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Marketing Blitz Aimed at Convincing ‘Young Invincibles’ to Spend Beer Money on Insurance

January 2, 2014

MIAMI— The so-called “young invincibles” are so important to the success of the Affordable Care Act that supporters and detractors are spending millions to reach them with racy ads, social media......

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Jan-05-14 8:40 AM

Wow, duuhhhRAT keeps a database on comments? Or does he just have access to NR database?

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Jan-03-14 7:21 PM

I know plenty of people that have lived for decades without health insurance. I didn't have it for a decade.

Once you could buy a policy with a big deductible, like 10 grand. Cost well under $100 a month. Stick some money in the bank every month, and have that 10k set aside. Who needs the government?

I'm pretty sure they outlawed that. Also cut the HSA deduct in half. Not fair to poor people.

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Jan-03-14 7:20 PM

I was scanning a CBS Minnesota site, where they reported a total of 22,000 in that state were actually enrolled and had coverage.

There are 5.4 million people in Minnesota. FOUR TENTHS OF A PERCENT of the people in Minnesota have successfully signed up!

The really eyeopening part of the site was the comments. Minnesota is purple to blue overall, and they like guys like obie that are outsiders. For every pro-Dem post there were twenty anti. Some were recent grads that are furious with what has happened to the Obama dream they voted for. Also bear in mind this was a CBS site, not likely to attract a lot of Rush babies.

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Jan-03-14 7:04 PM

It's all a huge scam to convince youngsters to help the Dems get more political contributions to buy more votes.

The system is so messed up odds are most of the youngsters won't kick in, and won't get caught.

BTW, I still haven't seen what method will be used to collect the fines if you don't sign up. And the fine for the first year is so small most healthy kids that don't want to chance it will probably opt out, and that still messes up the math.

My first law of government: no system is so messed up that a politician cannot find a way to make it worse.

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Jan-03-14 1:05 PM

Another UNHAPPY camper:

"Paperwork problems almost delayed suburban Chicago resident Sheri Zajcew’s scheduled surgery Thursday, but Dr. John Venetos decided to operate without a routine go-ahead from the insurance company. That was after Venetos’ office manager spent two hours on hold with the insurer Thursday, trying to get an answer about whether the patient needed prior authorization for the surgery. The office manager finally gave up.

“I’m not a happy camper,” said Nate Zajcew, the patient’s husband. The couple signed up for a Blue Cross Blue Shield bronze plan through the federal site on Dec. 16. “I understand it’s just a matter of paperwork and yesterday was a holiday. I can be an SOB, too, at times, but since they’re going on with the procedure, it’s OK.”

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Jan-03-14 1:04 PM

Duckman, oH, so people can't wait all day to find out if they have insurance or not??/ WEEEEEEELLLL EXCUUUUUUUUUSE Me.

Funny when I go to the Doctor I show them my Insurance CARD and that is the end of it.

But when Obamacare is so F******ed Up they don't contact the INSURERS after the signup procedure, you don't GET insurance or a card.

Another ACA ClusterF****!

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Jan-03-14 10:59 AM

Ahhh, Gooseman's example of ignorant verisimilitude of Liberal Land where everything is going to be all right. Until it isn't.

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Jan-03-14 7:48 AM

duhhhRAT...Hey MORON! NEVER gets anything right. When you live with your hair on fire, I guess logic and reason are something you are incapable of.

These people are leaving on their own from the ERs and not being denied care. If this is implying patients are being 'turned away' from ERs based on ability to pay -- and can be verified actually happened -- COBRA violation, and some substantial fines to the hospital.

Silly people, get the XRAY, don't pay the bill until insurance people quit their New Years partying and pay the bill.

Ill bet it was a hair on fire teabagger, who didnt get the XRAY, just needing something to get in a frenzy about.

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Jan-02-14 9:17 PM

How is THIS for "advertising" ACA??

"Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can't determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect.

Patients in a close-in DC suburb who think they've signed up for new insurance plans are struggling to show their December enrollments are in force, and health care administrators aren't taking their word for it.

In place of quick service and painless billing, these Virginians are now facing the threat of sticker-shock that comes with bills they can't afford.

'They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!' a coughing Maria Galvez told MailOnline outside the Inova Healthplex facility in the town of Springfield.

