Open thread: Are you ready for the ObamaCare victory lap?

posted at 3:41 pm on April 1, 2014 by Allahpundit

4:15 p.m. ET all across the dial. I’m looking forward to this the way I am to dental work, or to a new season of “The Walking Dead.” Our media, of course, is more excited. Here’s what landed in my inbox a few hours ago, fresh off the news that the White House has kinda sorta reached seven million sign-ups.

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There’s no suspense about O’s announcement. Pelosi revealed earlier this afternoon that they have in fact reached seven million according to whatever definition of “enrollment” HHS is using right now. As you’ll see below, Carney was even more specific at today’s briefing, reminding us yet again that the White House is fully capable of producing up-to-the-minute data about enrollment when it’s in their political interest to do so. The big reason to watch O’s presser is to see if they saved any tidbits for him: If in fact the risk pool has improved and now consists of ~40 percent or so of young adults, or if they have to reason believe that a majority of new enrollees were previously uninsured, that’s news that Obama himself might want to break. Otherwise, this is just his way of using the bully pulpit to make things a bit easier for Democratic incumbents. Voters will spend the next seven months hearing from Republicans how the law is a trainwreck in progress. This is Obama’s big chance to reassure fencesitters that, with the enrollment target now reached, HHS is “on track” for good things. All is proceeding as hath been prophesied by our central planners/seers.

I think Phil Klein’s right as usual. The takeaway from today isn’t the precise number but rather the fact that a lot of people are now dependent upon this law, which makes the task of repeal a heavier lift than it seemed at New Year’s.

When Obama made his now-infamous promise that if people liked their health care plans they could keep them, he did so because he understood that any significant changes to the health care system would cause disruptions, so he needed to reassure Americans that their plans wouldn’t be affected by what he was proposing. It was a clear lie, but one that was rooted in an understanding of political realities.

If Republicans had taken over the White House last year and pursued the repeal of Obamacare, they could have done so at a time when the law’s beneficiaries were mostly theoretical. Now, however, Republicans will be facing the same problem Obama did. Only more so, because they’ve invested so much in the idea that nobody can lose coverage as a result of health care legislative changes.

The launch phase of the law was a test to see if Democrats could get the public to more or less accept the new system as a replacement for the old one by participating in it en masse. That phase is now over. Here’s the new phase:

Of course they wouldn’t. No wonder the White House tech team is popping the champagne today. Here’s Carney taking a little victory lap of his own, and naturally jabbing at Boehner and the Republicans in doing so.


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Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 4:26 PM

#Obama: women can now get mammograms & birth control b/c of #ACA. So we no longer need #PlannedParenthood, right?

kcewa on April 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
And now he’s touting Planned Parenthood #barf

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

The Joke’s on you!!!

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Guy Benson @guypbenson
You know what? Let him have his moment. More cancellations & premium hikes are coming & this pep rally will be forgotten.

My sentiments exactly.

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Can’t watch.

rbj on April 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
And now he’s touting Planned Parenthood #barf

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

The PP was knocked down today. Higher court upheld AZ tough abortion pills law.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Wow his speeches sound empty even in another room impressive to say the least. He does realize no one trusts him now? Right?

sorrowen on April 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

This was a good read. Nary a word I didn’t agree with…..

Fathom on April 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

kcewa on April 1, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Right. Nobody ever had a mammogram or birth control before this law was passed. /

TarheelBen on April 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

He does realize no one trusts him now? Right?

sorrowen on April 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

He doesn’t, but let him. The Piper will be paid.

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

OK…Biden ain’t happy…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

…but if there are no or very, very, few doctors willing to accept it, then what good is it? They will begin to realize this too very quickly.

Libertyship46 on April 1, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Easy fix. If you want to keep your license as a doctor you WILL accept Medicaid patients. It’s coming.

Kaffa on April 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
“The law’s not perfect, we’ve had to make a few adjustments along the way….and yes sometimes it is confusing” -Obama

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
“Change is hard…overcoming something new is scary and hard.” -Obama

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
Obama just compared Obamacare to the devil…I think on accident but he’s not wrong.

