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Obamacare Enrollment Explained In Three Charts

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By now the distinction that "enrollment" in Obamacare does not actually mean coverage should be painfully clear: one still has to pay, and according to a recent analysis up to 50% of "enrollees" in any given state have not paid, which means the White House's number of 2.1 million sign ups through December 28 is vastly overstating the reality (especially if one ignores the 5+ million of torn up, lost insurance policies as a result of Obamacare). But even if one clearly delineates what is meant by "enrollment" in the most epic failure of a ponzi scheme to ever emerge from a developed nation (with a recently disclosed penchant for Big Brother-yness), what conclusions can one draw about the current participants in obligatory, socialized insurance as most recently disclosed by the administration? Here is the summary: only 24% of all new insured are in the targeted 28-34 age group; only 21% of participants will get no subsidy (which means 79% will be subsidized), and finally more women (54%) than men have signed up.

The above in charts, with commentary from Bloomberg:

About 30 percent of new enrollees are under 35. White House officials say that’s an acceptable mix, and they expect more young people to come on board closer to the March 31 deadline. “We think that more and more young people are going to sign up as time goes by, based on the experience in Massachusetts,” Gary Cohen, deputy administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, said on a conference call with reporters. “We’re actually very pleased with the percentage that we have right now, and we expect that percentage to increase.”

Most of the people who bought coverage on the exchanges this fall got subsidies to help them afford the premiums. That’s in contrast to the first month of the program, when less than one-third of buyers were subsidized. People earning up to four times the poverty rate—as much as $96,000 a year for a family of four—can get help buying coverage.

The numbers released today don’t count people who bought health plans off the exchanges. Given the website’s technical problems, people buying insurance who earn too much for subsidies may have bypassed entirely and purchased plans from brokers or directly from insurance companies. The government doesn’t yet have data on how many people got coverage directly.

Under Obamacare, insurers can’t charge men and women different rates—or, as Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius put it, “Starting in 2014, being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition.” That generally resulted in lower prices for women compared with insurance markets where underwriting by gender is allowed, so it’s not surprising women signed up in greater numbers.


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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:51 | 4328903 RacerX
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What?! You mean I have to PAY for my FREE healthcare?!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:52 | 4328907 The Gooch
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It's MOAR free.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:02 | 4328945 kaiserhoff
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Obozo's Waterloo.

Even if you don't like yo Chinee Clusterfuck,

  You get to keep yo Chinee Clusterfuck.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:15 | 4328979 Bad Attitude
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Defining success down since January 20, 2009. I wonder when someone in the MSM will have the courage to point out that the emperor has no clothes.

Forward (over the cliff)!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:40 | 4329203 gatorengineer
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Punch it Louise

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:41 | 4329364 superflex
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It's Forward Comrade!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:52 | 4329414 RafterManFMJ
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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius put it, “Starting in 2014, being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition.”

JFC, what a stupid, worthless cunt.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:06 | 4329473 boogerbently
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20% signed up without a subsidy?


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:08 | 4329944 AldousHuxley
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How does Obamacare lower the cost of care?


This is just tax dollars going into pockets of medical industrial complex and low wage corporations.


You are now paying for Walmart workers's healthcare instead of the Waltons.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:43 | 4330014 cynicalskeptic
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It's going to the INSURANCE companies, NOT those that actually provide direct medical care.  That is the fundamental problem with the US health care system - the money is NOT going to provide direct health care, it goes to insurers, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and damn near everyone BUT doctors and hospitals.

Obamacare was a gift to the insurance companies - requiring people to buy insurance. 

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:59 | 4330345 kralizec
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But the progressives need to lure, I mean snooker, more youths to make this all work, it's what they say.

Tee Hee!  Good luck with that!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:16 | 4329963 Problem Is
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Remember: The Obama Bin Lyin' definition of "Singed up"

Logged on and logged the fuck off... Those 20% don't really exist, now do they...

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:00 | 4330059 Intoxicologist
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No, they've been singed.

<sorry, couldn't resist>


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 04:01 | 4330029 A Nanny Moose
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At what point do we begin to these equality of misery fucktards to their own laws?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:18 | 4328984 Hedgetard55
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Other than the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, this is easily the biggest fucking clusterfuck in history. Thanks, Bathhouse.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:06 | 4329271 DaveyJones
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it's actually another on your list. In the end, when they can't get the revenue, empires turn their wars against their own

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:54 | 4328912 ragemachinest
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Yeah, I heard it was $

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:12 | 4329284 Crash Overide
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60% of the time, it works everytime.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:55 | 4328916 shepherd
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America had the most expensive health care in the world before Obamacare.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:17 | 4328983 Winston Churchill
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Now its even MOARER expensive with Obozocare.

