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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Eight Million People Signed Up for Obamacare

Posted by on Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Vox says:

Eight million people signed up for Obamacare's insurance marketplaces between October and April 15, President Barack Obama announced Thursday.

The number comes in higher than the 7 million enrollees budget forecasters had predicted and after's botched rollout, which led to few sign-ups during the first couple months.

Republicans might want to rethink their anti-Obamacare-all-the-time platform for the midterm elections. These numbers look pretty successful to me.


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Max Solomon 1
8 million takers. they'll double down.
Posted by Max Solomon on April 17, 2014 at 1:14 PM · Report this
fletc3her 2
Now they're complaining that people who missed the deadline can't sign up until the next open enrollment period.
Posted by fletc3her on April 17, 2014 at 1:32 PM · Report this
merry 3
Death Panels!!

Posted by merry on April 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM · Report this

Yeah, after they spent the last six or seven months screaming, "DON'T SIGN UP FOR TEH OBAMACARE!"

And personally, I don't think the Right is even capable of rethinking their platform; it's become so knee-jerk that if the Democrats introduced a bill banning the eating of babies, the GOP and their coat-tail hangers would find a way to oppose it.
Posted by COMTE on April 17, 2014 at 1:38 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 5
@4 - "This anti-baby, job-killing bill is so poorly written, I simply cannot support it in its current form."

"As a physician, I can tell you I've never once encountered a problem with baby eating such as this bill purports to fix."

"If a person is hungry enough to eat a baby, no law is going to stop them. What this country needs is more mental health care and less baby control."

"According to the Totally Not Partisan Office for Baby Economics, this bill will actually increase baby eating!"
Posted by MacCrocodile on April 17, 2014 at 2:18 PM · Report this
@4, 5: I have been assured by a very knowing acquaintance that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I have no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricasee or a ragout.
Posted by Clayton on April 17, 2014 at 2:32 PM · Report this
It's just another example of unconstitutional federal overreach. There's nothing in the interstate commerce clause that covers babies that are raised, slaughtered and sold within a single state.
Posted by mlb on April 17, 2014 at 2:37 PM · Report this
rejemy 8
The Republican base still hate and fear Obamacare, and still have no idea what it is. They have no need to rethink anything.
Posted by rejemy on April 17, 2014 at 2:42 PM · Report this
Don;t you people know the books are cooked!
Posted by dkjndmsahksdhksal on April 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM · Report this
SchmuckyTheCat 11
@6, only the Irish ones.
Posted by SchmuckyTheCat on April 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 12
The sad thing is the Red Taker states that we Blue Maker Cities subsidize are making insurance and medicine cost more for all of us.

Time to send in the troops, as we did the last time they got upset.
Posted by Will in Seattle on April 17, 2014 at 4:42 PM · Report this
California Kid 13
You can pry my baby from my cold, dead teeth! UN! Black helicopters! Agenda 21! Agenda 21!!
Posted by California Kid on April 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 14
@4 - "Today on Fox and Friends, is Obama's so-called Baby Bill a secret ploy to turn Americans into gay vegans, or is it just another distraction from Benghazi and the economy?"
Posted by MacCrocodile on April 17, 2014 at 5:21 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 15
Don't forget Solyndra
Posted by Urgutha Forka on April 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM · Report this
@2 I wonder when they'll notice, that in that respect, it's identical to "real" employer-provided health insurance?
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on April 17, 2014 at 5:41 PM · Report this
McBomber 17
Here come the bleeding-heart libruls, siding with the victim again. If babies don't want to be eaten, they should stop flaunting their fleshy appendages in public.
Posted by McBomber on April 17, 2014 at 5:56 PM · Report this
zachd 19
Hear hear. If babies were not meant to be eaten then God would not have made them delicious.
Posted by zachd on April 17, 2014 at 8:47 PM · Report this
Babies have 2nd Amendment rights too if they don't want to be eaten they should just arm themselves like a real American would.
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on April 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 21
@14 It's "Dumb Fux and Friends" get it right.
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on April 17, 2014 at 9:31 PM · Report this
@18. As a matter of fact, my husband signed up. I can't put him on my employer plan because we don't live in an equality state. His premiums went down and the quality of his coverage went up. More importantly, for the first time in our marriage, we don't have to worry about his coverage being cancelled at the whim of an insurance company.
Posted by Clayton on April 18, 2014 at 5:38 AM · Report this

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