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Report: Only 5 Iowans Have Signed Up for Obamacare
The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/10/13 | Daniel Halper

Posted on 10/10/2013 12:20:55 PM PDT by barmag25

A local Iowa affiliate reports that it could confirm only 5 people in that state have signed up for Obamacare:

The "system doesn't seem to be working for most who log-on," says the local reporter. "We tried multiple times on Wednesday to see how long it would take to set up an account to try to shop the rates from the plans. Each time we logged in, within 5 minutes, the system was down." "Also today, the insurance division office in Des Moines told us, 'We cannot say for sure if anyone has successfully signed up through the healthcare.gov website," says a reporter. "Tonight, one of the two exchange providers ... said a total of 5 Iowans have obtained insurance."

(Excerpt) Read more at m.weeklystandard.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohealthcare; iowa; miserablefailure; obamacare
Please post links of other states and the total number of enrollments so we can get a list together for total enrollment.
1 posted on 10/10/2013 12:20:55 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Find them and i am sure at least 2 are fake.


2 posted on 10/10/2013 12:25:00 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: barmag25
Iowa is just the slingshot that gives us 'RAT "Rising Stars" like the Kenyan Boy Wonder. It doesn't mean that they like DemocRATS.

sarc/

3 posted on 10/10/2013 12:25:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The DemocRAT Pahtay! Spending our grandchildren's future, today!)
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To: barmag25

More Iowans got tattoos in the last week than signed up for RINOcare.


4 posted on 10/10/2013 12:27:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

I’d think it would be hard to do “fake” with all of the information they’re gathering. More likely is how many who sign up are getting heavily subsidized or free insurance.


5 posted on 10/10/2013 12:28:16 PM PDT by grania
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To: barmag25

How many of them are healthy?


6 posted on 10/10/2013 12:31:47 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: barmag25

“Flyover country” is smart after all.


7 posted on 10/10/2013 12:32:43 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: barmag25

If you want the world to have access to your most private information, go crate an account on one of these obamaCAIR websites.


8 posted on 10/10/2013 12:34:31 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: barmag25

It’s because there is no towel service. We demand towel service...

http://theiowarepublican.com/2013/being-bruce-braley/


9 posted on 10/10/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Sign at WWII Memorial: NORMANDY WAS CLOSED WHEN WE GOT THERE, TOO.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You might be on to something there. Have some kind of system where you can get a tattoo or your hair done and sign for Obamacare at the same time.


10 posted on 10/10/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
Find them and i am sure at least 2 are fake.

Is one of them Chad? Or are there perhaps a few of Chad's OFA comrades?

11 posted on 10/10/2013 12:36:17 PM PDT by Bob
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To: FRiends

I do not like Obamacare
It has me pulling out my hair
I know of no one anywhere
Who thinks we can survive this scare


There is no one I can compare
To the pRESIDENT, the empty chair.



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12 posted on 10/10/2013 12:36:51 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: barmag25

thank you Lord Jesus for this massive failure. let them continue to fail as spectacularly.


13 posted on 10/10/2013 12:37:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: barmag25

That many?


14 posted on 10/10/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: grania

The only people who are gonna sign up are the ones who are gonna get it either free or subsidized. The prices are too outrageous for everyone else. It will be another huge welfare program with no way to pay for it. The fact that the Democrats thought this would all ‘balance’ out shows how unhinged they really are.


15 posted on 10/10/2013 12:39:18 PM PDT by sheana
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To: barmag25

How many of them are healthy?


16 posted on 10/10/2013 12:40:16 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: barmag25
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Only “hundreds” have been able to sign up for a health care plan at the Obamacare websites. The Wall Street Journal reported:

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


17 posted on 10/10/2013 12:40:48 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: barmag25

The ‘most transparent administration in our history” can’t be hiding the number who have actually enrolled in Obumbles’ “signature achievement, “ could they?
The Romans managed to count all their subjects with parchment and quills back in their day, but we can’t get a count with hundreds of millions of tax-dollars spent on computers, programs and, hilariously, “navigators.”

When the majority of those trying to get this newest freebie are grade school/high school dropouts or illegal aliens who are waiting for the Spanish version (which they won’t be able to read either), it’s a tough clientele to work with.