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Tweets All / No replies

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 3m

Pres Obama tells of a family whose health care premiums have falled from over $30,000/yr to under $9,000/yr.
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Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 5m

POTUS says ObamaCare hasn’t completely fixed “our long broken health care system,” but it has made it “a lot better.”
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Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 7m

Pres Obama says the share of Americans with health care is up and the cost of health care coverage is down, says the pres.
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“In these first six months we’ve taken a big step forward,” the President says, as VP Biden stands at his side.
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WH audience cheers as Pres Obama trumpets that total of 7.1-million have signed up so far for private health insurance under ObamaCare.
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Wonder of wonder……………..

April day.

MontanaMmmm on April 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
And now Obama is yelling “Why are they [Republicans] so mad about people getting healthcare?!” wanna get more hyperbolic, Mr. President?

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
“The debate over repealing this law is over, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay” -Obama.

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

This is all so depressing… If only we had a real Media instead of the bottom kissing group we have…

sandee on April 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Obama health care law
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President Obama on Obamacare: ‘Like every major piece of legislation, from Social Security to Medicare, the law’s not perfect’ – @AaronBlakeWP
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Yep those unspecific numbers are both fabricated and lackng crucial details. 7 mil enrollees lol ahhh ok yeah his downfall will be this law and it will be his tarnished legacy the piper will be paid indeed.

sorrowen on April 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Take a bow, Rosie Sebelius!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTddpIIOAQg

cbenoistd on April 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 1m

Pres says ObamaCare is working “which makes the lengths critics have gone to…so hard to understand.”
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Says the work and dignity of newly insured families is affirmed by “the Affordable Care Act – or ObamaCare,” says the pres of his program.
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Obama health care law
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President Obama: ‘The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay’ – @HuffPostPol
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Obama health care law
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President Obama on Obamacare: ‘This law is doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s working. It’s helping people from coast to coast’ – @katiezez

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

So…now we, all of us, can go back to calling 404care “0bamacare,” right? I mean, HE did it…

Quick! Someone send word to Pelosi, Reid, DWS and the rest of the losers in Congress!

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Wonder of wonder……………..

April day.

MontanaMmmm on April 1, 2014 at 4:31 PM

The timing is perfect isn’t it?

Some time in the future they can say it was just and elaborate April fools joke – On us.

DinaRehn on April 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Stay focused. This moment will pass.

It’s like the Sunday morning troll fest. We got President Troll at the moment!

22044 on April 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

All you who attacked Ted Cruz for wanting repeal now may now apologize.

jvermeer on April 1, 2014 at 4:26 PM

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Totally … wanna place bets on how soon the first one will be issued? . . .

listens2glenn on April 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

********** THE DEBATE IS OVER *****************************

FROM CANADA; GO BOINK YOURSELF and the TEAM YOU PLAY FOR!!!

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Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 1m

POTUS serves notice to opponents: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordabe Care Act is here to stay.”
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
And Obama swings at the Kochs “We didn’t have billions of dollars for commercials like…some people did”

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 45s

As “messy” and “contentious” as the Affordable Care Act has been sometimes, Pres Obama declares: “it is progress.”
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

President Obama: ‘The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay’ – @HuffPostPol

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

So’s the Second Amendment, but yet they keep trying…

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Obama: “Many of the tall tales told about this law have been debunked.” Really? Which ones? The only tall tales about this law have come from him!

TarheelBen on April 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

The very fact that Obama staffer’s, like Valerie Jarrett, were signing up just days before the deadline is proof that the sign up numbers were low. I’m a betting man and my money says that these late sign ups never make a single payment; thus forfeiting their “coverage”.

kregg on April 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Well Obama the debate over repeal is not over f$&% you Harvard grad fool. But at least I got to see a reel narcissistic punk now blabbering on and on and on about a vague undersold number.

sorrowen on April 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
Obama says to the press “The website will go down, that isn’t news”

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:36 PM

This is the April Fool’s joke we’ve been waiting for, right?

Newtie and the Beauty on April 1, 2014 at 4:36 PM

All you who attacked Ted Cruz for wanting repeal now may now apologize.

jvermeer on April 1, 2014 at 4:26 PM

jvermeer:

I supported Cruz,…and Repeal/Replace!!

I think, that list will grow!

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Basically epic fails are a success to Obama go figure.

sorrowen on April 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

@markknoller: Pres Obama denies his Administration engaged in “a hard sell” for ObamaCare.

