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BREAKING: HHS Releases New Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 03/11/2014 5:58:52 PM PDT by Kaslin

The cumulative numbers are in: since Healthcare.gov launched on October 1, 2013, 4.2 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. That being said, the White House was more than willing to help share the "happy" news:





Share the news: Through February, more than 4.2 million Americans have signed up for private health plans. #ACA pic.twitter.com/pZUxI9Soyo — The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 11, 2014

Will the White House meet or exceed their self-imposed sign-up goal? We don’t know:

CMS spox won't say whether they expect to meet downwardly revised goal of 6 million enrollments. — Philip Klein (@philipaklein) March 11, 2014

What we do know, however, is that the March 31 open enrollment deadline cannot legally be extended. Of course, constitutional constraints have never stopped the president from making on-the-fly changes to his health care law in the past. So we'll just wait and see what happens if/when the administration comes up short:

HHS official just said "we don't have statutory authority" to extend the open enrollment period. — John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) March 11, 2014

Look for Guy’s analysis later this evening. In short, these figures are hardly encouraging, and show that enrollment sign-up trends are indeed flat-lining, despite the White House’s carefully crafted and predictable spin. Stay tuned.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; hhs
But how many have paid their premiums? That is the question.
1 posted on 03/11/2014 5:58:53 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

4.2 million Americans have signed up for private health plans.

What’s private about it?


2 posted on 03/11/2014 6:03:10 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Kaslin

I heard they are counting everyone that visited the site and put in their name, or someone else... Like Mickey mouse.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 6:07:22 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Kaslin

If the people who have lost coverage are counted, it means that over 2 million less have coverage now than when this crap started.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 6:07:26 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: Kaslin
enrollment sign-up trends are indeed flat-lining

Even those that don't pay aren't buying.

I've been thinking about what the IRS could do to you if you don't pay your Obamacare penalty. Maybe they could make you subject to back-up withholding on interest, dividends, IRA benefits, etc., to harass you.

5 posted on 03/11/2014 6:07:31 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Kaslin

Aye, that is the question. Another pertinent question: What percentage of those people were previously un-insured?


6 posted on 03/11/2014 6:08:41 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: All

Mooch has to fire up the stove so they can cook these numbers...


7 posted on 03/11/2014 6:08:54 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: logitech

The parts of yours that the Democrat led fed will now frequently examine.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 6:09:04 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Kaslin

Not much of an accomplishment considering Obamacare cancelled 6.5 million individual policies. Screw all of these enemies of the people.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 6:12:45 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Kaslin

How many of these are paying full-freight and not getting “subsidies”?


10 posted on 03/11/2014 6:15:20 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: Lawgvr1955

“Not much of an accomplishment considering Obamacare cancelled 6.5 million individual policies. Screw all of these enemies of the people.”

You have noted an Inconvenient Truth that could make Obama/Democrats look bad. That means you are a liar (Harry Reid), a racist, and likely a homophobe, as well.

Please report to your nearest Comedy Central outlet for reeducation.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 6:18:58 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Kaslin

75 million people today went to Amazon.com. I think only 10 million bought something. What number matters?


12 posted on 03/11/2014 6:19:05 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: Kaslin; All

Thanks for referencing that article Kaslin. But I don’t trust any federal government numbers.


13 posted on 03/11/2014 6:20:37 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Kaslin
But how many have paid their premiums? That is the question.

Nope, there's a much bigger question than that: what % of the enrollments are people in the 18-34 age bracket?

The numbers I saw earlier were 27% (but looking at the details very closer to 26%). IIRC they need to be at least 35% to have a chance to keep the system sustainable. And IMHO that's a very optimistic number to begin with.

Given 4.2 million "enrollees", what # of the remaining 1.8 million (to get to the projected 6 million total) need to be in the 18-34 bracket to increase it's portion from 26% to 35%?
14 posted on 03/11/2014 6:20:55 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: logitech
What’s private about it?

