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2014-03-10 11:55:42 PM  
Latinos are still wary about signing up because they think that their family members who are in the country illegally will be deported.

Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-03-11 12:18:10 AM  
The administration is citing numbers that are far higher than Gallup's: about 4 million people signing up for private coverage, and 9 million for Medicaid.

And Gallup has never once been wrong.
 
2014-03-11 02:34:56 AM  
No one's mentioned acasignups.net yet?
 
2014-03-11 04:31:41 AM  
In before some asshat claims it's because the death panels are working.
 
2014-03-11 04:45:52 AM  
God damn it Obama, stop making the united states better. I just got my Australian citizenship!!
 
2014-03-11 04:47:18 AM  
The drop of 1.2 percentage points in the uninsured rate translates to about 3 million people gaining coverage... Gallup found the biggest drop in the uninsured rate was among households making less than $36,000 a year - a decline of 2.8 percentage points.

I have been assured by GOP supporters here that some jobs don't deserve healthcare (fast food etc.).  They don't seem to understand that they're really saying some people don't deserve healthcare.
 
2014-03-11 05:10:33 AM  

El Pachuco: The drop of 1.2 percentage points in the uninsured rate translates to about 3 million people gaining coverage... Gallup found the biggest drop in the uninsured rate was among households making less than $36,000 a year - a decline of 2.8 percentage points.

I have been assured by GOP supporters here that some jobs don't deserve healthcare (fast food etc.).  They don't seem to understand that they're really saying some people don't deserve healthcare.


I never understood why the GOP had to go off the deep end on their own principles just to oppose the ACA. They had previously been telling us for years that a universal insurance system would drive down costs because of precisely this reason - the costs of the non-insured (not payments) would go down and contain the over all cost of health care. Hell, their own Presidential candidate this last election implemented this system (with a lot of success) when he was Governor.

This is one time where I think the political pundits got it right. The GOP's short sighted tactic of attacking ACA to get a mid-term win, basically destroyed what should have been a massive achievement for their own candidate. It would have been a lot easier sell to America to say, "Let's fix Obamacare" and then point out that Mitt had some success doing something similar, than to just ignore the fact that this had happened entirely.

I mean, really, these guys are farking idiots. It's like they've actually forgotten how to even play at politics anymore.
 
2014-03-11 05:14:36 AM  
The GOP really screwed themselves over on this one, they could have embraced the Romney plan while Obama going with single payer and having a better chance winning the Health care reform debate. But no they went full looney with no alternative plan and Obama using the framework of Romney's Massachusetts plan as the Healthcare reform.

Now history is going to give Obama full credit for giving americans who could not afford it Healthcare while the Republicans will be notoriously known as the party who think that only the privileged should have insurance
 
2014-03-11 05:21:44 AM  

TwistedFark: I mean, really, these guys are farking idiots. It's like they've actually forgotten how to even play at politics anymore.


Don't need to have a good game if you've got gerrymandering (at least for local, State, and House races).
 
2014-03-11 05:27:04 AM  
I'm lucky enough to live in Florida where the sociopaths who run the state have turned down the Medicaid money.

So on my small income the smallest premium I can get through Obamacare is over $300 a month. No way I can afford that. I, along with 900,000 other Floridians am shut out of this whole deal.

Obama did screw us by not trying for a public option to begin with, but I can't fault him for the Republican assholes who turned down the money in Florida.

Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.
 
2014-03-11 05:33:24 AM  

wesmon: I'm lucky enough to live in Florida where the sociopaths who run the state have turned down the Medicaid money.

So on my small income the smallest premium I can get through Obamacare is over $300 a month. No way I can afford that. I, along with 900,000 other Floridians am shut out of this whole deal.

Obama did screw us by not trying for a public option to begin with, but I can't fault him for the Republican assholes who turned down the money in Florida.

Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.


I'm pretty sure I read something about not being fined if the lowest cost for coverage would be more than a certain percent of your income, but I'm not completely certain.
 
2014-03-11 05:37:14 AM  

doloresonthedottedline: wesmon: I'm lucky enough to live in Florida where the sociopaths who run the state have turned down the Medicaid money.

So on my small income the smallest premium I can get through Obamacare is over $300 a month. No way I can afford that. I, along with 900,000 other Floridians am shut out of this whole deal.

Obama did screw us by not trying for a public option to begin with, but I can't fault him for the Republican assholes who turned down the money in Florida.

Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.

I'm pretty sure I read something about not being fined if the lowest cost for coverage would be more than a certain percent of your income, but I'm not completely certain.


That does make sense and I hope you are right.
 
2014-03-11 05:46:03 AM  

wesmon: Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.


You're free and clear.  According to the ACA site you qualify for an exemption if:

You were determined ineligible for Medicaid because your state didn't expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Also if the lowest priced plan is more than 8% of your income.

https://www.healthcare.gov/exemptions/
 
2014-03-11 05:50:17 AM  
Number of people actually PAYING for said insurance remains the same, however.
 
2014-03-11 05:51:02 AM  

DemonEater: wesmon: Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.

You're free and clear.  According to the ACA site you qualify for an exemption if:

You were determined ineligible for Medicaid because your state didn't expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Also if the lowest priced plan is more than 8% of your income.

https://www.healthcare.gov/exemptions/


Further, what you need to do is apply for Medicaid through the exchange, get denied, and then send in this form with a copy of the denial notice.
 
2014-03-11 05:56:22 AM  

DemonEater: DemonEater: wesmon: Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.

You're free and clear.  According to the ACA site you qualify for an exemption if:

You were determined ineligible for Medicaid because your state didn't expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Also if the lowest priced plan is more than 8% of your income.

https://www.healthcare.gov/exemptions/

Further, what you need to do is apply for Medicaid through the exchange, get denied, and then send in this form with a copy of the denial notice.


I have a friend with zero income who is disabled and basically should be on SSI with Medicaid but doesn't function enough to even apply. If the fine is through taxes and all that, would he even really need to apply for an exemption?

/so many things wrong with that question
//and the situation in general
///fark virginia for not expanding medicaid
 
2014-03-11 05:58:39 AM  
Because having an insurance plan is a goal, and not a means to one.
 
2014-03-11 06:02:30 AM  

doloresonthedottedline: I have a friend with zero income who is disabled and basically should be on SSI with Medicaid but doesn't function enough to even apply. If the fine is through taxes and all that, would he even really need to apply for an exemption?


Zero income means you don't have to do anything at all.  You only have to worry about it if you make over the federal tax filing threshold of ~$10k a year.

How is he not on crazy disability stuff, what does "not functioning enough to apply" mean?  Can somebody not apply for him?
 
2014-03-11 06:23:01 AM  
DemonEater: DemonEater: wesmon: Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.

You're free and clear.  According to the ACA site you qualify for an exemption if:

You were determined ineligible for Medicaid because your state didn't expand eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Also if the lowest priced plan is more than 8% of your income.

https://www.healthcare.gov/exemptions/

Further, what you need to do is apply for Medicaid through the exchange, get denied, and then send in this form with a copy of the denial notice.


 Are you an Obamacare facilitator?

If not you should be. Thanks for the pointers.
 
2014-03-11 06:26:38 AM  

SevenizGud: Number of people actually PAYING for said insurance remains the same, however.


This seems to be the new talking point from the Potato Party...

OK, people are signing up, even though we said they wouldn't, but they're not paying for it!"


Keep moving those goal posts, dumbass.
 
2014-03-11 06:28:37 AM  

DemonEater: doloresonthedottedline: I have a friend with zero income who is disabled and basically should be on SSI with Medicaid but doesn't function enough to even apply. If the fine is through taxes and all that, would he even really need to apply for an exemption?

Zero income means you don't have to do anything at all.  You only have to worry about it if you make over the federal tax filing threshold of ~$10k a year.

How is he not on crazy disability stuff, what does "not functioning enough to apply" mean?  Can somebody not apply for him?


He lives with his father who he takes care of. He has severe agoraphobia, a very unsupportive/horrible family, and the only friends he lives kind of near are libertarian "WTF MAN BOOTSTRAPS" types who just don't get it. I know a lot of people who've dealt with mental illness and I've never known anyone with depression and agoraphobia this bad. He'll go days without eating if someone is there to visit his dad because he doesn't want to risk running into someone in the kitchen. I can't even get him to consider going to a local clinic to try medication because he "doesn't deserve it" and he can't see how things could ever be better. I honestly have no idea what to do for him. I don't know if there's any government services I could even contact to intervene until/unless he becomes homeless or something.

