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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The number of Americans without health insurance has increased by 7 million since President Donald Trump took office, new Gallup data released Wednesday shows.

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According to the report: The U.S. adult uninsured rate stood at 13.7% in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to Americans' reports of their own health insurance coverage, its highest level since the first quarter of 2014. While still below the 18% high point recorded before implementation of the Affordable Care Act's individual health insurance mandate in 2014, today's level is the highest in more than four years, and well above the low point of 10.9% reached in 2016. The 2.8-percentage-point increase since that low represents a net increase of about seven million adults without health insurance.

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#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-23 06:48 PM | Reply

Take health insurance from 7 million people, and statistically some of those people are now going to die because they wont discover or treat illnesses in time.

This is what you voted for magamorons. Killing your fellow americans, especially the poor and sick.

I'd love to hear the excuses you'll make to St. Peter at the pearly gates.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-23 08:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The number of Americans without health insurance has increased by 7 million"

This is what Trumpers call "Hurting the right people."

"This is what you voted for magamorons."

You can't shame them for doing what they wanted to do, just like you can't be shamed for voting for Russian asset and/or patsy Jill Stein.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-23 08:02 PM | Reply

"We're going to have insurance for everybody," Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post. "There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it. That's not going to happen with us."

#4 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-01-23 08:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You can't shame them for doing what they wanted to do, just like you can't be shamed for voting for Russian asset and/or patsy Jill Stein.

#3 | Posted by snoofy

You certainly are obsessed with jill stein. Anything to distract from hillary's long list of bad judgement and mistakes.

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-23 08:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

sooooo much winning.
SS: last time I checked, Hillary wasn't president, and Stein was still unqualified to BE president.
Checking again...
Yep, Stein still is unqualified.
So much for your deflection.

#6 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-01-23 08:38 PM | Reply

So much for your deflection.

#6 | Posted by e1g1

MY deflection? Check the thread. Snoof tried to hijack this thread by the third post.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-23 08:53 PM | Reply

The number of Americans without health insurance has increased by 7 million since President Donald Trump took office

The rotund child rapist should kick off the SOTU with that stat.

#8 | Posted by Reinheitsgebot at 2019-01-23 09:07 PM | Reply


Candidate Trump on healthcare:


Sept 25, 2015
Everybody's got to be covered.

Feb 17, 2016
We're going to have great plans. They're going to be much less expensive and they're going to be much better.

Oct 25, 2016
You're going to have such great healthcare at a tiny fraction of the cost, and it is going to be so easy.

Nov 13, 2016
It will be better healthcare, much better for less money. Not a bad combination.

"We're going to have insurance for everybody ... There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it. That's not going to happen with us."
-- Trump to the Washington Post in January 2017

"I'm not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I'm not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid."
-- Trump to the Daily Signal in May 2015

"Our healthcare plan will lower premiums & deductibles -- and be great healthcare!"
-- Trump tweet in May 2017


I hold accountable, you decide.


#9 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-23 09:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"You certainly are obsessed with jill stein. Anything to distract from hillary's long list of bad judgement and mistakes.
#5 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY"

Dude.

My point about Jill Stein was valid, and your Hillary retort further validates it.

Trying to shame people for doing what they set out to do is not going to work.

Trump voter want Trump to take people's health care away.
GOP voters want the GOP to take people's health care away.

Trump and the GOP ran on the promise of repealing Obamacare. They couldn't get that, but they'll be happier than pigs in ---- over this.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-23 09:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#9

As I read what I just posted, I take a step back and wonder...

For two years the party of President Trump has controlled the Oval Office and both houses of Congress.

So why was Pres Trump apparently completely unable to fulfill his campaign promises on healthcare?

(I have an opinion on this, but I'll reserve it for later...)

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-23 09:57 PM | Reply

"Snoof tried to hijack this thread by the third post."

If by hijack, you mean put things in a context even you can understand, by equating your trying to -----shame Trump voters with me trying to -----shame you for voting for one of the two Russian assets and or patsys in on the ballot, you stupid ----.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-23 09:57 PM | Reply

If by hijack, you mean put things in a context even you can understand, by equating your trying to -----shame Trump voters with me trying to -----shame you for voting for one of the two Russian assets and or patsys in on the ballot, you stupid ----.

#12 | Posted by snoofy

What state do I live in snoof?

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-23 09:59 PM | Reply

denial.

#14 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2019-01-23 10:01 PM | Reply


@#13 ... What state do I live in snoof? ...

Why not attempt to pull the thread back on topic and address his "hurting the right people" part of the comment you object to?

