Selling ObamaCare: And so it begins…

posted at 12:01 pm on June 19, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

As much as we were assured that the whole thing was going to be so inarguably awesome that it was going to sell itself, ObamaCare’s supporters seem to be finding it all too necessary to give the law the full-on positive campaign treatment. Earlier this week, Organizing for Action — the metamorphosed former Obama campaign — launched their first television ad touting the health care overhaul’s ostensible benefits, and now the nonprofit organization leading the charge on getting Americans to actually sign up for the law’s insurance programs is launching their grassroots outreach, via Politico:

Enroll America, which is led by several former Obama campaign staffers, plans to target the uninsured in multiple ways: knocking on doors, advertising on television and radio and partnering with churches, civic groups, hospitals and celebrities. …

“If they don’t know about it, they won’t enroll. That’s where Get Covered America comes in,” Anne Filipic, president of Enroll America, told reporters on a conference call on Tuesday. …

In the short term, the group is hosting 50 events this week in 18 states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

The events — which range from hosting a table at a farmers’ market in Austin, Texas, or at churches across the country on Sunday — are “where volunteers will be starting this conversation” and “arming consumers with important information they need” to decide on insurance this fall, Filipic said.

Their Get Covered America campaign is going to be clutch in convincing younger, healthier people that they should spend several thousand more dollars on health care plans than they might otherwise want or need to, because if enrollment falls short and is comprised of a too-large portion of older, sicker people, the whole things is going to get inordinately expensive very quickly — which is precisely what they promised wouldn’t happen. They have a little more than three months before the insurance exchanges’ October 1st startup date to scramble to market the law — but a new report from the GAO wonders if the federally-run exchanges being set up in more than 30 states are even going to be ready by then, via Reuters:

The launch of the exchanges, which are expected to provide health coverage for 7 million people in 2014 and 22 million by 2016 as well as to some small businesses, could determine whether Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement succeeds.

The report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) said key parts of the framework of the exchanges, including those that addressed consumers’ eligibility for federal subsidies, management and monitoring of insurance plans and consumer assistance, had not been completed.

The report found that states had not completed many of the tasks assigned for implementation, while U.S. officials have conducted only initial testing of the computerized system that will link the exchanges, states and the federal government.


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I would like to ask … Would the new low income tax paying citizens be eligible for the Earned Income Credit.?

Whiterock on June 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

PolAgnostic on June 19, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Do you mean copying and pasting them time and again? I don’t want anyone banned but consistency would be a plus.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

You can tell Rush really likes him.

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Whiterock on June 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Is the Pope Catholic?

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 1:30 PM

“Massive spike in illegals over the border…We need serious reform because it’s a grotesque system” – Ted Cruz

Reid is starting to get nervous – Ted Cruz

In 2006 Americans spoke out against a bad immigration bill…there are 20 or 30 republican senators sitting on the fence right now so voters can make a difference by calling your representatives today,tommorrow and the next few days. – Ted Cruz

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Cruz control would make a great bumper sticker!

Just love that man!

neyney on June 19, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Since AP is a professed atheist.

This one goes out to ERIKA JOHNSEN, ED MORISSEY & MARY KATHERINE HAMM …

Luke 15:11-32

New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Lost Son

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16 He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17 “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

“But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. 24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.

25 “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27 ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’

28 “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’

31 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

PolAgnostic on June 19, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Enroll America, which is led by several former Obama campaign staffers,

I’ll bet their 501(c)3 application was approved in record time by the IRS.

RoadRunner on June 19, 2013 at 1:33 PM

“Many Hispanics believe in the rule of law…68% of hispanic voters in Texas voted for border security. Only 35% of hispanic voters in Texas supported a pathway to citizenship over work permits…This immigration bill and the republican argument is a crock” – Ted Cruz on Rush Limbaugh

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 1:15 PM

BTW

This is an Xcellent example of why Tejanos are different from other Latinos…

And Why Ted Cruz is very different from Senor Rubio.

