This week’s question:

Several parts of St. Lawrence County have experienced flooding recently due to the melting snow from this past Winter. Have you experienced flooding in your area?

If so, have you had any significant damage to any property?

  Take the NCNow Survey

Results will be posted Monday, April 21.

Last week's question:

The deadline for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act closed last week with more than 7 million new policy subscriptions. Many in St. Lawrence County were eligible.

Did you attempt to sign up?

55.4% -- No, I already had insurance

28.1% -- No, I don't want that health insurance

10.4% -- Yes, I signed up

6.2% Yes, but I didn't sign up

 Total responses: 260

Total comments: 78

Comments:

deadline, How dare you hand down a deadline to the American people you worthless lame duck. A deadline is the only way you can lie your way into saying it was wanted. You suck.

4/13/2014 8:27 PM

Why would I want the government to control my healthcare? Because they are so good at everything they do right? *sarcasm*

4/13/2014 4:58 PM

Whether they make it law or not. The Government has no right to do so. We as a people must make a stand somewhere and the time is now. STOP being SHEEP!

4/13/2014 8:33 AM

I have VA healthcare coverage.

4/12/2014 9:30 PM

I have medicaid, It's free for me. I will not spend my hard earned welfare dollars on health insurance.

4/12/2014 5:11 PM

after i completed the application they told me it would cost me $270.00 per month. I am already working two jobs just to pay rent...i can't afford health insurance

4/12/2014 1:25 PM

Despite the answer I chose, I still HAVE insurance.

4/12/2014 8:18 AM

WOW! Where to begin with this pathetic excuse for an initiative! For starters, the 7 million # liberals keep trying to convince people of is NOT real! Come on folks! How many times does the "most transparent administration" need to lie to Americans before eyes are finally opened? Think back to the fictitious unemployment report JUST before the election, which ALSO turned out to false, but only reported AFTER the election! The lies pile upon lies upon more lies and this country is in a state that is WAY worse than anything Bush did to us! Well done liberals; we'll all be learning Chinese shortly so we can communicate with our leaders!

4/11/2014 7:19 PM

No, I have Medicare; but what a wonderful opportunity for those with no insurance! There were many times in my life when I could have used this!

4/11/2014 3:57 PM

If it's so great how come our goverment don't sign up. Oh I forgot they are covered for life by the taxpayers.

4/11/2014 3:40 PM

Now people will not be thrown into bankruptcy just because they get sick. Everyone has car insurance why not health insurance. Its not universal health care but its getting closer. Its a good thing that will save lives. People talked down on social security but once everyone received it they realized it was a good thing so when they were to old to work they didn't have to live on the street. So now when people get a ridiculous medical bill of lets say $120,000 they wont have to throw their lives away. Or you can let FOX news tell you its the end of the world because they always tell the truth.

4/11/2014 1:12 PM

I'll sign up when a true nationwide single payer system comes along. Until then I'll pay the fine for this unaffordable mandate.

4/11/2014 6:46 AM

I can't afford what they say i have to pay so I still don't have insurance so what good is obama care. They are not allowing me any help cause apparently I make too much for their guidelines, no my guidelines.

4/10/2014 9:13 PM

The 7 Million number is meaningless without qualification. Potentially millions also had their insurance policies cancelled because of the "Affordable Care Act." When we will hear the REAL numbers involved here? With this administration, we almost certainly NEVER will hear the real numbers.

4/10/2014 6:06 PM

Typical liberal website just spewing forth the party line. There were NOT 7 million new subscribers. Just like the jobless report before the election showed an unbelievable swing in new jobs that turned out to be a lie, this 7 million is way over exaggerated. And no mention of the people who lost their insurance? Another lie on the part of the most deceptive, evil administration in this country's history! We need to get people in office that will repeal this stupid piece of crap and implement something that actually works. You people who voted for Obama should be very proud of yourselves.

4/10/2014 4:16 PM

It seems we've spent more trying to sell this product than we should have.

4/10/2014 3:58 PM

No, I already have insurance through my employer. Even when I was self-employed in construction, I bought my own policies. This is the land of opportunity folks, if you're willing to work hard, make sacrifices, maybe even move for a good job, you can make it on your own without any government welfare.

4/10/2014 12:56 PM

I have bills to pay and taxes! I can't afford health care I make too much money :-( so question is do I pay my taxes or pay for health care? fyi the web site sucks !

4/10/2014 8:31 AM

Health Care managed by the government? RIGHT!!!

4/10/2014 7:09 AM

Why should I pay when the taxpayers will pay my bills?

4/9/2014 9:09 PM

i dont trust any of these people in this administration. democrats in office that voted for this should be arrested for treason. most corrupt ive ever seen, north country news should be ashamed of spreading their propaganda.im not impressed,and will no longer advertise with people that spread this corrupt propaganda.7 million enrollees, nothing but lies.im sorry its not forgiveable,we are turning in to a communist country, and even u people are spreading this trash.not impressed.may be north country now should speak about our constitution and rights instead. stop spreading lies. not impressed at all with u people

4/9/2014 1:10 PM

The REAL question is: What is the net gain/loss for those of us with Health Insurance now? 7 Million "new" policy subscriptions, but how many of thoses were people who lost their policies due to the Obamacare regulations? We need the true numbers that show impact. The other question to ask: Did you sign up because you wanted to or because you would be fined if you didn't?

