Skip to comments.Obamacare: Californians signing up at a stunning rate
Posted on 12/13/2013 5:20:43 PM PST by madprof98
In the first week of December, Californians signed up for private health insurance on the state's new online exchange at nearly three times the rate as the first week of last month, figures released Thursday showed.
Almost 50,000 individuals signed up through Dec. 7 at a stunning rate of 7,100 per day, according to the exchange, called Covered California.
Since the marketplace was launched on Oct. 1, at least 156,143 people have signed up. That means roughly a third of the people who enrolled nationally have done so through California's website.
In addition, 179,000 Californians will probably be eligible for the expanded version of Medi-Cal, the state's health program for the poor, Covered California officials said.
The numbers not only reflect an obvious desire for health care, but also the beginning of a last-minute rush to enroll before the Dec. 23 deadline for insurance coverage that would begin Jan. 1.
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50,000 out of 38 million people
Either they inadvertently dropped 2 zeros after the enrollment figures, or the bar for “stunning” has been lowered...
It would be stunning if even ONE of them had paid a premium yet...
They’re signing up people who will be getting subsidies. This is the job for the navigators, community organizers for brocko’s base.
ROTFL! Hey! Holler “FREEBIES” in California and you’ll get trampled to death. You can bet that half of these stunners are illegal aliens.
Stunningly low rates.
Stunning. Just . . . stunning.
The ones signing up are primarily getting freebies.
Paying customers- not so much.
That should work well
When time to pay up comes, I bet most will drop out.
Half of Mexico will be signed up by next year. Freebies for votes....a typical Democrat program.
How many of those signing up have jobs.
They’ll sign up until it’s time to pay up.
Then they’ll head to Medicaid.
only half of Mexico?
apparently everyone on Earth can sign up for subsidies
I agree with you. I don’t see this saving ObamaCare. That fiasco already has more Band-Aids than Johnson and Johnson and none of them are doing any good.
Or some of the 1 million policies in California that were cancelled because of Obamacare...
In the same sense that raising our taxes 10% is a minor tax increase, while lowering them 1% is a devastating slash of the Federal budget, starving the poor, throwing widders and orphans out to the wolves in the snow and thrusting our troops into combat armed with nothing more than spitballs...
And insurance does NOT mean "healthcare".
I include Medicaid in the mix.
Good luck finding a doctor, I mean sucker(cough), who will accept said "insurance".
And good luck to those (suckers) who paid a single dime in premiums.
A dime's worth of healthcare is what you'll get. And like it.
Don't forget those deductibles!
Let’s see....7100 a day....38 MM people. Sounds like it will take 5352 days to get ‘em all signed up.
That’s 14.66 years.
Those signing up are not those who will be paying the bills, ah Illegal aliens?
Someone told the illegals they could have free healthcare without having to wait in emergency rooms. Wait until they discover doctors won’t take them on, and they end up going back to the emergency rooms.
I’d really like to know....as of today, how many of these signups have received one freaking band-aid as a result of being covered by 0bamacare?
I wonder how many have actually paid for a policy. Signing up is the (relatively) easy part. I bet the answer is 0.
My beeber is set to stuned...
Wait till the IRS comes around. I got this in an email. Pass it on!
Obama Flowers - Have you ordered yours yet?
(Receptionist) Hello, Welcome to ObamaFlowers, My name is Trina. How can I help you?
(Customer) Hello, I received an email from Professional Flowers stating that my flower order has been canceled and I should go to your exchange to reorder it. I tried your website, but it seems like it is not working. So I am calling the 800 number.
(Receptionist) Yes, I am sorry about the website. It should be fixed by the end of November or maybe December. But I can help you.
(Customer) Thanks, I ordered a “Spring Bouquet” for our anniversary, and wanted it delivered to my wife.
(Receptionist Interrupting) Sir, “Spring Bouquets” do not meet our minimum standards, I will be happy to provide you with Red Roses.
(Customer) But I have always ordered “Spring Bouquets”, done it for years, my wife likes them.
(Receptionist) Roses are better, sir. I am sure your wife will love them.
(Customer) Well, how much are they?
(Receptionist) It depends sir, do you want our Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum package.
(Customer) What’s the difference?
(Receptionist) 6, 12,18 or 24 Red Roses.