It’s also important to remind Senor Rubio and Master Jeb…America has never elected a POTUS from Florida.

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Melt the phones TODAY!!

AMNESTY is today’s Obamacare!!

http://www.americantrails.org/resources/feds/FEDcontactCongress.html

To call your Member of Congress:
US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

To locate your Member on-line:
U.S. House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov
U.S. Senate: http://www.senate.gov

PappyD61 on June 19, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Do you mean copying and pasting them time and again? I don’t want anyone banned but consistency would be a plus.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM


Yes

Let’s copy and paste the most offensive comments from the trolls with their username and the time/date stamp.

Over and Over and over again …

If the ORIGINAL poster was not banned for making the posts we find OFFENSIVE

… how can the Hot Air staff object to us putting this DIRTY LAUNDRY up to make our point?

PolAgnostic on June 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Guu-uuys, stop whining about me whining about your whining.

jdpaz on June 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

You can tell Rush really likes him.

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

He like Rubio too…That said…

Cruz doesn’t put his ethnicity before his principles…And Rubio got caught doing that with his duplicity…he’s also starting to reveal a pretty thin skin to conservative criticism.

Rush still hopes Rubio isn’t tainted by this immigration bill.

Sorry Rush…Rubio did the ol’ Amigo/Anglo dance on Univision and got caught doin it.

To Rubio…You’re just another anglo to B*ll Sh#t Rush.

And all the democrats will do is run a liberal mexican against the cuban and Rubio is done in a general election.

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

True. Rush wavers between being an outsponken REagan Conservative and a cheerleader for the GOP.

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Guu-uuys, stop whining about me whining about your whining.

jdpaz on June 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Whining to the 4th now?

*snicker*

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

But, but, but Obamacare is so great and you can keep your kids (?) on your plan until they are 26.

DDay on June 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Or has that thing about the Rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, no longer relevant?

coldwarrior on June 19, 2013 at 12:16 PM

It’s been a bit shaky since President Wilson (some would argue Teddy Roosevelt as well), but especially not since January 2009.

Kevin K. on June 19, 2013 at 1:45 PM

PolAgnostic on June 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Sounds like a plan. We will have the extra entertainment of them justifying their remarks.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Guu-uuys, stop whining about me whining about your whining.

jdpaz on June 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM


LOL!

Hot Air is a “private club” – the staff can run it however they want …

… but the members do NOT have to acquiesce to a DOUBLE STANDARD.

We are free to COMMENT on it as long as we stay within the site guidelines.

Do YOU find anything of value in these types of comments?

Your mother told you my nub was too small?

HotAirLib on June 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

The way your mother swallows? Tell us more.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:13 PM

.
Do they add ANY value to the discussions on this blog?

PolAgnostic on June 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 1:42 PM

True. Rush wavers between being an outsponken REagan Conservative and a cheerleader for the GOP.

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Yeah.

He’s a radio entertainment supastar.

It’s not like there are a lot of alternatives agenda wise…but listening to Rush,Levin and Hannity gettin Rubioed aka butthurt Gringos…has been amusing.

All three of them might get a headsup if they spoke to more Texans like Cruz or Perry or Gohmert etc…just sayin’

workingclass artist on June 19, 2013 at 1:48 PM

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Conservatives are so hungry for someone in D.C. who agrees with smaller government. We really are becoming the redheaded stepchildren of the GOP. They need to find out how they can without us. Maybe we are the deluded and they will thrive.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Sounds like a plan. We will have the extra entertainment of them justifying their remarks.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 1:46 PM

Okay. But, you will have to repeat the comments of that certain Troll that complained to Ed about me. You were there that morning, ma’am, and called him on it.

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Is that the one that whined that you linked your blog? Isn’t amazing the liberal feel compelled to do things that are choices and then cry about it?

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

That was foxhound. I’m reffering to the one who stabbed Caesar.