4/9/2014 11:37 AM

If anyone that does not have health insurance did not sign up, they are STUPID.

4/9/2014 11:01 AM

Our gov. sucks

4/9/2014 9:56 AM

I have insurance for the first time and I'm so happy .. I used to have to rely on Medicaid partially .. No longer !! Tks Obama care !!

4/9/2014 9:23 AM

Please report all the facts, though. The 7 million estimate comes straight from the White House. A totally independent figure is available this morning from Rand that 3.9 million have actually signed up/gained insurance. This is versus the appx. 6-7 million who have lost it due to mismanagement of the whole thing. And the original 17 million who didn't have insurance? Wonder if they got it yet...

4/9/2014 7:15 AM

I would never agree to ANYTHING OBLABLA was involved in.

4/9/2014 6:39 AM

Obama has done more harm than good for our Country and ObamaCare is one example of this "harm".

4/9/2014 5:11 AM

Sure, it went through without any issue. A couple times I was prompted for some information and once updated it went flawlessly. Makes me wonder how complicated other peoples' healthcare needs are.

4/8/2014 9:41 PM

And I don't intend to sign up just so the government can get more money out of me than they already do.

4/8/2014 9:25 PM

not affordable...would get it if I could afford it...but cant

4/8/2014 9:09 PM

NOYB

4/8/2014 6:54 PM

7 million, right? Signed up, the question is, how many paid.

4/8/2014 3:44 PM

the State cannot refuse me insurance....if and when I need it or get sick then I will sign up. Screw Obama

4/8/2014 3:38 PM

I, luckily, already had insurance, since I was unable to get through to the state or the federal sites.

4/8/2014 2:48 PM

I have insurance ,but because of ACA, I didn't pay a CENT for my colonscopy. Without ACA, a 'preventive' screening would have cost me over $1000 out of pocket. Also I like my FREE annual checkup-courtesy of ACA! And 7 million people now have insurance who didn't before- NO MORE excluding people because of pre-existing conditions. And women, your birth control is now FREE-no co-pays. Ain't progress grand!

4/8/2014 12:49 PM

Working people screwed again! More taxes for the working person for the ones who can't afford to pay all the premiums. More welfare, oh we'll what else is new!!!!

4/8/2014 12:46 PM

socialized healthcare.

4/8/2014 12:24 PM

Want nothing to do with Obamacare... or Obama.

4/8/2014 10:52 AM

They have turned health insurance and before long the health industry will become a government branch.

4/8/2014 10:52 AM

Did not sign up, did not vote for the dirt bag, I am not responsible for any of his antics in any way. For those of you who wanted something or voted for a program you did not work for enjoy it with no complaints. As for myself I voted for the other candidate on both occasions and have earned the right to complain. From a cost stand point I now pay $200 more per month for the same health coverage my family had prior to this unconstitutional law. But who along with me was lead to believe by this LIAR that this would not be the case. From a medical stand point I recently took my youngest to the DR only to find out that her entire health history has been erased. Thank you for destroying the 3 years of research and surgeries that had taken place in order to properly document her condition. Thanks again for wiping out the names and contact information of the specialists that were working in conjunction with local physicians to track her progress. Yeah as it seems she had a pre-existing condition, pre-existing condition that was being addressed. For future reference why don’t “we the people” impose a law that state’s lawmakers MUST subject themselves to the same pain they impose on the public? I am tired of these idiots making life decisions for my family. Stay out of my life and out of my pocket. Funny how things changed? The media now refers to them as Law makers; didn’t we used to refer to them as elected officials?

4/8/2014 10:21 AM

I have a real yob! Yes a YOB!

4/8/2014 10:03 AM

MUCH TOo EXPENSIVE!! Obama says just cut back on your cable and cell phone....who is he kidding? It cost more than my HOUSE PAYMENT!

4/8/2014 9:50 AM

i work in the healthcare field and anyone who thinks this "obamacare" is terrific has no idea how this impacts the healthcare industry! This is a very BAD thing!

4/8/2014 9:33 AM

After the unaffordable care act was forced upon the public I opposed it by cancelling my existing health insurance, screw the coropartism

4/8/2014 8:21 AM

TIPPICLE GUV. SNAFU

4/8/2014 5:56 AM

obama said 7 million signed up, there is no evidence to believe that number. More people today are without health insurance than there was before this lie called obamacare.

4/8/2014 4:47 AM

Sorry, I'm not into insurance scams.

4/7/2014 11:58 PM

I'm here illegally. I just go to the ER for free.

4/7/2014 9:05 PM

I would like to know how many out of the 7 million have actually made a payment?

4/7/2014 9:03 PM

There was actually a little over 875000 signed up. The media was reporting the numbers that was estimated to be "in process".

4/7/2014 8:23 PM

Saved me over $7000 in medical bills since signing up in Feb.

