Survey: Health Insurance Gains Pick Up

Survey: Health Insurance Gains Pick Up

There are 32 comments on the National Public Radio story from Apr 7, 2014, titled Survey: Health Insurance Gains Pick Up. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

A major new survey finds that a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as the initial sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law drew to a close last month.

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bely

Hanoi, Vietnam

#1 Apr 7, 2014
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conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#2 Apr 7, 2014
Gains....despite all the unfounded bluster from the con noise machines. No one of importance, in America, is listening to them. LMAO.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Apr 7, 2014
Finally, obamacare is a success. So when, as Obama promised, does the average family start saving $2500?
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“It's Time to Defeat Terrorism ”

Since: May 11

NYC

#5 Apr 7, 2014
New survey of the propaganda liberal machine of Obama found that millions of our cancer and heart disease sick America and millions of the elderly will be left to die by the Obamacare death panels because there are no doctors available and the hospitals cannot care for them because the Obamacare does not pay even the minimum fee to the doctors and hospitals. Obamacare will not cover mediation for the cancer and heart disease Americans as well as the Medicare for the elderly which means untimely death of our dear parents and grandparents thanks to the Obama care scam of the liberal liars and crooks. How many millions of Americans need to die in vain before Obama and the liberal Democrats stop lying to the American people?
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#6 Apr 7, 2014
Jeff Brightone wrote:
How many millions of Americans need to die in vain before Obama
45,000 folks die without health care A year -repeat A YEAR.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/17/us-...

What would be interesting to know is how many could have been saved with something as simple as - you know - health care.
Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#7 Apr 7, 2014
78% of statistics are made up on the spot.
Sgt Common Sense

Fairfield, CT

#8 Apr 7, 2014
Republican's worst nightmare, ACA works!
Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#9 Apr 7, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
45,000 folks die without health care A year -repeat A YEAR.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/17/us-...
What would be interesting to know is how many could have been saved with something as simple as - you know - health care.
Sure a lot of people die without health care. And likewise, plenty of people die BECAUSE of healthcare.

Hospital infections, medical mistakes, wrong or conflicting medications, etc cause the death of a lot of people.

However, it's not a bad thing to have health insurance. If a medical professional can help keep a person healthy, then it is worth the expense.

Attempting to get the cost of health CARE down is admirable. Hopefully we will begin to start seeing results in the reduction of health care costs.
foster

Ashburn, VA

#10 Apr 7, 2014
Jeff Brightone wrote:
New survey of the propaganda liberal machine of Obama found that millions of our cancer and heart disease sick America and millions of the elderly will be left to die by the Obamacare death panels because there are no doctors available and the hospitals cannot care for them because the Obamacare does not pay even the minimum fee to the doctors and hospitals. Obamacare will not cover mediation for the cancer and heart disease Americans as well as the Medicare for the elderly which means untimely death of our dear parents and grandparents thanks to the Obama care scam of the liberal liars and crooks. How many millions of Americans need to die in vain before Obama and the liberal Democrats stop lying to the American people?
Senior Citizens in america are insured by medicare since 1965, not ACA

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#11 Apr 7, 2014
Jeff Brightone wrote:
New survey of the propaganda liberal machine of Obama found that millions of our cancer and heart disease sick America and millions of the elderly will be left to die by the Obamacare death panels because there are no doctors available and the hospitals cannot care for them because the Obamacare does not pay even the minimum fee to the doctors and hospitals. Obamacare will not cover mediation for the cancer and heart disease Americans as well as the Medicare for the elderly which means untimely death of our dear parents and grandparents thanks to the Obama care scam of the liberal liars and crooks. How many millions of Americans need to die in vain before Obama and the liberal Democrats stop lying to the American people?
So your supposed survey (no link - no wonder) says doctors are leaving?

Where are they going? Who's paying their bills?

they suddenly took 12 years of schooling, with their degrees, and became truckers?

Now dope, show one credible link illustrating millions are dying due to the ACA?

