Comments on: Obama to kids who want to be president: beware of Facebook http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/08/obama-to-kids-who-want-to-be-president-beware-of-facebook/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: xinunus http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/08/obama-to-kids-who-want-to-be-president-beware-of-facebook/comment-page-1/#comment-397429 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:24:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19892#comment-397429 EVERYTIME OBAMA USES THE 47 MILLION UNINSURED AMERICANS NUMBER HE LIES. THE NUMBER INCLUDES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

45.7 Million Uninsured Breakdown
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Illegal Immigrants = 9.3 million
Medicad Undercount = 6.4 million
Medicaid/SCHIP Eligible = 4.3 million
Childless Adults = 5.0 million
Over 300% of Poverty = 10.1 million
Remaining Uninsured = 10.6 million

Medicad Undercount – People who are on one of two government health insurance programs, Medicaid or S-CHIP, but mistakenly (intentionally or not) tell the Census taker that they are uninsured.

Medicaid/SCHIP Eligible – Eligible for free or heavily subsidized government health insurance (again, either Medcaid or SCHIP), but have not signed up.

Childless Adults – Adults between ages 18 and 34 and without kids.

Over 300% of Poverty – Do not fit into any of the above categories, and they have incomes more than 3X the poverty level.

Remaining Uninsured – U.S. citizens, with income below 300% of poverty, not on or eligible for a taxpayer-subsidized health insurance program, and not a childless adult between age 18 and 34.

*NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS FREELY AVAILABLE ON THE CENSUS WEBSITE.

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By: Jack http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/08/obama-to-kids-who-want-to-be-president-beware-of-facebook/comment-page-1/#comment-397104 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 12:49:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19892#comment-397104 I fully agree the President deserved much more respect than he got in all this hoopla. He does take the high and enlightened road. he is articulate, and his whole family is an example of how to get out of challenging econonomic situations and into wonderful lives. he shouldn’t be allowed to address schoolchildren? That embarrassed me – many of us apparently don’t deserve him…but hopefuly he will raise you up as well.

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By: Keely James http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/09/08/obama-to-kids-who-want-to-be-president-beware-of-facebook/comment-page-1/#comment-397028 Tue, 08 Sep 2009 21:45:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=19892#comment-397028 Thanks to President Obama for caring enough about our kids to give some words of encouragement as they begin the journey of another year of school. I can’t think of a better way to send a positive message at a negative time to the most important people in the world; our children. Shame on any parents, school systems and governments who did not want their children to hear Obama’s speech. Just because many of you have hidden motives behind some of the things you do, does not mean every one does. Our president deserves more respect than was shown him today. He always takes the high road and many of you could take a page out of his book.

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