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Obamacare Early Enrollment Numbers Very Small, Documents Show (Six on first day)
CBS News ^ | Thursday, October 31, 2013 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 10/31/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT by kristinn

For 31 days now, the Obama administration has been telling us that Americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance website, despite all its problems.

But no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason: CBS News has learned the number is very small.

Early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice-a-day "war room" meetings convened within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the website failed on Oct. 1. They were turned over in response to a document request from the House Oversight Committee.

The website launched on a Tuesday. Publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. But at a meeting Wednesday morning, the war room notes say "six enrollments have occurred so far."

They were with BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina and Kansas City, CareSource and Healthcare Service Corporation.

By Wednesday afternoon, enrollments were up to "approximately 100." By the end of Wednesday, the notes reflect "248 enrollments" nationwide.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: failure; obamacare; rinocare; socialism
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1 posted on 10/31/2013 3:59:40 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Sharyl may need to commute to work in an armored car.


2 posted on 10/31/2013 4:00:42 PM PDT by relictele ("An elective despotism was not the government we fought for..." - James Madison)
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To: kristinn

THAT is a shock. I knew it would be small, but that is a colossal failure for Obama.


3 posted on 10/31/2013 4:01:07 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kristinn
Dr. O. Bama Kaire

Free Vasectomies During Happy Hour!

Happy Halloween, Freepers!

4 posted on 10/31/2013 4:03:27 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

If republicans had forced Obama to adhere to the law by being a unified voice he would not have been able to delay the employer mandate illegally and Obamacare would be dead right now. People who get their insurance through there employer actually think that their employers will continue to maintain the costs of insurance rather than hand those costs off to the American taxpayer. Rude awakening coming for a lot of morons.


5 posted on 10/31/2013 4:04:52 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: kristinn
"six enrollments have occurred so far."

A.k.a.: MSNBC's total audience.
6 posted on 10/31/2013 4:06:59 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: kristinn
Massive Fail!
7 posted on 10/31/2013 4:07:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kristinn

Those numbers are incredible. Gee, it seems we’ve been lied to. LOL


8 posted on 10/31/2013 4:07:51 PM PDT by Gator113 ( Cruz, Palin and Lee speak for me, most everyone else is just noise.)
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To: PghBaldy

No wonder the heavy handed thugs are pressuring insurance officials to keep quiet.


9 posted on 10/31/2013 4:07:57 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: kristinn

SIX???????????????????????????? Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.


10 posted on 10/31/2013 4:08:00 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: kristinn; All

6 enrollments through Obamacare on day 1, but 1000s probably lost their health insurance on the same day notified that their insurance “Did not meet the requirements of the AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT”


11 posted on 10/31/2013 4:10:35 PM PDT by sr4402
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12 posted on 10/31/2013 4:11:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: wardaddy

Happy Halloween, you guys.


13 posted on 10/31/2013 4:14:38 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kristinn

UnAffordable Hijack Action


14 posted on 10/31/2013 4:25:42 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: kristinn

These numbers must be available to democrat leadership. Heads must be exploding...


15 posted on 10/31/2013 4:26:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn

16 posted on 10/31/2013 4:27:45 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: kristinn

Bookmark


17 posted on 10/31/2013 4:27:56 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
Heads must be exploding...

Well, they are rolling, according to Rahm.

18 posted on 10/31/2013 4:37:17 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: kristinn

"So, uh, what're we lookin' at?"
"That's the new HealthCare.gov website, Mr. President"
"Uh, yeah. I knew that! '404' that's not many people signed up yet!"
"Actually, sir, that's an error message"
"Right. I knew that!"


19 posted on 10/31/2013 4:42:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: PghBaldy

Wow, THIS from CBS!!!


20 posted on 10/31/2013 4:45:03 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: kristinn

Nobody wants Obamacare. They hate it and the more they know the more they hate and resent their stolen freedom.


21 posted on 10/31/2013 4:45:22 PM PDT by dforest
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To: kristinn

And how many of them were Medicaid enrollments?

If 9 out of 10 end up being “takers”, the system will collapse on itself.

Boo-yah!


22 posted on 10/31/2013 4:48:43 PM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: kristinn

Sharyl must be the only decent journalist left at CBS. Between this and Bengazi, I’m surprised she hasn’t been fired yet.


23 posted on 10/31/2013 4:52:46 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: relictele
Sharyl may need to commute to work in an armored car.

If not, I STRONGLY suggest she have her housekeeper or nanny start her car in the morning.

24 posted on 10/31/2013 4:57:40 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Sarah Palin - Last Man Standing (Ironic, ain't it?))
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To: kristinn

Wait till they find out that the first $6,000 in medical care is on them and then they have to pay 50% of the rest.


25 posted on 10/31/2013 5:02:14 PM PDT by zeebee (There are no coincidences.)
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To: kristinn

It is time to for the public to insist on what the health care plans look like for Obama, Pelosi, Clinton and the rest of the rats. Hammer, hammer, hammer!