Really can't even begin to convey how bad off he is. I have no idea what to do. It seems like there should be something, someone, that could legally intervene for someone who truly is in no shape to take care of themselves. But he isn't a danger to himself or others. So, as far as I know, there isn't.
 
2014-03-11 06:38:04 AM  

wesmon: I'm lucky enough to live in Florida where the sociopaths who run the state have turned down the Medicaid money.

So on my small income the smallest premium I can get through Obamacare is over $300 a month. No way I can afford that. I, along with 900,000 other Floridians am shut out of this whole deal.

Obama did screw us by not trying for a public option to begin with, but I can't fault him for the Republican assholes who turned down the money in Florida.

Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.


http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-best-life/2012/07/13/how-the -h ealth-insurance-mandate-penalty-will-work
Note, these figures are for paying in the following year, so you'll pay $95 in 2015 for 2014 taxes.

In 2014, the annual penalty will be $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, up to a family maximum of $285 or 1 percent of family income, whichever is greater.
In 2015, the penalty will be $325 per adult and $162.50 per child, up to a family maximum of $975 or 2 percent of family income, whichever is greater.
In 2016, the penalty will be $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, up to a family maximum of $2,085 or 2.5 percent of family income, whichever is greater.
 
2014-03-11 06:39:03 AM  

wesmon: Are you an Obamacare facilitator?

If not you should be. Thanks for the pointers.


I'm just a man with Google.
 
2014-03-11 06:45:35 AM  

MindStalker: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-best-life/2012/07/13/how-the -h ealth-insurance-mandate-penalty-will-work
Note, these figures are for paying in the following year, so you'll pay $95 in 2015 for 2014 taxes.

In 2014, the annual penalty will be $95 per adult and $47.50 per child, up to a family maximum of $285 or 1 percent of family income, whichever is greater.
In 2015, the penalty will be $325 per adult and $162.50 per child, up to a family maximum of $975 or 2 percent of family income, whichever is greater.
In 2016, the penalty will be $695 per adult and $347.50 per child, up to a family maximum of $2,085 or 2.5 percent of family income, whichever is greater.


Correct, but there are a bunch of exemptions.  If you can't afford coverage, and you don't qualify for subsidies, then you *should* qualify for Medicare.  If Medicare wasn't expanded in your state, you can get an exemption.  Likewise there's an exemption if the cheapest available plan is more than 8% of your income.

The only people who should end up actually paying the penalty are people who can afford insurance but choose not to buy it, anyone who's poor enough that they can't get coverage will either get medicaid or will qualify for an exemption.
 
2014-03-11 06:53:49 AM  

DemonEater: The only people who should end up actually paying the penalty are people who can afford insurance but choose not to buy it, anyone who's poor enough that they can't get coverage will either get medicaid or will qualify for an exemption.


That's exactly how it worked here in MA with MAHealth... The only people paying the penalty were folks who had the means to buy a plan but didn't. Even if you were poor and didn't apply for Medicaid you would be enrolled in it by the hospital if you found yourself being treated in an ER or clinic.

That what happened with my crazy brother in law... Guy didn't have a pot to piss in, no job, but he's swallowed the libertarian/conservative bullshiat hook, lie and sinker. He was actually pissed off when the ER enrolled him in Medicaid after he had a mild heart attack. He still wont use the insurance to pay for his medication, choosing not to take it because he "can't afford it".


You can lead an asshole to water, but you can't make him drink it, I guess... : /
 
2014-03-11 07:10:28 AM  
More liberal-biased media lies for Fart0bongo. My monthly premiums went from $10 with a deductible of $100 to $8,937.56 per month with a one Trillion dollar deductible and Oblameocare raped my cat.
 
2014-03-11 07:14:23 AM  

keylock71: That what happened with my crazy brother in law... Guy didn't have a pot to piss in, no job, but he's swallowed the libertarian/conservative bullshiat hook, lie and sinker. He was actually pissed off when the ER enrolled him in Medicaid after he had a mild heart attack. He still wont use the insurance to pay for his medication, choosing not to take it because he "can't afford it".


"I'd rather die than have the gubmint help me" is a pretty radical point of view.

I know he's married to your sister and all, but I can't help thinking that sometimes these problems are self-solving.
 
2014-03-11 07:15:20 AM  

doloresonthedottedline: DemonEater: doloresonthedottedline: I have a friend with zero income who is disabled and basically should be on SSI with Medicaid but doesn't function enough to even apply. If the fine is through taxes and all that, would he even really need to apply for an exemption?