The coverage that you purchase (non-Medicaid) is with an insurance company. It may be an insurance company that is donating large amounts to Democrats, but meets the definition.

15 posted on 03/11/2014 6:21:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Kaslin

How about a FReeper poll...How many FReepers have signed up?
I do not count, as Obumbocare does not apply to me.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 6:22:10 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Kaslin
Q for Ms. Sebelius.

If someone were to apply/enroll, then (for whatever reason) want more time to think about it, could that person dis-apply/enroll?

.

17 posted on 03/11/2014 6:23:33 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Weren’t they bandying around the number as 54 million uninsured as a reason to embark on this pogram?


18 posted on 03/11/2014 6:25:38 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: Kaslin

How many are paying customers, and how many are young and healthy without pre-existing conditions?


19 posted on 03/11/2014 6:28:25 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Kaslin

“BREAKING” means it’s slowing down, right?


20 posted on 03/11/2014 6:31:15 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics ("Man is not free unless government is limited" Ronald Reagan)
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To: AlexW

Only idiots would even click on the site to sign up. I don’t think any of us is that stupid


21 posted on 03/11/2014 6:32:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: AlexW

I haven’t signed up yet. But I was planning to just as soon as I’ve finished my cup of hot cocoa and changed out of my pajamas. Could take me a while.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 6:35:22 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Kaslin
Only idiots would even click on the site to sign up

There is a subset of folks who are paying substantially less than $100/mo for coverage due to massive tax and debt funded subsidies. They are actually behaving rationally.

23 posted on 03/11/2014 6:37:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Kaslin

How many are serving 5-10 years in prison?


24 posted on 03/11/2014 6:39:10 PM PDT by Spartan302
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To: Kaslin

So, around 1% of the country.


25 posted on 03/11/2014 6:43:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: tanknetter
Given 4.2 million "enrollees", what # of the remaining 1.8 million (to get to the projected 6 million total) need to be in the 18-34 bracket to increase it's portion from 26% to 35%?

About 1 million, or 56 percent, of the remaining 1.8 million.

26 posted on 03/11/2014 6:44:16 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: logitech

I thought this was for 30 million uninsured. 4 is nothing.


27 posted on 03/11/2014 6:51:56 PM PDT by edcoil (Realism is only a socially accepted form of pessimism)
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To: Seaplaner
If someone were to apply/enroll, then (for whatever reason) want more time to think about it, could that person dis-apply/enroll?

As I understand it, no.

Once enrolled, the system's software does not allow any way to unenroll.

Indeed, if you have opted for an automatic draw on your bank account, it will continue to draw on your account ad infinitum. Or, at least, until somebody in Washington figures out how to make it stop.

And, of course, you've got to know the guy in Washington who figures this out...

28 posted on 03/11/2014 6:53:57 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01
That's my understanding, too.

It's easier to quit the mob.

29 posted on 03/11/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: tcrlaf

Obama’s appearance on Funny or Die needs help that Obamacare can’t give!!


30 posted on 03/12/2014 12:13:50 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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How many are now without insurance? The regime doesn’t give a crap. It only hopes to show at least a marginal increase in coverage regardless of the responsible individuals no longer insured.

The entire process has been a lie, and the Democrats shoved it down the throats of the American people knowing it was and still is a lie.


31 posted on 03/12/2014 12:19:31 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: lepton
Something to that affect, yes.

The Federalist website had a great piece this week - "Was Obamacare Worth It?" - or something like that. Essentially, it used the actual enrollment numbers to muse if all this sturm undt drang was worth it in order to make unaffordable health insurance coverage available to the relative few who were shut out before the ADA, and poses that if the current numbers bear out, it most certainly is not helping those it was intended to help. So no.

32 posted on 03/12/2014 5:36:52 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Kaslin
A private sector business could not survive long with this Obama administration's proven record of egregious lying to its patrons.
33 posted on 03/12/2014 6:43:21 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Do you have the link? I wasn’t able to find that title.


34 posted on 03/14/2014 5:41:43 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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