Uninsured Rate Down Way More In States That Embraced Obamacare

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    The share of Americans without health insurance has dropped sharply since enrollment under the Affordable Care Act began in 2013, according to survey results published by Gallup on Monday. And the law's effects are even more dramatic in states that cooperated with the federal government instead of fighting Obamacare.

    Nationwide, the uninsured rate fell from 17.3 percent in 2013 to 11.7 percent through the first half of this year, following two years of sign-ups for private health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges and for expanded Medicaid benefits, the pollsters found. The contrast between Obamacare-friendly states and those hostile to the law is stark. Rhode Island has the lowest uninsured rate, 2.7 percent, while Texas comes in last at 20.8 percent.

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    What are the statistics of the actual accessibility to quality medical care of people in the 80 YO+ age group in living in rural areas of the US who are on Obamacare?

    Has the actual death rate due to the access of quality medical care in these rural areas of the US for people in the 80 YO+ age group greatly declined?
     
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    Good questions. I have not seen statistics on this. Perhaps the program is too new to have such statistics available, especially on the death rate.

    Good research questions.
     
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    Right now the average healthcare costs are 9.5. If the deductibles (and they are) are 6 to 7000 how is that helpful to anyone? Its not and the costs are certainly related to high deductibles. This is not the health care Americans have come to expect it is in fact a catastrophic insurance plan.

    Fact is it still leaves people without money to go to the doctor.
     
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    Only a leftist would look at those figures and consider them a success.

    Pathetic. Expecially considering the $2.6 Trillion plus cost.

    Meanwhile, as a result of Obamacare, more senior citizens on medicare are being turned away from doctors offices.
     
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    Not to mention that the plans are all going broke in spite of all the tax dollar funding.

    Lots of those newly insured bought nothing but just don't know it yet.
     
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    Why the waivers if it's so great?

     
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    Of course the op doesn't talk about the exchanges that have failed and crumbled.
     
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    The OP talks about percentage of people who have health care insurance. Of course you have not address that subject, but, as usual, blown smoke to derail the thread.
     
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    I actually did address it but I will be glad to do so again. What ever numbers are being quoted as increasing (those people who now have insurance) means very little when their deductibles are so high that their insurance has little to no effect on the overall costs coming out of their pocket. It is not helpful to simply say that someone has insurance. We need to know how much of the over all medical costs are covered under that insurance otherwise simply having insurance is hollow.

    Further, some states that did set up exchanges failed to maintain them. Why is that? Why are these state exchanges so difficult to maintain?

    So simply saying more people are covered is misleading and means little to nothing.
     
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    If people want health care...GO GET A JOB!!!

    I have BC/BS at work. My wife, had a cyst removed from her wrist in December. She had met all her deductibles, and still, we are paying $1,300.00 towards that surgery that BC/BS would not pay for. People can fake an injury and get $$$ for doing nothing more than setting around the house all month waiting for the check to be direct deposited. Shoot, they do not even have to go to the post office now...it just goes to their bank account.
     
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    The people that passed obamacare think it's great.


     
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    Nothing is too good for the American taxpayer.

    It is racist to expect Congress to have the same lousy Obamacare as the common people have.

    Having the lousy Obamacare insurance does not equate with having good medical care. Actually medical care has declined because of the impossibly high deductibles, as several people have already pointed out.

    For a preview of what Obamacare, or socialized medicine, leads to, look at the collapse of medicine in Cuba where Canadian tourists are suffering from dengue fever and other rare tropical diseases or look at the collapse of medicine in Venezuela where it is impossible in Caracas to find a clean bed to die in.

    In fact, the supporters of Obamacare socialized medicine cannot show one country in the world where socialized medicine works.

    Obama may not be the worst President in the history of the United States--the Democrats may elect the lying, inept Hillary and give us Hillarycare. Her idea of medicine after her husband brutally rapes someone is to have him tell the victim to put some ice on it.
     

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