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Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 01:44 PM Apr 2014

Obamacare Cuts Kentucky Uninsured Rate by 40 percent

Source: Talking Points Memo


Obamacare has cut Kentucky's uninsured population by more than 40 percent, signing up roughly 360,000 residents since enrollment opened up on Oct. 1, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.


Some 75 percent of them -- 270,000 -- were previously uninsured. That means Kentucky's uninsured population of 640,000 has come down by 42 percent.

The enrollment figures, which state officials relayed to the Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader, underscore the relative success of Kentucky's state-based Obamacare exchange compared to other states and, in some ways, the HealthCare.gov federal marketplace portal.


Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obamacare-cuts-kentucky-uninsured-rate-by-40-percent

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Obamacare Cuts Kentucky Uninsured Rate by 40 percent (Original Post) Stuart G Apr 2014 OP
Good news. I know KY hates Obama. I get it. Yavin4 Apr 2014 #1
health care enrollment may affect voting preferences daybranch Apr 2014 #23
For that, I'll actually root for the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend frazzled Apr 2014 #2
Well their two senators want to repeal it Iliyah Apr 2014 #3
Their two senators don't represent the "people" of Kentucky liberal N proud Apr 2014 #5
I congratulate my Kentucky neighbors and their Gov. Beshear No Vested Interest Apr 2014 #4
"but, but, but..... MissMillie Apr 2014 #6
Are they "cooking the books" too??? 'pug dirtbags are soooo certain... nt winstars Apr 2014 #7
should have got them to register to vote after they sign toby jo Apr 2014 #8
Kos says voter registration is part of the information handed out by the ACA canvassers. freshwest Apr 2014 #19
And Mitch McConnell isn't even mentioned. QuestForSense Apr 2014 #9
After the primaries adieu Apr 2014 #10
I agree, come election time. Stuart G Apr 2014 #11
Well, that makes sense. Thanks. QuestForSense Apr 2014 #12
most important thing about this is that the Governor of the STate has been working to get JI7 Apr 2014 #13
Now...why does the governor of the State of Kentucky...been working to get this to the people? Stuart G Apr 2014 #14
And actively blocking others from helping, like in Florida IronLionZion Apr 2014 #15
Iron Lion hits it, "And actively blocking others from helping, like in Florida." Stuart G Apr 2014 #16
Steve Beshear needs to book every morning show from now Arkana Apr 2014 #17
That's great but Third Doctor Apr 2014 #18
Hope the voters there will see past Rand and Mitch's game to deny them help. n/t freshwest Apr 2014 #20
I hope so too, but the lady running against Mitch, will call him out as we get closer. Stuart G Apr 2014 #21
It's going to be tricky. Mitch primaries by RWNJs, and a Democrat working to win in the general. freshwest Apr 2014 #22
I smile just thinking about what you wrote.. Stuart G Apr 2014 #24

Yavin4

(35,563 posts)
1. Good news. I know KY hates Obama. I get it.
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 01:51 PM
Apr 2014

Yet on a human level, it's good to see some people get the help they need. Fuck politics.

daybranch

(1,309 posts)
23. health care enrollment may affect voting preferences
Thu Apr 3, 2014, 06:51 AM
Apr 2014

There were about 4.3 million in Kentucky according to the 2010 census. The 360,000 signing up is about 9 percent of the population. If they and family members vote Democrat, great things could occur. Of course Republicans will continue to spread their lies but they may have cried wolf too often and much to loudly for voters to forget. The greatest voter belief I have seen in Kentucky is that the Government does not care about me. This may show what a farce this is, if Democrats trumpet it all over the state . I am sure they will in the high stakes elections.

frazzled

(18,402 posts)
2. For that, I'll actually root for the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 01:55 PM
Apr 2014

(That and the fact that my girl cousins, from Lexington, KY are big fans; and though I'd normally be a Wisconsin fan, I'll demur because of its governor.)

It's amazing that the state of Kentucky, which I usually think of as being pretty retrograde, has won the race on this one. Good job, KY. Maybe the times are a changin'.

