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Obamacare falls 38 million short
Flopping Aces ^ | 04-01-14 | DrJohn

Posted on 04/01/2014 4:00:16 PM PDT by Starman417

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The fall offensive has begun. It is now claimed McObamacare has now served 7 million!

More than seven million people enrolled in ObamaCare by the March 31 deadline, topping the White House's initial goal, the administration said Monday.

Press secretary Jay Carney opened his daily briefing on Tuesday by saying the enrollment figure was 7,041,000.

“Today we can say definitively, that at midnight last night, it's fair to say we surpassed everyone's expectations, at least everyone in this room,” Carney said.

More people could be added to that number, since the administration is allowing consumers who were unable to complete their applications to continue the process beyond Monday. The total also does not include data from the last day of enrollment for states who run their own exchanges. It's not clear how many people have paid their first premium under the healthcare exchanges, though Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, quoting insurance industry officials, said 80 to 90 percent of enrollees had done so.

But have the newly insured done so? A heretofore unknown study says otherwise:

But while he took great pains to enphasize that the number would grow – saying 'we're still waiting on data from state exchanges' – he dodged tough questions about other statistics that reporters thought he should have had at the ready. Those numbers included how many Americans have paid for their insurance policies, and are actually insured. Also, he had no answer to the thorny question of how few signups represented people who had no insurance before the Affordable Care Act took effect. Numbers from one study, a RAND Corporation effort that has been kept under wraps, suggests that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7 million – paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

Most of the sign-ups are those who already did have coverage and few of the new sign-ups were previously uninsured:

Aside from the issue of the numbers' likely decrease when non-paying enrollments are taken into account, administration officials have been coy about a RAND Corporation study that shows relatively few Obamacare enrollees were previously uninsured. 'What I can tell you is that we expect there to be a good mix of people who were previously uninsured who now have insurance,' White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday. 'Certainly, there’s a significant number who now have qualified for Medicaid in those states that expanded Medicaid who will have insurance who didn’t have it before.' But the Affordable Care Act carried with it the promise of covering 'every American,' and it appears to have fallen tremendously short. The RAND study, which has not been published – only the Los Angeles Times has seen it – found that just 23 per cent of new enrollees had no insurance before signing up. And of those newly insured Americans, just 53 per cent have paid their first month's premiums. If those numbers hold, the actual net gain of paid policies among Americans who lacked medical insurance in the pre-Obamacare days would be just 858,298.

I just watched Obama take a victory lap and dun Republicans in the process:

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: democratcare; donkeycare; jackasscare; obama; obamacare

1 posted on 04/01/2014 4:00:16 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Since it will not be challenged by the media, it might as well be true. The president should have claimed 11 million sign ups.


2 posted on 04/01/2014 4:02:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Starman417

The way to know how many have insurance is: how many new insurance cards with member and group IDs on them. Somebody is printing and mailing these cards. Axe them how many.

Also axe them how many cancellations.


3 posted on 04/01/2014 4:04:39 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: nickcarraway

He could have claimed 11ty trillion and the lapdog media would have gone along with it.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 4:08:01 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Starman417

To hell with the chief........


5 posted on 04/01/2014 4:08:24 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: All
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An alert Obama official looks for enrollees who've paid for insurance, who are actually insured, for millenials duped into
paying for other people's h/care and for the "underserved"....
who had no insurance before ACA took effect (sob).

6 posted on 04/01/2014 4:11:07 PM PDT by Liz
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To: All
Democrats are congratulating themselves on passing O/Care. They think O/Care is wonderful...

They been promised a piece of the action....there's billions to be made (plus they're plugging unsuspecting enrollees into Democrat voter rolls). The wire-transfers are going 24/7. Once those tax dollars are in the hands of the Dummycrat criminal hordes, the billions are untraceable.

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ACA SEC. 4002. PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND.

(a) PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this section to establish a Prevention and Public Health Fund (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Fund’’), to be administered through the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary, to provide for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs to improve health and help restrain the rate of growth in private and public sector health care costs.

(b) FUNDING.—There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, and appropriated, to the Fund, out of any monies in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated—

(1) for fiscal year 2010, $500,000,000;
(2) for fiscal year 2011, $750,000,000;
(3) for fiscal year 2012, $1,000,000,000;
(4) for fiscal year 2013, $1,250,000,000;
(5) for fiscal year 2014, $1,500,000,000; and
(6) for fiscal year 2015, and each fiscal year thereafter, $2,000,000,000.

(c) USE OF FUND.—The Secretary shall transfer amounts in the Fund to accounts within the Department of Health and Human Services to increase funding, over the fiscal year 2008 level, for programs authorized by the Public Health Service Act, for prevention, wellness, and public health activities including prevention research and health screenings, such as the Community Transformation grant program, the Education and Outreach Campaign for Preventive Benefits, and immunization programs.

(d) TRANSFER AUTHORITY.—The Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Appropriations of the House may provide for the transfer of funds in the Fund to eligible activities under this section, subject to subsection (c).

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....the reasons for all those O/Care delays, fixits, exemptions, waivers, extensions, etc, are becoming crystal clear.

7 posted on 04/01/2014 4:16:28 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Starman417
The California help lines were closed yesterday in observance of Caesar Chavez Day.

Lettuce growers were deeply saddened.

8 posted on 04/01/2014 4:19:18 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Starman417
Shannon's ObamaCare Story
9 posted on 04/01/2014 4:19:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Its hilarious seeing the media kiss Obama’s ass like this is such a great accomplishment. I want to see, out of those 7 million supposed sign ups, how many of those people had already gotten their plans canceled and were FORCED to sign up for Obamacare..let’s see you have 6+ million who lost their plans, I can see why Obama made sure people lost their plans, that way they were stuck with Commiecare


10 posted on 04/01/2014 4:25:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Starman417

Effing liars.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 4:26:17 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Starman417

It’s like the Houston Astros celebrating getting to 50 wins.


12 posted on 04/01/2014 4:26:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Starman417

Paying with 3 dollar bills!


13 posted on 04/01/2014 4:37:46 PM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: Starman417; All

And let’s not overlook the required constitutional healthcare amendment that was never proposed.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 4:46:43 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: nickcarraway
May as well have. This orgy of self-congratulation was programmed in advance, regardless of the actual numbers. Rather transparent, I'd say.
15 posted on 04/01/2014 4:49:46 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Starman417
It is now claimed McObamacare has now served 7 million!

Ninty-nine and 44/100% BS LIES by the currupt regime and it's booklicker lackies.

16 posted on 04/01/2014 5:41:32 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Starman417
It is now claimed McObamacare has now served 7 million!

Ninty-nine and 44/100% BS LIES by the currupt regime and it's booklicker lackies.

17 posted on 04/01/2014 5:41:32 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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you have to sign to know how much it cost. How many signed and don’t buy?


18 posted on 04/01/2014 6:20:56 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: Liz

Wow.


19 posted on 04/01/2014 7:51:04 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Starman417
Obamacare falls 38 million short...exactly - the entire rationalization for this scam was to provide coverage for the 15% - 45 million - Americans who didn't have insurance (the fact that half of them could have had coverage if they wanted but hadn't bothered to pursue the issue didn't seem to matter) - to crow about seven million - really two million after you deduct those who were previously insured - is desperation....
20 posted on 04/01/2014 9:21:42 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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“”Today we can say definitively, that at midnight last night, it’s fair to say we surpassed everyone’s expectations, at least everyone in this room,” Carney said.”

Just as the Soviets always surpassed their production goals in their 5 year plans.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 12:30:06 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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