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#Obamacare “enrollment” number questions (that probably won’t get answered)

Posted by: ST on April 2, 2014 at 9:38 am » 2 Comments

As noted yesterday in a must-read by the Washington Examiner’s Byron York,  the so-called “enrollment” numbers for the victory lap the administration eventually took Tuesday only lead to more questions as to why the entire American healthcare system essentially had to be destroyed in order to be “fixed” (and I’m using the term “fixed” VERY loosely […]

 

(Video) Why the elderly are fleeing the Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on April 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Consider this to be a coda to yesterday’s post about the Gallup poll showing the electorally active senior vote shifting decisively away from the Democrats. It’s anecdotal evidence, but still illustrative: Key line, per David Freddoso: “Not only did my premium go up,” this 91-year-old New York gentleman notes, “but my coverage […]

 

Quote of the Day: Behind the #Obamacare numbers

Posted by: ST on April 1, 2014 at 10:47 am » 4 Comments

The Washington Examiner’s Byron York breaks down the Obamacare “millions”: The [LA] Times says the [9.5 million] numbers break down like this: 4.5 million previously uninsured people are now on Medicaid; 3 million previously uninsured young people are now covered because of a provision that allows them to stay on their parents’ policies until age 26; […]

 

Survey shows elderly voters fleeing Democrats

Posted by: Phineas on March 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This news from Gallup probably has staff of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reaching for a bottle: U.S seniors — those aged 65 and older — have moved from a reliably Democratic group to a reliably Republican one over the past two decades. From 1992 through 2006, seniors had been solidly Democratic and […]

 

Maryland #Obamacare Fail: State exchange site to be ditched for new system

Posted by: ST on March 29, 2014 at 10:22 am » 2 Comments

Team Obama, struggling to up their enrollment numbers, can’t be happy at all about this. Via Fox News: With just days to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, Maryland officials are reportedly planning to abandon its glitch-ridden ObamaCare website and replace the health exchange with technology from Connecticut’s marketplace. The Washington Post reported […]

 

#Obamacare navigators helping people sign up at Mexican consulates

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Nah, there’s no potential for fraud, here: The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship. “Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States […]

 

Shock: “Deadline extended” for #Obamacare enrollees

Posted by: ST on March 26, 2014 at 11:46 am » 3 Comments

  Also known as “welcome to yet another Affordable Care Act delay.” Via The Hill: The Obama administration will extend the March 31 open enrollment deadline for people who say they tried to sign-up for coverage on the new healthcare exchanges but failed to complete the process on time. “Open enrollment ends March 31,” Health […]

 

Democrats play the waiting game on the hope #Obamacare will soon be popular

Posted by: ST on March 25, 2014 at 10:42 am » 3 Comments

The Hill’s Healthwatch blog reports that Democrats are waiting impatiently in hopes that soon the so-called “Affordable Care Act” will become popular with the American people (via Memeorandum): Democrats have been waiting for ObamaCare to become popular for four years. And counting. Congressional leaders and senior White House advisers have been saying since 2010 that […]

 

#Obamacare: people who think they have coverage get hit with massive bills

Posted by: Phineas on March 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t our new, glorious, designed by unicorns healthcare system supposed to prevent things like this? If you signed up for coverage and made your payments, you weren’t supposed to get crushed by the ensuing medical bills, right? All those horror stories from the dark days before […]

 

Michael Barone’s last line will leave a mark

Posted by: Phineas on March 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Writing in The Washington Examiner on Hispanics and Obamacare, political analyst Michael Barone notes the precipitous decline in support among the group for the ACA (from 61% in favor to 47% since September, 2013). He then wonders if this experience will sour Hispanics on big government overall, thus threatening their majority allegiance […]