OMG People are getting healthcare coverage! The outrage!
Obama: Oh you know thats commin next! Starting with him!
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The percentage of Americans without health insurance dipped to its lowest in nearly six years due in part to U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, commonly known as Obamacare, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday.
Some 15.6 percent of Americans lacked health insurance in the first three months of 2014, down from a high of 18 percent in late 2013, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey.
"'Obamacare' appears to be accomplishing its goal of increasing the percentage of Americans with health insurance coverage," the report said.
Health Reform Monitoring Survey. In this survey, conducted by the Urban Institute and supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the rate of uninsurance among non-elderly adults fell from 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2013 to 15.2 percent in the first quarter of 2014.
The Rand Corporation. According to reporting by Noam Levey of the Los Angeles Times, unpublished research from Rand suggests that the percentage of uninsured Americans fell from 20.9 in late 2013 to 16.6 percent in early 2014.
Department of Health and Human Services. Late last week, HHS announced that enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP was 3 million higher than it had been in late 2013.
It is now four years since the Affordable Care Act was enacted. And in more than 30 years in government, I’ve never seen a law get so little recognition for doing so much good so quickly.
The right measure of the ACA isn’t whether it avoids political controversy; it’s whether it makes America better by achieving its five most fundamental goals: expanding health-insurance coverage, lowering costs and promoting fiscal responsibility, increasing quality through innovation, protecting seniors and delivering peace of mind to American families by guaranteeing essential rights in dealing with insurance companies.
By that standard the law is already a success. Health insurance has expanded. More than 5 million Americans have signed up for coverage through federal and state marketplaces; millions have been determined eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program; and 3 million young adults gained insurance through their parents’ coverage. Even more compelling than statistics are the letters hard-working Americans are sharing with the president. Their unscripted and private testimonials are building a lasting record of the life-changing—and often lifesaving—impacts the ACA is having. One woman from Colorado shared what the peace of mind of having coverage meant to her. “After using my new insurance for the first time, you probably heard my sigh of relief from the White House,” she wrote to President Obama. “I felt like a human being again. I felt that I had value.”
The Afordable Care Act according to conservatives except more Kenya ey with a Stalin hat and Hitler mustache!
The typical conservative contimplating what they saw on FOX & Friends that morning
Not pictured: The modern American family
Oh, I guess they rolled out Obamacare!
Getting affordable healthcare for as many citizens of the USA as possible is.
The divide that you are apparently trying to foster simply puts people against each other rather than help us come together and find workable solutions to the country's problems.
HauntWokI'm actually quite sick and tired of trying to talk to these people on a reasonable level, they don't have a reasonable level and frankly I have little time to even try with these people anymore. And frankly the country should be fed up with them as well and call them all out for what they truly are.
Conservatives have to say goodbye to the 1950s, they are long gone. Never to return. Homosexuals are out of the closet, black people as we've found out are real people too. And being a nerd is a good thing!
Fact-checking organization Politifact has named their “Lie of the Year,” and it’s bad news for the White House and the Affordable Care Act.
President Barack Obama’s often-repeated assertion that “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it,” won the ignominious honor for 2013, the group announced. NBC News
Oh isn't this delightful? I've nearly got all the FOX News fear-hounds already replying their talking points like good little parrots.
Proving my point is so much fun. Nary a real statistic in sight, no sourced data, no real facts, just fear, fear, and more fear!
Isn't it fun? I mean during the early naughts we were steamrolled with fear getting us into two wars. And it worked! So, conservatives feel that this is the way to go. Instead of being the party of small government lower taxes, and limited spending, instead they are a one trick pony. FEAR!
I for one refuse to be afraid. No matter what those idiots over at FOX News tell me.
Nothing about the garbled networks that put people miles away from doctors and hospitals and bar them from their old doctors and hospitals.