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Oops ... how many people signed up for Obamacare?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by NightHawkeye, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

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    Well for one thing the website doesn't work. I have no idea how one would sign up for it if one wanted to.

    It would be a real shame if the Republicans take us to the brink on an issue that would have been derailed due to technical difficulties.
     
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    SwordoftheLord Defender of the Faith

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    Signup? HA! that isnt going to happen.... not me..
     
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    Premiums drop? LOL
     
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    My premium dropped by almost $80 per month.
     
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    Thunder Peel My Fry-fro's all frizzy

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    I also read reports where signups in Louisiana and Texas were virtually non-existant. You would think that three years would be enough time for them to figure out how to operate it. In typical government fashion, nothing works like they say it will.;)
     
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    Amen that may actually WORK too if enough people are willing to pay the CHEAPER penalty they may actually take the hint and realize this is NOT what people want.
     
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    dogs4thewin dog lover Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Yup I for one am willing to accept if I choose not to be covered I understand the risk of dying, Just like my stubborn self REFUSING to ever get a liver transplant if I die at 30 as a result of that decision so be it.
     
  9. Joykins

    Joykins free Crazy Liz!

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    Or maybe they do want it. I don't think that 2 days of website crashing is going to give us accurate figures either way ^_^
     
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    dogs4thewin dog lover Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Where in that post did I say I had a death wish at this time?
     
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    dogs4thewin dog lover Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Why would they not sign up if they wanted it?
     
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    dogs4thewin dog lover Supporter CF Ambassador

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    Are you suggesting that I commit suicide?
     
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    Dusky Mouse Cats Are In Charge ~ Accept It!

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    I have friends who are still in the States and they can't even log on to the site for their State because it's so busy.
     
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    I am on medication I know that medication may or may not ruin my liver OK I also know that I will likely be on that medication maybe more for life. Why would I if something destroyed my liver that I had to keep doing it is not like alcohol where I can stop drinking. Why would I want to get another liver just to get on MORE medications the ones I am already on PLUS anti rejection medications I would be on for life when there is a limited supply of livers to go around to begin with AND since nearly half of all American adults are on daily prescriptions that means that MANY who may have WANTED to donate will not be able to do so. Thus I am really doing that so someone else will have a better shot at living, in that particular case.
     
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    cow451 CEO, Acme Drone Company

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    Blue Cross has 54 different ACA Exchange options to consider. People signing up have a lot to consider, so why would it be expected that everybody would sign up right away. They have until Dec. 15.
     
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    Big question is how many healthy, young people are going to sign on, and how many are going to opt for the penalty?

    People that need the care are motivated to plow through a few obstacles.
     
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    My guess would be a good many that do not feel they need it would rather pay the cheaper penalty.
     
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    I understand I cost more, however the main reason I do not want a liver transplant is the reason I said above I will accept most other treatments.
     
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    Dusky Mouse Cats Are In Charge ~ Accept It!

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    The couple I know can get the Platinum coverage offered in their state at 86.00 per month premium. Just a little over 1,000 per year and that's without the subsidy for average low incomes. And the Platinum is at something like 90% coverage.
    Their impressed because at one time they were paying $1000.00 per month for hardly anything.
     
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    The fact the Obamacare websites didn't work isn't exactly surprising considering the fact they didn't conduct any beta-testing like an competitent business would do before rolling out a website...
     
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