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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#1 Apr 7, 2014
Gallup survey suggests sign-ups under ObamaCare not as high as White House says

Published April 07, 2014
FoxNews.com

major new Gallup survey suggests the ObamaCare sign-up numbers are not as soaring as the White House claims.

The massive survey, released on Monday, shows the number of uninsured indeed has fallen to its lowest level in years, likely thanks to the Affordable Care Act. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measured the share of adults without health insurance. That shrank from 17.1 percent at the end of last year to 15.6 percent for the first three months of 2014.

The decline of 1.5 percentage points would translate roughly to more than 3.5 million people gaining coverage.

But the numbers, released a week after the close of the health law's first enrollment season, also suggest a far more modest impact on coverage than statistics cited by the Obama administration.

The administration says 7.1 million have signed up for subsidized private plans through new insurance markets, while 3 million previously uninsured people gained coverage through the law's Medicaid expansion.

Why the huge difference? For starters, the administration's numbers include people who switched or were dropped from their previous coverage, as well as people who have not paid their first month's premium, and who would therefore still be uninsured.

The administration is also counting sign-ups dating back to October, though enrollment in the first few months was relatively low.

According to Gallup, the number of uninsured has fallen by a greater amount since the start of open enrollment on Oct. 1. Gallup shows the percentage spiked to 18 percent at the end of the third quarter. But the spike could be attributed in part to people being kicked off their prior coverage, due to changes in the health care law. A look back at mid-2013 shows the percentage of uninsured, before the run-up to open enrollment, was also at 17.1 percent. So the number of people gaining coverage since then would still be roughly 3.5 million.

Still, it's not quite an apples-to-apples comparison. Gallup is counting just adults, while the administration figures include children as well.

It may take much of the rest of the year to get a true bottom line of the health care law's impact on coverage. The Gallup survey noted that those signing up for coverage during an extended enrollment period could further drive down the number -- though some enrollees will ultimately choose not to pay their premiums, which would drive the number up.

But Gallup's numbers do show an improving trend. The share of Americans without coverage is at its lowest since late 2008, before Obama took office, the survey found.

That's independent validation for the White House, and shows the country at least is not suffering from a net loss of insurance coverage due to cancellations.

Some feared the cancellations of more than 4.7 million policies that didn't measure up to the law's standards would actually swell the ranks of uninsured people. That created huge political problems for Obama, who had promised Americans they could keep their insurance if they liked it.

About half the states authorized extensions belatedly granted by the White House.

Gallup found the biggest insurance gains were among lower-income people and among African-Americans.

Among people with household incomes of less than $36,000 a year, the share of uninsured shrank by 3.2 percentage points from levels at the end of 2013.
African-Americans saw their uninsured rate drop by 3.3 percentage points.

Although the proportion of Hispanics without coverage fell by 1.7 percentage points, Latinos remained more likely than any racial or ethnic group to lack access, with 37 percent uninsured.

Gallup found gains in coverage among all age groups, but not much evidence of a late surge of younger people that the administration had hoped for to help keep premiums in check.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#2 Apr 7, 2014
Continued:

Results were based on telephone interviews conducted Jan. 2 -- March 31 with a random sample of 43,562 adults 18 and older living in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is plus or minus 1 percentage point at the 95 percent confidence level.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Rod Johnson

United States

#3 Apr 7, 2014
There're laughing at you, lame-o.
Glyn

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 7, 2014
That's what muslims do, LIE.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#5 Apr 7, 2014
It is no surprise that the amount stated last week was met with a lot of rolling eyes. Look what we have to go on:

If you like your plan, your doctor you can keep it.

My plan will lower costs $2500/family

Pass this stimulus with shovel ready jobs and unemployment wont go above 8%.

I will cut the deficit in half.

The summer of jobs.

After Lois Lerner take the "fifth", Oblamo states "not a smidgen of corruption" in the IRS scandal. Yet she takes it again two months later.

Blaming the Benghazi terror attacks on a movie. Bahahaha!

The line in the sand with Syria, Russia, Iran and everyone else that challenges us un foreign policy.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#6 Apr 7, 2014
With incompetence like this in the WH, it just rolls out.

Now I am hearing the State Dept can't account for Billions in contracts under Hillary's tenure. 4 lives may not matter but do Billions count?

That's ok. After all it is not there money. It is ours.

“MAGA”

Since: May 13

Columbus, OH

#7 Apr 7, 2014
Pharaoh obama lied?????? Say it isn't so..........lol

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#8 Apr 8, 2014
A faux news report...that's credible.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#9 Apr 8, 2014
Today's lie was the Messiah himself stating inflated income inequality amounts in direct contradiction to his own labor department stats.

But the real joke is that the WH doesn't practice what they preach because female staff at the WH don't make the same as men.
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#10 Apr 8, 2014
Question to libs:

I understand your allegiance to Oblamo due to similar political beliefs but do you really believe Oblamo is speaking truth when he states inaccuracies regarding healthcare, income inequality and much more?
Duke for Mayor

Cleveland, OH

#11 Apr 12, 2014
I thank the Republicans for this beautiful weather and the sound of birds singing.

woof
Surprise You

Columbus, OH

#12 Apr 14, 2014
Glyn wrote:
That's what muslims do, LIE.
They are commanded to lie.(Taqiyya and Kitman) "Smile in their faces and curse them in your hearts." koran
Popeye

Columbus, OH

#13 Apr 14, 2014
Neutral Party wrote:
Question to libs:

I understand your allegiance to Oblamo due to similar political beliefs but do you really believe Oblamo is speaking truth when he states inaccuracies regarding healthcare, income inequality and much more?
You should not be worryin'...punk bitch.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#14 Apr 14, 2014
Neutral Party wrote:
Question to libs:
I understand your allegiance to Oblamo due to similar political beliefs but do you really believe Oblamo is speaking truth when he states inaccuracies regarding healthcare, income inequality and much more?
I am a reformed lib. No, I don't believe anything that comes out of his mouth.

woof

Since: Dec 13

Medina, OH

#15 Apr 14, 2014
Popeye wrote:
<quoted text>
You should not be worryin'...punk bitch.
Punk assed white boy callin someone a bitch, shyte white boy

Ya mama wants you to get up outta the basement, quit jerkin off to porn and come eat dinner punk

pull your damn pants up and quit pretending to be black
Buckeye

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 14, 2014
Surprise You wrote:
<quoted text>
They are commanded to lie.(Taqiyya and Kitman) "Smile in their faces and curse them in your hearts." koran
B i n g o!
Popeye

United States

#17 Apr 15, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>Punk assed white boy callin someone a bitch, shyte white boy

Ya mama wants you to get up outta the basement, quit jerkin off to porn and come eat dinner punk

pull your damn pants up and quit pretending to be black
I'll eat your heart, boy.

Since: Dec 13

Medina, OH

#18 Apr 16, 2014
Popeye wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll eat your heart, boy.
I see you are a Jeffrey Dahmer wannabe
Scheherazade

Columbus, OH

#19 Apr 16, 2014
Whoo cares?
Popeye

United States

#20 Apr 16, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
<quoted text>I see you are a Jeffrey Dahmer wannabe
Jeffery ate black kids... I don't.

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