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Old 05-01-2014, 09:32 AM  
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Obamacare drove consumer spending saving us from a negative GDP

Jay carney is possibly the mist able liar ever in his role. But now and then the guy smashes a home run...

WENDELL GOLER: There are some economists saying this report is an early indication of the impact of “Obamacare” and higher taxes. Do you dispute that?

JAY CARNEY: Well, I haven’t seen those economists because the fact of the matter is, and the GDP report makes it clear, that it was consumer spending on health care that helped drive economic growth in the first quarter. And that is directly related to the increase in people who have insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. We also saw, and this has been misunderstood and therefore is reported, the fact that health care inflation — which is a separate animal from health care spending — health care inflation remained historically low. And what that means is that more people are buying a product or spending money on a product, but the cost of that product remains — that the increase in the cost of that product remains at an historically level.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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Just 67 percent of Obamacare enrollees in federally-run marketplaces had paid their premiums by April 15, bringing the federally-run Obamacare enrollment tally to only 2.45 million, according to documents provided to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Old 05-01-2014, 10:09 AM   #3
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Whatever it takes to have positive economic growth, I guess
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:13 AM   #4
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Just 67 percent of Obamacare enrollees in federally-run marketplaces had paid their premiums by April 15, bringing the federally-run Obamacare enrollment tally to only 2.45 million, according to documents provided to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee is so racist.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:24 AM   #5
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:43 AM   #6
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:49 AM   #7
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Just 67 percent of Obamacare enrollees in federally-run marketplaces had paid their premiums by April 15, bringing the federally-run Obamacare enrollment tally to only 2.45 million, according to documents provided to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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That can't be. I heard the President say there were over 8 million people that had insurance. You must be mistaken
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:45 PM   #8
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:29 PM   #9
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Another example of why GDP is a bad economic statistic--it includes govt spending.
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Old 05-04-2014, 08:07 AM   #10
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Just 67 percent of Obamacare enrollees in federally-run marketplaces had paid their premiums by April 15, bringing the federally-run Obamacare enrollment tally to only 2.45 million, according to documents provided to the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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I would just like to point out how completely dishonest this headline is compared to what the article actually says.

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That accounts for 36 states, although high-enrollment state-run Obamacare exchanges — like California with its 1.4 million sign-ups — aren’t included.
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April 30 is the final day for most federal exchange customers to make their payments.
So sure, go ahead with that 2.4 million number, that leaves out 14 states, including high enrollment states; AND is also a tally taken BEFORE the final day to make a payment.

More rightwing honest reporting. Successfully betting their base will never actually read the article.

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Old 05-04-2014, 08:40 AM   #11
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:46 AM   #12
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Well yeah, if I'm going to spend a gazillion dollars to sell Yugos, I'm going to get new car sales. Talking about benefit without regard to cost is just silly. The question is if it was an efficient use of money. I would imagine we're never going to get an honest story about how much cost was sunk into this, but anyone who's ever worked on an IT project knows the answer is "astronomical"
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