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Are you left wing zombies that dumb and blind that you cant even ask that question ? Doesn't this "lets play hide the no's" even smell a little bit to you whack jobs?

Left wing zombie, whaaaaaaaaa.........??? It's a start!! Why do you even care? Don't let the door knob hit you in your Canadian azz on the way out of this thread!

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No doubt. In a weird way, I actually that Republicans do take control of the Senate if for no reason than that they eliminate the filibuster entirely and we can get rid of the crazy incentive for the minority party to block everything that comes through. My hope is that we can get to a point where we can govern more than we do now and posture less.

I want to see the Republicans take charge for one reason and one reason only. If one thinks Democrats are goofy and whacked out when they are in power, just watch how crazy and deranged they get when they are out of power. They are absolutely comical when they lose their power.

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Is that all you have Radical? Now I'm a pediphile ? You are that pathetic you resort to this ? You should be getting your popcorn ready....that gas bag you worship is coming on in a couple of hours to tell you Americans how he saved you again. All the lemmings will be celebrating this great achievement , meanwhile your Country keeps crumbling. You freaks cant respond to my post, its name call and sling all the mud you can when someone with an ounce of common sense can see more clearly than you hacks. All you have to do is look at the numbers you idiots, they don't lie , enjoy the speech, lmfao

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"Gallup published a fascinating set of data today that drives home how incredibly polarizing the ACA is. Collecting almost 14,000 interviews conducted between August 2013 and March 2014, Gallup found that the single biggest predictor -- more than race, income, ideology, gender or education -- of how you feel about Obamacare is your party affiliation. And the numbers are staggering; a self-identified Republican is 17 times more likely than a self-identified Democrat to disapprove of the law. Seventeen times!"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/01/obamacare-met-its-goal-but-heres-why-democrats-should-still-be-worried/

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Is that all you have Radical? Now I'm a pediphile ? You are that pathetic you resort to this ? You should be getting your popcorn ready....that gas bag you worship is coming on in a couple of hours to tell you Americans how he saved you again. All the lemmings will be celebrating this great achievement , meanwhile your Country keeps crumbling. You freaks cant respond to my post, its name call and sling all the mud you can when someone with an ounce of common sense can see more clearly than you hacks. All you have to do is look at the numbers you idiots, they don't lie , enjoy the speech, lmfao

No, I also have basic education, which is why I can spell pedophile correctly, so why don't you take a seat.

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"Gallup published a fascinating set of data today that drives home how incredibly polarizing the ACA is. Collecting almost 14,000 interviews conducted between August 2013 and March 2014, Gallup found that the single biggest predictor -- more than race, income, ideology, gender or education -- of how you feel about Obamacare is your party affiliation. And the numbers are staggering; a self-identified Republican is 17 times more likely than a self-identified Democrat to disapprove of the law. Seventeen times!"

http://www.washingto...ill-be-worried/

That's not at all surprising, actually. Party identification is the single best predictor of most issue positions as well as vote choice.

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A start, but I want them to make it better over time! I dont believe people should go bankrupt getting medical care!

This is what we need. A common sense approach. It is not just about numbers and saying individuals are covered. It is about coverage that is better and affordable to all, not just some. For this to be better it will take a bi-partisan tweaking to fix this thing.

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Her husband basically made it borderline impossible to get out of institutionalization... She would probably put the nail in the coffin.

Seriously though, you have to feel sorry for Bill right? Dude just wants some tail but he doesn't want it from a bovine. Something tells WFW Bill's dreams consists of Hillary and a bus!

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Just got done watching Rachel Maddow's take on the Obama pep rally. She is absolutely the biggest hack in the media today.

Usually when a President has a pep rally over one of his pieces of legislation, he has a group of elected officials behind him who supported this legislation. Not this time. They couldn't find one single Democrat to share the stage and take part of the.....ahem..... credit. Of course, Rachel didn't notice that. All she noticed was the goofy look on Biden's face during this moronic show and she mistook that for the look of satisfaction with success.

I'm going to miss that idiot Biden when he fades away after the next presidential election.

Rachel Maddow. What a freaking hack. She's worse than Ed Schultz.

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RAND: Only One-Third Of Obamacare Exchange Sign-Ups Were From The Previously Uninsured

Today is March 31, 2014: in theory, the last day you can sign up for coverage

Under the subsidized Obamacare insurance exchanges. If you’ve been a regular reader of this space, you know that the numbers routinely paraded by the Obama administration regarding Obamacare website sign-ups don’t tell us much about the actual number of uninsured individuals who have gained coverage. A new study from the RAND Corporation indicates that only one-third of exchange sign-ups were previously uninsured.

The RAND study hasn’t yet been published, but its contents were made available to Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times. RAND also estimates that 9 million individuals have purchased health plans directly from insurers, outside of the exchanges, but that “the vast majority of these people were previously insured.”

The RAND report appears to corroborate the work of other surveys. Earlier this month, McKinsey reportedthat 27 percent of those signing up for coverage on the individual market were previously uninsured.

