A record number of people have reportedly signed up for ObamaCare in the start of open enrollment this year compared to previous years. Do you think this growth is specifically due to Republican repeal efforts, or is it unrelated?
The skyrocketing number on welfare signing up
We all can agree that the healthcare system is flawed. I get tired of democrats praising it like the gospel
It is the result of most of the insurers leaving (or left) the market already. We need to repeal Obamacare.
People avoiding the tax fee?
It’s because premiums are so expensive that small companies aren’t offering and people who had like Aetna don’t have anything. Obamacare remover so many options. Now that’s it. Ask how many are HAPPY that they HAD no other option? Bet that’s a scary number.
WHAT republican repeal effort? Still waiting to see that effort.
Otto ... and MrO still owns the failure of his albatross.
Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme!
US leadership refuses to sit down unilaterally and figure out how to provide its citizens with health care and an education. History will not have anything good to say about us because, primarily, we are a nation of users and takers. Our society is in a steep decline and shows no sign of pulling out of it.
My question is as a class of people how healthy are they. And I don't mean income.
If republicans hate it so much it must be good for the 99%
Zhe ... if Democrats love it, it must be screwing the majority that are forced to pay for the lazy folks coverage.
If you can even believe those numbers...
I honestly don't think it's either. Why would people sign up for a health care just because someone is going to repeal it. How does that make any sense?
That was my thinking too
Who is repealing ObamaCare?
No one at the moment.
Exactly. Damn liars.
The answer given is related to the question.
Shut it all down!
Poor answer choices! The growth is likely due to the number of people who’ve lost their private insurance because ObamaDoesntCare has made those premiums skyrocket.
Im sure theres data you can use to back up your opinion
Toad ... did you get the $2,500 each year since ObamaDoesnCare was I acted that MrO promised?
So no data huh
Toad ... I figured you had no answer for the failed policy.
Lol...you made a comment and Im simply asking you to back it up.
My mom had to sign up for Obamacare because if she didn’t she’d still have to pay fines. It’s not because she wants to or because she hates trump it’s because she has no other choice.
Dems are pro choice except when it comes except to choice.
Nacho ... very succinct! I agree.
The way I see it, it doesn’t really matter considering the right has no good replacement and probably won’t have one in the foreseeable future. As long as all the big guys and their families have great coverage, there will be no sense of urgency to fix ours.
Isn’t there always a run on the discount rack, when a sale is about to end?
People like free things or things that other people pay for on their behalf.
Not exactly breaking news.
Oh. You mean Rand Paul’s repeal efforts? The reason he had his lungs collapsed by a fucking Communist while mowing his lawn?
What Republican repeal efforts?
Fucking truth right here
You can't repeal free stuff.
The Dems knew it and that's why they passed it without reading it.
The had to get the free stuff to the peons before they realized the scam. Then they could tell them that the evil ones want to take free stuff away and how can you survive without free stuff?
The brilliance of the left in knowing it is only matched and exceded by the sheer arrogant incompetence in actually writing the legislation.
The legislation that required 47 Presidential dictats in changes or delays before full implementation - just as he conveniently left office - just a coincidence no doubt.
Being it has been around for a few years now , obviously people r more familiar with it so obviously they would sign up sooner because they understand it better now than 4 years ago.
I agree. And you couple this with the fact that the enrollment period has been shortened by 6 weeks this year has motivated people up front
I am looking at the exchange simply because health insurance is getting expensive. Yet, the exchange has some pretty crappy options.
Signing up and paying may be a leap they will not take!
On a related note, the insurance provided by the affordable care act is anything but affordable
this is because there’s a video trending on facebook encouraging people to sign up for ACA before December 15.
Why you might ask?
“Simply to piss off Donald Trump”
real smart. anyone who makes a life changing decision based on politics deserves what they get
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They deserve a $0 copay, those bastards!
You do realize that the enrollment period was reduced this year correct?
Dude they have advertising campaigns every year to sign up for ACA. Its not because of a single FB campaign. Youve never seen a lawn sign, billboard or radio ad to spread awareness to sign up during the enrollment period?
no. but, i️ have seen a video shared by many of my friends on facebook with millions of views that i’ll link in my next comment
This is just another example of when the Federal Government gets involved, replacing the competitive free market, costs go up, less benefits are received, & we all wind up with less than we started with😳 As Ronald Reagan once said, “The most terrifying words you can hear, “I’m from the Federal Government & I’m here to help.”
Don’t kid yourself... pre-ACA health care was most certainly NOT a free market.
Sure was better than the monstrosity that we have now❗️
They were both monstrosities, just different kinds of monstrosities. The previous system was not economically sustainable. It also wasn’t a free market. Just to set the record straight.
Parse it out all you want🤥, but my insurance premiums still have doubled twice the last two yrs‼️
I’m not defending Obamacare, but look at this graph. Premiums have been steadily rising since long before Obamacare...
Healthcare costs have been rising for over 50 years. Obamacare was a lousy solution, but it wasn’t a solution looking for a problem. Healthcare reform was badly needed (and clearly it still is).
ACA has tripled insurance costs. I wouldn’t call it a success. hurray!! In your face Republicans.
We helped 20% without insurance leaving 20% more without insurance, the middle class poorer and with crappier coverage.
Saying “ in your face Republican doesn’t make sense unless you think of this sarcastically lol
Neither really. It’s because more and more plans are being eliminated by it.
In other words, it’s a continuing trend of their options drying up.
It's the same thing that happens with guns any time the Democrats talk about gun control. People will always rush out to get something their afraid they won't have to opportunity to much longer.
A record number of people have also signed up to pay taxes, due to a growing economy and high employment. Does that make the IRS a success. The goal for the government should be to have no people get tax payer funded insurance. The goal should be for those people to take care of themselves.
Isn’t it in 2018 the penalty goes up quite a bit for not having insurance?
I don't think the Trump administration is planning on enforcing the penalty, so it won't matter.
I had heard rumors about that but wasn’t sure about the status. Thanks.
I think nobody has felt certain that Obamacare was here to stay until this summer. It’s a failure-to-repeal response.
A little of both, but the natural growth was expected, so probably mostly that.
You don’t know how good it is until it’s gone.
I'll call you on that one. Let's repeal it and find out.
The question SHOULD read: "record numbers of people have been coerced into signing up for Obamacare. Do you think this is due to republican efforts to repeal or from the left making it a punishable offense to not sign up?"
I’m glad you have such a low opinion of SOH pollsters. You really think they’d stoop that low?
How did you figure it out? Our secret...we've been using the CIA to brainwash people into getting Obamacare. If only Alex Jones weren't there to reveal our evil!
You literally get fined for not having insurance, even if you can't afford it. That's not some conspiracy
As “Botox” Nancy Pelosi once said, we have to pass Obamacare, to know what’s in it.” Well know now, after they did😱 Look at the cobbled up mess we in now❗️The RINO’s haven’t done a much better job either‼️ Less government, is a better more effective & efficient government, when will we ever learn❓
When I filed taxes the past 2 years it asks if I carried health insurance throughout the year. If I click "no" it withheld $2k from my returns. Click "yes" and it lets me have my $2k. Pretty sure that's a tax penalty.
Only Obamacare, could come up with a way to pick your pocket either way, I’m not surprised, “stick it to the taxpayers”, it’s what DemLibLeftists do best‼️
And people still vote for these crooks❓ it’s like giving them a License to robe you❗️