Zero income means you don't have to do anything at all.  You only have to worry about it if you make over the federal tax filing threshold of ~$10k a year.

How is he not on crazy disability stuff, what does "not functioning enough to apply" mean?  Can somebody not apply for him?

He lives with his father who he takes care of. He has severe agoraphobia, a very unsupportive/horrible family, and the only friends he lives kind of near are libertarian "WTF MAN BOOTSTRAPS" types who just don't get it. I know a lot of people who've dealt with mental illness and I've never known anyone with depression and agoraphobia this bad. He'll go days without eating if someone is there to visit his dad because he doesn't want to risk running into someone in the kitchen. I can't even get him to consider going to a local clinic to try medication because he "doesn't deserve it" and he can't see how things could ever be better. I honestly have no idea what to do for him. I don't know if there's any government services I could even contact to intervene until/unless he becomes homeless or something.

Really can't even begin to convey how bad off he is. I have no idea what to do. It seems like there should be something, someone, that could legally intervene for someone who truly is in no shape to take care of themselves. But he isn't a danger to himself or others. So, as far as I know, there isn't.


Jesus that's terrible. I hope he gets some help.
 
2014-03-11 07:17:35 AM  

HooskerDoo: More liberal-biased media lies for Fart0bongo. My monthly premiums went from $10 with a deductible of $100 to $8,937.56 per month with a one Trillion dollar deductible and Oblameocare raped my cat.


But due to new health regulations it did wear a condom.
 
2014-03-11 07:18:08 AM  

doloresonthedottedline: DemonEater: doloresonthedottedline: I have a friend with zero income who is disabled and basically should be on SSI with Medicaid but doesn't function enough to even apply. If the fine is through taxes and all that, would he even really need to apply for an exemption?

Zero income means you don't have to do anything at all.  You only have to worry about it if you make over the federal tax filing threshold of ~$10k a year.

How is he not on crazy disability stuff, what does "not functioning enough to apply" mean?  Can somebody not apply for him?

He lives with his father who he takes care of. He has severe agoraphobia, a very unsupportive/horrible family, and the only friends he lives kind of near are libertarian "WTF MAN BOOTSTRAPS" types who just don't get it. I know a lot of people who've dealt with mental illness and I've never known anyone with depression and agoraphobia this bad. He'll go days without eating if someone is there to visit his dad because he doesn't want to risk running into someone in the kitchen. I can't even get him to consider going to a local clinic to try medication because he "doesn't deserve it" and he can't see how things could ever be better. I honestly have no idea what to do for him. I don't know if there's any government services I could even contact to intervene until/unless he becomes homeless or something.

Really can't even begin to convey how bad off he is. I have no idea what to do. It seems like there should be something, someone, that could legally intervene for someone who truly is in no shape to take care of themselves. But he isn't a danger to himself or others. So, as far as I know, there isn't.


What an awful situation. There are many mental health outreach programs that might be able to help. If you feel up to it, you might try contacting Virginia's Dept of Medical Assistance Services. They have a branch that concentrates on behavioral health but he would have to be willing to work with them. I don't know about VA, but many states have people who will come to a person's home to assess them and assist them moving forward. It might be worth a shot anyway:

Department of Medical Assistance Services
Attn: Director's Office
600 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA
23219
 
2014-03-11 07:18:59 AM  

TwistedFark: God damn it Obama, stop making the united states better. I just got my Australian citizenship!!


Know who else was from there? That's right. Hitler.
 
2014-03-11 07:19:44 AM  

HooskerDoo: More liberal-biased media lies for Fart0bongo. My monthly premiums went from $10 with a deductible of $100 to $8,937.56 per month with a one Trillion dollar deductible and Oblameocare raped my cat.


We need to get more facts like these out into the public eye. The disinformation campaign by the thugbama administration can't be allowed to keep putting these jack booted lying actors out there that keep getting discredited. It's hurting the cause. Please sir, take your story to the people
 
2014-03-11 07:21:54 AM  

Fubar: HooskerDoo: More liberal-biased media lies for Fart0bongo. My monthly premiums went from $10 with a deductible of $100 to $8,937.56 per month with a one Trillion dollar deductible and Oblameocare raped my cat.

