300,00 Floridians just had their health insurance plans cancelled by Obama.

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    Oct 21, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    Is it true, is it, is it?
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    Oct 21, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    tru_blu_ozzie saidIs it true, is it, is it?


    I wouldn't doubt it. So much for "If you like your health insurance, you can keep it!"
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    Oct 21, 2013 8:27 PM GMT
    300,00 Floridians just had their health insurance plans cancelled by Obama.

    What number is "300,00"?

    Citations & proof, please? I live in Florida, I've read no such story. How did you hear of this in Australia?
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    Oct 21, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    No idea about that. Sounds odd. But found this while googling that...

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/blogs/political-pulse/os-floridas-medicaidobamacare-gap-has-763000-people-20131016,0,636699.post

    Florida has 763,890 people in the "coverage gap" -- uninsured residents who are not old enough for Medicare, who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but who make too little money to qualify for subsidized health insurance through the new federal Affordable Care Act, according to a new Kaiser study.

    The study, released today by the Kaiser Family Foundation, offers a lower number than previously-used estimates from the Urban Institute, of 995,000 Floridians. Kaiser officials say they used slightly different methodology and updated data.

    These are poor people. By definition, they make less than the federal poverty level, which is $11,490 for an individual and $23,550 for a family of four. They have no insurance, and have no government programs to help them afford any.

    The Affordable Care Act was written with two parts: one that would provide subsidized care for previously-uninsured people making more than the poverty level, up to four times the poverty level. The other part expected people below the poverty level to move into an expanded Medicaid program, with the federal government providing the states with money to do so, at least in early years. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that every state had the right to decide on its own whether to expand its Medicaid program. Florida was one of 26 states that decided, last spring, not to do so.

    Florida turned down $51 billion in federal money over ten years, though the state would have had to chip in $3.5 billion to fully fund the expansion.
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    Oct 21, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
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    tru_blu_ozzie saidIs it true, is it, is it?


    I wouldn't doubt it. So much for "If you like your health insurance, you can keep it!"


    One was to just read on NBC, that the cancellation notices which started in August have shocked many consumers in light of Obama's promise that people could keep their plans if they like them. Yet many who have been happy are being forced to cancel them.
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    Oct 21, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    Cuba has good doctors haha
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    Oct 21, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    But, but, he PROMISED us!



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    Oct 21, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
    MisterOrally saidBut, but, he PROMISED us!





    Well I have private health Insurance and I can pick and keep my doctor. But then in Oz, even people who give nothing can keep their doctor; they just may have to wait longer on medicare, that I also pay for in my tax; so I pay X2. Does not seem right does it; he may be my brother but why should I carry him too?

    Is this more proof that words don't matter to Obama?
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    Oct 22, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    At this point the ACA is becoming radioactive. There is a short window to fix things . The people who will keep trying to sign up will be the sick. This will drive up rates for the next year. Making young people unlikely to sign up.


    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/how-long-does-obama-administration-have-fix-health-site-8C11431784
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    Oct 22, 2013 2:31 AM GMT
    I ask again, what is the source you have for "300,00 Floridians" having their health insurance plans cancelled by President Obama? An interesting number, BTW. I wonder how the President got it to come out so evenly?
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    Oct 23, 2013 7:44 AM GMT
    MisterOrally saidBut, but, he PROMISED us!





    Sadly it seems your president has deceived you Americans yet again. makes us see how a leader like Hitler was able to get into power, tell them they lies they want to hear, and since it seems worlds don't matter to Obama, he has been very good at that. Like suddenly accepting same sex marriage, just before an election. Our X prime Minister Kevin Dudd was to try the same thing; but he like Obama failed Australia too.

    God Bless America, and Long live HM Queen Elizabeth II.