She was leaving the building without getting a needed chest x-ray."


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Jan-02-14 8:19 PM

Since the operating system for this fiasco is not operational, most of them will not pay either the insurance OR the fine, because the system will not catch them!

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Jan-02-14 2:50 PM

They really need to convince the "Young Invincibles" to drink more! Get them drunk, then sign them up for obamacare!

Spend beer money on!

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Jan-02-14 2:47 PM

If they spend their beer money on insurance, the goverment will lose out on hugh amounts of tax revenues generated by alcohol sales.

This will create a hugh budget deficit. Then Congress will again have to raise the debt ceiling!

It's a vicious circle.

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Jan-02-14 2:06 PM

If Obamacare is so great, why do they have to push it down our throats?

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Jan-02-14 1:37 PM

says Wonderwhy whose track record is:

wonderwhy, Aug 13 2010 8:39 post, "I can name prominent republicans that have had abortions. Let's start with Laura Bush"

wonderwhy, Aug 24 2010 8:42 post, "George W Bush “lives in a gated community, that does not allow blacks”

wonderwhy Oct. 29, 2010 post: " nice try wvexpat- now tell us about the 600% increase on health care cost in the past admin. explain please "

Wonderwhy Dec. 10, 2010 10:24PM 12 trillion gone to two unfounded wars, brought to you by whom? and who is going to pay for it? let's go to dubai, maybe they will tell us. And while you are checking it out, look at the profits of the defense companies, who was connected to those, and who profited. Some folks are so rupertnized they refuse to see the light of day.................


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Jan-02-14 12:07 PM

The peeps are all in favor of spending other peeps money, when it's money they earn, not so much!

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Jan-02-14 11:41 AM

Exactly why should young people spend any money on Health Ins., especially when it is multiple times higher this year then last?

Why is it called Affordable Health Care, when it clearly isn't?

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Jan-02-14 9:59 AM

Obama assumed that since he leads young people around by lips and knows that so long as he waves the race card they must do whatever he says because they don't want celebs to talk bad about them..well when it came time for them to spend thousands a year of their money on health care that they may not need they draw the line. Its OK to do the rich guy rant and whine that old people have money and should share it but when it comes to their money, well hey thats different. What a wasted generation that has to be approached to support the program by spending some of their beer money. what is the age of adulthood for the Y generation? Seriously is it about 40 or 45 yeas old?

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Jan-02-14 9:29 AM

A new year and the same progressive effort to manipulate human behavior goes ever on. I imagine even now the inner circle discussions include ways to force these young'uns to sign up.

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Jan-02-14 9:22 AM

Duwhop claimed a Romney Landslide! Yea, you got it! LOL

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Jan-02-14 8:35 AM

Blunderwhy the young people finally KNOW who *****ed them and they will definitely vote accordingly in November.





Mistake for


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Jan-02-14 7:34 AM

Tool claims - More Importantly, do you really think those young people are listening to a thing you're telling them to do? Really? LOL

Ahhh poor toolboy, doesn't think the young people of this country votes count. There's a wonderwhy! LOL is right!

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Jan-02-14 6:29 AM

Anybody who can buy Obamacare with "Beer Money" has a serious Alcoholism problem!


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Jan-02-14 6:14 AM

GOPeers will be airing past SC senator and Heritage president Jim DeMint spots in 2014.

Jimbo will assure our youth to party on 'cause they “will get better health care just going to the emergency room.”

No footage of DeMint's 2008

"That’s something that I think we should do for the whole country..(ROMNEYCARE).and the governor just looked at the numbers like a good businessman and realized that we could give people private insurance policies cheaper than we could provide free health care.” expected to be included.

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Jan-02-14 5:16 AM

Hic! Uncle Sam wants YOU, boi! Or more specifically, your MONEY, boi!

Whats next, $5 million a minute Superbowl commercials.

I read the Government is going to spend a BILLION dollars on advertising in 2014!!!!

Name one company that EVER spend a Billion on a campaign.

If it is spent on MSNBC and PBS, they may as well flush it down the toilet!

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Jan-02-14 5:12 AM

you have to drink a lot of beer to understand all this crap.i wouldn't buy it if i was young.the fines are will the welfare people and prisoners pay for this or their fines if they choose not to pay?

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