Only Govt. could create one clusterfuck ,and then make it worse(r).

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:22 | 4328994 shepherd
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Lol. Yeah, America can't do anything right, other than war.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:34 | 4329032 lead salad
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Uhhhh......they can't even do that right.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:20 | 4329160 DeusHedge
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As well as the most expensive burgers.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 04:03 | 4330030 A Nanny Moose
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Will Zero'Bamabotcare fix that? If so, how? How is it fair to compare differing levels of subsidized prices, when an object measure of price does not even exist?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 07:20 | 4330128 doctor10
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The banks have had their way at the trough since 2008; ObamCare is supposed to be the insurance industry's turn

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:57 | 4328926 djsmps
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I don't make much money anymore. Mine has a zero dollar premium and zero deductible. I did not support this, but I'll take free.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:06 | 4328956 texas sandman
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To quote P. J. O'Rourke.....if you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's "free".

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:23 | 4329980 Problem Is
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That means you didn't really get through on the exchange. They are going to sign you up.

You better go down to the drug store and pay out of pocket for KY, anbesol and some tucks pads. When they sign you up it ain't going to be $0 and $0, baby...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:04 | 4328950 Savvy
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Nothing socialized about the un-ACA, sort of misleading to say so. If it was along the lines of every other country with socialized h/c it would cost 8% of GDP(not the current 16% or forecast 24%), everyone would be covered and no deductibles at all. Do the math. It is quite simply corporatized h/c.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:12 | 4328951 andrewp111
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I'm surprised that the number of young is as large as it is. Wow!! I wonder how they break down in terms of income and prior health conditions. I'd bet that most of the under 34 crowd are either so high in income that buying insurance is cheaper than the penalty tax, are married to someone of high income, are already sick, or are monumentally stupid.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:13 | 4328972 acetinker
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I'll go with "monumentally stupid".

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:11 | 4329496 boogerbently
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These numbers will be "revised" down, next week.

Like all the rest.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:14 | 4328973 acetinker
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:49 | 4329065 AGuy
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"'I'm surprised that the number of young is as large as it is. Wow!!"

Probably covered under their parents or got it from an employer.



Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:15 | 4330244 Chaos_Theory
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:15 | 4328978 nmewn
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Almost 80% of the much fawned over "healthy" 28-34yr olds will get a .gov subsidy...can you say crash & burn?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:20 | 4328990 One And Only
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Crash and burn?

Don't you mean...'according to plan'?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:39 | 4329044 nmewn
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Yes & no.

Everyone knows what they wanted, the first ones to propose it will get a rod shoved up their ass & slow roasted over an open fire. So who's it gonna be?

Barry's a lame duck with just skin left on the bone, not as tasty as a fresher meat ;-)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:41 | 4329209 gatorengineer
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This is EXACTLY per the plan.  No surprises here.  Broken so bad, that cough cough single payer will be the only fix....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:59 | 4329098 Caveman93
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All these years my Father proclaimed that money never grew on trees...was he wrong?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:16 | 4329293 Crash Overide
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Yeah, the FED has money trees.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 05:29 | 4330065 secured_party-c...
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So does farmers....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:22 | 4328996 NoWayJose
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The real screwup with Obamacare is trying to tie healthcare to income using the subsidies. It might have worked if they offered the subsidized package to everyone, then used income tax to stick it to higher incomes. I wonder how many signees are actually new Medicaid recipients? The evolution of this mess will be a 'national plan' that anyone can enroll in.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:01 | 4329109 mjcOH1
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Of the 6 million signees......3.9 million signed up for the expanded medicaid benefits.  

2.1 million signed up for private health insurance through the exchange.


Even the communist news network. jaw-dropped:

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 14:37 | 4331171 SDShack
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Yep, all the figures I have seen show about 2/3 of the signups are for Medicaid. Your numbers bear this out. As a result, the next battle lines to be drawn will be over the imploding risk pools. You know what's coming... a giant clusterfark that pits taxpayers against bailouts on one side, bloated insurance companies on the other side, and nervous lawmakers in the middle afraid to piss anyone off. Good luck with selling an insurance bailout in that environment. 2014 is going to be a bloodbath in so many ways for so many people. 0zer0care = Anti-matter... the gift that keeps on destroying.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:27 | 4329009 wisehiney
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:34 | 4329029 Ignatius
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“Starting in 2014, being a woman is no longer a preexisting condition.”