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Y’all are so much better at keeping up with who said what. I remember so few of them. That’s probably why I have conversations with them without realizing for quite awhile what horse’s patoots they are.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Do you keep a journal of all the insults thrown your way? Leave the keyboard, read some books, get out and enjoy the real world. You won’t care what people say about you – trust me.

Bradky on June 19, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Bradky on June 19, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Why, lookie there. Speaking of Trolls who should have been banned a long time ago…

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Did someone mention Palin?

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 2:29 PM

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Still smarting from not being added as a site mod I see.
Have a good week my distinguished commenter from the great state of ___.

Bradky on June 19, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Did someone mention Palin?

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 2:29 PM

*chuckles*

Bradky on June 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 2:29 PM

LOL!

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Bradky on June 19, 2013 at 2:29 PM

She was referring to you, Pavolov’s Dog.

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

He knows.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 2:32 PM

kingsjester on June 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

My favorite scene from the war of the roses ” these are great – what did you put in them?” “woof”

Bradky on June 19, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Do YOU find anything of value in these types of comments?

I don’t. I wouldn’t allow it on my blog, if I had one.

jdpaz on June 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Your mother told you my nub was too small?

HotAirLib on June 18, 2013 at 10:33 PM

The way your mother swallows? Tell us more.

HotAirLib on May 1, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Do they add ANY value to the discussions on this blog?

PolAgnostic on June 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Dirty HA Capitalism is still Capitalism.

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Is it really possible after everything that happened that there are still people out there who don’t know about Obamacare? They need to advertise it? It’s like the ads on TV for food stamps. People don’t know they exist? And if they qualify but haven’t signed up it must mean they are getting food somehow so maybe they don’t really need food stamps all that much.
I still don’t see how OFA can be legal.

hopeful on June 19, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Just called Cornyn’s office in DC. Phones too busy to get through. Called my local one here in town and asked them to convey my message to him, which was why can’t he be more like Sen. Cruz on all the issues currently in the news. So fun.

txmomof6 on June 19, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Get Covered America

Enroll America

Can’t hardly wait for the program: Sit in the Corner and Wait to Die America

socalcon on June 19, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Yep, and comments about dissatisfaction count to.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 3:01 PM

socalcon on June 19, 2013 at 2:59 PM

It’s called the Republican Party.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 3:02 PM

More Americans will be left uninsured at a much higher price. Single Payer is the goal.

Bmore on June 19, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Rationing will be the reality, as well. This thing is simply going to be enormously expensive and these government people merely cut, never eliminate anything. I would like to think Obamacare will mark the end of the Democratic party, but Republicans will rescue them, as they always do.

rickv404 on June 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Obamacare will be the single biggest factor in job-loss post 2013. The stats may be delayed or aggregated in a way to give cover to Hillary for 2016. But there is an uptick in UIB coming diretly stemming from increased costs for business owners.

I will fight as I always have to provide a good workplace. But seriously, this is going to cause some issues for lots of families.

PolAgnostic on June 19, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Awww. Chivalry is not dead. It’s just old and tired.

You going to call for banning the person who said I had to comply with them “or die?” You going to complain about people using hate-terms like “f**got” and “muzzie?” What about the threads that castigate gays and blacks in the ugliest of terms?

Crickets.

You’re a hypocrite. You don’t care about standards. You only want your hate validated. FYI, “***back” is a very offensive term and is not acceptable language.

If you are suggesting that she was using it in the context of a descriptive sentence…let’s see the quote. Paraphrase it if you’re worried about the filter.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

But you announcing your going to have sex in less than eloquent terms adds to anything? I’m against banning but a bit of equal treatment is always a good idea.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

I did not call to have anybody banned when I was threatened. Read what I wrote if you care to. Or you could simply reply to the voice inside your head as you tend to do.

You have no spine whatsoever. You try and please everybody. How did that work out in your personal life? Is that why you’re lonely in LA?