We need to get more facts like these out into the public eye. The disinformation campaign by the thugbama administration can't be allowed to keep putting these jack booted lying actors out there that keep getting discredited. It's hurting the cause. Please sir, take your story to the people


I will post it on my Tea Party blog: crazyasashiathouserat.com
 
2014-03-11 07:23:56 AM  

ginandbacon: doloresonthedottedline: DemonEater: doloresonthedottedline: I have a friend with zero income who is disabled and basically should be on SSI with Medicaid but doesn't function enough to even apply. If the fine is through taxes and all that, would he even really need to apply for an exemption?

Zero income means you don't have to do anything at all.  You only have to worry about it if you make over the federal tax filing threshold of ~$10k a year.

How is he not on crazy disability stuff, what does "not functioning enough to apply" mean?  Can somebody not apply for him?

He lives with his father who he takes care of. He has severe agoraphobia, a very unsupportive/horrible family, and the only friends he lives kind of near are libertarian "WTF MAN BOOTSTRAPS" types who just don't get it. I know a lot of people who've dealt with mental illness and I've never known anyone with depression and agoraphobia this bad. He'll go days without eating if someone is there to visit his dad because he doesn't want to risk running into someone in the kitchen. I can't even get him to consider going to a local clinic to try medication because he "doesn't deserve it" and he can't see how things could ever be better. I honestly have no idea what to do for him. I don't know if there's any government services I could even contact to intervene until/unless he becomes homeless or something.

Really can't even begin to convey how bad off he is. I have no idea what to do. It seems like there should be something, someone, that could legally intervene for someone who truly is in no shape to take care of themselves. But he isn't a danger to himself or others. So, as far as I know, there isn't.

What an awful situation. There are many mental health outreach programs that might be able to help. If you feel up to it, you might try contacting Virginia's Dept of Medical Assistance Services. They have a branch that concentrates on behavioral health but he would have to be willing to work with them. I do ...


The phone number might be helpful, sorry: (804) 786-7933
 
2014-03-11 07:24:25 AM  

ginandbacon: doloresonthedottedline: DemonEater: doloresonthedottedline: I have a friend with zero income who is disabled and basically should be on SSI with Medicaid but doesn't function enough to even apply. If the fine is through taxes and all that, would he even really need to apply for an exemption?

Zero income means you don't have to do anything at all.  You only have to worry about it if you make over the federal tax filing threshold of ~$10k a year.

How is he not on crazy disability stuff, what does "not functioning enough to apply" mean?  Can somebody not apply for him?

He lives with his father who he takes care of. He has severe agoraphobia, a very unsupportive/horrible family, and the only friends he lives kind of near are libertarian "WTF MAN BOOTSTRAPS" types who just don't get it. I know a lot of people who've dealt with mental illness and I've never known anyone with depression and agoraphobia this bad. He'll go days without eating if someone is there to visit his dad because he doesn't want to risk running into someone in the kitchen. I can't even get him to consider going to a local clinic to try medication because he "doesn't deserve it" and he can't see how things could ever be better. I honestly have no idea what to do for him. I don't know if there's any government services I could even contact to intervene until/unless he becomes homeless or something.

Really can't even begin to convey how bad off he is. I have no idea what to do. It seems like there should be something, someone, that could legally intervene for someone who truly is in no shape to take care of themselves. But he isn't a danger to himself or others. So, as far as I know, there isn't.

What an awful situation. There are many mental health outreach programs that might be able to help. If you feel up to it, you might try contacting Virginia's Dept of Medical Assistance Services. They have a branch that concentrates on behavioral health but he would have to be willing to work with them. I do ...




Thank you! I'll give it a shot. Having a place to start helps a lot.
 
2014-03-11 07:25:59 AM  

HooskerDoo: Fubar: HooskerDoo: More liberal-biased media lies for Fart0bongo. My monthly premiums went from $10 with a deductible of $100 to $8,937.56 per month with a one Trillion dollar deductible and Oblameocare raped my cat.

We need to get more facts like these out into the public eye. The disinformation campaign by the thugbama administration can't be allowed to keep putting these jack booted lying actors out there that keep getting discredited. It's hurting the cause. Please sir, take your story to the people

I will post it on my Tea Party blog: crazyasashiathouserat.com


I'd go a little further. I find that a nice handwritten sign on a stick really conveys the heartfelt honesty of your statement. The people really make a connection with those. Plus, the NSA can't automatically document your actions.
 