Every woman I've ever dated comes with 'the wound that never heals', and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:39 | 4329040 Whoa Dammit
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I try to stay away from any form of "health" care these days.

Here is a good example of why I feel this way. Was helping a friend Saturday with her 95 year old Alzheimer's mother. A home health care RN had been supposed to come by & check on the mom since Thursday. When she finally showed up, the mom had on a jogging suit type jacket, which needed to be removed to check her blood pressure. The nurse grabbed her arm, held it straight out sideways and started tugging on the end of the jacket sleeve while the rest of the jacket was still on her.

 I am not letting people that stupid get anywhere near me.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:47 | 4329057 OC Sure
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Are there any State's representatives saying, "No thanks, feds. We dont recognize your claim to tell our residents what to do with regards to healthcare. It's ok, we got this."?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:58 | 4329094 Caveman93
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Subsidize my ride bitchez!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:59 | 4329096 roadhazard
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Get back to me in December with the %'s.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:08 | 4329128 Everybodys All ...
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Are these numbers rigged? Tell me it's not so!!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:17 | 4329147 kchrisc
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Obamacare: "Caring for the insurance companies one forced premium at a time."


"Get with the program or we'll ICD9-E978 your ass."


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:22 | 4329176 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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And we can't leave the NSA out of this while we are at it.

Where did the feds turn?  To a previously authorized cyber engineering firm, CGI, who held a very special status -  “Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity.”   As the Washington Examiner outlined: 

Federal officials considered only one firm to design the Obamacare health insurance exchange website that has performed abysmally since its Oct. 1 debut.

Rather than open the contracting process to a competitive public solicitation with multiple bidders, officials in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid accepted a sole bidder, CGI Federal, the U.S. subsidiary of a Canadian company with an uneven record of IT pricing and contract performance.

CMS officials are tight-lipped about why CGI was chosen or how it happened. They also refuse to say if other firms competed with CGI, or if there was ever a public solicitation for building, the backbone of Obamacare’s problem-plagued web portal.

Instead, it appears they used what amounts to a federal procurement system loophole to award the work to the Canadian firm.  [...]


so how does the NSA tie into you might ask


CGI owns another company called Silver Oak Solutions (SOS) which specializes in business construction platforms which take advantage of large government contracts.   Seemingly innocuous until you look into what SOS controls under their proprietary development.

Through the development of its own proprietary Spend Management offerings called PRISM®, [SOS] grew from under $1 million in revenue in 1999 to over $23 million in 2005.  During this period, Silver Oak Solutions emerged as the pioneer and clear market leader in the government / public sector, which represents a $100 billion total market opportunity.   (link)

“PRISM®” might be familiar to you because of NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden. 


as the article concludes


So a mandatory taxation program (Obamacare) which has the enforcement arm of the IRS, and an additional 16,000 approved IRS agents,  yet contains no baseline “income verification” within the legislation, is being implemented by a data registry/collection platform which also provides the National Security Agency with data intelligence on American citizens.

Well at least now we know why CGI is operating out of Canada. Because so long as the data collection is “international” the extent of the data mining by the NSA is unlimited.

See how these guys operate in back dooring things yet along with gaming the gao contracting process along with using those public/private partnerships to game the law at the same time. If you aren't angry you aren't paying attention.....


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:29 | 4329574 NotApplicable
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NSA honeypot.


Well played, NSA. Well played.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:33 | 4329185 kchrisc
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The Nazi are the archetypical government and should be studied in depth.

They lasted about 12 years and brought millions to poverty, misery and death--the only thing government can produce. Their actions led the country to be overrun and occupied by foreign peoples and powers, which they said they came to power to prevent--Government always accomplishes the opposite of the stated goal. They said that they were serving the people, but ran death camps, tyrannical institutions like the Gestapo and industrial complexes dedicated to extracting liberty, wealth and life from same said people--It is always about money and power.

Ultimately one should realize that government is of people serving themselves to what are you and yours, up to and including your life.


"Believing in government is like believing in a Santa Clause that is armed with guns and bombs."

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:40 | 4329206 kchrisc
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New medical code for health systems coding:
ICD 9 E 978 "Legal Execution
All executions performed at the behest of the judiciary or ruling authority
[whether permanent or temporary]...
Could someone please define a "temporary" "legal execution" for me? "Wow that was close, they only shot/hung/gassed me temporarily."
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:07 | 4329272 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Not this crap again. You are either one of them Obama fear mongering trolls or your tinfoil is on just a little bit too tight there.