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I didn’t suggest you were trying to get anyone banned. My personal life is fine thank you, I’ve been married 38 years. If I try to please everyone than you must try to insult everyone. Wow, the broad brush really makes a nice useless swath in rhetorical world.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Does this administration really expect college students with 5-6 figure loan debts to start paying for insurance they don’t think they’ll need?

Does this administration think that young people without this debt will pay a few thousand dollars out of their earnings?

Do Democrats EVER think past the next 24 hours?

MN J on June 19, 2013 at 3:42 PM

What about the threads that castigate gays and blacks in the ugliest of terms?

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Link to one.

Just one.

Or apologize.

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 3:49 PM

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 3:49 PM

This should be interesting. Even with his skewed definition of castigate this might be tough.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Come on hog, just one.

Surely, by making such an insulting comment, you had something specific in mind?

Or not, in which case you really need to apologize, you piece of crap.

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Come on hog, just one.

Surely, by making such an insulting comment, you had something specific in mind?

Or not, in which case you really need to apologize, you piece of crap.

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

I completely agree, but having familiarity with CH’s posts, I have to say good luck with that.

I liked Cindy’s takedown. :)

22044 on June 19, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I’m not trying to bait the hog. But an insulting comment was made. It called us racists and homophobes, without a shred of evidence.

If such evidence exists, the hog should be able to provide it. A site search here is not difficult to do.

But if such evidence does not exist (and we all know it doesn’t), I am forced to ask the mods why they would allow such a blatant abuse of the rules.

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM

And yes, hog, that’s me calling for you to be banned.

Where’s all that mouth now?

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 4:17 PM

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 3:49 PM

He’s over at the new thread chastising the AP and sucking up to MadCon.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

He’s over at the new thread chastising the AP and sucking up to MadCon.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

The AP? Allahpundit? He has a title now?

22044 on June 19, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Or not, in which case you really need to apologize, you piece of crap.

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Look.

Nothing I will say will convince you. But, basically every thread that involves either aggreived group turns into a bash-fest. The loudest voices on the right nowadays are unfortunately rabid, insane and largely uneducated. It’s a far cry from William F Buckley who taught the GOP how to change with respect. He was a flawed man but faced his flaws head on.

You will deny this and simply say that the bigots and extremists are merely expressing true ideas or race-reality or whatever buzzword strmfrnt teaches crypto-bigots to use.

The only reason you would have a stake in denying this is that you’re a mega-bigot yourself. Otherwise, stfu and read ANY thread mentioning Latinos, Blacks, Gays or Homosexuals (Allen Bernard West and Edward Rafael Cruz notwithstanding).

Tea Party extremism poisoned the GOP. You seem to have been gulping the Kool-Aid.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

He’s over at the new thread chastising the AP and sucking up to MadCon.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

or just being honest

I don’t have to like the guy to recognize his talents. Now scurry away cabin-rat.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 7:11 PM

22044 on June 19, 2013 at 5:21 PM

LOL! The Associated Press.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 7:11 PM

You don’t have to sell MadCon to me but while I think his opinion writing is great, whether I agree with him or not, information pieces are a different ballgame. I know I would trust that he would give all that he found if he ever went into that line of work.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

No, being Democrats ruined the Republican Party. Nothing good can come of trying to buy a person’s vote rather than doing what is good for the country. As far as “aggrieved groups” some of their requests are everything that anyone should expect, others are equally as radical as those you consider extremists on the Right. I am sure you think name calling (cabin rat) is effective but you don’t know anything about me nor do I give a flying flip about your opinion. So have at it, it says more about you than it does me.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Surely, by making such an insulting comment, you had something specific in mind?

Or not, in which case you really need to apologize, you piece of crap.

runawayyyy on June 19, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Marxist pig is a one-’man’ argument for bringing back dueling. Not even brainfree is that specifically insulting to people.

MelonCollie on June 20, 2013 at 12:35 AM

The only reason you would have a stake in denying this is that you’re a mega-bigot yourself. Otherwise, stfu and read ANY thread mentioning Latinos, Blacks, Gays or Homosexuals (Allen Bernard West and Edward Rafael Cruz notwithstanding).