2014-03-11 07:27:50 AM  

Fubar: HooskerDoo: Fubar: HooskerDoo: More liberal-biased media lies for Fart0bongo. My monthly premiums went from $10 with a deductible of $100 to $8,937.56 per month with a one Trillion dollar deductible and Oblameocare raped my cat.

We need to get more facts like these out into the public eye. The disinformation campaign by the thugbama administration can't be allowed to keep putting these jack booted lying actors out there that keep getting discredited. It's hurting the cause. Please sir, take your story to the people

I will post it on my Tea Party blog: crazyasashiathouserat.com

I'd go a little further. I find that a nice handwritten sign on a stick really conveys the heartfelt honesty of your statement. The people really make a connection with those. Plus, the NSA can't automatically document your actions.


And you can pay for it in gold instead of that funny money.
 
2014-03-11 07:28:24 AM  

bdub77: The administration is citing numbers that are far higher than Gallup's: about 4 million people signing up for private coverage, and 9 million for Medicaid.

And Gallup has never once been wrong.


So instead we should implicitly trust what the government tells us, right? Because no administration would ever use dubious figures to exaggerate their achievements, would they?
 
2014-03-11 07:28:34 AM  
It wasn't all that hard because the US started with lots of uninsured people to begin with.
If we had left the Republicans in charge, only those making over 50k would have insurance.
 
2014-03-11 07:31:20 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: Fubar: HooskerDoo: Fubar: HooskerDoo: More liberal-biased media lies for Fart0bongo. My monthly premiums went from $10 with a deductible of $100 to $8,937.56 per month with a one Trillion dollar deductible and Oblameocare raped my cat.

We need to get more facts like these out into the public eye. The disinformation campaign by the thugbama administration can't be allowed to keep putting these jack booted lying actors out there that keep getting discredited. It's hurting the cause. Please sir, take your story to the people

I will post it on my Tea Party blog: crazyasashiathouserat.com

I'd go a little further. I find that a nice handwritten sign on a stick really conveys the heartfelt honesty of your statement. The people really make a connection with those. Plus, the NSA can't automatically document your actions.

And you can pay for it in gold instead of that funny money.


Make sure you purchase the supplies at a real American business, such as hobby lobby. I've heard that Michaels is just a front for planned parenthood.
 
2014-03-11 07:35:21 AM  

doloresonthedottedline: Thank you! I'll give it a shot. Having a place to start helps a lot.


You're a really good friend.
 
2014-03-11 07:37:45 AM  

The Numbers: bdub77: The administration is citing numbers that are far higher than Gallup's: about 4 million people signing up for private coverage, and 9 million for Medicaid.

And Gallup has never once been wrong.

So instead we should implicitly trust what the government tells us, right? Because no administration would ever use dubious figures to exaggerate their achievements, would they?


Yes that's exactly what he was implying, and you are in no way overreacting in a butthurt fashion.
 
2014-03-11 07:37:55 AM  

The Numbers: bdub77: The administration is citing numbers that are far higher than Gallup's: about 4 million people signing up for private coverage, and 9 million for Medicaid.

And Gallup has never once been wrong.

So instead we should implicitly trust what the government tells us, right? Because no administration would ever use dubious figures to exaggerate their achievements, would they?


I prefer unskewed numbers myself.
 
2014-03-11 07:45:45 AM  
After hearing the rightwing nutcase who runs Gallup interviewed a couple of times I am inclined to believe nothing from them. Their 2012 polls were a joke.
 
2014-03-11 07:49:17 AM  

Fubar: Shakin_Haitian: Fubar: HooskerDoo: Fubar: HooskerDoo: More liberal-biased media lies for Fart0bongo. My monthly premiums went from $10 with a deductible of $100 to $8,937.56 per month with a one Trillion dollar deductible and Oblameocare raped my cat.

We need to get more facts like these out into the public eye. The disinformation campaign by the thugbama administration can't be allowed to keep putting these jack booted lying actors out there that keep getting discredited. It's hurting the cause. Please sir, take your story to the people

I will post it on my Tea Party blog: crazyasashiathouserat.com

I'd go a little further. I find that a nice handwritten sign on a stick really conveys the heartfelt honesty of your statement. The people really make a connection with those. Plus, the NSA can't automatically document your actions.

And you can pay for it in gold instead of that funny money.

