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Obamacare: California's health insurance enrollment soars
Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 02/19/2014 | Tracy Seipel

Posted on 02/19/2014 10:09:07 PM PST by artichokegrower

With nearly six weeks to go before open enrollment ends under the new federal health care law, more than 1.7 million Californians have signed up for health coverage since Oct. 1, according to the state's insurance exchange.

Through Feb. 14, the number who bought a private insurance plan on the Covered California exchange shot up to 828,638, almost reaching the 830,000 goal it hoped to hit by the March 31 open enrollment deadline.

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1.7 million total enrolled

877,000 covered under MediCal (Medicaid)

626,210 having coverage subsidized

yep a real sustainable economic model

1 posted on 02/19/2014 10:09:07 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

The Sentinel has been doing nothing but cheer leading this crap from the start.

Nothing but a propaganda arm of the corrupt Santa Cruz Rat party.


2 posted on 02/19/2014 10:11:45 PM PST by Regulator
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RE: “From Day One, focusing on the Latino enrollment has been the number one priority for Covered California.”

I have NO doubt that is 100% true.

I think Republican strategists have significantly overrated the importance of ObamaCare in the 2014 election.

The story in California is the same story in almost every other state:

Roughly 80% of applicants sign up for free Medicaid or subsidized health plans.

Why, exactly, would any of those people vote against the Democrat Party?

3 posted on 02/19/2014 10:38:57 PM PST by zeestephen
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Today, in Washington State, I was talking to a massage therapist (a lesbian I discovered) who said that for the first time in her life she now has health care.

I wondered what it’s costing me. I’d say she was early 40s. Can’t imagine she couldn’t have afforded some sort of plan before.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 10:56:04 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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She was lying. One, everyone has health care. No one is denied care for any reason by law.

So, being a typical stupid liberal, she didn’t realize she meant health insurance. And not having it by that age was stupid which she is and thus needs a third party, government, to “take care of her”.

I prefer they have fatal accidents but I’d probably have to pay for the funeral.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 11:08:13 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: zeestephen
Why, exactly, would any of those people vote against the Democrat Party?

They are already Dem voters. The real question is how many uninsured remain in CA? And how many of those who enrolled under Obamacare had their previous insurance cancelled.

The Medicaid figures are always suspect since people are dropping off and signing up for Medicaid all the time. And how many were added due to the expansion of Medicaid?

6 posted on 02/19/2014 11:12:53 PM PST by kabar
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To: Aria
Aria,

In case you don't know, here's the link for Washington state ObamaCare numbers.

They update about twice a month, and their numbers are more comprehensive, more detailed, and easier to understand than any other reporting website I've seen.

The most interesting contrast between us and other states is that “Paid” and “Unpaid” enrollees here are split almost 50-50.

Makes me wonder if other states are fudging their numbers.

Here's the most current report:

http://www.wahbexchange.org/news-resources/press-room/press-releases/feb-11-enrollment-data

In the future, go to the home page, click on “News&Resources,” then click on “Press Room,” then click on “Press Releases.”

7 posted on 02/19/2014 11:20:24 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: artichokegrower

Obama lies!


8 posted on 02/19/2014 11:23:13 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Regulator

I love surfing in Santa Cruz but that local paper is wall to wall liberal excrement, worse than the LAT.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 11:23:30 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: artichokegrower

The CBS channel here in Sacramento has been showing stories every night about people who got their insurance through the CA exchange, only to find out that they can’t find any doctors to treat them due to the low reimbursement rates.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 11:24:09 PM PST by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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And they also said that the “young and healthy” portion of those who have signed up is about 25% - and they need it to be 40% to make it financially viable.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 11:26:24 PM PST by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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RE: “The Medicaid figures are always suspect since people are dropping off and signing up for Medicaid all the time.”

Check out my Washington state link in Comment #7.

They break down our Medicaid numbers into all the categories you’re looking for.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 11:27:27 PM PST by zeestephen
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Thanks! That is interesting....I wonder if these medicaid people know that their personal property can be seized by the government to pay the state back when they die? More importantly, do their kids know?

My agent got my insurance renewed ....went to the Dr. yesterday and apparently no co-pay. Either that or they haven’t figured it out yet. Anyway, I left without paying a nickel.

At least I didn’t have to try the government websites.


13 posted on 02/19/2014 11:33:10 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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RE: “Young and healthy”

If these young and healthy people are signing up for free Medicaid or high subsidy policies, they won't help to finance ObamaCare at all.

They will make the finances even worse!

14 posted on 02/19/2014 11:35:46 PM PST by zeestephen
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RE: “personal property can be seized”

I think that will change very soon.

Currently, if your income is below a certain point, the websites automatically assign you to Medicaid - no choice allowed.

The only way you can avoid Medicaid is to lie about your income!


15 posted on 02/19/2014 11:45:12 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Regulator

No mention of the couple from California who signed up but now can not find a Doctor who will do his back surgery.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 12:36:07 AM PST by funfan
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To: zeestephen

> Makes me wonder if other states are fudging their numbers

ANYTIME Obama is involved there will be fudging of numbers to suit his needs


17 posted on 02/20/2014 3:17:37 AM PST by jsanders2001
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> The only way you can avoid Medicaid is to lie about your income!

Something the minorities are very well versed in.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 3:19:47 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: zeestephen

Thanks for the information. Ultimately, the numbers enrolling thru the exchanges will increase as employers drop coverage. I think we make a mistake making that the metric to determine if Obamacare is successful. The bottom line should be the number of uninsured in the country, which was supposed to be the rationale for Obamacare. I am fairly confident that the number of uninsured will increase rather than decrease. The Affordable Care Act is unaffordable.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 6:56:14 AM PST by kabar
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How many are prison inmates and illegal immigrants?
20 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:06 AM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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