No Vested Interest

(5,178 posts)
4. I congratulate my Kentucky neighbors and their Gov. Beshear
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 02:16 PM
Apr 2014

on the fine job they have done implementing the ACA.
May other states learn from you.

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
19. Kos says voter registration is part of the information handed out by the ACA canvassers.
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 10:07 PM
Apr 2014
Perhaps Planned Parenthood did:



Planned Parenthood ACA Outreach

Published on Mar 31, 2014


The Affordable Care Act is one of the greatest advancements for women's health in a generation. As the leading women's health care provider and advocate, Planned Parenthood fought hard for the law's passage, and now we are working to make sure our patients and the communities we serve know about their new health care options.

In just a few months, Planned Parenthood reached out to over 1,560,000 people and had more than 300,000 conversations about health insurance.


Much more at this link:

Planned Parenthood Makes Final Push for ACA Enrollment; 80 Percent of Uninsured Sign Up



http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/planned-parenthood-makes-final-push-aca-enrollment-80-percent-uninsured-sign-up-42776.htm

to ProSense:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024761330#post42

From the thread:

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - The Obamacare Photos the MSM Doesn't Want You to See

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4761330

The media black out on the ACA, in force since 2010, but note this is a BOG (safe haven) post:

The truth about the ACA, from 2010! What media refused to show!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110219820

There is so much that has been held back about this law.

QuestForSense

(653 posts)
9. And Mitch McConnell isn't even mentioned.
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 04:48 PM
Apr 2014

This is where democrats fall down on the job, in my opinion. McConnell, in a tight race for reelection, should be wearing this around his neck like an albatross. I hope Alison Lundergan Grimes is listening.

 

adieu

(1,009 posts)
10. After the primaries
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 05:26 PM
Apr 2014

after the primaries, my friend. You don't want multiple targets only to find out the one you're aiming at is already dead.

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
11. I agree, come election time.
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 07:54 PM
Apr 2014

We will know in Kentucky who was for or against the ACA.

And, whoever survives the primary, will not hear the end of it.
He will lose...

JI7

(89,573 posts)
13. most important thing about this is that the Governor of the STate has been working to get
Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:17 PM
Apr 2014

this to the people.

now think of what the numbers would be if the same was true of all the republican governors in the country. especially places like texas with large numbers without any insurance .

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
14. Now...why does the governor of the State of Kentucky...been working to get this to the people?
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 07:18 AM
Apr 2014

Cause he cares about the people, and knows they need health insurance...yes..that is true..

now...what about those republicans governors, who have not helped people get insurance???

They don't give a damn about their people...it is that simple...

IronLionZion

(45,982 posts)
15. And actively blocking others from helping, like in Florida
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:26 AM
Apr 2014

as well as the tons of pure BS being spread around simply to confuse or discourage people, because some repubs are just plain evil.

They are so desperate to see this fail. They can't imagine living through a scenario where people benefit from a large reform from their opponents.

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
16. Iron Lion hits it, "And actively blocking others from helping, like in Florida."
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:46 AM
Apr 2014

It isn't that they hate to help people, or they stand around and do nothing when someone is drowning, they try to prevent others from helping. Their view is the only view, and others should never help, and the Republicans "actively block others from helping"

How true, quite clearly stated. It is who they are..evil...

Arkana

(24,347 posts)
17. Steve Beshear needs to book every morning show from now
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 11:57 AM
Apr 2014

until November and trumpet this to the heavens.

Third Doctor

(1,574 posts)
18. That's great but
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 09:46 PM
Apr 2014

Sadly I think a lot of Kentucky voters will benefit from this and still vote against their best interests.

Stuart G

(38,650 posts)
21. I hope so too, but the lady running against Mitch, will call him out as we get closer.
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 10:13 PM
Apr 2014

Not now, but later - August ..she will hit him. he may hit back, but this time...he looses..

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
22. It's going to be tricky. Mitch primaries by RWNJs, and a Democrat working to win in the general.
Wed Apr 2, 2014, 10:16 PM
Apr 2014

This whole year is election season, every day that goes by effects the voting pool. I'd be LOL if she wins, along with Wendy. Both very tough campaigns in very red states.

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