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-23 10:33 PM | Reply

Damn. We weren't perfect but at least we were on our way with the ACA.

Oh well, back to square one.

#16 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-01-23 10:36 PM | Reply

"Damn. We weren't perfect but at least we were on our way with the ACA."

As the article points out, the ACA still has not been repealed.

#17 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-23 10:49 PM | Reply


@#16 ... We weren't perfect but at least we were on our way with the ACA. ...

That's the thing.

The architecture of the ACA was quite good. Even Republicans like it. Indeed, it was (were?) the Republicans who first put forth the architecture.

But then something bad, oh so very bad, happened to the Republican plan for health care. The worst of anything that could happen, in the eyes of the Republicans.

Pres Obama endorsed and worked to implement their plan. And [GASP] he succeeded in implementing their plan.

The horror.

It must be stopped.

Even though as more and more voters found out what ACA was really about, they tended to like it more and more.

So now, Pres Trump and the Republicans are in a quandary. They have to repeal something that their base really likes.

The horror.


#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-23 10:55 PM | Reply

"I hold accountable, you decide."

Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-23 11:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Nobody knew health care could be so complicated."

Game of Thrones reference.

#20 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-23 11:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1


@#19 . ... Nobody knew health care could be so complicated. ...

In reality, many, many people knew health care would be so complicated. It was a long road to the destinations that the Republicans arrived at and fmr Pres Obama implemented.

But, as Pres Trump as found out, it is far easier to criticize than to build.

Unfortunately,

#21 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-23 11:26 PM | Reply

"In reality, many, many people knew health care would be so complicated."

Tell me about it. Over a decade on health care committees. I knew it was off-base the moment I heard Trump utter it. Same as I knew Obama was off-base with You can keep you doctor and when he said families would save $2500. I winced at all three.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-01-23 11:41 PM | Reply

All this winning is enough to make people sick... yay!

#23 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-01-24 08:53 AM | Reply

Can anyone argue that the President hasn't undermined Obamacare without replacing it with something better or that Republican Governors and Legislatures haven't denied the benefits of Expanded Medicaid for the working poor?

They have to admit, they have caused the death of thousands of Americans. That is a fact. I guess they just don't care.

#24 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-24 09:12 AM | Reply

No one could possibly think taking health coverage away from 7 million people is a step in the right direction. No one with a conscience anyway.

Oh. Right.

#25 | Posted by cbob at 2019-01-24 05:44 PM | Reply

ermmmmmm so what's up with the repeal and replace with a better plan?

its been 9 years... and nada... come on cl°wns the world is watching.

#26 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-01-24 06:24 PM | Reply

Why should I have to pay for someone elses poor lifestyle choices?

#27 | Posted by Ford289HiPo at 2019-01-24 08:35 PM | Reply

"Why should I have to pay for someone elses poor lifestyle choices?"

Wrong question.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-24 08:39 PM | Reply

Why should I have to pay for someone elses poor lifestyle choices?

#27 | Posted by Ford289HiPo

Lifestyle choices like developing multiple sclerosis? Being born autistic? Going deaf from an ear infection? That sort of thing?

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-01-24 08:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Why should I have to pay for someone elses poor lifestyle choices?"

Is it that you can't afford to, owing to all the bad life choices you already made for yourself?

Living paycheck to paycheck like 2/3 of us or whatever that astoundingly high number is?

The DR may have been a poor choice for you too. ;)

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-24 08:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Most of the now uninsured and at risk of early death are poor whites.

If they get sick or hur, they can rub a little meth on it.

#31 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-25 02:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

As the article points out, the ACA still has not been repealed.

#17 | Posted by sentinel

Yes, but they've made every effort to kill it and put millions of Americans lives in jeopardy.

- Marco Rubio slipped in defunding 'reinsurance' when Obama was president. Rates went up as a result
- Trump cut 'cost sharing' payments. Rates went up as a result
- Etc.

Instead of having a plan, after EIGHT years to do it, Republicans had nothing to offer and had to hurry up and come up with something. Which was garbage.

Republicans who claim to be 'pro-life' can kiss my ass. They're perfectly willing to let millions of Americans go bankrupt, stay sick, or die.

#32 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-01-25 04:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Why should I have to pay for someone elses poor lifestyle choices?"
Wrong question.

Better question is, why should someone get something for free that I have to pay for, Mine and theirs?

#33 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-25 11:16 AM | Reply

"Better question is, why should someone get something for free that I have to pay for..." - #33 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-25 11:16 AM

You mean like your VA welfare check?

And VA health care?

Something for free, like that?

#34 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-25 11:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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