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Colorado health insurance exchange releases metrics from opening week
KDVR,com ^ | October 14, 2013

Posted on 10/14/2013 4:00:06 PM PDT by don-o

DENVER — Despite some technical problems, thousands of Coloradans signed up for accounts with the new state health insurance marketplace website during its first week, according to metrics released Monday.

Connect for Health Colorado, the marketplace associated with the federal Affordable Care Act, saw 162,941 unique visitors during the period between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7, operators reported. Of those, 18,174 people created accounts.

But only 226 of them actually bought health care plans, covering 305 people in total.

(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; colorado; exchanges; obamacare; obamacarerollout; usefulidiots
Lemme see - 50 in Wisconsin - 226 in Colo. WOW!
1 posted on 10/14/2013 4:00:06 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Cool!!! Should help force others to release real numbers!!!


2 posted on 10/14/2013 4:02:40 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: don-o

Pathetic.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 4:02:41 PM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: don-o
These exchanges will have people sign up. For some it is the only way to get health care thanks to obamacare..... I would be willing to bet a lot of those signing up already had insurance and thanks to obamacare their employer or insurance carrier forced them into the exchanges.
The real matrix will be how many uninsured people actually sign up.
4 posted on 10/14/2013 4:05:47 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: martinidon

A large number of uninsured with preexisting conditions will, even at the high prices.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 4:09:32 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: don-o

Amazingly, the CO health insurance exchange cost taxpayers between $100 and $200 million. So far, that’s about $660,000 per person signed up—and that doesn’t include operating costs.

Most people don’t know it. But the CO exchange is supposed to pay its own operating costs by surcharging the policies purchased through the exchange. I think they get two years while the feds are paying operating cost and after that, they are on their own.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 4:10:34 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: don-o
Connect for Health Colorado also reported 97.25 percent “uptime” of the website, and an average wait time of five minutes, 44 seconds for residents who called the marketplace phone line.

This is an even more devastating indictment of Obamacare. Even if the computer glitches are fixed and the wait time small for those calling in, the number of those enrolling is pitifully small.

7 posted on 10/14/2013 4:11:26 PM PDT by kabar
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To: martinidon

Actually you can go directly to the insurance companies and purchase the same policies. You just would not be eligible for the subsidies on the front end.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 4:11:27 PM PDT by BubbaBobTX ("The problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money." Margaret Thatcher)
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To: don-o

Awesome!!!! Obamacare is a blazing success after all!!!

Oh, wait....


9 posted on 10/14/2013 4:11:37 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ModelBreaker

Republican’s fault.


10 posted on 10/14/2013 4:13:47 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: don-o

I’ve been tracking Obamacare enrollments pretty closely. I know that the 6-month goal for enrollments is 7,000,000.

I have been assuming that this was 7,000,000 policies. I’m now thinking this should be 7,000,000 people.

Does anyone know for sure?


11 posted on 10/14/2013 4:18:35 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (e)
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To: martinidon

The people who will be forced to sign up were healthy, moderate income people who avoided health insurance previously. The poor always had health options, as did the rich. This is as per the Forbes article posted nearby. It is a classic ‘share the wealth’ program to designed to have those without health care subsidize those with low income who need health care. Of course, as with everything designed by the government, there will still be a massive shortfall.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 4:19:00 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: don-o

$21M / 305 insured = ~ $69,000 per insured person.....

Bet they’d take the ad cash over the O’care coverage!


13 posted on 10/14/2013 4:22:09 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: don-o

If we can make a difference in the life of just one child...
Then it will be all worth the cost.(major /S)


14 posted on 10/14/2013 4:22:57 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: don-o

The devastating number I see is that 18,174 people out of 162,941 unique visitors created accounts. That’s 11%. The other 89% gave up or said no way.

226 / 162,941 is 0.1%.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 4:24:55 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Texas Fossil
Let us not forget that there is a HUGE “pent up demand” for health insurance, among those with Preexisting conditions.

Obamacare wiped out, eliminated ALL of the High Risk Pools which used to be available in nearly every State. Those people have had NO options for months now.

16 posted on 10/14/2013 4:27:54 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: don-o

an actuarial nightmare —


17 posted on 10/14/2013 4:31:55 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Bulwinkle
pathetic

It would be fun to know how many of those who signed up actually have to pay for their insurance.

18 posted on 10/14/2013 4:33:24 PM PDT by grania
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To: don-o
Lemme see - 50 in Wisconsin - 226 in Colo. WOW!