Around 1/4 of exchange enrollees were previously uninsured

One important finding of the McKinsey survey was that the proportion of those who had formally enrolled in coverage, by paying their first month’s premium, was considerably lower among the previously uninsured, relative to the previously insured. 86 percent of those who were previously insured who had “selected a marketplace plan” on the exchanges had paid, whereas only 53 percent of the previously uninsured had.

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If you apply that math to the RAND figures, you get this: of the people who have paid their first month’s premium on the Obamacare exchanges, and are thereby enrolled in coverage, 76 percent were previously insured, and 24 percent were previously uninsured.

Two caveats. First, we know little about RAND’s survey methodology at this time; we’ll have to see the actual study to see the details of what they did. Second, we don’t know how many previously uninsured people signed up for off-exchange coverage, above and beyond the normal rate of churn that this market would traditionally see.

CBO predicted nearly all exchange enrollees would be previously uninsured

What’s important to remember is that this is not how Obamacare was supposed to work. The Congressional Budget Office, in its original estimates, predicted that the vast majority of the people eligible for subsidies on the exchanges would be previously uninsured individuals.

Instead, the vast majority are previously insured people, many of whom are getting a better deal on the exchanges because they either qualify for subsidies, or because they’re older individuals who benefit from the law’s steep rate hikes on the young.

This is a problem that may get worse over time, as the cost of plans continues to go up. In the McKinsey survey, of those who had decided not to sign up for Obamacare, the most common reason was the “affordability” of the offered plans. Indications from insurers like Aetna and WellPoint is that the premiums on the exchange will go up substantially next year.

The bottom line is this: there are a lot of numbers flying around out there about how many people are benefiting from Obamacare. A big part of the reason is political; advocates of the law want to claim that so many millions of people are dependent on the law for coverage, that it will be difficult to repeal.

I agree with them that the law will be difficult to repeal, but that’s no excuse for whitewashing the real problems with affordability and access in the Obamacare exchanges.

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Couldn't agree more. What we need are Republicans who can propose specific fixes to the current law that makes it better. Simply screaming "REPEAL!" doesn't do anything for anyone other than the politicians wanting to get reelected in red districts.

I said this to someone we both know about a month ago. The Republicans have a great opportunity to capitalize on the failures of this law and are too stupid to take advantage of it.

I don't think half of them believe the law itself is a horrible idea. I think they simply know repeal plays well in red districts.

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I said this to someone we both know about a month ago. The Republicans have a great opportunity to capitalize on the failures of this law and are too stupid to take advantage of it.

I don't think half of them believe the law itself is a horrible idea. I think they simply know repeal plays well in red districts.

The point of the 7 million goal wasn't to get the young or uninsured to sign up, it was to make it harder to repeal.

With close to 38 million getting hit with the penalty next year, Obama figured out a way to tax the poor as his constituents cheer for more.

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The point of the 7 million goal wasn't to get the young or uninsured to sign up, it was to make it harder to repeal.

With close to 38 million getting hit with the penalty next year, Obama figured out a way to tax the poor as his constituents cheer for more.

Looks like Dave Ramsey's principles will be needed to manage this storm.

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The point of the 7 million goal wasn't to get the young or uninsured to sign up, it was to make it harder to repeal.

With close to 38 million getting hit with the penalty next year, Obama figured out a way to tax the poor as his constituents cheer for more.

I've never thought repeal was a good idea anyway. I said when the law was passed that the irony of the political responses was that even though political opponents called it "socialism," it might end up with the unexpected benefit of creating more capitalists.

If Republicans had an ounce of sense, they'd latch onto the very real problems with the law that play well among Republicans (the rollout issues, website problems and things like the conscience exceptions) and propose legislative fixes to those. They'd start pushing for things like HSAs to be sold on the exchanges and expanding the insurance marketplace to bring in the best products.

Instead, they decided to make "Obamacare" the boogeyman they rail against. It's stupid beyond words. And I say this as someone who has sat in a local Republican meeting and listened to them rail against it ad nauseum.

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I've never thought repeal was a good idea anyway. I said when the law was passed that the irony of the political responses was that even though political opponents called it "socialism," it might end up with the unexpected benefit of creating more capitalists.

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If Republicans had an ounce of sense, they'd latch onto the very real problems with the law that play well among Republicans (the rollout issues, website problems and things like the conscience exceptions) and propose legislative fixes to those. They'd start pushing for things like HSAs to be sold on the exchanges and expanding the insurance marketplace to bring in the best products.

Instead, they decided to make "Obamacare" the boogeyman they rail against. It's stupid beyond words. And I say this as someone who has sat in a local Republican meeting and listened to them rail against it ad nauseum.

The problem with both parties is that only the crazies are motivated enough to go to the meetings. Anyone normal shows up and they're too creeped out by the insanity to come back.

Despite all of the good in Obamacare, you have to temper that with the fact that we just handed an incompetent Government control of a large portion of the economy. You don't fix bad government with more government.

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