90% Americans Have Health Insurance

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    Apr 14, 2015 2:48 AM GMT
    NYT: Uninsured rate lowest since 2008. Close to 90 percent of Americans have health insurance, according to a new survey.

    http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/facts-figures-uninsured-rate-lowest-since-2008/?ref=opinion
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    Apr 14, 2015 8:31 PM GMT
    Still not as good as the 100% in most European countries, but definitely getting there, thanks to Obamacare.
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    Apr 14, 2015 10:20 PM GMT
    The Affordable Care Act achieving more of it's goals.
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    Apr 14, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    LOL, the data is based on a telephone survey by a polling organization. This is more liberal grubering.

    Hands up, don't shoot.
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    Apr 15, 2015 12:03 AM GMT
    Physiqueflex saidThe Affordable Care Act achieving more of it's goals.

    And drastically slowing cost inflation. That surprised me. I expected that wouldn't happen without further revisions.
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    Apr 15, 2015 12:40 AM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    Physiqueflex saidThe Affordable Care Act achieving more of it's goals.

    And drastically slowing cost inflation. That surprised me. I expected that wouldn't happen without further revisions.


    I did, but not so soon.

    It has also created a lot of jobs in the health care sector.
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    Apr 15, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    It is also restoring the middle class which has lost ground economically due to the inequity path led by Republicans since the 1980's.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/business/economy/middle-class-but-feeling-economically-insecure.html
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    Apr 15, 2015 12:46 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidLOL, the data is based on a telephone survey by a polling organization. This is more liberal grubering.

    Hands up, don't shoot.


    Well, the same organizations have been doing the same survey using the same methods since 2008, so even if the numbers aren't accurate, which statistically they have a margin of error at +/-1 point and a 95% confidence rating, they are at least consistent and any trend you see in the graph is valid.

    The best news is that the biggest drop of uninsured Americans was among the lower income groups, exactly what the ACA hoped to achieve.

    The bad news is that the number of people self-funding their insurance is also up, meaning that fewer Americans are getting health insurance from their employers. We need to turn this around.
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    Apr 15, 2015 9:49 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    woodsmen saidNYT: Uninsured rate lowest since 2008.


    So... we're now doing as well on this as we were under Bush. icon_lol.gif



    What's so hard to understand, southbeach1500?

    In 2008 and 2009, U.S. labor market estimates the U.S. lost 8.4 million jobs, making it the largest loss of any recession since the Great Depression.

    The vast majority of those 8.4 million U.S. citizens had employer-based health insurance for themselves and their families. Of course, they lost their insurance when they lost their jobs. Thanks to President Obama and the Democrats, we're back to pre-recession numbers.

    While they will try, the Republicans can't take any credit for this.
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    Apr 16, 2015 8:54 PM GMT
    Physiqueflex said
    Destinharbor said
    Physiqueflex saidThe Affordable Care Act achieving more of it's goals.

    And drastically slowing cost inflation. That surprised me. I expected that wouldn't happen without further revisions.


    I did, but not so soon.

    It has also created a lot of jobs in the health care sector.


    Created lots of job you say? Were you not the one commenting on that silly post that that stupid poster, Southbeast idiot created a little while ago that talked about 93 million people being out of work
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    Apr 16, 2015 8:56 PM GMT
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    southbeach1500 said
    woodsmen saidNYT: Uninsured rate lowest since 2008.


    So... we're now doing as well on this as we were under Bush. icon_lol.gif



    What's so hard to understand, southbeach1500?

    In 2008 and 2009, U.S. labor market estimates the U.S. lost 8.4 million jobs, making it the largest loss of any recession since the Great Depression.

    The vast majority of those 8.4 million U.S. citizens had employer-based health insurance for themselves and their families. Of course, they lost their insurance when they lost their jobs. Thanks to President Obama and the Democrats, we're back to pre-recession numbers.

    While they will try, the Republicans can't take any credit for this.
    Watch them try to take credit for it. Hmmmmmmm, I bet you they will claim that it is 09%
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    Apr 16, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
    Blondizgd said
    Physiqueflex said
    Destinharbor said
    Physiqueflex saidThe Affordable Care Act achieving more of it's goals.

    And drastically slowing cost inflation. That surprised me. I expected that wouldn't happen without further revisions.


    I did, but not so soon.

    It has also created a lot of jobs in the health care sector.


    Created lots of job you say? Were you not the one commenting on that silly post that that stupid poster, Southbeast idiot created a little while ago that talked about 93 million people being out of work


    The one where I had to make a minor correction to your calculation and the one where SB showed how mystified he is by math and statistics? That was me.