No sweat. At that rate we'll all be signed up no later that early January 3146.

19 posted on 10/14/2013 4:39:22 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: AlmaKing
The devastating number I see is that 18,174 people out of 162,941 unique visitors created accounts. That’s 11%. The other 89% gave up or said no way.

Heck, I'm one of the "unique visitors" to the website...even though I (thankfully) am already covered by my employer and have no need to use Obamacare, I was curious how much it would cost.

The least expensive Bronze plan would have me paying around double what I currently pay, with far less benefits.

20 posted on 10/14/2013 4:39:39 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: don-o

“Despite some technical problems,...”???

ROTFLMAO!!

That rates right up there with, “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”


21 posted on 10/14/2013 4:46:18 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: BubbaBobTX
Actually you can go directly to the insurance companies and purchase the same policies. You just would not be eligible for the subsidies on the front end.

In my state the exchange policies can not be purchased directly from the insurance companies. The insurance cos do list both the exchange and non-exchange policies on their websites, but it says in bold letters "CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED THROUGH WASHINGTON STATE HEALTH EXCHANGE next to the exchange policies.

The non-exchange policies are similar but not identical (deductibles, OoP, etc.)

22 posted on 10/14/2013 4:52:02 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: don-o

226 in CO, 50 in WI, 5 in KS, and ZERO in IA.

Now that’s a success!/s


23 posted on 10/14/2013 4:52:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: don-o

<<. But only 226 of them actually bought health care plans. >>

Payments are Dec 15th. Those are the actual “sales”.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 5:11:29 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good point.

I wonder if among the 15,000 new IRS attorneys and accountants for Obamacare, they have “repo guys”.

“You didn’t pay for that gall bladder removal, we’re putting it back in...”


25 posted on 10/14/2013 5:21:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: don-o

Uh, 305 people in one week in not even close to thousands, Patty. Still, with 20 weeks left for enrollment (assuming that blistering pace doesn’t fall off), 6,000 more people can enroll. And all for only $21,000,000 in advertising. Still, that IS thousands. But does that mean 600,000 additional people will have created accounts but DIDN’T enroll as well? And how many of the 6,000 are getting “free” taxpayer funded insurance and how many of those 6,000 are healthy?

And what about the hundreds of thousands who will lose their insurance because it is now illegal, or the hundreds of thousands who will lose their doctors, or the hundreds of thousands who will be cut back to 29 hour weeks, or the hundreds of thousands who will have their premiums double or triplet? Is that a fair trade for 6,000 people to get free insurance? I guess it probably is if you’re a Democrat.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 5:38:17 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: don-o

You can bet that those 226 all got taxpayer subsidies to pay the entire premium for the plans they “purchased”.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Constitution is obsolete only if you see Mein Kampf or the Communist Manifesto as a replacement.)
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To: AlmaKing

How many of the people who created accounts will have their IDs stolen from them? Giving personal info to an ObamaCare website makes about as much sense as giving a Nigerian emailer your bank account info.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 5:46:56 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What income level gets you to that point?

I thought there was a minimum payment of 4% of income.


29 posted on 10/14/2013 5:49:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Frequently wrong but rarely in doubt....)
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To: steve86
I live in Florida and have bcbs. I logged onto my account and as expected I am losing my current coverage which is 422 a month.So I did some shopping on their website. I am not getting a subsidy. I found a plan I thought was pretty close to what I have but on bcbs site it says it will be about 300 dollars more a month from what I am currently paying, that is around 725.00 a month. Sometime later I went on to the healthcare.gov site and found that same plan without subsidy is about what I am paying for my present policy, it is 437 a month. So I called bcbs directly and asked if I can sign up without using the govt site and he said yes. He proceeded to quote me the price of 725 a month and I asked why I am not getting the same price I saw on the govt site, he said they should be the same. He had to put me on hold twice for long times why they tried to figure it out. He told me he would have to call me back because no one could answer that question, and he thanked me for bringing it to their attention. We both agreed they need to delay this mess because everyone is confused and have no answers.
30 posted on 10/14/2013 6:20:14 PM PDT by lilypad
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To: lilypad

OK, thanks for the info, good luck.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 6:26:20 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: don-o

No wonder obama looks likes he’s about to lose his mind.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 8:32:23 PM PDT by matt1234 (obamacare: the "New Coke" of the 21st Century)
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