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  •  For that matter, some of the Commonwealth #s... (10+ / 0-)

    ...are off or already outdated. For example:

    --For New York, they list the number as 48,162. This is correct, but about half of those are actually in Medicaid:

    --They have Vermont down as 4,629, but again, slightly over half of those belong in the Medicaid column. On the up side, the total is actually almost 5,100:

    --In Washington State, they list the number as 11,742, but that only includes those who have already paid, which is absurd and inconsistent with the other state reports.

    If you include those who have selected a plan but haven't happened to actually submit their first payment yet (and why would you when coverage doesn't start for over a month?), the number leaps to almost 44,000:

    •  They're including Medicaid (1+ / 0-)
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      because it counts as new coverage.

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

      by Joan McCarter on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 12:54:09 PM PST

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    •  Why should these numbers be separated? (0+ / 0-)

      In 2013, I did not qualify for Medicaid. For 2014, I do. I might have real insurance rather than a measly $500 for testing and having to pay on my part $600 toward an MRI and over $100 for a urine test.

      Is it any wonder I was uninterested in a $1000+ lumbar puncture? And yes, I have a disability, but the slowdown with SSDI means I filed in February, been rejected twice and have yet to have a hearing.

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