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2,393 Marylanders buy health insurance on state exchange
The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 18, 2013 | By Meredith Cohn

Posted on 10/19/2013 5:53:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Almost 2,400 Marylanders have bought insurance in the first 17 days that the state's new health care exchange has been open, according to new data released by the Maryland Health Connection.

Almost 34,900 have created accounts – a sticking point for many users.

The state also reported more than 23,100 have been told if they will receive subsidies to buy insurance.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: exchanges; failure; maryland; obamacare; obamacrerollout; rinocare
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To: bert

The government is full of psychopathic liars...especially those who make-up their “statistics”. I doubt if the real numbers are one tenth what they report. I’ll try to be positive: Maybe this time they aren’t lieing. Maybe today the sun will rise in the west. Maybe I’ll see a unicorn crapping flowers. Maybe...

21 posted on 10/19/2013 6:48:33 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bert

Not neccessarily. AARP is in it for AARP.

Self perpetuation is their only concern. They choose not what’s best for their memebers but what’s best for themselves. If that happens to be a half a$$ed supplier that greases them the best then that’s who they’ll recommend.

22 posted on 10/19/2013 6:51:14 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: hal ogen

Pasting from my own post elsewhere:

Sally Satchelbottom (not her real name) works as a data analyst and compiler in a cubicle at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. She is a product of a full 17 years of our self-esteem ‘educational’ system, graduated with a degree in economics from State U where her professors revered Marx and thought Keynes was a right-winger. She couldn’t wait to get to the DC area and go to work (?) for Uncle Sam where she could ‘make a difference.’ She pays $2,000+/month for a 1,000 sq ft flat in a drab concrete high-rise built in the 60s. She regards any place west of Hagerstown MD and south of Richmond VA as Terra Incognita full of rednecks wearing criss-cross cartridge belts, armed to the teeth, listening to David Allen Coe, driving their pickup trucks to the cleaners to drop off their Klan robes after the weekly cross burning rally. Data she sees at work tells her these people have a wide variety of occupations but she believes it’s all a front for a secret highly organized militia movement.

Sally proudly drives a Prius with its COEXIST bumper sticker. She isn’t a lesbian (despite the few romantic advances that have come exclusively from hard-looking females) but has strongly considered adding a rainbow triangle sticker to show her solidarity with the gay movement. Sally didn’t date much in school (she’s pleasantly plump) so a photo of her nephews (who live in Indiana, Ohio or one of those other flyover states) in a school-project yarn frame hangs from her rearview mirror along with her Federal ID security badge which keeps those icky citizens out of the halls of government by the people, for the people and of the people. Security and all that, plus they might see what they’re getting in return for their taxes.

Sally is proud of the DC Metro and thinks that green public transport should be implemented everywhere especially in places she’s never been like Texas and Montana, which she hears are lawless, rebellious places that allow something called ‘freedom.’ But the Metro station is very crowded and noisy so she chooses to drive to work where she can sing along to Tori Amos, gridlocked on the Beltway along with thousands of kindred spirits who are committed to reducing emissions at all Iowa. She sees the empty HOV lane and swells with pride at 20% of the freeway lanes going unused. She shares a thumbs-up with a 400-lb man kissing his knees in a Smart car. Sally has contemplated stopping to get coffee and a bagel but the new staff don’t speak English at the place she used to visit and she can’t read the signs in Spanish and that scribbly Arabic. Still, she believes that diversity is strength and that America would be better off if our borders were thrown open. Needless to say, Sally voted for Obama. She’s contributed $100 to his campaign but hasn’t yet received her ‘O 2012’ reelection sticker but plans to get one from the pile on her coworker’s desk today. Finally, Sally reaches the office. She swipes her badge, sits at her desk and begins compiling Labor Statistics.

Now...what are the chances that Sally, her colleagues, and her like-minded bosses (appointed or elected) will produce numbers favorable to the Obama administration, no matter what manipulations of raw data and formulae are required? Why is government trusted for one single second to evaluate its own performance? It’s akin to giving an NFL head coach the scoreboard controls and telling him to ‘keep it close.’ Madness.

23 posted on 10/19/2013 7:11:35 AM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: duckman

“Would bet a majority of those 2400 are either pre-existing conditions.”

Illinois citizens on the CHIP program have until mid December to sign up, because the program will be cancelled January 1.

24 posted on 10/19/2013 8:12:14 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I question the use of the word ‘bought’. I’d wager that most of those folks ended up in the expanded Medicaid program. No purchase required.

25 posted on 10/19/2013 10:26:02 AM PDT by pluvmantelo (The issue isn't the issue-power is the issue.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

So, did these people register to vote as Democrats while enrolling.

Oh, wait, this is Maryland, so they already are Democrats . . .

Maryland “Freak State” PING!

26 posted on 10/19/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Major brain damage at UMES, but no property damage!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
How could that be since the system is down. H. L. Menken throwing up in his grave. Maybe old news, however, from the article:
"Maryland now has an estimated 800,000 uninsured residents, about 14 percent of the state’s 5.8 million residents. The state estimates about half of Maryland’s uninsured will have insurance by 2020."
Whay did the Maryland system cost to setup and run?
27 posted on 10/20/2013 4:42:06 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (01-21-13, Obama declares war on The Constitution of the United States)
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