The International Classification of Diseases (also known by the abbreviation ICD) is the United Nations-sponsored World Health Organization’s "standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes."[1] The ICD is designed as a health care classification system, providing a system of diagnostic codes for classifying diseases, including nuanced classifications of a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or disease. This system is designed to map health conditions to corresponding generic categories together with specific variations, assigning for these a designated code, up to six characters long. Thus, major categories are designed to include a set of similar diseases.

The International Classification of Diseases is published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and used worldwide for morbidity and mortality statistics, reimbursement systems, and automated decision support in health care. This system is designed to promote international comparability in the collection, processing, classification, and presentation of these statistics.


It has been on the books since at least 2007 which is prior to Obamacare being passed into law.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:55 | 4329237 One World Mafia
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Ovomitcare is another example of the courts legislating.  It's a head tax too.  If you don't make any money and you don't buy insurance, they claim you owe a fine. 

Where is the federal govt constitutionally granted the right to know what you buy in order to tax you?

We used to have a local head tax but half the people ignored it. Nothing happened to them BTW, but now it's under the full force of fed goons.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:02 | 4329456 F em all but 6
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Obammy care is an entitlement. All entitlements are extraordinary protections paid for with money from the public treasury. All entitlements fall under the umbrella of the Social Security Act. The Social security act was a federal revenue measure tied to State Police powers. The SS Act required State federal cooperation.All entitlements are statutorily created rights. Rights created by statutes are Privileges. Congress can TAX the privileges it creates.


The constitution is irrelevent. IF you made application into the system, YOU waived rights of property and contract in exchange for the privilege.



Tue, 01/14/2014 - 14:44 | 4331195 SDShack
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No reason to down vote your theory. People that do down vote it just don't like the message, even if the message has truth in it. To those that don't like the message, realize that the destruction of the constitution is being engineered by Sociopaths. It's what they do, and the rule of law (constitution) is the only thing that can stop them. Instead, recognize the reality of the corrupt system, and who and what is running it. Only by understanding your enemy, can you defeat him. Embrace the truth, even if it's ugly. Only by understanding the root cause of the corruption and destruction, can free men overcome it.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:11 | 4329280 rickv404
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People earning up to four times the poverty rate—as much as $96,000 a year for a family of four—can get help buying coverage.


"Help" that comes out of their own pockets.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:56 | 4329433 RafterManFMJ
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Ruminating the other day, and I realized OblamoKare should push forward the collapse of the dollar significantly.

As cash is extracted from the people the economy will falter even more and any foreigner with more than 70 points of IQ will realize the unstoppable end is a US Dollar that is worth less than one ply toilet paper.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:21 | 4329539 The Shodge
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Who ARE these people who sign up for this nonsense? How utterly indifferent one must be in regard to who is in power and who controls and fucks up your life... it's beyond belief... I think it is one big experiment: if people swallow OnutterCare, then you can disarm them also...

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 00:19 | 4329724 Northern Lights
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More women than men have signed up for Obamacare.

Wow!  Who's surpised by this?  Women fucking love socialism.  They fucking eat it up.

Marc Rudov said it best.  "Women are capitalists in the workplace, and socialist in their social lives".  Just look at all the free shit they get.  They get so much money in social payments, they social pundits are making statements in the media that there are more households being lead by females who are the main breadwinners.  Dig a little deeper and it's nothing but an unemployed welfare queen getting EBT payments.

You go gurl!

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:50 | 4329864 dunce
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Low or no income people will get no cost to them health insurance by signing up and a penalty for not signing, but people that do not make enough to pay taxes  can not be penalized. Most working single mothers do not make enough to not be eligible for subsidies. Young single men with good jobs will be paying big bucks for very little. For example a oil field worker putting in 50 hours a week in the Bakken.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 03:22 | 4329977 q99x2
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Don't pay anything to the FEDs and quit working.

Let's see who can last the longest M'Fers.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:29 | 4330274 Duude
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What's the point of worrying about having enough youth enrolled if they're subsidized anyway?

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:50 | 4330316 esum
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just libs buying votes and taking care of their insurance co contributors and friends of Patrick Ewing in drag (Michelle) ... nothing to do with "healthcare"... the libs will swoop in with a fix... "free" natinoal healthcare for all ... mortality rate will skyrocket... less underemployed amerikans... kill 2 birds with one stone... plus added bene is killing off the oldest will reduce the "bird"en of every libtard program (war on poverty) it consumes trillions that could be used to generate a real economy... there is no cure for stupid (see the article on ps 106) and stupid votes libtards into office..for free/subsidized shit.. 

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