You bullshit about cancer care is just that - total bullshit;

"Since the ACA was signed into law on March 23, key provisions have gone into effect that are giving seniors, children and the uninsured better access to quality, affordable health care. These provisions, as well as those that will be implemented over the next few years, will meaningfully improve the health care system for people touched by cancer. The new law will ensure that people with cancer will no longer:
• Be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions;
• Be charged more for their coverage because of health status;
• Be faced with annual or lifetime coverage limits that cause a sudden termination of care; or
• Have to choose between saving their life or their life savings because they lack access to affordable coverage.

The guide outlines how the new ACA will improve the quality and cost of health care in the United States for people with cancer and those at risk for cancer. It divides the information into easy-to-understand sections, including: Providing Quality Care; Making Health Care More Affordable; Making Health Care More Easily Available; and Making Health Care More Simple."

https://www.cancer.org/myacs/eastern/areahigh...

You lying dope! Even the American Cancer Society states in very clear terms the ACA covers ALL CANCER TREATMENTS!

Come back with something g credible you moron!
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#12 Apr 7, 2014
Jeff Brightone wrote:
New survey of the propaganda liberal machine of Obama found that millions of our cancer and heart disease sick America and millions of the elderly will be left to die by the Obamacare death panels because there are no doctors available and the hospitals cannot care for them because the Obamacare does not pay even the minimum fee to the doctors and hospitals. Obamacare will not cover mediation for the cancer and heart disease Americans as well as the Medicare for the elderly which means untimely death of our dear parents and grandparents thanks to the Obama care scam of the liberal liars and crooks. How many millions of Americans need to die in vain before Obama and the liberal Democrats stop lying to the American people?
You sound like another stupid, uninformed teahadist mouthpiece, moochelle bachmann, the child farmer. LMAO.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#13 Apr 7, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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What would be interesting to know is how many
died after Obamacare cancelled their healthcare.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#14 Apr 7, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
45,000 folks die without health care A year -repeat A YEAR.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/17/us-...
What would be interesting to know is how many could have been saved with something as simple as - you know - health care.
Letting them die is the cons healthcare plan. Do they have a website for that?
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Bee Eff Dee

Webster, MA

#16 Apr 7, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
Gains....despite all the unfounded bluster from the con noise machines. No one of importance, in America, is listening to them. LMAO.
All those gains under the threat of fines. Funny you forget about that part. Cherry pick your biased info much?
Bee Eff Dee

Webster, MA

#17 Apr 7, 2014
RustyS wrote:
Finally, obamacare is a success. So when, as Obama promised, does the average family start saving $2500?
Not bank on it. We have just about the same deal here in MA and guess what? It goes up and up every year.
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not to mention that over the next 10 years one of our best Hospital systems (UMass) is going to take a $5 billion cut in payments. One hospital in Springfield MA closed due to payment cuts.
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Funny I didn't see any of these ACA lovers who all week last week where screaming "VICTORY!!!" out in front of the building when they closed their doors for good.
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Much like the Dems cry about Big Oil tax breaks, who do you think is going to pay for the $5 Billion in cuts? Im gonna take a wild guess and say the hospitals themselves aren't just going to eat a $5 BILLION dollar loss. Neither would Big Oil. The end of the line consumer (meaning us, the tax payer and sick that are using the hospital) will pay the difference. Victory indeed. Cheer it up while forcing the poor and sick they constantly cry about now not having access to local hospitals because the ACA killed it. Victory indeed.
Bee Eff Dee

Webster, MA

#18 Apr 7, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
45,000 folks die without health care A year -repeat A YEAR.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/17/us-...
What would be interesting to know is how many could have been saved with something as simple as - you know - health care.
So screw the entire population of the US (313 MILLION) to save less than %1? Actually its %0.0143 of our population.
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Earn LIE OF THE YEAR, up charge the entire country, force 6+ million out of their existing plans/doctors and take over 1/6 of the economy to benefit %.0143 of our population that might not even sign up? Absurd.
Bee Eff Dee

Webster, MA

#19 Apr 7, 2014
conservative crapola wrote:
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You sound like another stupid, uninformed teahadist mouthpiece, moochelle bachmann, the child farmer. LMAO.
so youve got nothing (as usual) to dispute his post with othe rthan pesonal attack and off topic garbage? You lose, again. Troll on troll!