18 posted on 10/10/2013 12:44:10 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: barmag25
Turns out is was just some smart-alecky Iowa cows using a moo-bile phone.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 12:51:42 PM PDT by twister881
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

I know my sister put some long rant on her FB page on 9/30 about what a great thing 0bamacare was going to be, and how she was going to be able to sign up on 10/1, and could not understand why the GOP was “holding hostage” with the (at the time) threats of government shutdown over the 0bamacare controversy. I wonder if she’s one of the 5? I am so tempted to ask her how it went and how much of a savings she’s going to have in her heatlh care costs now.


20 posted on 10/10/2013 12:52:58 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: jmacusa
"Have some kind of system where you can get a tattoo or your hair done and sign for Obamacare at the same time."


21 posted on 10/10/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("So the minimum plan for obamacare is 100 bucks a month I like you Obama but nigga I'm broke")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Kind of fits, don’t it?


22 posted on 10/10/2013 12:56:24 PM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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To: barmag25

Iowa went for Obama in 2008 and 2012. Where are his supporters?


23 posted on 10/10/2013 1:08:27 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Obama is failing faster than I can lower my expectations.)
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To: Teacher317

dumba$$ college idiots in ames and iowa city....

believe me....people in IA are laughing at this kenyan fraud, too...


24 posted on 10/10/2013 1:13:08 PM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: barmag25

Most are probably hackers and gamers seeing who can get in and make all the way to the end.

Only the best gamers can bust their way through the obstacles to complete the obamacare game.


25 posted on 10/10/2013 1:21:43 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: sheana
The answer, if everyone weren't trying to profit from federal funds, would be what existed up to the 1960s. That's clinics, many connected to the training of doctors and nurses. Those who needed medical care might make an appointment, but it was generic and they couldn't choose their doctor and they knew there'd be waiting time. They took emergencies.

Everybody paid at least some minimal amoounts. For everyone else, it was based on ability to pay. If you didn't want to divulge financial information, you went and paid the full amount. The clinics weren't about the most expensive treatments; they were about adequate care. Don't like it, go to a more expensive doctor.

If that's the solution that comes of this mess, I'm all for it. It's amazing how cautious people were of getting medical care when they had to pay at least part of it.

26 posted on 10/10/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by grania
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To: barmag25; All

We need to make sure that the 5 reported people are actually not deceased or pet rocks or data that was being used to test system.


27 posted on 10/10/2013 1:40:56 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: barmag25

I don’t have a link at the moment but Washington State was at about 10,500 a couple of days ago.

What I don’t understand about these states with only a handful of enrollments — partly due to website problems — is: Do they not have paper enrollment forms? Or are they not counting them? In fact, I applied with a paper form. In my case it was not because of website problems but because I had already filled out the form before the website opened.


28 posted on 10/10/2013 1:43:18 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

It’s pretty unlikely many are fake at the completed enrollment stage because they are using Experian or Equifax (I forget which) to verify identities. Of course, a small number could get through but not 40%.


29 posted on 10/10/2013 1:47:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: steve86

I think that was accounts made, not actual plan purchases


30 posted on 10/10/2013 1:56:11 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25
No, it wasn't just accounts created, although most are completed enrollments but not yet paid (most people, of course, will wait until December to make the first payment). And there are a lot of Expanded Medicaid signups in that but over 10,000 that aren't. Tuesday article:

Washington state said 9,452 people have fully enrolled in coverage set to begin Jan. 1. Most of them, about 8,500, are going to be covered by Medicaid, the government insurance program for low-income people, with the remaining 916 covered by health plans sold by private insurers through the online state marketplace.

Another 10,000 people have completed applications for coverage from private health insurers through the exchange but have not yet paid for it. Exchange officials said they believe that many, if not all, of those people are waiting until December to make their initial premium payments, as Dec. 15 is the deadline for payment receipt for coverage to begin Jan. 1.

"The number of applications we've received is a strong start to our six-month open enrollment period," said Richard Onizuka, CEO for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange. "While we've seen a high level of initial interest, we know that individuals will continue to shop and wait to purchase a health plan until much closer to the effective start of coverage on Jan. 1, 2014."


31 posted on 10/10/2013 2:03:07 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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