(Customer) The Silver package may be okay, how much is it?
(Receptionist) It depends sir, what is you monthly income?
(Customer) What does that have to do with anything?
(Receptionist) I need that to determine your government flower subsidy, then I can determine how much your out of pocket cost will be. But if your income is below our minimums for a subsidy, then I can refer you to our FlowerAid department.
(Receptionist) Yes, Flowers are a Right, everyone has a right to flowers. So, if you can’t afford them, then the government will supply them free of charge.
(Customer) Who said they were a Right?
(Receptionist) Congress passed it, the President signed it and the Supreme Court found it Constitutional.
(Customer) Whoa.....I don’t remember seeing anything in the Constitution regarding Flowers as a Right.
(Receptionist) It is not really a Right in the Constitution, but ObamaFlowers is Constitutional because the Supreme Court Ruled it a “Tax”. Taxes are Constitutional. But we feel it is a Right.
(Customer) I don’t believe this...
(Receptionist) It’s the law of the land sir. Now, we anticipated most people would go for the Silver Package, so what is you monthly income sir?
(Customer) Forget it, I think I will forgo the flowers this year.
(Receptionist) In that case sir, I will still need your monthly income.
(Receptionist) To determine what your ‘non-participation’ cost would be.
(Customer) WHAT? Your can’t charge me for NOT buying flowers!
(Receptionist) It’s the law of the land, sir, approved by the Supreme Court. It’s $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income.....
(Customer)interrupting) This is ridiculous, I’ll pay the $9.50..
(Receptionist) Sir, it is the $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income, whichever is greater.
(Customer) ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What a ripoff!!
(Receptionist) Actually sir, it is a good deal. Next year it will be 2%.
(Customer) Look, I’m going to call my Congressman to find out what’s going on here. This is ridiculous. I’m not going to pay it.
(Receptionist) Sorry to hear that sir, that’s why I had the NSA track this call and obtain the make and model of the cell phone your are using.
(Customer) Why does the NSA need to know what kind of CELL PHONE I AM USING?
(Receptionist) So they get your GPS coordinates sir
(Door Bell rings followed immediately by a loud knock on the door)
(Receptionist) That would be the IRS sir. Thanks for calling ObamaFlowers, have a nice day...and God Bless America.
All of these Rose Garden sock monkey shows with people who are "delighted" with Obamacare, yet the big hit doesn't come until Jan 1.
So these people who "never had insurance for 15 years" are going to be shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, when Obama's "promises" are worth about less than zero when they actually NEED healthcare.
But the media suck ups NEVER point out this friggin' elephant in the room.
No matter how many people "sign up" even if they are able to, they don't therefore "get" jack squat.
California just reported a 38Million increase in residents, with 12% of the nation’s population and comprising 1/3 (yes one-third) of the nation’s welfare recipients.
and what percentage are going on the public dole - medicaid??
all the illegals in LA and surrounding environs no doubt .all of them will be shuttled off to medical/medicaid and not a one will pay a premium into Ocare
I just checked Blue Cross plan for a single 50 year old adult and its 1/3 to half the cost of Obamacare is offering.
I’m freaking lost on why anyone is signing up with the government plan.
can someone explain this to me?
....even if they don’t know it.
Hmmm, wonder if this could have anything to do with California being home to 1/3 of the nation's welfare recipients?
156,000 out of 38,000,000 in California have signed up and only 15% will pay the full rate? Nothing stunning there at all. First of all, only a tiny percentage of those who had their insurance cancelled by obamacare in California have signed up, and second, almost everyone who DID get signed up are getting a free ride from the rest of the taxpayers. What’s so stunning about any of that other than the extremely low signup rate? Certainly not the 85% of freeloaders.
I doubt this.
We’re not makin’ no stinkin payment!
Because they can only get the subsidy by using the exchange. That is the reason this is gonna fail. It will be all freebies or close to it.
Likely illegal immigrants paid $20 driven to a location by ACORN derivative workers.
That’s right. We don’t need no stinkin’ payments.
An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state's Obamacare health insurance exchange and won't participate, the head of the state's largest medical association said.
I think only those stuned by a bieber are the ones signing up! It’s a hugh and series development.
What should worry California is who is going to pay for all of these people since healthy folks are not signing up.