Early days of Obamacare bring trickle, not flood, of patients

There are 67 comments on the Reuters story from Jan 4, 2014, titled Early days of Obamacare bring trickle, not flood, of patients. In it, Reuters reports that:

U.S. medical providers are seeing only a trickle of patients newly insured under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, as insurers, hospitals and doctors try to work out any hitches in coverage.

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Cat74

Romeoville, IL

#21 Jan 5, 2014
The Government still cannot tell us how many have paid a nickel, and that is the problem. The elderly cannot pay, and there is no healthy young person that wants to pay for the aged. This won't work.
Jim Shortz

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Jan 5, 2014
Americans don't let Americans sign up for obamaturdcare

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#23 Jan 5, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The Government still cannot tell us how many have paid a nickel, and that is the problem. The elderly cannot pay, and there is no healthy young person that wants to pay for the aged. This won't work.
The elderly have medicare. The young and dumb will pay the fine until catastrophe stirkes, then come begging for it. This year, it's $95 or 1% of household income. Next year more. You have alot a questions about it, considering you don't want a thing to do with it. LMAO.
Cat74

Romeoville, IL

#24 Jan 5, 2014
I want it reformed for the people I know who might have to deal with it, nieces, and nephews, kids that hang out with my children who can now register to vote in Illinois long before their 18th birthday. We need to encourage these people to vote. I am glad they come to my house with their little heads full of mush to discuss politics. It makes it all worthwhile.
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Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#26 Jan 6, 2014
will poor people be able to use their EBT cards to buy pot in Colorado?

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#27 Jan 6, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes facts are fun - my husband and I are saving $1800 per month in health care payments.
Especially factsare fun when they save money!
hahahaha, now tell us how much of that is employee related. You are either the sickest person in the world, or are on drugs.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#28 Jan 6, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>
The elderly have medicare. The young and dumb will pay the fine until catastrophe stirkes, then come begging for it. This year, it's $95 or 1% of household income. Next year more. You have alot a questions about it, considering you don't want a thing to do with it. LMAO.
The elderly have the Medicare they paid for, the low information bots have Medicaid that Obama made sure they have even illegals with SSI........the middle class again will pay for the freeloaders and the rich will pay for their own.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#29 Jan 6, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>The elderly have the Medicare they paid for, the low information bots have Medicaid that Obama made sure they have even illegals with SSI........the middle class again will pay for the freeloaders and the rich will pay for their own.
Pisses you off that you can't do anything about it, doesn't it, teabag for a scrotum? LMAO.
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THE TRUTH HURTS US ALL

Pittsburgh, PA

#31 Jan 6, 2014
when your broke , you scheme to pay the bills. obamacare is more about getting SOME ONE ELSE TO PAY FOR ,}premiums}welfarehealthcare,m edicaidhealthcare,and all the promises made since LBJ mandated "great society programs". just like PUBLIC HOUSING is paid by home owners taxes ,both county and school. and PH pays nothing to maintain anything they use..........a few laws out of washington ,congress and the senate, WOULD HAVE FIXED ,healthcare , instead of this 2300 page manifesto , with crooked turns at every page..... so its not about health ,IS REALLY ABOUT PANDERING to the least common denominator , your work ethics and ability to PAY the freight........means tested of course.....and another monthly check .
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#32 Jan 6, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>.
Dear, I am self employed, pay personal health (care) insurance, pay my taxes, never asked the gubbermint for nuttingg, pay my bills, pay my mortgage and, jumbles, now try again ...

This is fun!
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#33 Jan 6, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>.
Healthy and not on drugs - try again

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#34 Jan 6, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Healthy and not on drugs - try again
what is this? 20 questions?

if you have a secret that you want to share with us, speak up. or STFU.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#35 Jan 6, 2014
Asian Guy wrote:
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Pay attention, guyboy, jumbles makes assumptions which are groundless and ignorant.

But fun to correct....