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM

NOW THE BULLSH*T:

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 2m

Pres Obama denies his Administration engaged in “a hard sell” for ObamaCare.
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM

I think Phil Klein’s right as usual. The takeaway from today isn’t the precise number but rather the fact that a lot of people are now dependent upon this law, which makes the task of repeal a heavier lift than it seemed at New Year’s.

Let’s see how well the Democrats fare in November. That will be the true indicator of how hard it will be to repeal Obamacare. But Republicans wouldn’t get rid of it, regardless. This thing will be unpopular for years to come, however. The Democrat’s celebration is way too premature. It’s also a lie, just like name of the program itself.

rickv404 on April 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

If this law is helping so many people, from coast to coast like Obama says – why does he keep delaying major portions of it and exempting his buddies from it?

TarheelBen on April 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

@markknoller: Pres Obama denies his Administration engaged in “a hard sell” for ObamaCare.

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Flora Duh: Good gawd,…..Hopey’s Out of Touch!:0

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

It’s a shame we’ll never know the real numbers and the media won’t ask…

sandee on April 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 1m

Pres Obama ends 18minute statement saying the success of ObamaCare could lead to progress on other elements of his domestic agenda.
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Obama: “We didn’t push this… We didn’t have millions of dollars like our critics did to push our agenda”

CBS let them run all of those pro-Obamacare ads during the NCAA tournament the past couple of weeks for free?

I saw at least one per half hour, that’s generous of CBS to do that. All in the name of what is good for the public

tcufrog on April 1, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Pres Obama ends 18minute statement saying the success of ObamaCare could lead to progress on other elements of his domestic agenda.
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Sickening….

sandee on April 1, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Don’t dump on my leg and tell me I’m in a mudslide.

Bensonofben on April 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Say Boinking whats:

saying the success of ObamaCare could lead to progress on other elements of his domestic agenda.

——- Hopey/Changey The Delusionist!!

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Guy Benson @guypbenson
You know what? Let him have his moment. More cancellations & premium hikes are coming & this pep rally will be forgotten.

My sentiments exactly.

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Or when people can’t find a doctor or if they do the wait list is a month.

Or when people come out of the hospital with a bill for $10k due to their deductible.

Then his “mission accomplished” BS pep rally can be used as attack ad fodder.

kim roy on April 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Let us keep in mind the “sign up” number (or whatever they are calling it these days) most certainly includes people that are good and p1ssed about having to shell out for “coverage” they will never use. Not signing up comes with a penalty.

And too, remember many are LIVs, meaning the first time they go to the doc with a cold and are handed a bill, it will be a shock. “what? I paid for insurance! what’s this charge all about?”

If anyone thinks a large sign up number means this POS is suddenly popular, I have a bridge for sale…

JusDreamin on April 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Even if there are Seven Million actual enrollees in this sink hole of a law, that by no means is indicative of success, by any accurate measure.

http://musingsofamadconservative.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-myth-of-seven-million.html

This latest version of Kabuki Theater is just that, an attempt to deflect our attention from the fact that we should all be drinking heavily.

Flyovercountry on April 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Lou Dobb’s said it best there is no enforcement of it and that will be the death of it. What “law”? He changed it 37 times!

sorrowen on April 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

POTUS serves notice to opponents: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordabe Care Act is here to stay.”

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Like the debate is over on global warming. I’m not watching this. It puts my blood pressure through the roof just to hear his voice.

Kaffa on April 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 1m

Pres Obama did not provide any information

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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

“And then there’s staffers like Marla, Jeanie, and Julia who worked on my campaign who are now better off due to a fair, equitable medical system that provides them “Baby Be Gone” fruit drinks and toaster pastries – also in easy to swallow caplets.

These women composite anecdotal Dem staffers are part of the 855,000, 7, 9, 12 million previously uninsured who have not yet purchased 3rd world quality insurance plans.

I…..me….I …..me….blah, blah, blah….America go f-youself – “Zero out”

StubbornGreenBurros on April 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

I just hopes he uses the phrase “Mission accomplished”……..

itsspideyman on April 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Cant wait till the employer mandate kicks in and all my democrat friends with jobs get dumped into the exchanges. And then I I can’t for the cadillac plan tax to kick in so the rest of the ones still gloating can also get dumped too.

