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HHS report shows Obamacare in deep hole on enrollments after two months
Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/2013 | Philip Klein

Posted on 12/11/2013 7:58:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Just 364,682 Americans picked a health insurance plan through President Obama’s health care program between the Oct. 1 launch of the insurance exchanges and Nov. 30, the Department of Health and Human Services announced today.

Though the pace of signups accelerated during November, as only 106,185 Americans had picked plans as of Nov. 2, the combined signups were still less than half the administration's target of 800,000 enrollments by the end of November.

Adding a caveat, HHS noted that it is trying to correct a problem that may have resulted in some of the signups being counted twice, thus potentially overstating the number.

The “duplication” issue applied to numbers coming from some of the 14 state-based exchanges, which were responsible for 227,478, or 62 percent, of the signups. The remaining signups came through the federal exchange, which serves 36 states through the troubled website. HHS said federal data had been scrubbed of duplicates.

As it has done previously, HHS defined people as “enrolled” if they went through the process of filling out an application and selecting a plan, but officials still have not released data on how many individuals actually paid their first month’s premiums, which is the traditional way that insurers define enrollment.

Individuals have until Dec. 23 to pick plans and until Dec. 31 to pay premiums for policies that go into effect on Jan. 1. By that time the administration had originally projected 3.3 million Americans would enroll in insurance through the exchanges, according to an internal HHS document unearthed by the Associated Press.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancellations; exchanges; hhs; obamacare; obamacareenrollment

1 posted on 12/11/2013 7:58:47 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Typical liberal project, the exact opposite of it's intended purpose has happened.

More are now uninsured since Obamacare.

2 posted on 12/11/2013 8:08:18 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Quinn’s First Law: Liberalism always generates the EXACT OPPOSITE of it’s stated intent.

The brainchild of Conservative talk show host Jim Quinn.
Currently a Free Agent.

3 posted on 12/11/2013 8:17:59 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

how many have PAID!!!!???

4 posted on 12/11/2013 8:18:00 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamacare is making everyone equal, equally uninsured, and equally unable to afford insurance. We can all go stand in emergency room lines. Only Obama could have done this, but not without a little help from his Democrat friends in Congress.

5 posted on 12/11/2013 8:18:06 AM PST by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

Due to Republican Sabotage(tm) #officialnarrative

6 posted on 12/11/2013 8:19:30 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: SeekAndFind

5 million have lost their healthcare plans due to Obamacare. How many of the 365,000 were uninsured prior to Obamacare? What are the ages of the 365,000 who picked plans?

7 posted on 12/11/2013 8:26:34 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

Can you max out 401K and HSA contributions to get below the Obamacare income limits for subsidies or the income requirement to have insurance?

8 posted on 12/11/2013 8:33:53 AM PST by tbw2
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To: SeekAndFind
Americans need to be patient. Obamacare is requiring more that the usual level of mainstream media spin, obfuscation and distortion. Give them another 6 months and they'll figure out a way to blame Obamacare on GWB and the Tea Party in time for the 2014 elections.

Rome was not built in a day, and Obamacare will not be spun in a day.

9 posted on 12/11/2013 8:36:42 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Mr. K
--how many have PAID!!!!???--

Paid? I thought is was all FREE!

10 posted on 12/11/2013 8:40:30 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: SeekAndFind

HHS actually gave a report!

11 posted on 12/11/2013 9:05:01 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar)
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To: pallis

Actually, that’s a DESIRABLE outcome if you’re a leftist.
“All of us in the same boat”, to them, is utopia.

They seem to make special exception for the “elite”,
even when they don’t consider themselves part of them.

They just don’t want some “non-elite” to be better off than they are.

12 posted on 12/11/2013 9:06:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

The social engineers of the left think of themselves as the philosopher kings, the elite of the elite. They are the people who must live above the rest of us, in order to control us.

13 posted on 12/11/2013 9:15:35 AM PST by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind
A lot of these people think all they have to do is "pick a plan" to adhere to Federal mandates.

No, they also have to pay. The next month will be interesting.

14 posted on 12/11/2013 10:56:29 AM PST by what's up
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