601,462 apply for coverage in 4 days; care-act sign-ups off to busy start


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The Affordable Care Act's fifth enrollment season had a brisk start, as seen in government numbers released Thursday.

WASHINGTON -- More than 600,000 Americans signed up for insurance coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act during the first four days of the new enrollment season, according to federal figures that signal a brisk start despite Republicans' efforts to dismantle the law.

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TimberTopper says...

A needed item by the American people!

Posted 10 November 2017, 7:07 a.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

Looks like people are starting to really express a need for the ACA. It would be a shame and a political disaster for Republicans to repeal it now. I think they have just lost yet another opportunity to screw the average American.

Posted 10 November 2017, 7:36 a.m. Suggest removal

wildblueyonder says...

The vast majority were "repeaters", but they've got to make it look good as if so many new ones are jumping at the chance to get "affordable" health care. Hell, the taxpayers are subsidizing this, great news!

Posted 10 November 2017, 1:03 p.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

Gohogs I know you’re math challenged, but you proved it here. 77% is not a “vast majority.”

Posted 10 November 2017, 5:04 p.m. Suggest removal

wildblueyonder says...

Dumbazz, 51% is a majority, what do you mean 77% is not a vast majority, that's more than 2/3. Man, you're stupider than I previously thought! Did you even read the damn thing? It sounds like you didn't.

Posted 10 November 2017, 5:57 p.m. Suggest removal

RBear says...

gohogs, I did some research on this (I know you're research challenged) and vast majority is typically 85-90% or greater. So who's the dumba** now? Do us all a favor and get your head out of your tail and try to act educated.

Posted 10 November 2017, 8:33 p.m. Suggest removal

wildblueyonder says...

I'm sure you had to google that, not that it's necessarily factual. You're not able to come up with that on your own. You know what you are, big shot? You're an arrogant elitist who thinks no one can match you in what you have to say. You're an overgrown jerk with a childish attitude. I feel sorry for anyone who HAS to spend time around you, you must be a big bore. BTW, you keep your head in your azz constantly.

Posted 11 November 2017, 4:46 p.m. Suggest removal

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