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Sun Mar 23, 2014, 06:41 PM

Fox idiot encourages young people not to sign up for ACA

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/23/fox-host-encourages-young-people-to-take-the-penalty-instead-of-signing-up-for-obamacare/

On Saturday’s episode of Cashin’ In, Fox News host Eric Bolling encouraged young Americans to “take the penalty” they’ll have to pay if they don’t sign up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


I think, given this advice, Bolling should have run his credit card number along the crawl so that young people, when they have medical emergency (car accident, appendectomy, turkey fryer explosion), would have means to pay the bill.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 06:46 PM

1. "If you are stupid enuf to be suckin up the Fox (R) propaganda, then..." - Bolling (R-Propagandist)

"...then you are definutely stupid enuf to let yourself be suckered into following my advice. Ha ha. Smirk. Sneer."

- Bolling (R - Propagndist)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 07:27 PM

6. Sedition

I believe that meets the definition of sedition.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 03:02 AM

9. The Darwin Award committee would be proud.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 06:48 PM

2. Everyone should be encouraged to have healthcare without the deadline.

We pay big bucks for a vehicle to drive, insurance and upkeep of the vehicle but then forget about ourselves. The other problem is listening to FOX and hope you are getting truthful information.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 06:53 PM

3. the deadline is important....because otherwise they will feel no pressure to sign up at all.

 

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 07:00 PM

4. Is "Cashin’ In" supposed to be a financial advice show?

 

Let's see, we have a financial adviser saying that it is smart to pay a penalty and have no insurance (the worst of both worlds) instead of using that same money to buy insurance?

For a young person, the cost of insurance is probably not much more than the penalty this year (depending on the market). And even if you don't have an unexpected medical catastrophe, you still are certain of getting good value for that money if you simply have an annual physical and another check-up along the way.

So what this guy is really saying is that his considered financial advice is for you not to have an annual physical. I don't think I would trust any financial adviser who couldn't think any more clearly than that.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 07:03 PM

5. A plea that will not reach the "target" audience

Recent media demographic surveys indicate that the average Fox News viewer is around 65 years of age, and viewership below 35 borders on non-existent. Viewer die-off literally outstrips new viewers, and as a consequence Fox News ratings are declining. So Bolling can pitch his propaganda until the cows come home, albeit with little to no effect.

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Response to Zambero (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 07:16 AM

14. And here's a link confirming the demographics, and I was astonished to learn...

...that the TV news audience in general has a high median age.

[url]http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/half-of-fox-news-viewers-are-68-and-older/283385/[/url]

It's satisfying for liberals to call Fox News "a retirement community," and, surely, it is. But the entire cable news industry relies on building a product for ages 60 and up. MSNBC isn't exactly a nursery.

Various media critics (both professionals of the trade and those who critique for free) like to mock CNN for its poop-ships and long decline, and we chastise MSNBC for trying to play Fox's game from the left with longer words and fewer viewers. But, fundamentally, Fox News is at an unassailable advantage on its turf because it's selling a conservative political product to an older audience, which tends to be more politically conservative, anyway. Over the last three general-election cycles, the 65+ group voted for the GOP presidential candidate by an average of 9 percentage points.

Roger Ailes is some kind of genius, and Fox News gets many things right when it comes to building telegenic politico-entertainment. But maybe Fox's secret sauce isn't TV. It's demographics.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 08:24 PM

7. They (right-wing media commentaters) are advising not to sign up, to cause it to fail.

They are putting their political position ahead of their viewers and listeners health.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 08:47 PM

8. enrollment period begins in November...

 

no need to rush.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 07:30 AM

10. Why are you upset about this?

 

No one under the age of 80 watches Fox anyways.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 12:52 PM

11. Isn't the average age of a Fox News viewer 68?

I think that statement is intended to score points with their standard viewers than actually be real attempt to reach out to younger ones with advice.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Mon Mar 24, 2014, 08:00 PM

12. So Why Aren't These Stories Told?

I have insurance already as a disabled veteran (Tricare) so the ACA doesn't really apply to me.

That said, on a lark I decided to go to healthcare.gov Website to see what would be available if I were in the marketplace for insurance. (I don't have a television set - live way out in the middle of nowhere.)

Both my wife and I have pre-existing conditions that would normally prohibit the purchase of insurance (hence we have no life insurance). Since I was unsure of what should be listed as income in the figures, I simply put in the annual gross of my disability pay, plus my wife's income as the village librarian.

Turns out that under Bronze plans for Nebraska, two come up with a $0 premium when the tax credit is included.

That was zero dollars. Not a typo.

The most expensive plan was a gold plan (the platinum plan offered was actually cheaper at $320 a month and a deductible of $500, with a copay of $20 to see a doc).

As it happens, though Nebraska is a decidedly red state, the state government set up state-certified librarians to be its "navigators" in little towns like this one. My wife (whose conservatism is eroding by the hour) has been on a press in the village and the eastern part of the county that our village library serves to have people come in and sign up. (The only Internet service in town and this part of the county is the public library and our house.)

The public library only operates on three days, however, my wife will be keeping the library open every day (without pay) to ensure all have access to the Internet so they can see for themselves and sign up. She also ran that notice in her library column in the local newspaper.

I've heard of the repeated horror stories that fail to pass muster under the least bit of scrutiny; the media doesn't seem to be interested in such stories as "zero dollar premium."

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 01:41 AM

13. Thank G-d I had health insurance in my twenties

 

I had a tooth go bad that lead to a major infection that put me in the hospital for ten days. Then I had gall bladder disease. The total costs of my hospitalizations and surgery was $40k in 1990. I ended up paying $3500 after insurance discounts. Any person that can afford health insurance and doesn't buy it is going to end up in bankruptcy court with just one hospitalization and if they get cancer they will simply just die.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 09:09 AM

15. Actively killing off their own base ... Brilliant!!

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 09:29 AM

16. I also thought there was a Darwin quality to this.

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