Make sure you purchase the supplies at a real American business, such as hobby lobby. I've heard that Michaels is just a front for planned parenthood.


I'll stop and get a Hatewich™ from Chik-Fil-a, too!
 
2014-03-11 07:53:05 AM  

wesmon: I'm lucky enough to live in Florida where the sociopaths who run the state have turned down the Medicaid money.

So on my small income the smallest premium I can get through Obamacare is over $300 a month. No way I can afford that. I, along with 900,000 other Floridians am shut out of this whole deal.

Obama did screw us by not trying for a public option to begin with, but I can't fault him for the Republican assholes who turned down the money in Florida.

Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.


Same here, in Texas. I am somewhat comforted by the idea that the GOPers in States that turned down Medicaid expansion are going to probably not be re-elected when we see how it could have been from states that actually did choose to expand medicaid, choosing not to shaft their own citizens who just want to be able to afford healthcare.

/I make just enough to not qualify for much of a tax break under ACA, the cheapest plan I can get that will actually do me any good will cost 205 a month, and I make just enough that I will probably lose most or all of my tax return next year because of the penalty.
 
2014-03-11 07:54:28 AM  

DemonEater: keylock71: That what happened with my crazy brother in law... Guy didn't have a pot to piss in, no job, but he's swallowed the libertarian/conservative bullshiat hook, lie and sinker. He was actually pissed off when the ER enrolled him in Medicaid after he had a mild heart attack. He still wont use the insurance to pay for his medication, choosing not to take it because he "can't afford it".

"I'd rather die than have the gubmint help me" is a pretty radical point of view.

I know he's married to your sister and all, but I can't help thinking that sometimes these problems are self-solving.


Our contacts with him have become increasingly fewer. There's definitely some mental issues with the guy. I do hope he gets the help he needs, but my wife and I are done trying, unfortunately.
 
2014-03-11 07:55:13 AM  

wesmon: I'm lucky enough to live in Florida where the sociopaths who run the state have turned down the Medicaid money.

So on my small income the smallest premium I can get through Obamacare is over $300 a month. No way I can afford that. I, along with 900,000 other Floridians am shut out of this whole deal.

Obama did screw us by not trying for a public option to begin with, but I can't fault him for the Republican assholes who turned down the money in Florida.

Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.


I'm guessing that you are a US citizen?  My step-daughter is a resident alien with a low income, too high for Medicaid, but too low to afford that $300 per month plan you are talking about.

The cool thing is that because aliens do not qualify for Medicaid, except under special circumstances, they are exempt from the decision to not expand Medicaid in FL.  As a result she gets the full subsidy even though her income is at a level which would normally exempt her from it and automatically qualify her for Medicaid (which Rick Scott and his ilk blocked). You, on the other hand, get screwed.

If only we had a President who put the needs of citizens before those of aliens!  But what do you expect from a Mooslim, soshilist, usurper!
 
2014-03-11 08:03:14 AM  

Turbo Cojones: wesmon: I'm lucky enough to live in Florida where the sociopaths who run the state have turned down the Medicaid money.

So on my small income the smallest premium I can get through Obamacare is over $300 a month. No way I can afford that. I, along with 900,000 other Floridians am shut out of this whole deal.

Obama did screw us by not trying for a public option to begin with, but I can't fault him for the Republican assholes who turned down the money in Florida.

Now I am just trying to find out if I am still on the hook for the penalty for not buying coverage. It would just be insult to injury to not be able to afford insurance and watch a big part of my tax return get taken away.

I'm guessing that you are a US citizen?  My step-daughter is a resident alien with a low income, too high for Medicaid, but too low to afford that $300 per month plan you are talking about.

The cool thing is that because aliens do not qualify for Medicaid, except under special circumstances, they are exempt from the decision to not expand Medicaid in FL.  As a result she gets the full subsidy even though her income is at a level which would normally exempt her from it and automatically qualify her for Medicaid (which Rick Scott and his ilk blocked). You, on the other hand, get screwed.

If only we had a President who put the needs of citizens before those of aliens!  But what do you expect from a Mooslim, soshilist, usurper!


So Republicans made sure that immigrants get insurance over citizens?

Wow.
 
2014-03-11 08:11:40 AM  
I'm an old lady from a television commercial, and my insurance was cancelled, even though Obama personally assured me that I could keep my plan.  Please call my state senator and tell her I'm depressed.
 
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