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Itís Official: Obamacare Enrollment Is Super Low (106,185 total, fewer than 27,000 through healthca
National Journal ^ | 11/13/13 | Sam Baker

Posted on 11/13/2013 2:26:36 PM PST by Jean S

The Health and Human Services Department said 106,185 people have successfully applied for and chosen private insurance through the health care law's new marketplaces. That total is only about 20 percent of the administration's initial enrollment target for October, the first month in which consumers were able to sign up for coverage.

Officials have long acknowledged they would fall short of that target because of the problems surrounding HealthCare.gov, the problem-plagued website that handles enrollment for 36 states.

HealthCare.gov has performed even worse than expected. Fewer than 27,000 people selected a plan through the website, compared with roughly 79,000 who picked a plan through the 15 state-based insurance exchanges. Unofficial estimates leaked earlier this week suggested the federal website had done slightly better.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; enrollment; healthcaregov; obama; obamacare; rinocare; zerocare
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41 posted on 11/13/2013 5:30:58 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Jean S
More people in the USA watch Danching with the Stars in one night than all the people who have signed up with Obamacare in one month.... Super Failure.
More people watch MSNBC in one night in the USA than all the people who have signed up with Obamacare in one month.
42 posted on 11/13/2013 5:51:36 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Venturer

How do they know that those payments didn’t go to some off shore Nigarian scam ?


43 posted on 11/13/2013 5:53:05 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: VRWC For Truth

OCFUBAR


44 posted on 11/13/2013 5:54:18 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: All

if you liked the numbers today, wait until the employer mandate kicks in. 100,000,000 losing their coverage isn’t out of the question.
The large steaming cup of fail.


45 posted on 11/13/2013 6:15:23 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Jean S

They can’t even get their website working and they expect us to believe that they can make the healthcare work?

But there’s one born every minute.


46 posted on 11/13/2013 6:19:49 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: Jean S

“successfully applied for” = obfuscationist b.s.

The relevant metrics are: how many actually PAY, what are the age and income/subsidy breakdowns etc.

This thing is a sinking ship, even in its own socialist terms, if there are not enough full-pay no-subsidy young enrollees, who will pay the costs while not making much use of the services.

Ofc, what is much more likely is that as the fiasco unfolds the libs will try to spin the disaster into a call for national “single payer” socialized medicine. Obozocare cannot be paid for in its own terms when a high proportion of enrollees will be high-subsidy participants.


47 posted on 11/13/2013 6:37:00 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Jean S

They are refusing to reveal how many actually paid and enrolled.

They must know. There’s no way they don’t know.


48 posted on 11/13/2013 7:41:41 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Jean S
106,185 people have successfully applied for and chosen private insurance through the health care law's new marketplaces

Weasel words. They're saying that 106185 people had something in their shopping basket.

They are trying to conceal complete disaster.

49 posted on 11/14/2013 12:35:28 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

funny


50 posted on 11/14/2013 6:04:04 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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51 posted on 11/14/2013 6:31:16 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: agere_contra
(8) “Individuals Who Have Selected a Marketplace plan” represents the total number of “Individuals Determined Eligible to Enroll in a plan Through the Marketplace” who have selected a plan (with or without the first premium payment having been received directly by the Marketplace or the issuer) during the reference period. This is also known as pre-effectuated enrollment.

There is no doubt with this definition of who is enrolled that the 106,185 "enrolled" is a specious number at best. The actual payments to the insurance companies by December 15 will provide the real number.

52 posted on 11/14/2013 6:32:18 AM PST by kabar
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To: Jean S

The fantastic Minnesota exchange,claimed to be one of the “best in the nation”, has “only” cost the equivalent of $87k per enrollee so far.
(not payer-just people who signed up)


53 posted on 11/14/2013 6:39:25 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Not to defend the thing, but isn’t that like saying the first car off the assembly line cost $300 million?


54 posted on 11/14/2013 6:41:01 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's 3rd term: squaw Warren? Lord help us!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of those sign ups in Colorado, the vast majority are medicaid.


55 posted on 11/14/2013 6:44:58 AM PST by Mom MD
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To: Jean S
Only the flies showed up...
56 posted on 11/14/2013 8:18:41 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: PghBaldy

LOL. Post of the day!


57 posted on 11/14/2013 10:51:33 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
amazing what effect barry has on those flies aint it....



the world premier of THEE Lord Of The Flies..Chicago Style!
58 posted on 11/15/2013 12:54:53 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Jean S

So if it took $70 million to build the website, and 27,000 have used it. So far that’s a cost of $2600 per user.


59 posted on 11/18/2013 11:21:07 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Jean S

So if it took $70 million to build the website, and 27,000 have used it. So far that’s a cost of $2600 per user.


60 posted on 11/18/2013 11:21:07 AM PST by DannyTN
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