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Health law: 8 million chose new plan under law

Published: Thu, May 1, 2014 @ 2:30 p.m.

The Obama administration says 8 million Americans chose a health plan on the new insurance markets in the first year of the historic health care overhaul.

More than 4.8 million more people gained coverage through Medicaid and children's insurance programs, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Numbers released today show a surge in enrollment since March 1 — doubling in some states including Texas, Georgia and Florida.

But the numbers were disappointing for one group. Hispanics account for more than 14 percent of those eligible for coverage on the new markets. But they represent less than 11 percent of enrollees who also volunteered their race or ethnicity.


1billdog1(4691 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Oh watch the numbers increase next year when people that are used to getting mega tax returns don't because they have no health insurance. The first year they will be all independent touting their antihealthcare. The following year they will be waiting in line to get signed up. Most would be eligible for medicaid anyhow.

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2billdog1(4691 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Again eivo, I don't care if they don't have health care. I'm one that believes if you don't want to purchase it, than hospitals and doctors should have the right to refuse you services if you can't afford to pay for their services. Why should they have to work for free for a low life that don't wish to pay for services? If you work, which I question, do you go there give them your all when they refuse to compensate you?

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3redeye1(5414 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Billidog If the Gov't would repeal the law that states hospital must care for people even if they don't insurance. It would lower costs for all. That's why The Gov't won't. The illegal wouldn't be able to get care and the demoncrats would lose voters. .

Besides over 7.5 million people LOST their GOOD insurance policies because of this half - ass bill.

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4DSquared(1617 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

I think "Bath House Barry" added a couple zeros to the end of that number!

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5redeye1(5414 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

GDOG Some of us have put in our time.at work. But at least we worked , not like most left wingers who sat on their arses and collected a check from the GOV"T

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6Jerry(768 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

OK, so we know that we're all paying for the 4.8 million new Medicaid recipients.

The questions to ask about the supposed 8 million other enrollees are:

How many are paying and how many are subsidized?

Of those that are paying, how much are they paying, and will it cover the costs of their healthcare in addition to those that are not paying?

How many of these enrollees had prior insurance and are really not newly insured?

Why, in this age of instant information, is this particular information somehow mysteriously unavailable????

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7DontBanThisDrone(925 comments)posted 1 year, 9 months ago

Any one of you know how the Risk Corridors work?


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