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Are You More Likely To See Mars, Than ObamaCare?

In what some have pronounced the worst-ever launch of a government program, it seems more people have signed up for a one-way trip to Mars, than have been able to enroll in ObamaCare through the Healthcare.gov interface.

A startup venture recruiting people for a one-way, 43 million mile trip to live on Mars has generated more signatures than all the Obamacare health insurance plans combined.

Nationally and on a state-by-state basis, the ObamaCare effort has met with failure and much mocking - even in what are considered to be Blue, or Obama-friendly states. And who knows? If the zero gravity of outer-space provides any benefits for one's health, moving to Mars may in fact actually be the better choice when compared to ObamaCare.

Twitter erupted Thursday with jokes about a launch of a different kind, the Mars One colony project that has attracted 202,586 applications from people eager to depart  Earth for the red planet at the first opportunity.

And in the blue corner sits Obamacare, the much-ballyhooed health-care-for-all project whose official numbers are a closely guarded state secret. But unofficial numbers from firms that track the data independently suggest that the nationwide total is somewhere south of the Mars colony's successes.


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