4 Years Into Obamacare Uninsured Rate Hits 12.2%

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    The only thing I saw that contributed to the 3 million is the open enrollment time was shortened from last year. It went to Jan 31st last year and only until Dec 15th this time around. Although certain areas were granted an extension until Dec 31st because of Federal disaster area's and maybe a state or two that extended their exchanges.

    Well, maybe a few didn't purchase because they thought the mandate was gone.

    Have to add just received notification anyone from Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands that had to relocate to U.S. just received an extension to March 31st.
     
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    Trumpcare

    Obamacare

    Like any of that really matters as long as we pay the kinds of amounts we currently pay as a nation.

    It is beyond belief.
     
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    Oh, you mean they stopped buying insurance they couldn't use anyway...?

    Good to know.
     
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    Yeah. I have no idea about actual stats or anything, but why is this controversial? It seems obvious that less people will buy insurance if they're not being forced into it.

    On the other hand, if government weren't meddling, and people were free to solve their own problems, we might find something better. We might come to see that insurance is a really shitty way to finance normal health care expenses. As it is, the regulatory apparatus keeps things set in stone. Keeps the rent-seeking leeches bleeding us. And the government's answer is to double down on the leeches. Always.
     
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    That seems a like a a bit of a scattered argument.

    The article from the OP linked to a Gallup News Article which was the basis for the statistics.

    U.S. Uninsured Rate Steady at 12.2% in Fourth Quarter of 2017
     
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    That’s what sabotage does.
     
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    One voter's "sabotage" is another's upgrade. That's the problem with taking things over with government. You might think it's a great idea when Obama is in charge, but when your side isn't in power, things are going to go in a different direction. If we leave government out of it we can decide for ourselves.
     

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