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Obamacare meltdown on schedule: Only a quarter of Obamacare enrollees are 18-34
American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 01/14/2014 7:00:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind

According to figures released by HHS, only one quarter of the 2 million Obamacare enrollees who signed up through December are young adults - 18-34. On the other side of the coin, fully one half are 45-64.

The White House says that 25% enrollment of young invincible is enough to prevent the dreaded "death spiral" for the program, where older, sicker enrollees far outnumber the younger healthy ones, thus leading to skyrocketing insurace premiums.

But there are no figures available that show how many enrollees have actually paid their first month's premium, nor is there any breakdown of how many in the 18-34 age group are healthy and how many are sick.

Wahington Post:

The figures mean that the proportion of young adults is lagging behind what both government and outside health policy analysts have said will be required for the exchanges to remain stable. Analyses have concluded that, to prevent health plans' premiums from rising and some insurers from potentially dropping out, roughly two in five Americans in the plans should be young adults.

In releasing the report, Obama administration officials were upbeat. The latest enrollment figures are "solid, solid news for us," a senior administration official told reporters at a White House briefing. The officials predicted that the health plans would attract more young adults during the second half of the open-enrollment period for this year, which continues through March.


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: meltdown; obamacare; obamacareenrollment; obamacarefailure

1 posted on 01/14/2014 7:00:04 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And two weeks in already a bailout planned...


2 posted on 01/14/2014 7:01:11 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not surprising.

About the only thing these people have heard for most of their adult lives is the promise of "free, universal health care".

What's this crap? You mean I gotta pay for it?

3 posted on 01/14/2014 7:05:07 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I think the bailout was pre-planned. It was built into the legislation.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 7:05:48 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The officials predicted that the health plans would attract more young adults during the second half of the open-enrollment period...”

How? Using a superior advertising campaign like Pajama Boy?

That Laszewski guy was exactly correct. The product they are trying to sell sucks.


5 posted on 01/14/2014 7:06:21 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: SeekAndFind

They’ll need to bring out the “stick” sooner, that’s all.


6 posted on 01/14/2014 7:06:30 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: SeekAndFind


7 posted on 01/14/2014 7:06:51 AM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: Texas Eagle

Most certainly, but this soon?


8 posted on 01/14/2014 7:07:34 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SeekAndFind
According to figures released by HHS

Liars figure and figures lie.

9 posted on 01/14/2014 7:08:27 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Texas Eagle
And that free universal health care will be the next step. Obamacare wasn't meant to succeed. Had to get the people accustomed to socialized medicine first, then bring in universal health care to “save the day” when Obamacare failed.
10 posted on 01/14/2014 7:09:20 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

Single payer is coming. The Dems will patch, twist and modify obamacare as they see fit, in order to keep obamacare functioning, barely. Obamacare will limp along, causing pain throughout the country. The Democrats will use this as an excuse to sell single payer. The public will accept anything in hopes of mitigating the pain of obamacare.


11 posted on 01/14/2014 7:13:27 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: fatnotlazy

True, but I think it’s failing (or succeeding) even much faster than they planned.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 7:13:58 AM PST by MNDude
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To: SeekAndFind

Shot themselves in both feet and in the arse with that “you can stay on Dad’s plan till your’re 26” business, eh?


13 posted on 01/14/2014 7:14:48 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

If the House Republicans were smart they would pass a resolution right now saying under no circumstances will the house bailout Health Insurance companies and if Health Insurance Companies are afraid of the mix of customers they are getting they should bail out now. Obamacare would collapse once the insurance companies realize they are on the hook for this poorly conceived plan.


14 posted on 01/14/2014 7:15:13 AM PST by keyesguy
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To: SeekAndFind

And how many of these 18-34 year old “enrollees” have PAID

I am betting close to 100% signed up, looked at the costs, and said “forget this!’


15 posted on 01/14/2014 7:24:05 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Chicago Way will be used to get ‘em enrolled... they’ll be bullies and threatened. Is this a great country or what? /s


16 posted on 01/14/2014 7:27:51 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: brownsfan

Single Payer? I have heard of this. They say it is like Medicare where everyone will pay 103 dollars a month for health care. How are people on welfare going to pay? Can they take it out of their welfare check?


17 posted on 01/14/2014 7:39:56 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Mr. K

I find it hard to believe that the people who designed this plan are so stupid. Even young Obama cultists will not sign up. If it come to signing up or getting that gold tooth you always wanted, the gold tooth wins or the $500 tennis shoes.


18 posted on 01/14/2014 8:09:00 AM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: SeekAndFind
Anyone that believes Anything spouted by the US Gov. is a complete fool.
19 posted on 01/14/2014 8:19:00 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The older participants who signed up for Obamacare were probably those who were forced out of state CHIP programs. Those who need medical coverage to survive had to sign up.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 8:42:02 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama Madoff in black.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 8:46:14 AM PST by Vaduz
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