26 posted on 10/31/2013 5:04:54 PM PDT by jetson
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To: kristinn

I wish, wish, wish someone would ask Mr. Obama “Will you commit to firing Ms. Sebelius if the website is not functional on Dec 1st, if you care so very much like you say you do?”

Not that it would make any difference in the world, but it would be fun to watch.


27 posted on 10/31/2013 5:05:37 PM PDT by ToastedHead
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To: Stingray

It won’t collapse on itself.

It’ll collapse on US.

Augh.


28 posted on 10/31/2013 5:07:16 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: kristinn

Government Health Insurance Program (GHIP) isn’t going too well eh? lol


29 posted on 10/31/2013 5:08:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: kristinn

Only one more to go!

30 posted on 10/31/2013 5:10:40 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: dforest

“Nobody wants Obamacare. They hate it and the more they know the more they hate and resent their stolen freedom.”

the problem is that some people, like the ones who had their insurance cancelled, will be forced to enroll to even be covered.


31 posted on 10/31/2013 5:18:32 PM PDT by willywill
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To: kristinn
Six the first day ... and I wonder how many of them have quit by now, after realizing how bad it is.

Or is Obamacare a roach motel kind of thing?

32 posted on 10/31/2013 5:31:15 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: willywill
The REAL joke is that there will probably be more people without health coverage AFTER 0bamacare than there was BEFORE 0bamacare, so what was the point other than to grow the government octopus and make them hold Americans' freedom hostage in exchange for their health care?

Next comes Amnesty and 15 million new Democrat voters insured under 0bamacare. Then it's on to 'mandatory obesity correction programs', 'mandatory smokers' cessation programs', then 'Tea Party mindset is a mental disease', blah blah blah ..

I can hear it now.. "Hey lady I pay for your health care so put that cigarette out NOW" as he punches her in the face. "Hey fatty, put that burger down NOW", etc..

The danger of 0bamacare is that it MAKES EVERYONE'S LIFESTYLE CHOICES EVERYONE ELSE'S BUSINESS which is about as UNamerican as can be.

33 posted on 10/31/2013 5:32:04 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kristinn

And how many will be victims of identity theft?


34 posted on 10/31/2013 5:48:45 PM PDT by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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To: kristinn

So in the first week, more people died of old age then were able to sign up for healthcare. The long term trend does not look good.


35 posted on 10/31/2013 5:54:00 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: PghBaldy

The state exchanges are equally horrible. IIRC, CT gleefully claimed less than 200 signed up after a week. I suspect that was accounts created, not policies purchased as you don’t need a account to view prices in CT.


36 posted on 10/31/2013 7:04:32 PM PDT by matt04
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To: kristinn; Nachum

Ping!


37 posted on 10/31/2013 7:07:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: kristinn

At that rate it’ll take just under 160K years to get everyone enrolled. Assuming a population of 350M


38 posted on 10/31/2013 7:08:14 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: bergmeid

All of them.


39 posted on 10/31/2013 7:08:36 PM PDT by matt04
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To: kristinn

Can anyone see the comments posted after the article? I’ve tried to click on the comments link and nothing happens. I’ve noticed the same thing happen on a USA Today website trying to read the comments on an Obamacare article; again would not load the comments, and that was using a different laptop.

Strange. Is anyone else having problems viewing the comments on Obamacare articles? For the past couple of weeks most comments have been negative on articles. Maybe “they” are making it more difficult to read the comments now??


40 posted on 10/31/2013 7:19:38 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: TomGuy

Yes.


41 posted on 10/31/2013 7:41:25 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kristinn

42 posted on 10/31/2013 7:44:09 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: kristinn

Laughing so hard - gasping for breath - OMG these self-important Democrats must be peeing their pants!!!!


43 posted on 10/31/2013 9:13:46 PM PDT by BAW (My people skills are fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.)
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To: Travis McGee

Oh my

Rained out here

Our area has all rescheduled for Friday nite which will be cool and clear

Blew the skylight off a rental property we have in town tonight


44 posted on 10/31/2013 10:50:08 PM PDT by wardaddy (i loved White Queen)
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To: kristinn

Another Doc source

http://blog.triblive.com/thisjustin/2013/10/31/6-the-number-who-enrolled-on-first-day-of-healthcare-gov/


45 posted on 11/01/2013 1:38:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: VRWC For Truth; Impy

Obama Care is 0-care.


46 posted on 11/01/2013 4:30:36 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: PghBaldy

the funny thing is that 6 is the total number of AirAmerica listeners.


47 posted on 11/01/2013 4:49:49 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: kristinn
Six people brought the system to it's KNEES???
48 posted on 11/01/2013 6:46:27 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: jwalsh07
... a unified voice...

Too busy labeling Tea Party folks as terrorists to actually foil any of Obama's plans.

49 posted on 11/01/2013 6:48:04 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Yorlik803
the funny thing is that 6 is the total number of AirAmerica listeners.

A Jeopardy answer last night.

50 posted on 11/01/2013 6:50:54 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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