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Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:05 PM

Obamacare Knocks Out The GOP As Enrollment Poised To Shatter 2015 Goal




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Obamacare Knocks Out The GOP As Enrollment Poised To Shatter 2015 Goal
By: Jason Easley
Tuesday, January, 27th, 2015, 6:49 pm


The latest good news for President Obama is that the Affordable Care Act is poised to shatter his administrationís enrollment goals for 2015.

The Department of Health and Human Services released the latest numbers:

Nationwide, 9.5 million consumers selected or were automatically reenrolled in quality, affordable health insurance coverage from the Health Insurance Marketplace through the second month of 2015 Open Enrollment, according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Of those, more than 7.1 million were in states using the HealthCare.gov platform and 2.4 million were in the 14 states (including Washington, D.C.) using their own Marketplace platforms. As the Feb. 15 deadline approaches, HHS encourages all eligible consumers to sign up for Marketplace coverage. Most will be eligible for financial assistance to lower the cost of monthly premiums.

Todayís report includes data for individuals who selected or were automatically reenrolled in coverage through Jan. 16 for the 37 states using the HealthCare.gov platform, and through Jan. 17 for the 12 states and Washington, D.C. using their own Marketplace platforms. Data for California is through Jan. 18. To have their coverage effectuated, consumers need to pay their first monthís health plan premium (todayís report does not include effectuated enrollment).


The good news about enrollment was part of a one-two punch that also included the CBO lowering the cost of the ACA by 20% due to a slowdown in the growth of healthcare costs. Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans are trying to keep the repeal charade going by voting again to repeal Obamacare next week. The disconnect between Republicans and reality has never been clearer. The Affordable Care Act is becoming a raging success. The law is doing exactly what it was intended to do. More people have access to healthcare, and the price of that healthcare is dropping.

President Obama is on a roll. His approval ratings are skyrocketing. The economy is expanding, and now healthcare is more accessible and affordable than ever before. Things are by no means perfect, but the country is moving in the right direction again. It is becoming impossible for Republicans to avoid the reality that Americans love the Affordable Care Act. The ACA will easily pass the administrationís targets for 2015 enrollment. The years of Republican fear-mongering are being proven wrong. The ACA hasnít destroyed the health care system. It has granted tens of millions of Americans access to it.

Republicans donít have an alternative. They donít have a plan, and it is becoming clear that their irrational hatred of the ACA is out of step with the wants of most Americans.

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Reply Obamacare Knocks Out The GOP As Enrollment Poised To Shatter 2015 Goal (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 2015 OP
malaise Jan 2015 #1
babylonsister Jan 2015 #4
NoJusticeNoPeace Jan 2015 #6
malaise Jan 2015 #7
calimary Jan 2015 #8
malaise Jan 2015 #10
LawDeeDah Jan 2015 #11
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2015 #2
babylonsister Jan 2015 #3
Tarheel_Dem Jan 2015 #5
Rex Jan 2015 #9
Cha Jan 2015 #12

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:07 PM

1. ROFL

remember the hysteria about the website.

This is Delish!!!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:24 PM

4. I sure do!

Delish indeed!

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:37 PM

6. The day I started saying ALL opposition to him "from the right"

was racism, was this day



http://www.mediaite.com/tv/are-conservatives-really-going-after-michelle-obama-for-promoting-water/



Are Conservatives Really Going After Michelle Obama for Promoting Water?

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Response to NoJusticeNoPeace (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 09:36 PM

7. It was even before that

and it is all racism

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Response to malaise (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 10:10 PM

8. It IS racism.

There are things this President has had to endure that would NEVER happen if he'd been a white guy.

FUCKERS. We're ONTO them.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 10:13 PM

10. They can't help themselves

He has destroyed all their stereotypes and they can't have that.

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Response to calimary (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 10:16 PM

11. Yes it is. There is no other answer that fits.

 

And it is as disgusting as disgusting can get. The man has achieved incredible things, and yet he will never be good enough in some eyes. Racism indeed, there is no other answer that fits.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:10 PM

2. "His approval ratings are skyrocketing". How can this be? I just heard right here at DU that he...

is universally "despised", especially by the likes of Scahill, GG & Poitras! Can it be?

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:23 PM

3. I actually heard Scahill

give Obama some props recently; I remember because he's never done it before that I've seen or heard.

Sigh. They're entitled to theirs, but in the process they're appearing more like faux viewers...

"a tunnel vision information outlet"

Older, interesting article I just came across:

http://www.examiner.com/article/misinformed-usa-why-average-americans-vote-for-republicans?no_cache=1375393280

Misinformed USA: Why average Americans vote for Republicans

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 08:28 PM

5. They're like broken records at this point. I think people have just blocked 'em out. Thanks....

for the link.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 27, 2015, 10:11 PM

9. But but but...the website and people don't want this and

 

doctor & patient reverence and...and and and...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 28, 2015, 12:29 AM

12. HAHA Thanks Obama

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