4/7/2014 7:38 PM

With all of the taxes I'm already paying I just cannot afford to be forced to pay for yet another government program. It's seems I'm not working for me anymore, I'm working for the government.

4/7/2014 7:38 PM

I'd rather pay the fine knowing I can get it when I need it anyway. Why pay in advance? I'm not stupid

4/7/2014 7:25 PM

It's the biggest waste of taxpayer dollars, plus it's too expensive and doesn't cover anything

4/7/2014 6:30 PM

Attempt is a good word for it, Try online than called was on hold for 1 hr 23 minutes , and then they said we had to wait until the 15 th .

4/7/2014 6:23 PM

Can't afford Government forced insurance

4/7/2014 5:40 PM

It continues to amaze how much of our lives are dictated by the gov't. I've always lived by the rule if you want to eat... work... if you want to eat well.. work hard.. and If you want to play be sure you can pay... think about it

4/7/2014 4:11 PM

I started the process in 1/16 and I STILL have no answer from ANYONE about my application. What a sham!

4/7/2014 4:09 PM

I checked the "No, I already had insurance." Had, do you know something I don't know? I am a retiree and have employee insurance benifit. The "BIG" question to me is, Why are the people of this Country being forced to enroll (accept) this insurance and it's not good enough for the government?

4/7/2014 3:00 PM

The whole Affordable Care Act needs to be scrapped!

4/7/2014 2:54 PM

It's a shame that people had to sign up for this farce or face IRS penalties. Hope we get some good government soon!

4/7/2014 2:20 PM

Lost my insurance due to Obama care. Now I am having problems signing up. Thank you Obama

4/7/2014 12:57 PM

That 7 million is a phony number considering 6 million were dropped from there existing health insurance. Another media lie to cover up the worst president in the history of the United States.

4/7/2014 12:36 PM

We're not "eligible" for social beneifits because we "choose to work " even though they're low income jobs, but due to that we're as they called it , Over "margin" to be eligible for social assistance . Our 2 kids wear "hand me downs" from relatives and we cautiously budget the $200 extra every month for necessities like gas and things that come up unexpectedly . My question to the "math wizards" that designed this pgk is where do I get the extra $ 500 a month for a basic family plan ? I read that the government will penalize us at tax time, oh well , as that's no lottery win for them either so... I keep asking myself ...if it's called the "Affordable Care Act" then why isn't it , for families like ours ?? ( I respectfully asked that question at a benefit dinner where i was working , washing dishes, and the reply I got didn't even resemble the question and then walked away from me!

4/7/2014 12:29 PM

Thank God I FINALLY can get health insurance at an affordable price!

4/7/2014 11:44 AM

Your question is once again worded poorly. NO ONE in the government is saying these were all "new" policy subscriptions. Some reports have it that up to 6 Million people also LOST their policies with the onset of ObamaCare. Does that make the net gain only 1.5 Million? NO ONE KNOWS - or is willing to admit yet!

4/7/2014 11:18 AM

It's crappy insurance, I won't be paying the premium. they offer plans that are not supported in my area. How stupid is that.

4/7/2014 11:15 AM

The govermenrt has no telling me that i have to sign up for health insurance.

4/7/2014 11:14 AM

How do you get the numbers up quick? enroll PRISON INMATES. How many of the 7 million are paying for that new insurance? That leaves the working person once again to pay for all the others.

4/7/2014 9:59 AM

The Affordable Care Act is awesome for those that need it! Thank Goodness President Obama cares unlike the Conservative Republicans!

4/7/2014 9:38 AM

One more way they steal yer earnings. #1 It's NOT affordable #2 The lemmings are all following...right over the cliff #3 Owls are coming further south, as less food up north...Same for people #4 Shoulda just made it Health Care for all....no sign up necessary....IDIOT program

4/7/2014 9:21 AM

NO! I will not sign up for it. There is no way that I will participate in this govt power grab. I lost my prior insurance due to this poor law. It was insurance that I liked and could afford. So the LIE of if you like you plan,you can keep your plan burns me. This entire legislation was nothing more than an elaborate web of lies used to deceive the american people. The lies are still ongoing. I will not be satisfied until the whole law is repealed. I'll pay whatever fines they throw at me, but i will not participate in this.

4/7/2014 9:06 AM

I am completely satisfied with my health insurance. I hope the government does not screw it up.

4/7/2014 8:39 AM

Thankfully I have a job that includes health insurance as a benefit (I pay a percentage of the premium and I pay co-pays). Other workers should push for employer provided health - it should be cheaper to get in bulk.

4/7/2014 8:33 AM

I couldn't afford Obama care! I'm not sure how anyone could. Only the lazy democratic party is in favor, hoping someone will pay their way as always. There goes our taxes again!

4/7/2014 8:28 AM

Maybe the President should make electricity more affordable! I have had to go without my prescriptions and eat cheap food because of National Greed Bills. I can not afford anything more because of it.I could use some meds for depression this has caused me ,but with co-pay it will still run around $100 for the doctor and pills.

4/7/2014 7:36 AM

So happy I pay $300+ a month for insurance at work, for a single person, so that I can help subsidize the lazy folks who sit home and suck up all of my tax dollars. NOT!