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Less Than 1% of Visitors to Connecticut Healthcare Exchange Signed Up, Will Media Care?
newsbusters ^ | 10/2/2013 | By Noel Sheppard

Posted on 10/02/2013 11:48:26 AM PDT by tobyhill

As the Obama-loving media echo White House talking points that opening day "glitches" at online healthcare exchanges crashed Tuesday due to a flood of interested Americans clamoring for insurance, they might consider what happened in Connecticut.

According to Congressman Jim Himes (D-Conn.), out of the 28,000 visitors to his state's exchange Tuesday, only 167 actually signed up

For those that can do math, that means 0.6 percent of visitors actually applied for insurance.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: aca; democrats; exchanges; fail; obamacare; obamascare; obamascarereport

1 posted on 10/02/2013 11:48:26 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Any data from other states? Looks like people just aren’t interested in ‘free’ insurance.


2 posted on 10/02/2013 11:51:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tobyhill

Daniel Greenfield called the media “Obama’s Praetorian Guard”. That’s the best description. They think they are the kingmakers.


3 posted on 10/02/2013 11:54:01 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tobyhill
Will Media care?

The "news" media have only been reporting "good" news for the Zero King and "bad" news for Repubs since Zero started his run for President. They're not about to quit now.

Any bad news on ZeroCare will not reach the LIV.

4 posted on 10/02/2013 11:54:08 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: tobyhill

I’ll bet that they solve the login problems, but still have massive bugs in the system that screw things up royally.

It was thrown together in too short a time. The programmers did not have time to do a good job and to test. Also, they probably didn’t have time to program controls and security.


5 posted on 10/02/2013 11:55:14 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: who knows what evil?

Just for fun, I’ve tried off and on since yesterday to get to the screen for Pennsylvania. Just keeps telling me to wait. I don’t know if it’s the same for other states. If it is, I don’t know how anyone could view options, let alone sign up.


6 posted on 10/02/2013 11:56:04 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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Where are the Anonymous and other hackers when they are really needed? This is the absolute of corporatism and statist govt. of all time, ripe for the attack.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 12:01:28 PM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: who knows what evil?

CT they are rich or on welfare. What happens to the people on welfare do they have to sign up?


8 posted on 10/02/2013 12:02:14 PM PDT by angcat
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To: who knows what evil?

The exchanges opened yesterday, they were overwhelmed by the curious to the point of being a Denial of Service attack on them. Some of it deliberate.

Today the news is most of those people did not buy insurance. Maybe they are going to wait for the remaining 2 months and 30 days?

I ask myself, what is wrong with people anymore.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 12:07:16 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: tobyhill

” only 167 actually signed up”

And you can be pretty sure 166 of them were...

a) very ill with pre-existing conditions needing expensive care.

b) claiming such a low income that the coverage would be nearly free.

c) one of them signed up by mistake.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: tobyhill
Best kept secret of Obamacare —

YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT!!!

This single fact (aside from the fact there are no Doctors to see) is why it will fail.

Obamabots don't pay for things; they are recipients of the largess of the Federal Government, not participants.

For three years, everyone has been talking like it was free and you would only get fined if you didn't get insurance. They talk about “signing up” for Obamacare. Wrong term. Better “apply”, “fill out application” and - send in a check. Everyone thought it was free health care - whoops!

11 posted on 10/02/2013 12:31:50 PM PDT by dan on the right
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To: tobyhill

Only 167 can sign their names properly. Remember, this is Connecticut.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 1:18:01 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: tobyhill

Can one register fictional people? I’m not suggesting one do so, At least not from your home computer...


13 posted on 10/02/2013 1:34:15 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

If you’re on FR, you’re dead meat to the Baraqqis already.
Go have some fun!


14 posted on 10/02/2013 1:36:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: PGR88

I read the “terms and conditions” of the website.

It records IP Addresses, uses persistent cookies, and every other tracking method possible on the internet. Very bad news.

It also requires an email address. So I guess people who don’t have one can’t get ObamaCare.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 3:32:23 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: fatnotlazy

You have to sign up first...then they show you your options. I don’t want to give them all that info through an internet unsecured connection...to find out they don’t have what I need.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 3:47:46 PM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: tobyhill

FWIW, I went to site 3 or 4 separate times to select plan information and print out documents so I can compare plans and options. It would be a couple of weeks or more before I selected something -I have until end of year at least.


17 posted on 10/02/2013 3:56:35 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: EBH
I never got to the signup page. The first screen asked for my state. I selected it. Then I was taken to a page that told me to wait.
18 posted on 10/02/2013 4:12:51 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: blueunicorn6

———“Obama’s Praetorian Guard”-——

Think Caligula........ Little Boot, Caeser, tyrant

The praetorians visited him in his home and slew him

They scoured around and found Claudius and robed him in purple. He, the stammering clown, the scholar, turned out to be one of the best ever.

Obama should be fearing such an event


19 posted on 10/02/2013 4:29:26 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert

You just reminded me. I have the whole series, I Claudius, on tape. Should drag it out and play it again.

Politics were brutal back then.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 5:17:22 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: dan on the right; All

Does anyone know if those who signed up had to pay anything?

The result of obamacare:

Higher unemployment
Higher premiums
Higher co-pays
Higher deductibles
Higher healthcare costs
Less Doctors


21 posted on 10/02/2013 6:23:39 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Jewbacca
So I guess people who don’t have one can’t get ObamaCare.

Perhaps you missed this:

The helpline, 800-318-2596, is available 24/7 and can provide assistance in 150 languages.

Also they can visit an SEIU "navigator" in person and sign up.

22 posted on 10/02/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: Jewbacca

So you have to have a computer, or at least access to one, to sign up for “free health care”, but heaven forbid you should have to have an ID to vote.

I am waiting for the sheeple to start complaining about the fact that their free health care isn’t really free. IIRC, on Tuesday, some woman on FOX News said that the penalty for not obtaining insurance increases from $95 per year to $695 per year, PER adult. Oh, that is to opt out - you still have no health insurance.


23 posted on 10/03/2013 6:28:10 AM PDT by illinifan (The Left doesn't want you to be upwardly mobile. They want you to be angry and disaffected)
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To: nascarnation

I did miss it.

And they offer you a free Obamaphone, too, I understand.


24 posted on 10/03/2013 7:23:56 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: tobyhill

Okay now we will try the landline # 1-800-318-2596 listed above or 1-800-318-2596 = 1-800-FAU-CKYO.


25 posted on 10/03/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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