Six Million Newly Insured Americans. Thanks, Obama.

The latest round of good news regarding the ACA:

2.1 million people have signed up for private coverage through the exchanges. That was the biggest news out of today’s conference call, where Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters that 2.1 million have signed up for coverage through Dec. 28. That includes the 1.1 million that the White House had announced this past Sunday, who had enrolled through Dec. 24 on HealthCare.gov. There are also 3.9 million people who have been found eligible for Medicaid.

Total: six million. Three more months for open enrollment.

(h/t Immigration Attorney April Cockerham)
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  • Nefercat

    And now, what Democrats have to hammer home relentlessly to these millions of people and the rest to come, is that this is what the republicans want to take away. This. Your insurance. Yes, from you personally. Not from “those” people. From you.

    The republicans want to take away those doctor visits, those preventive tests. They want the insurance company to be able to cancel your policy, yes, yours, because you have been sick before. You have a nice employer plan? They want to take that insurance away from your still struggling young adult child. They want to allow you care up to a certain dollar amount. After that, well, not their problem. They want to be able to raise premiums relentlessly, far beyond the average increase in wages or income.

    The ACA/Obamacare is not some bad old monolithic boogy-boogy-boogyman socialistic Frankenstein monster lumbering across the country destroying all we hold dear.

    It is not some abstract concept, born of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ghosts of Stalin and Mussolini, its diabolical intent solely to bring America to her knees.

    It is you, being able to go to the doctor for an affordable price when you are sick. It is you being able to have the tests that will prevent you from getting sick in the first place. It is you, not having to file for bankruptcy due to medical expenses, dying anyway, and leaving your family destitute.

    • trgahan

      “…a nice employer plan?”

      I’d add that pre-ACA big insurers had been angling to eliminate as many of these as they could by making it as expensive as possible for the company. The pre-ACA individual insurance market was a profit filled wet dream of high rates for next to no service.

      Republicans want THAT market back and as many of YOU thrown into it as possible. Cause why have a more sustainable, still profitable, long term health insurance system when you can gut and gouge the market NOW! They’d just get you and me to pay the bail out money when it all fell apart anyway.

      • Nefercat

        Yes, of course. By nice employer plan I meant the position of people who so far have had insurance just because they had a job with a plan (even with steadily increasing co-pays and premiums). Those who may believe ACA/Obamacare doesn’t affect them because they don’t realize why their child can stay on their plan or who haven’t had to face annual or lifetime caps. A decent employer plan is an increasingly leaky boat.

        So what we need to do is eliminate the idiocy of an employer-based health insurance system on OUR terms (single-payer, Medicare for all), not on republican terms.

  • Zen Diesel

    But..but…only 2.1 million come from private insurance…..surely Obama*Cares is killing the Health Insurance Industry….and Murika will be the soulless cancerous cackling MoonBat Shit Duck Dynasty Patriot Republican Caucus.

  • joseph2004

    How many of these “winners” were forced to seek insurance on the exchanges because they lost the insurance they liked that Obama promised they’d be able to keep? etc etc etc…

    Lots. But that’s just “made up stuff” according to Mr. Cesca.

    Hey, more made up stuff:

    http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/shorter-workweeks-are-likely-in-new-year/?ref=healthcarereform&_r=0

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/us/vista-workers-told-their-us-health-plan-fails-test.html?ref=healthcarereform

    http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/31/more-people-have-lost-insurance-under-obamacare-than-signed-up-for-it/

    I can’t wait to see what’s next from the ACA!

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

      Trash policies that don’t meet the new minimum requirements or prohibit insurance companies from unilaterally canceling coverage, aren’t worth having anyway.

    • JackDaniel07

      the derp is strong in this one

    • GrafZeppelin127

      Seriously, who “likes” their health insurance? People either hate it, or never need to use it and never think about it. Nobody “likes” their health insurance.

    • GrafZeppelin127
    • Nefercat

      “I can’t wait to see what’s next from the ACA!”
      —————————————————–
      The ACA eliminates annual and lifetime caps, rescission of policies, cancellation for pre-existing illnesses, provides for preventative care to prevent many problems and catch others when they are small, provides tax credits and subsidies to individuals and small businesses who could not previously afford to buy or provide insurance, allows young adults to stay on their parents’ insurance, reduces fraud and insurance company profiteering, and establishes a system where everyone takes personal responsibility for their health, while preventing medical bankruptcies.

      You would eliminate all that for a small percentage of plans, most of which were crap anyway, and for which many have found better replacements. Replacements which would not be available without the ACA/Obamacare.

      I can tell you what the republican plan is.
      1) Limitless insurance company profits.
      2) On the bodies of dead and bankrupt Americans.

    • muselet
  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    As all the scare tactics and outright lies used by republicans vaporize into thin air and people realize the true benefits of having affordable healthcare coverage that can’t be cancelled on an insurance company whim, just watch all the right wing blowhards stop calling it Obamacare.
    Just watch!

  • LTanya Spearman

    The goal post just been move again, now it is when people take their brand new health insurance for a test drive (metaphor).. Will they have the coverage? It make up by the press.

  • bbiemeret

    Would have loved to see the awesome “Thanks Obama” gif somewhere here.