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6.6 Million Young Adults Insured

Discussion in 'Government Offices and Programs' started by Spamature, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Spamature

    Spamature President

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    NEW DATA: 6.6 Million Young Adults Insured Thanks To Obamacare

    By Guest Blogger on Jun 8, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Even though much of the Affordable Care Act does not go into effect until 2014, conservatives insist the bill is making things worse for Americans. But a new study shows that one implemented provision of the ACA is already providing millions of young Americans with health insurance.

    According to a study by the Commonwealth Fund, 6.6 million young adults have signed up for coverage through their parents’ health insurance plans. Under the ACA provision, young people can now stay on their parents’ plans until the age of 26. About half of the 19-to-25 year-olds interviewed for the study reported opting in to their parents’ plans between November 2010 and November 2011.

    Last month, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote college presidents and student organizations urging them to remind students they can stay on their parents’ plans after graduation. “Now, graduating students are free to make career choices based on what they want to do, not where they can get health insurance,” they wrote.

    Some of President Obama’s staunchest critics are also beginning to realize the benefit of increased young people in insurance pools. Republican Senators Scott Brown and Roy Blunt broke ranks to speak approvingly of the provision. Even Tea Party favorite Rep. Allen West signaled his support of the measure in an interview with ThinkProgress.

    A recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll also showed that about 71 percent of Americans view the provision favorably.

    Late last year, the government estimated there would be 2.5 million new young adults covered under the provision. The new estimate is higher, in part, because it also includes young people who were previously covered but were able to obtain better, cheaper coverage under the Obamacare provisio
     
  2. MaryAnne

    MaryAnne Governor

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    Wonder how those 6 million will vote in November?Care to give me a guess? :eek:)
     
  3. NightSwimmer

    NightSwimmer Senator

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    Unfortunately, past history indicates that most of them won't bother.
     
  4. MaryAnne

    MaryAnne Governor

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    The parents can warn them if Romney gets in he will take it all away. He has promised that will be his first job,to get rid of Health Care. The fact it was modeled on the one he passed means nothing.Romney will lie like a dog to win.
     
  5. NightSwimmer

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    Well sure... But will he ride in a car-top carrier?

    I sense the makings of a Seussian poem here. Perhaps Minotaur can fill in the blanks?
     
  6. MaryAnne

    MaryAnne Governor

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    Ask Red Cloud. He is good at that!:eek:) Take a few words,and presto, Poem! Jack could but I would not care for his.
     
  7. lupehernandezdepedajack

    lupehernandezdepedajack Mayor

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    Yep and it only cost me 600.00 bucks a year even though I have no one in my family in the new age bracket
     
  8. NightSwimmer

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    Here, I'll get it started. You guys can append or modify as you see fit.


    I will not ride upon a car.
    I would not, could not, near or far.
    Not on a car,
    Not in a tree.
    I will not ride there, don't you see?

    Then what about upon a train?
    Would you? Could you?
    In the rain?

    Not in the rain,
    Not on a train.
    Not on a car,
    Not near or far,
    I will not, would not, never would,
    Ride that far above the hood.
     
  9. Spamature

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    How do you figure ?
     
  10. lupehernandezdepedajack

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    I will have to admit the 600.00 is an extrapolation but my health insurance increased 87.00 a month according to the letter from the provider the larger part of the increase was due to Federal mandates and the balance was increase in costs
     
  11. Spamature

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    And you believed them ?

    Is that because your rates had NEVER increased during the years before the ACA ?
     
  12. lupehernandezdepedajack

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    I have no reason not to believe them after all they aren't President Obama
     
  13. JackDallas

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    Hopefully it won't go into effect at all if the USSC flushes it down the toilet where it belongs.
     
  14. Spamature

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    Yay ! Because if there is one thing that's good for everybody. It's to start out their adult lives a huge medical bill hanging over their head.
     
  15. JackDallas

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    Or worse, a bankrupt country for our kids and grandchildren, which is exactly what Obama's Nazi health-care bill will do to the US.
     
  16. NightSwimmer

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    The premiums for my health-care insurance have been rising steadily over the past 50 years. The increases in my premiums, as a percentage, have been much smaller in the past 3 years than in the preceding 3 years. I suspect that the same is true of your own insurance. If not, then you represent an exception to the rule.
     
  17. lupehernandezdepedajack

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    My Insurance also goes up not every year but maybe every other year this is the first year it ever went up about 10% though in the past it is usually a 4-6% increase
     
  18. OldGaffer

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    So its better for the individyal to just take a medical bankruptcy, and depend on emergency room care? Is that cheaper for the country?
     
  19. trapdoor

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    I want to hear how those 6 million will vote after 2014, when they're too old to be on their parent's coverage, and now find they must either insure themselves, or pay a penalty to the federal government amounting to about $600 every year. One of the key tenets of the PPACA was to kick the "now we have to pay for it" portion of the law down the road far enough that Obama wouldn't have to talk about it during the 2012 election.
     
  20. lupehernandezdepedajack

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    What I can't wait to see is the expressions on the folks face that think Obamacare will be free.."You mean I have to pay for it!!!"
     

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