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#20 Apr 7, 2014
Bee Eff Dee wrote:
<quoted text>Not bank on it. We have just about the same deal here in MA and guess what? It goes up and up every year.
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not to mention that over the next 10 years one of our best Hospital systems (UMass) is going to take a $5 billion cut in payments. One hospital in Springfield MA closed due to payment cuts.
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Funny I didn't see any of these ACA lovers who all week last week where screaming "VICTORY!!!" out in front of the building when they closed their doors for good.
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Much like the Dems cry about Big Oil tax breaks, who do you think is going to pay for the $5 Billion in cuts? Im gonna take a wild guess and say the hospitals themselves aren't just going to eat a $5 BILLION dollar loss. Neither would Big Oil. The end of the line consumer (meaning us, the tax payer and sick that are using the hospital) will pay the difference. Victory indeed. Cheer it up while forcing the poor and sick they constantly cry about now not having access to local hospitals because the ACA killed it. Victory indeed.
ACA had NOTHING to do with North Adams closure - even court papers don't document any of the bullshit you're spouting;

"Northern Berkshire Healthcare Inc. filed the bankruptcy petition this morning as predicted. The filing itself provides scant details of the financial straits that led the hospital to announce its abrupt closing last week. It closed Friday, but hospital officials and Berkshire County and state lawmakers have been scrambling to re-open its emergency room. That is expected to happen within about 10 days.

The filing estimates the hospital's creditors at up to 999; its assets between $1 million and $10 million; and its liabilities as high as $50 million."

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/0...

You talk a lot, with not a shred of proof.
Mothra

Tempe, AZ

#21 Apr 7, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
ACA had NOTHING to do with North Adams closure - even court papers don't document any of the bullshit you're spouting;
"Northern Berkshire Healthcare Inc. filed the bankruptcy petition this morning as predicted. The filing itself provides scant details of the financial straits that led the hospital to announce its abrupt closing last week. It closed Friday, but hospital officials and Berkshire County and state lawmakers have been scrambling to re-open its emergency room. That is expected to happen within about 10 days.
The filing estimates the hospital's creditors at up to 999; its assets between $1 million and $10 million; and its liabilities as high as $50 million."
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/0...
You talk a lot, with not a shred of proof.
"In a statement, officials at the nonprofit hospital said the board of its parent organization, Northern Berkshire Healthcare, voted to shutter the hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Northern Berkshire, and three hospital-owned medical practices. The move came in response to the hospital’s “worsening financial status,” it said.

Over the past six years, as the hospital went in and out of bankruptcy,“we have investigated every possible avenue and exhausted all options as we searched for a way to continue operating the hospital and its affiliates,” board chairwoman Julia Bolton said in the statement.

Bolton said hospital officials hoped to prevent a shutdown.“But now, given our finances and the daunting challenges that small rural community hospitals are facing in this health care environment, we can no longer continue,” she said....

Lynn Nicholas, president of the Massachusetts Hospital Association, said many other hospitals are being squeezed financially at a time of rapid changes in the health care business, with commercial health insurers and government payers cutting reimbursements.

“This is an example where some small community hospitals in today’s environment are not going to be able to survive without cross-subsidization from a larger system,” Nicholas said.“We may be seeing more of this in Massachusetts and elsewhere in the country.”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/03/2...

Nah... Obamacare had nothing to do with it.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#22 Apr 7, 2014
foster wrote:
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Senior Citizens in america are insured by medicare since 1965, not ACA
Except those that are 60, or 61, or 62, or 63 ,or 64. And really, those are the rich people we keep hearing about, so who really gives a shit?

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