Skip to comments.Report: Only 5 Iowans Have Signed Up for Obamacare
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."
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Find them and i am sure at least 2 are fake.
More Iowans got tattoos in the last week than signed up for RINOcare.
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.
How many of them are healthy?
“Flyover country” is smart after all.
If you want the world to have access to your most private information, go crate an account on one of these obamaCAIR websites.
It’s because there is no towel service. We demand towel service...
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.
Is one of them Chad? Or are there perhaps a few of Chad's OFA comrades?
thank you Lord Jesus for this massive failure. let them continue to fail as spectacularly.
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.
How many of them are healthy?
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.
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.
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.
Kind of fits, don’t it?
Iowa went for Obama in 2008 and 2012. Where are his supporters?
dumba$$ college idiots in ames and iowa city....
believe me....people in IA are laughing at this kenyan fraud, too...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
I think that was accounts made, not actual plan purchases
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."