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Survey: Uninsured Rate Drops; Health Law Cited

There are 60 comments on the National Public Radio story from Mar 10, 2014, titled Survey: Uninsured Rate Drops; Health Law Cited. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

With just three weeks left to sign up under President Barack Obama health care law, a major survey tracking the rollout finds that the uninsured rate keeps going down.

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#45 Mar 11, 2014
Billy Ringo wrote:
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how very enlightening.......... and where, pray tell, does the state get their own funds?
This tells you the states get about 30% of the funds which is not TOTALLY FUNDED BY FEDERALGOVERNMENT – OBAMACARE IS FEDERAL AND GETS 100% OF THE FUNDS . PRAY TELL each state has their own income tax. If you work in MO and live in IL you have to pay both STATES TAXES - that is where they get their monies.
“The federal budget provides about 30% of state revenue, making it the largest single source of funds for many states. Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS) does pretty much what the name says—helps states manage their federal funds by providing timely analysis of the impact of federal actions on states—be it sequestration, budget resolutions, the president’s proposed budget, or continuing resolutions.”
This tells you the states get about 30% of the funds which is not TOTALLY FUNDED BY FEDERALGOVERNMENT – OBAMACARE IS FEDERALLY FUNDED AND GETS 100% OF THE FUNDS.

The states work independently from the federal government – they have their own state politicians – this is one of the reasons ILLINOIS was the last state to get a conceal and carry. Illinois has a gas tax and a cigarette tax higher than Missouri and the list goes on and on. We have a Dem governor and the state is almost bankrupt – we have more politicians in prison than any other state.
Billy Ringo

Big Stone Gap, VA

#46 Mar 11, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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This tells you the states get about 30% of the funds which is not TOTALLY FUNDED BY FEDERALGOVERNMENT – OBAMACARE IS FEDERAL AND GETS 100% OF THE FUNDS . PRAY TELL each state has their own income tax. If you work in MO and live in IL you have to pay both STATES TAXES - that is where they get their monies.
“The federal budget provides about 30% of state revenue, making it the largest single source of funds for many states. Federal Funds Information for States (FFIS) does pretty much what the name says—helps states manage their federal funds by providing timely analysis of the impact of federal actions on states—be it sequestration, budget resolutions, the president’s proposed budget, or continuing resolutions.”
This tells you the states get about 30% of the funds which is not TOTALLY FUNDED BY FEDERALGOVERNMENT – OBAMACARE IS FEDERALLY FUNDED AND GETS 100% OF THE FUNDS.
The states work independently from the federal government – they have their own state politicians – this is one of the reasons ILLINOIS was the last state to get a conceal and carry. Illinois has a gas tax and a cigarette tax higher than Missouri and the list goes on and on. We have a Dem governor and the state is almost bankrupt – we have more politicians in prison than any other state.
So .......... the states get their funds from .......... pray tell .......... TAXES !!!!!
foster

Ashburn, VA

#47 Mar 11, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Obama is the only one that has changed the law so far .........illegally I might add.
what were the changes to the law? As President he can delay laws. He can't change legislation.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#48 Mar 11, 2014
Clinton when he used line item veto power to baance the budget, now that was a President changing the law that congress enacted.
Some of you are as endowelled with the Constitution as a drunken Russian
foster

Ashburn, VA

#49 Mar 11, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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You don't have to buy it.
You don't buy auto insurance, or pay a fine if you don't have a car registered. You own a horse and buggy?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#50 Mar 11, 2014
Billy Ringo wrote:
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So .......... the states get their funds from .......... pray tell .......... TAXES !!!!!
Know the difference between - STATE TAXES AND FEDERAL TAXES (the people who live in that state or work in that state) pay STATE TAX. Romneys insurance was financed by STATE TAXES ONLY and paid by the people of that state - Obamacare is financed by FEDERAL TAXES AND EVERYONE PAYS.

Pray tell do you now know and understand the difference?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#51 Mar 11, 2014
foster wrote:
<quoted text>what were the changes to the law? As President he can delay laws. He can't change legislation.
Prove he can change the laws mandated start date, exclude individuals and groups and exclude congress that is also mandated in the law. It's moot either way now, the bill SCOTUS approve is no longer the bill because of the illegal changes.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#52 Mar 11, 2014
Delbert wrote:
<quoted text>Presently there are 9 Million individuals insured in either the private plan or Medicaid, over a period of 5 years America can reach 40 Million insured who were not prior to Obama becoming President. HMO didn't do as well when first unveiled to the market during their initial enrollment period.

"You say the Republicans shut Americans out of the insurance market, yet this article says there are fewer people with insurance now under Obama than at the worst of times under Bush."

This is not true, you didn't read the article obviously.

I made no such claim in my post with Regard to Republicans shutting out consumers, Consumers were shut out of the market by Insurers to ensure profits

Currently if you don't have insurance it's because your state hasn't expanded Medicaid for the working poor, or you made a personal choice to forgo insurance.

I don't understand the Banana Republican thinking that people having access to insurance is a bad thing. Insurance to a civil society is just as accommodating as Police and Fire protections. Those are the very things taxes are collected to make a livable society.

