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As usual, Rick Coleman’s puerile critique of President Obama’s malapropisms proves nothing – other than Coleman’s virulent disrespect for our elected commander-in-chief.

As for 7.1 million “ObamaCare” enrollees, despite dire prognostications by the same pundits who confidently predicted that Mitt Romney would comfortably win the 2012 presidential election, enrollments on the ObamaCare insurance exchanges exceeded the mark predicted by the Congressional Budget Office.

While incredulous “conservatives like Coleman continue to question the numbers, the best available current data indicates that – of the 7.1 million new enrollees – about 80% have paid their first month’s premium, two million were previously uninsured, and five million previously insured found affordable coverage on the market-based exchanges.

Taking together the two million previously uninsured enrollees, plus the 4.5 million who have enrolled under Medicaid expansion and the three million young adults who remain covered under their parents’ policies, ObamaCare has already reduced the number of previously uninsured Americans by 9.5 million.  Isn’t that a good thing?

Conversely, some 8 million Americans otherwise eligible for coverage languish in those 25 “red states” that have not yet embraced Medicaid expansion.  Because the Supreme Court allowed those states to opt-out of that provision of “ObamaCare”, Republican governors and legislatures have (as Sarah Palin unintentionally but accurately predicted) become de facto “death panels”—allowing 7,000 to 17,000 entirely avoidable (with health insurance coverage) needless deaths to occur thus far.  Isn’t that a bad thing?

Meanwhile, the latest polling shows that a majority of Americans now fully support the Affordable Care Act (49% to 48%), a 9% improvement since the website debacle.  The real question is why folks like Coleman want to deny their fellow Americans access to affordable health care.

The utter bankruptcy of Republicans’ “scorched-earth” anti-American ideology is clearly exposed in the photographs of three “lines” – those that formed-up to vote last November when Republicans attempted to suppress turnout, those that formed-up Monday to enroll in ObamaCare, and the unemployment lines that have resulted from Republicans’ failed economic policies.

Where many of those record numbers of sign-ups for “Obamacare” are coming from? PRISONS. States are signing up their incarcerated prisoners to the ACA in record numbers.

Guess who’s going to pay for this? yep, us good ol’ hardworking taxpayers.

As usual Bill Hugenburg is ignorant of the fact that the tally for Obamacare recipients is trying to include convicts and those that have not actually signed up and PAID for a policy. Being the resident Liberal moron for the Daily Sentinel makes his smarter than anybody else and able to leap large lies in single bound. Todd Miskel hits the homer. Mr. Hugenburg’s vitriol and hate for anything conservative comes out everytime he sends a comment. His use of Roget’s Thesaris is impressive, his knowledge of what his policy and acts of the Liberal party are not. I’m pretty sure if we gave him the $648 million to throw away on a website he could do just as good a job as his buddy Barry. Nice going!

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