Bensonofben on April 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

**** Boehner InComing ****:

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 1m

A spokesman for @SpeakerBoehner quick to react to the presidents remarks by saying ObamaCare “continues to harm the American people.”
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Or when people can’t find a doctor or if they do the wait list is a month.

Or when people come out of the hospital with a bill for $10k due to their deductible.

Then his “mission accomplished” BS pep rally can be used as attack ad fodder.

kim roy on April 1, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Yeppers!

Flora Duh on April 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

The takeaway from today isn’t the precise number but rather the fact that a lot of people are now dependent upon this law, which makes the task of repeal a heavier lift than it seemed at New Year’s.

if everything I read is correct, I doubt if very many people are dependent on the law(high deductibles, not many doctors or hospitals in the plans)

RonK on April 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Yeeeaaaaaaaa…..all the 50 million who had NO healthcare in 2008 are now covered under ObamaCAIR….yyyeeeaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy…
What ? what ?
:O

burrata on April 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

How has that lying sack of shit not been struck by lightning yet?

fresh air on April 1, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich
Obama just compared Obamacare to the devil…I think on accident but he’s not wrong.

He’s in the details. But the bill had to be passed to see him, thanks to Ms. Pelosi.

Steve Z on April 1, 2014 at 4:47 PM

In the last year, I won the Super Bowl, World Series, Indy 500, Olympic 100m, and the Masters.

Evidence? Stats? Don’t need them!

Let’s all celebrate my greatness!

jangle12 on April 1, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Gayest POTUS ever.

Akzed on April 1, 2014 at 4:48 PM

So when 4 million doesnt look right they just lied it up to 6, and then up to 9 million and today Obama went even further to say that 100 million people got coverage because of Obamacare.

When the truth doesnt work you can just keep lying in the hopes that someone buys into the BS.

Blu3Yeti on April 1, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Lies by compound exponential powers of 10 =’s tax, spend, and direct redistribution of wealth.

Red Commie Thug Democrat Party together with the incest children also known as, the msm miscarriage.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Is there any end around to ever finding out the real numbers of actual enrollments? Seriously, will we ever know the truth? And when we find out what we already know, namely that he is a lying POS, will he ever, ever be held accountable? I am a justice person, I want justice for everything he has done to this country!

I am spittin’ mad right now! I can’t stand when he gets in front of the cameras and preens!

texgal on April 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

https://twitter.com/SpeakerBoehner

https://twitter.com/michael_steel

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 55s

Steel also asserts Americans losing the doctors & plans they like, and seniors “suffering under Pres Obama’s Medicare cuts.”
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“Every promise the President made has been broken: health care costs are rising, not falling,” said @michael_steel.
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Boehner spksmn @michael_steel challenges Pres Obama’s assertions about the “benefits” of ObamaCare.
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Many of those who have signed up do not understand what a “deductible” is, nor a co-pay.

When the financial reality hits them they’ll logically stop paying for Obamacare.

Kaffa on April 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Anyone else notice the total lack of information on how many have paid and are actually enrolled?

I liked his clever little “signed up” move. Of course he had to do that because if he said “enrolled” then the number would be drastically lower than what hes pretending it is.

Blu3Yeti on April 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Not gay just a shade of grey.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 1m

Steel reaffirms Boehner’setermination to replace ObamaCare “with patient-centered solutions” to lower health care costs & help create jobs.
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Pres Obama did not provide any information on how many enrollees have paid their premiums or on the demographic makeup of the enrollees.

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Of course not, that would be like offering a tour of a Potemkin village.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Is there any end around to ever finding out the real numbers of actual enrollments? Seriously, will we ever know the truth? And when we find out what we already know, namely that he is a lying POS, will he ever, ever be held accountable? I am a justice person, I want justice for everything he has done to this country!

I am spittin’ mad right now! I can’t stand when he gets in front of the cameras and preens!

texgal on April 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

The real breakdown of the numbers is a highly protected state secret. We’ll never know the truth. Kind of like Barry’s college grades.

TarheelBen on April 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

How many dead people signed up?

MrX on April 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Here it comes.

I expect one by one, for Republicans to start dropping like flies and touting the “We can’t repeal now, the only thing we can do now is fix/tweak it” and no longer attempting to fight or repeal this law.

tcufrog on April 1, 2014 at 4:07 PM

When did they ever try to fight or repeal BarkyCare??