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#36 Jan 6, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Yes saving $1800 a month in 2014 and goodbye to Blue Shield.
MSNBC reports that the average working person saved $3,200 a month AND, got to keep their insurance under obamacare. Say thank you to the democrats!
say what

Pittsburgh, PA

#37 Jan 6, 2014
MSNBC reports that the average working person saved $3,200 a month AND, got to keep their insurance under obamacare. Say thank you to the democrats!..rusty .. I THINK YOUR JOKING

The median household income in the United States is $46,326. Here in California people have a hard time understanding that yes, 50 percent of our population live on $46,000 or less a year. Even today, all the elixirs and
http://www.mybudget360.com/how-much-does-the-...

BETTER GO GET SOME REAL FACTS.pot smoking causes DELUSIONS
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well my insurance for the 2 of us went from 150 a month to 375 a month in 2 years plus 210 a month for MEDICARE . TOTAL IS NOW $585 PER MONTH plus copays grand tota $7,020 per year .
WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING

Pittsburgh, PA

#38 Jan 6, 2014
How Much Obamacare Costs the Average Family

by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann at Townhall.com

Whether or not you now have health insurance, Obama’s health care bill will cost you dearly.

If you don’t have insurance, you will be required to buy it. The legislation specifies how much you will have to pay for the coverage before any subsidy kicks in. All during the campaign, Obama kept speaking about affordable coverage. Now it appears that his definition of “affordable” might be a bit elastic.

If your household income is $66,000 a year, slightly above the national average, Obama’s health care bill will require you to spend 12 percent of your income — about $8,000 a year or almost $700 a month — to buy health insurance before you get any federal subsidy.

Even those making less will have to reach deep into their meager resources to satisfy Obama’s statutory requirement. Families scraping by on only $44,0000 a year will have to pay 7 percent of their income (about $3,000) on insurance. Even those making just $33,000 will have to ante up 4.5 percent of their income (about $1,500) for health insurance. The required payments reach so far down the scale that those who are living at the federal poverty level of $22,000 will have to shell out 2 percent of their totally inadequate incomes ($440) for insurance.

That Obama is charging premiums to those living at or on the border of poverty is absolutely incredible! And this from a candidate who pledged that he would not tax the middle class!

If you have insurance, you will get hit by his proposed 40 percent tax on insurance premiums.

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http://americayouaskedforit.wordpress.com/200...
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“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#42 Jan 7, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently showing us your policy is not as much fun as bragging about it. Like Obama's COLB, until we see it..........it's just words.
We're more interested in your certificate of still birth.
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ALL IT WOULD TAKE

Pittsburgh, PA

#44 Jan 16, 2014
IS ,..... to pass a few laws and we could all have FREE health care . instead of a HODGEPOGE of vouchers, checks ,rebates, means testing you got it we want it ......or getting the 50 ass wipes to set up some good cop ,bad cop,my wallet your wallet, aluminum, zinc, bronze,silver, gold platinum , kriptionite PLANSSSSSSS....if government wasant so hell bent on milking all the cows that have milk. the average working smuck is now going 70 MPH trying to keep it all together......IT WOULD BE A FITING GESTURE IF GOVERNMENT WOULD GIVE US ALL ,THATS ALL,....NO T SOME,...A FREE HEALTH PLAN ,...AFTER 238 YEARS OF TAKING JUST ABOUT ALL THE MONEY ...... "IT WOULD SURE BE A FINE GESTURE OF GRATITUDE TO ALL "...instead of sucking every drop out of every cash cow with a little xtra milk.
Cat74

Aurora, IL

#45 Jan 16, 2014
You are never going to have free Healthcare. Someone pays, and you get what you pay for. Why do you think so few people are signing up? Right now 60% of those signing up are 55 years old, and older. Only 24% of those healthy 27 to 49 years olds have signed up. Those are the people the Government needed to pay for their scam. It isn't working, and a Security expert was interviewed today saying the security problems are worse today with Obamacare then they were last October. We need to scrap the whole thing, and start all over.
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ALL IT WOULD TAKE

Saltsburg, PA

#47 Jan 17, 2014
it would be a gesture for UNCLE SAM to pick up THE WHOLE HEALTH CARE BILL., its about time government does something for "everybody"
instead of the hodgepodge of different strokes for different folks. instead of..ridiclous costs and balony coverage, where one size fits NOBODY, and why should their be a "PERIODIC TABLE "of types of coverage.... "ONE COUNTRY , ONE PLAN , COMPLETE COVERAGE" .... FOR ALL,

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