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    7 Mar 2015

    Zip code with most Obamacare enrollments votes Republican

    Just a few miles outside of Miami, the streets of Hialeah are lined with strip malls, fast-food joints, car dealerships, and in recent months, lots of Obamacare enrollment centers.
    That is part of the reason why the so-called "City of Progress" is the home to two of the five zip codes with the most Obamacare sign-ups in the country. Topping the list is zip code 33012, which, according to the Department of Health & Human Services' latest figures, saw more than 12,000 enrollments - leading the nation's zip codes, by far.
    But here's the catch: This section of Hialeah is predominantly Republican.
    In the last presidential election, which was dominated with rhetoric about the Affordable Care Act, this community voted roughly 58% to 42% in favor of Mitt Romney. It's a red island in a sea of blue, when you take into account that surrounding Miami-Dade County has gone for a Democratic presidential nominee in every election since 1992.
    While the national party still lists repealing the health law and replacing it with an alternative, in Hialeah, the business of Obamacare is booming.
    "It wasn't surprising to me," said Republican state senator Rene Garcia, who represents the 33012 area. "For many years, we've had one of the highest uninsured rates in Miami-Dade County. By the implementation of the ACA, it's given them the opportunity to go out and purchase insurance." According to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost half of the city's population was uninsured, before Obamacare went into effect.
    Add to that two striking economic figures: 24.5% of resident live below the poverty line and ther is a $14,321 per capita income. The result, Sen. Garcia said, "it's not a Republican or Democrat issue. It's just the reality. And, the realities are that now they can afford health insurance for their families. And they've gone out and done it."
      The intense marketing for the Affordable Care Act has also driven enrollment.
      "Last year, you saw a few signs here and there. But, if you go around this time, you see a bunch of Obamacare signs: on bus-stops, on buildings, across the entire region," said Nick Duran, Florida director for Enroll America, a left-leaning nonprofit organization, which promotes health coverage around the country.
      On the other side of the political spectrum, Republicans agree, the promotions worked. "They've done a good job of getting the word out," Sen. Garcia said.
      In addition, Florida saw a huge jump in opportunities for people to sign-up during the open enrollment period, which ended in February.

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      1. Ain't zionist fascim wonderful in the land of the fee and the home of the slave!

      2. Sam NelsonMarch 07, 2015

        When they (they, is always meant to mean -JEWS) get our water and they will get our water because everyone (the voters) keeps re-electing the same (non-Jew but paid for) turds to office. (This is why we must never vote for the same turd twice.) When they get our water the game is over. When private Jew owned companies get control of our water watch what happens to the (oil and gas interest) fracking then. Maybe it could be a good thing, the government listens to Jew owned companies when it won't listen at all to the citizens not Jews. If something isn't done and soon the companies doing the fracking will destroy most of our useable water anyway. The governments know, as long as we have water we cannot be made slaves, this was known long ago. Without water we die.

      3. Boy, if I could pay that price for my own municipal water, I'd have one less bill to worry about. 50 cents would take me ten years to drink and bathe up.


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