Tea Party extremism poisoned the GOP. You seem to have been gulping the Kool-Aid.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

So….not ONE example, huh.

I bet you think we’re all shocked, SHOCKED I say.

We’re not. If such a thread existed, given the amount of time you had to look for it that had passed since you got called out on it, you would have posted the link.

You call people bigots because you are incapable of critical thought and find it easier to just tell them to shut up. You lied blatantly about everyone here just because you don’t like being proven wrong (which is odd, since you’ve never once been proven right). I gave you a genuine chance to prove one assertion you made, and all you did was double down on your stupidity while refusing to back up your claim.

MODS….This poster has broken the rules YOU made, the rules YOU enforce against people such as annoyinglittletwerp, but refuse to enforce against this asshat.

Why?

I will be reposting the accusation made here every time I see hog on another thread. I will only be reposting it’s words, and asking you why you aren’t doing anything to stop it. I know you will eventually ban me for this behavior, but it’s time someone took a stand here.

runawayyyy on June 20, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Nothing I will say will convince you. But, basically every thread that involves either aggreived group turns into a bash-fest.

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

So, in other words, no, you can’t produce evidence of “threads that castigate gays and blacks in the ugliest of terms”.

As I recall, the last time an individual referred to blacks in a genuinely derisive way (as opposed to manufactured controversy), he was banned from the site so quickly that he was gone before the race-baiters had a chance to use him as an example of how the whole site is raaaaaaciiist.

The Schaef on June 20, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Remember “It’s. The. Law.”?

Well, if it’s the law, then why do they have to “sell it”? Just put the boot down on our throats. That’s what’s gonna happen anyway.

Saltyron on June 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM

What about the threads that castigate gays and blacks in the ugliest of terms?

Capitalist Hog on June 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Still no examples?

runawayyyy on June 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Civil Disobedience – If no one signs up, it will die. If no one opposing the bill signs up, it will die.

stefano1 on June 20, 2013 at 11:05 AM

The Tea Party should start their own advertising program now – if you oppose the bill, do not sign up for the coverage. Young folks, particularly, should refuse. They generally don’t need the coverage but they are the key to keeping the program from collapsing financially. Without their premiums, Obamacare will disappear.

stefano1 on June 20, 2013 at 11:09 AM

That only works if they are signing up for it themselves. The Ocare Acolytes are crowing about getting these people signed up as dependants on their parents’ policies, rather than actually having more people ENROLLED in health “insurance” as a SUBSCRIBER.

The Schaef on June 20, 2013 at 12:11 PM

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that only 19 percent of Americans believe that they will be better off under the Affordable Care Act.

The number of citizens who anticipate benefiting from the 2010 health-care reform has declined dramatically since September of last year, when 31 percent believed they personally would be better off.

Using a sample demographic that matched estimates for the national population, Kaiser also asked participants whether they thought the country as a whole would benefit from the ACA. Thirty-one percent responded that the country would be better off, while 40 percent answered that the nation would be worse off once the law goes into effect.

Thirty-five percent of those polled stated that they had a “very unfavorable” view of Obamacare, and only 21 percent answered that they had a “very favorable” opinion of the law.

Resist We Much on June 20, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Slap the picture used in this article on every Milk Carton and enrollment will increase 50%; because the picture will cause everyone who isn’t already sick of seeing his face.truly sick.

MSGTAS on June 20, 2013 at 1:41 PM

It’s almost impossible to walk in the same magnificent, intellectual brilliance as Barry, but it’s confusing how he allows himself to be deceived by people he trusts & relies on to convert this country into the ideal Socialisr community that worked so well for Maos’ China, Lenin’s Russia, Fidel’s Cuba, Chavez’s Venezuela, all the caring national fathers of N.Korea & least harming, all the crooked teeth residents of the UK.

RdLake on June 22, 2013 at 3:29 AM

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