As documented in the article, the trends are moving in the right direction across the board.
Gosh, that's not what was predicted, and since the changed, the bills no longer legally enforceable

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#53 Mar 11, 2014
foster wrote:
Clinton when he used line item veto power to baance the budget, now that was a President changing the law that congress enacted.
Some of you are as endowelled with the Constitution as a drunken Russian
Sorry, try again.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#54 Mar 11, 2014
foster wrote:
<quoted text>You don't buy auto insurance, or pay a fine if you don't have a car registered. You own a horse and buggy?
That wasn't the context moron. You can buy a car and only put liability.
Fred

United States

#56 Mar 11, 2014
Billy Ringo wrote:
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how very enlightening.......... and where, pray tell, does the state get their own funds?
dumbass
Cat74

Oswego, IL

#57 Mar 12, 2014
This medical debacle is about done. In the end it will cover the uninsured, and the rest of the will ignore it. The President has waived most of us. There aren't enough prisons to punish, and people will ignore the fines as well. We will all work for cash, like it was before the IRS spies. You can't screw with Americans for long.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#58 Mar 12, 2014
SirPrize wrote:
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You are not forced to purchase Automobile and Flood insurance, Unless.....
That Unless provides the choice.
No such choice with health insurance under Obamacare.
You really are concerned about free rides? Then have the poor pay too!
But, you really don't care. You just like to repeat catch phrases.
The republicans opposed the Public Option. Everybody could"ve paid to access medicaid
foster

Ashburn, VA

#59 Mar 12, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Prove he can change the laws mandated start date, exclude individuals and groups and exclude congress that is also mandated in the law. It's moot either way now, the bill SCOTUS approve is no longer the bill because of the illegal changes.
No he delayed start dates. Congress made the decisions on their staff.

Presidents can delay laws.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#60 Mar 12, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Gosh, that's not what was predicted, and since the changed, the bills no longer legally enforceable
Presidents can suspend laws and Constitutional protections under some circumstances. You're not familiar with our Constitution
foster

Ashburn, VA

#61 Mar 12, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Prove he can change the laws mandated start date, exclude individuals and groups and exclude congress that is also mandated in the law. It's moot either way now, the bill SCOTUS approve is no longer the bill because of the illegal changes.
Where'd you study constitutional law, the back of a Cracker Jack Box?
foster

Ashburn, VA

#62 Mar 12, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Gosh, that's not what was predicted, and since the changed, the bills no longer legally enforceable
changes, no longer enforceable?

You're ridiculing yourself. Is that the blabble on rightie web sites?
foster

Ashburn, VA

#63 Mar 12, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
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That wasn't the context moron. You can buy a car and only put liability.
You don't consider "liability insurance" INSURANCE? That is the logic of a nitwit

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#66 Mar 12, 2014
senior citizen wrote:
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Know the difference between - STATE TAXES AND FEDERAL TAXES (the people who live in that state or work in that state) pay STATE TAX. Romneys insurance was financed by STATE TAXES ONLY and paid by the people of that state - Obamacare is financed by FEDERAL TAXES AND EVERYONE PAYS.
Pray tell do you now know and understand the difference?
TOTAL BS!!!

It is in fact federal tax dollars allocated to the state for the poor redirected to offset costs;

"One of the most surprising things that the team discovered was that only 20% of the uninsured were truly too poor buy health insurance. This is a very important point because it had generally been assumed that all the uninsured fell into this category. 40% of the uninsured had the financial means to purchase health insurance but simply refused to do so. The last 40% of the uninsured were people who were able to partially pay for their insurance premiums, but could not afford all of it.

At the end of a year of research and being “immersed in the details” as Romney describes it, the team created a plan where all citizens of MA were required to purchase health insurance and the state would subsidize those who were too poor to purchase health insurance on their own. The plan would be paid for by simply redirecting money that was already allocated to pay for free-riders, and using that money to instead help those without any coverage to buy insurance. The subsidy for the poor was on a sliding scale where the poorest would get a greater percentage of money, and people received less and less of a subsidy as their incomes went up and they were more able to afford it on their own."

There are some veto's Romney had instituted and were overridden, which I thought made sense. Employer mandates he was not in favor of - I agree with that. Instituting higher deductibles for going to the ER for non emergency purposes - also a good idea.

But don't go lying about how Romneycare is in fact funded moron - you've been busted again!
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#67 Mar 12, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
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TOTAL BS!!!
It is in fact federal tax dollars allocated to the state for the poor redirected to offset costs;
"One of the most surprising things that the team discovered was that only 20% of the uninsured were truly too poor buy health insurance. This is a very important point because it had generally been assumed that all the uninsured fell into this category. 40% of the uninsured had the financial means to purchase health insurance but simply refused to do so. The last 40% of the uninsured were people who were able to partially pay for their insurance premiums, but could not afford all of it.
At the end of a year of research and being “immersed in the details” as Romney describes it, the team created a plan where all citizens of MA were required to purchase health insurance and the state would subsidize those who were too poor to purchase health insurance on their own. The plan would be paid for by simply redirecting money that was already allocated to pay for free-riders, and using that money to instead help those without any coverage to buy insurance. The subsidy for the poor was on a sliding scale where the poorest would get a greater percentage of money, and people received less and less of a subsidy as their incomes went up and they were more able to afford it on their own."
There are some veto's Romney had instituted and were overridden, which I thought made sense. Employer mandates he was not in favor of - I agree with that. Instituting higher deductibles for going to the ER for non emergency purposes - also a good idea.
But don't go lying about how Romneycare is in fact funded moron - you've been busted again!
BS YOU ARE THE MORON. You even stated above the "state (AGAIN STATE) would subsidize those who were too poor to purchase health insurance on their own" NO one said it was NOT FUNDED only a liberal that wants every thing given to them free would think that.

BTW just seen on TV news HHS Secy Sebelius stated HEALTHCARE MAY BE GOING UP IN PRICE.

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