick often and want have fun on weekends. Obama wants them to fork over lots of money EACH MONTH in premiums for something they don't use.

Now tell me, do you think a young couple, say 29 years old, who make combined salary of $70,000 a year are going to say bye bye to $5000 a YEAR for something they don't use? And instead they can pay a $100 fine?

No, right?

So it will go bankrupt!

Hope for change in 2014. Vote Dems out!

What your story doesn't talk about is that those people had coverage before that didn't meet the minimum standards of the ACA. You're comparing apples to oranges. Under the ACA, I have gotten rebates for 2 consecutive years because Blue Cross was charging too much. No more medical underwriting and no more cancelations for catastrophic illnesses. This is a system endorsed by the Heritage Foundation when Republicans were in power. Republicans should embrace this system.

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