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  •  How many "tons" of people are getting covered (1+ / 0-)
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    for the first time?  That's a fair question that I have seen no answer to.  

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    by SpamNunn on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:23:50 PM PDT

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    •  Look at the age range. (0+ / 0-)

      I'd bet the very young and the just-shy-of-Medicare-age elders are the most numerous representatives of the newly covered.  (First time coverage may be an incorrect term in the case of the elderly, but they may have been dropped from coverage by insurance companies previously due to their risk/cost.  I have an anecdotal example of that from my own life-space.)

      Again, hard data from an experienced seeker would be welcome; I only speculate.

      Not all people are human; not all humans are people.

      by Jon Sitzman on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:28:13 PM PDT

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    •  A very good question! (0+ / 0-)

      I wish I had an answer to that. In states that welcome medicare expansion, I would guess it's probably a goodly number. There are so many working people who make just a bit too much to have been eligible for Medicare previously, but who don't have employer-based coverage available either (or it's available, but extremely expensive and out of reach for, say, a receptionist making $12/hour).

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      by nerafinator on Thu May 01, 2014 at 01:44:21 PM PDT

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    •  Now we cannot be refused: so ALL are first time (0+ / 0-)

      Because for the first time, all insurance is guaranteed, no medical questions, no risk of being dropped, etc, I would say that we ALL are covered for the first time now, whether we had 'coverage' before or not.

      As ALL previous private plans could discriminate, or could drop us when we exceeded a lifetime max, previously, in private market we had only pretend insurance before.

      Thanks Democrats! My Obamacare is permanent coverage no one can take away - and saving $3,000 is nice too

      by sotiredofusernames on Thu May 01, 2014 at 08:03:52 PM PDT

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