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Your ♡bamaCare!!! Fail of the Day

January 30th, 2014 - 7:14 am

CNN — which contrary to popular opinion does still report some news — took apart Professor Ditherton Wiggleroom’s SOTU claim that ♡bamaCare!!! has covered nine million new people:

Some 2.1 million had signed up for private insurance through the state and federal exchanges as of Dec. 31. This figure was updated to 3 million last week.

However, it includes both people who have paid their first month’s premium and those who have not yet fully enrolled. Those who don’t pay by their insurers’ deadline will not be covered.

More than 3 million young adults under age 26 obtained insurance through their parents’ policies. This provision was one of the earliest ones to take effect, starting in September 2010.

And another 3.9 million people learned they’re eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in October and November.

But this final figure is pretty squishy since it includes people who already had Medicaid and were simply renewing. Administration officials could not give the percentage of renewals. Experts say renewals could be a sizable chunk of that figure.

So here’s what we have.

We have one group of about three million people who may or may not have bought insurance, but the Administration won’t reveal the actual paying number.

We have another group of about three million post-adolosecents now, or still, being taken care of by their parents.

A third group of almost four million people consists of people who are now on welfare, but who may already have been on welfare prior to ♡bamaCare!!!’s Medicaid expansion. The actual number of new welfare cases is another number the Administration won’t reveal.

What we have here is the normalization of welfare dependency and the lengthening of familial dependency, along with the normalization of Administration stonewalling on revealing the extent of what might be the most expensive failure in American history.

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That 3.9 million number is actually pretty important. If it's real, then Obamacare may very well be a political win for the Democrats. If somebody's health insurance gets canceled and they end up getting "free" coverage, they have more money in their pocket. That makes them less likely to vote against the Democrats.

It's mostly married-with-children suburban independent contractors or small-business employees who are hurt by the present situation. They likely vote Republican anyway.

Just because Obamacare isn't working as designed doesn't mean it's not working out for Obama.

28 weeks ago
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Longer term could prove trickier for the Democrats, as all those new welfare recipients learn the stark (and getting starker) difference between coverage and care.
28 weeks ago
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In the long term, the medical bureaucracy will have a detailed history on all potential adversaries. The IRS, EPA, and the FBI are now by regulation required to selectively prosecute the political adversaries of corporatism.

In the long run, we're all dead.
28 weeks ago
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The administration has no idea how many paying customers they have for the ACA, since that part of the website hasn't been built yet.
28 weeks ago
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Do the ♡bamaCare!!! numbers subtract any of us whose policies (that we liked, and could keep, period), were cancelled, period? Or is it wrong to follow a period with a question mark?
28 weeks ago
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The Wall Street Journal reported that through December, somewhere between 65%-90% of the "new" ♡bamaCare!!! policies sold on the exchanges were to previously-insured people who had lost their coverage due to ♡bamaCare!!!'s diktats.

So even if we take that three million at face value, at most only one million of them are newly insured.
28 weeks ago
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What I want to know is when the hell 26 became "getting on your feet?" When I was 26 I was a Second Class Petty Officer operating, maintaining, and training others on a honest-to-God nuclear reactor. And that was after spending 4 years in college.

If you need until 26 to get on your feet, it means the economy sucks. Which, in turn, means that government is doing something stupid (i.e. anything) to it.
28 weeks ago
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Gee, and I was so happy this morning when the temperature was 12. Which actually was an improvement.
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