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Thanks To Obamacare, Oregon Cut Its Unsinsured Population By 10 Percent Over The Past Two Weeks


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, healthcare, obamacare, cutitng the ranks of the uninsred, u.s., obama, politics )

Cal
- 313 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Over the past two weeks, Oregon has signed up so many low-income residents for health coverage that the state has cut its uninsured population by 10 percent, according to state health officials.



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Carol D. (109)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:18 am
Thats good
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:15 am
GREAT!
 

Arielle S. (317)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:58 am
Perhaps because they are working WITH the system instead of fighting it...the states that are doing this are all doing well. Other states should pay close attention...
 

Amy Fisher (11)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:13 am
Wonderful to read!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:04 pm
Thank you for the wonderful news!
 

Ravenna C. (20)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:18 pm
Good for them!
 

Barbara V. (51)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:54 pm
I think that's nice. Only thing is, when is Oregon going to cut Monsanto?
 

Barbara V. (51)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:54 pm
I think that's nice. Only thing is, when is Oregon going to cut Monsanto?
 

James Maynard (68)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:14 pm
Can't have this kind of success with an
idiot for a governor can we Mr. Perry?
 

Marija Mohoric (51)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:33 pm
good for them
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:22 pm
Good news! Thank you.
 

Philip Heinlein (471)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:22 pm
Places that have there own exchanges are doing well. People are discovering that Obamacare is a big improvement over the current health care system. Even in a red state like Kentucky people are signing up. It's great to see.

As more and more people discover that the GOP is nothing but a bunch of liars, they will be marginalized.

Do everything you can to make the 2014 election all about Obamacare... it's a big win for the Democrats.
 

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:43 pm
Great news!
 

Winn Adams (191)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:42 pm
good news!
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 6:48 pm
Sounds good to me!
Thanks for the information, Cal.
 

Dianne D. (457)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:53 pm
That's great news, but I read the Oregonian daily and didn't see this posted.
 

Robert Tomlinson (64)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:39 pm
Michele Bachmann is probably wondering why so many are signing up for "Death Panels."
 

BnKatieNOMESPLE D. (81)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:40 pm
This is good news and when other's see it too it will make a big difference!!
Thank You
 

Karen Chestney (106)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:54 pm
Thanks.....a good example of how smart Gov. benefits it's people.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:01 am
Great minds fall in the same ditch! :-)
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:13 am
good
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:38 am
Good
 

Ben B. (39)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 3:24 am
Very encouraging, hopefully those States that haven't signed up for Obama's extended Medicaid program will do so soon. The benefits of a healthy population shouldn't be under-estimated.

Thanks for posting, Cal.
 

John S. (300)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 5:10 am
250,000 people informed, 56,000 signed up, and a total population close to 4 million. 56,000 out of 4 million and it reduces the uninsured rate 10%? So it was only 14% and now it's 12.6% (liberals might not be able to do maths,but conservatives can). Impressive ....
 

ewoud k. (73)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 6:19 am
This was what was meant to be.

Looks like it works.

The Reps and their shutdown failed. Good for you, Gops!
 

Carlene V. (203)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 6:22 am
The thugs won't like this news and on faux they probably won't even report it, they are too busy fooling the foolish with their lies that Obamacare care is a train wreck. Thanks Cal.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 7:21 am
Good to read. Looks like people have enough sense to see beyond GOP propaganda.
 

Jason R. (60)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:06 am
A hole McConnell just said on face the nation that oregon has signed up zero people.

They NOW claim why it's a train wreck. Because the web site is down? What was the reason before 10/1 then?

 

Birgit W. (144)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 12:44 pm
Wonderful news, thank you.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:05 pm
More profit for Big Insurance.
 

Sharon Davidson (348)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 3:03 pm
well at least something good has come out of this .
 

Barbara K. (88)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:18 pm
Once they get past the lies and distortions and get the hackers and those anti-insurance hackers to stop plugging up the lines, more people will be able to get insurance. But there is still time to sign up. Congratulations to those who are able to get health care for the first time. This is just the beginning of the ACA, improvements can be added as we have people in Congress interested in keeping and improving the ACA.
 

Karen Chestney (106)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 11:53 pm
Kudos to Oregon !!! An example of Gov. working for it's people.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:17 am
There are people who can't afford it.

Do they buy food or pay Obama Care?

You know what, that could make Obummer Care even more expensive.
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 10:17 pm
"“We still have a ways to go, but in reducing our uninsured rate by 10 percent in just two weeks, we’re showing what’s possible when a state is committed to fundamentally changing the health care system to provide better access, better health and lower costs.”" Gov John Kitzhaber (D)

Oregon has the right attitude!

@ Zee K --- I venture to say that many of those who can't afford Obamacare are people living in red states where state governments have gone out of their way to obstruct --- not taking the extension to medicaid, not operating the exchanges properly or putting rules in place to inhibit the working of the exchange, keep adding!
 
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