Never. The Crybaby couldn’t even find the strength to force one actual reading of one of the myriad 2000+ page bills that were floating around to try and slow it down.

You’re correct that the Vichy GOP will try and hide behind this meaningless number … but they won’t be doing anything differently than they have been for all these years, anyway.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 1, 2014 at 4:55 PM

I heard it was Lizard People and Micky Mouse that put them over the top.

trigon on April 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Are the members of the media present wearing drool buckets?

BuckeyeSam on April 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM

I wonder how many “sign ups” thought that’s all they needed to do to avoid a fine or even get coverage? How surprised they will be to actually get a bill in the mail. My guess, it goes right into the garbage.

Erich66 on April 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM

How many dead people signed up?

MrX on April 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

I don’t know about that, but a Couple who signed up for Obamacare in Ca. Got back a voter registration card with Democrat filled in…

sandee on April 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM

How many dead people signed up?

MrX on April 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Insuring the dead is a fine idea. They don’t need much in the way of services.

Slow payers, though…

trigon on April 1, 2014 at 4:57 PM

What are they celebrating, exactly? Is it kicking people off of plans they like, or forcing others to pay more for their coverage?

changer1701 on April 1, 2014 at 4:57 PM

So…what did I miss?

Bmore on April 1, 2014 at 4:58 PM

In honor of this monumental occasion.

PSoff.

MontanaMmmm on April 1, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Doing the snoopy dance on the grave of liberty.

Murphy9 on April 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM

I heard it was Lizard People and Micky Mouse that put them over the top.

trigon on April 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM

DoDad Pro signed up over a million times heself.

HumpBot Salvation on April 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I wouldn’t like these people to count out my change from a lemonade stand if there were any allowed these days.

Kissmygrits on April 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Banana republic stuff.

BuckeyeSam on April 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 2m

Pres Obama did not mention HHS Secy Sebelius in his health care remarks. Did not have her stand by his side during his remarks.
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 5:01 PM

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Of course not, that would be like offering a tour of a Potemkin village.

Happy Nomad on April 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Happy Nomad:——————-Lol:0

canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 5:02 PM

If he calls it Obamacare then he believes it, otherwise not so much.

Sven on April 1, 2014 at 5:02 PM

So…what did I miss?

Bmore on April 1, 2014 at 4:58 PM

An Empty Bag will not stand upright!!!

Schadenfreude on April 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM

I wonder how many “sign ups” thought that’s all they needed to do to avoid a fine or even get coverage? How surprised they will be to actually get a bill in the mail. My guess, it goes right into the garbage.

Erich66 on April 1, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Doctors and hospitals are asking for cash up front if the deductible has not been covered. No cash. No service.

Kaffa on April 1, 2014 at 5:03 PM

You can see how all this was set up in the past months. Make it look like they would never reach that number, and then appear to reach it “against all odds,” like the NY Slimes reported.

And yesterday, ironically, an ABC/WaPo poll shows Obamacare above water in support for the first time in its 4-year history (more propaganda).

This was all done to pep up the demoralized democrat base, and try to create positive momentum for Zerocare in the media (pretty easy to do actually).

TarheelBen on April 1, 2014 at 5:04 PM

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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Even if 7 million had “signed up” (although I seriously doubt it), 2/3 or more of those folks HAD insurance that was cancelled because of Obamacare.

Net gain? Tiny.

Repealing Obamacare returns the majority of people to their own pre-existing plans, which they liked. As Valerie Jarrett said, “Easy Peasy!”

LASue on April 1, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Charles Gaba ‏@charles_gaba 7m

@tnr @charlesornstein Yes, but that’s not the closing number.
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Charles Gaba ‏@charles_gaba 8m

@tnr @charlesornstein Except it’s not 7.041M either. It should be 7.102, give or take.
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Charles Gaba ‏@charles_gaba 23m

@conoverchris @dennisg_shea Enough. I promised I’d check out your sub26er study and I’ll do so, thanks for that. Otherwise, get lost.
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Managed Healthcare ‏@MHExecutive 33m

Despite meeting the goal of 7 million #ACASignups, enrollment is far from over. http://bit.ly/1pIGVfR @charles_gaba
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canopfor on April 1, 2014 at 5:04 PM

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