Skip to comments.Obama Says 1 Million Signed up for Health Care (BS!!!)
Posted on 12/22/2013 5:42:34 AM PST by tobyhill
His health care plan facing a dicey transition, President Barack Obama said Friday that insurance sign-ups are surging now that the government's website is working better for consumers. But it was too soon to say the rollout has turned the corner.
More than 1 million people have enrolled since Oct. 1, Obama said at his end-of-the-year press conference. That's more than two-and-a-half times the number on Nov. 30, when major fixes to the website were completed. At that point, only 365,000 had signed up through new federal and state markets offering subsidized private insurance.
"That is a big deal," Obama said of getting coverage for uninsured people. "That's why I ran for this office."
Separately, officials said 3.9 million people have qualified for government health care through the law's Medicaid expansion. Even so, things aren't exactly humming along.
HealthCare.gov was down for part of the day Friday, as technicians attempted to fix an error that occurred Thursday night when the site was undergoing routine maintenance, officials explained.
The administration cannot afford for the balky website to crash this weekend. Because of Monday's deadline to sign up so coverage can take effect Jan. 1, unusually heavy traffic is expected on the federal site and those run by states.
Largely hidden from consumers, another set of technical problems is frustrating insurers, who say the government continues to send them inaccurate data on some enrolled individuals. Insurers call some of those jumbled enrollment files "orphans" and others "ghosts."
They could turn into gremlins after Jan. 1 for some patients trying to use their new coverage. Consumers might show up at the pharmacy counter or doctor's office only to be told they're not in the system.
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By the summer of 2014, they’ll be handing out ObamaCare policies with the food stamp cards, in time for the fall elections. Of course, no one will get to see a doctor, but hey, they’ll have “health care coverage.”
1 million is not impressive at all. If that is a lie, it is not a great one. They expected about 7 million by Monday originally. Plus not a single person has paid yet. Even with the extension, I can’t imagine how people will have extra money right after Christmas to pay for these outrageous costs.
Whatever lie the Tyrant claims,
his plants owning the MSM will support him gladly
in his (and their) destruction of America.
“Consumers might show up at the pharmacy counter or doctor’s office only to be told they’re not in the system.”
Doesn’t it have a $7000 deductible anyhow?
The goal was never to save money.
The goal was never to provide healthcare.
The goal was never to help the poor.
The goal is control, and it’s all working out perfectly.
According to joe biteme, “This is a big F’n deal!”. More like a raw deal. And, as usual, the “lyin’ king” lives up to his nickname. What’d he score on his round of golf yesterday? 18? Hole in one on every hole?
You have to parse the words to understand the spin. The lies continue.
Ya - all of those twitter followers.
Personally, I think that the goal is to force lots of people onto Medicaid in an attempt to bankrupt the states and make them more dependant on the Federal Government.
and it will sit in the shopping cart which most probably forgot about when they saw the price tag. There has been many times I forgot to hit the “remove” button.
Clown Prince nobama lies to us at Christmas...what a degenerate fool.
I suggested that it might have been cheaper, a couple of weeks ago and was castigated for it. Not that medicaid would have been better or that medicaid is a good thing, just that it would have been cheaper.
Lies are to Obama as breathing is to the rest of us.
And how many LOST or will lose their insurance??
Not just cheaper. It would have been a lot cheaper. The vast majority of people without coverage do so by choice because they are healthy and have minimal health care costs. If they aren’t going to the doctor now, they won’t go when they have Medicaid either.
Some plans, more than that.
Medicare is around $150 deductible then it's 80/20 thereafter, with about $105 per month premium.
Not that one has anything to do with the other, other than the fact that they are both socialist/communist plans.
Signed up maybe, probably not. How many of that million actually paid the insurer and have an actual policy?
It’s all about data mining...your bank accounts and the govt rights to collect. No lookback here like in Medicaid. That’s the BIG difference.
Even if they did press the “buy” button, would they actually have health insurance? If the back end is not yet in place, I don’t think they can legitimately say anyone that has signed up for Obamacare actually has insurance.
“THE BIGGEST LIAR TO EVER SERVE AS PRESIDENT HAS LIED ONCE AGAIN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHEN HE CLAIMED MORE THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE SELECTED A PROGRAM BY LEAVING IN THEIR SHOPPING CART AFTER FAINTING AT THE ENORMOUS COST OF THEIR ONLINE ESTIMATE”.
This would be an honest headline perhaps 30 years ago... but we have no free press left in America and the evil that parades as a press corps is doing satan’s bidding.
So, let me get this right: for every 1 then signs up for Obamacare, 4 sign up for Medicaid?
How many WROTE CHECKS? That is the number I want to see.
Probably 1% of that number if that.
$105 is for Part B & no prescription. You still need a supplement for C & D....about $100 a month
Just going by my own experience, my supplementary policy is through my former employer and includes a prescription drug plan as well as dental and vision. Former employer also reimburses me for medicare premiums.
My former employer is also the primary provider for my wife and two minor children, who aren't on Medicare.
Only cheaper in the immediate as compared to the money wasted by the child king. As the uninsured were across the spectrum on income, you would get twice as many at the trough the next year.
The cheapest and most effective plan would be for the federal government to exit healthcare stage right.
Carney on January 15, 2014, “The president misspoke when he said 1 million. He meant 50.”
If King FUBO said it, it’s a damn lie.
I hear that to encourage applications, the government is making them available at Target stores.
I don’t believe that number any more than I believe their unemployment figures. Even if by some miracle it is true. (And I do mean that would be miraculous) Let’s talk about the roughly 5x that many people who have lost their insurance coverage due to obamacare. If it really was about helping people, then you should recognize and concede it is an utter failure and repeal it, all of it, not this little piece by piece bs. But then, obamacare never really was about helping people, was it? It is about power and control. That is why they won’t abandon it, no matter how obviously flawed it is.
Remember it is OK for a muslime to lie to infidels.
I’ve always had to pay my own health insurance so I’m in a different position.
How many HAD to write checks. The people that are signed up are the same ones that filled up the chairs at the Emergency room...where there is a HUGE sign....”No one is turned away”.
Why he continues to talk is amazing when only those with an IQ that is lower than a rock believe ANYTHING he says or does.
It is so bad that even his reflection in the mirror does not believe him.
*sigh* maybe some day there will be a media that asks a follow up question such as “How many people, out of those 1 million that have selected a plan, have actually PAID?”
Doesn’t matter as there are few doctors and few hospitals who will take Obama’s garbage.
Obama responds - On the other hand, since the last press conference, I now have a couple million people, maybe more, who are going to have health care on January 1st. And that is a big deal. That's why I ran for this office.
So with in a few min. he goes from 1M to a couple of million.
Who in their right mind can believe any thing the POS says?
A few of them don’t even get subsidies !
Some aren’t even illegal aliens !
Calypso Louis’ Million Man Math.
So right now the real number is -4.8 million compared to where we started. To get to the President's goal of insuring 7 million uninsured people we first have to re-insure 4.8 million people who lost their insurance. So basically 1.2 million of the 12 million people now in need of insurance have signed up (or at least they hope the website actually signed them up).
Its a gigantic failure.
Like most liberals, math isn't his strong suit. He forgot the 5 million people whose insurance was cancelled. He should have said:
"I now have 4 million fewer people insured than when we started..."
First Obama delayed employer plans from obamacare. This left about 1 million that have lost coverage. Now all Obama has to do is to claim that over 1 million have secured coverage under Obamacare, and that the number who lost coverage is less than that.
Actually, they have less then two days. They must be signed up by the 23rd, per the Obama delay from the 15th.
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