Skip to comments.AP SOURCES: HEALTH LAW SIGN-UPS ON TRACK TO HIT 7M
Posted on 04/01/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.
The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website.
Two government officials confirmed the milestone, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of an official announcement.
Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrollment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online markets created under Obama's signature legislation.
That was scaled back to 6 million after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov last fall. Several state-run websites also had crippling problems.
Americans who rushed to apply for health insurance Monday faced long, frustrating waits and a new spate of website ills on deadline day.
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7 million. Out of 300,000,000. Big whoop.
And how many LOST their insurance?
Exactly as I predicted....
I don’t believe this either. They are counting people put on medicaid which they were already eligible for, the people who lost insurance and went to the exchange to try and find insurance. After all is said and done my bet is that maybe 2 million got onto the covet exchange who weren’t insured before
Dear Associated Press: I just quarterbacked my team to a Super Bowl win. I pitched a perfect game in the World Series. I won the Olympic 100 meters. I made $1M on the stock market.
Reprinting the obvious lies of 'government officials' doesn't automatically render them true.
Your lack of human, to say nothing of journalistic, skepticism is shameful. The government MAGICALLY meets their own enrollment threshold MAGICALLY on the deadline and you find nothing questionable about it.
so now are we going to see the media celebrate Obamacare sign up week? Similar to how we had gay marriage week when the president evolved into support for homosexual marriage???
It’s fun to remove zeroes from numbers to get a feeling for what the numbers mean.
In this case it means seven out of over 300. And we don’t know how many of those seven have made so much as a first payment, i.e. we don’t know if they “really” have insurance.
Meanwhile, I no longer have health insurance, as of Jan. of this year. Too expensive. It is a rich man’s luxury now.
The lie-machine is going into overdrive. Democrats cannot lose this November and all their cadre are called to action.
I pray for a Tet “victory”.
Bulletin: Government officials say the moon is made of green cheese. From God's mouth to the AP's ear.
This isn’t even Propaganda any more. This goes beyond that: Slavishly lavishing fellatio on the Communist In Chief and his income-redistribution plan.
The Lie will Snowball big time now ,they must think they will remain in office FOREVER
and it is amazing the GM story hit just as the Obamacare deadline flopped
They are not journalists. They are paid Propagandists, only. They have no skepticism; they lie, they love to lie, you know they lie, they are happy you know.
How many lost their insurance due to Obamacare and had to buy through the government website? How many are Medicaid (welfare) that were already receiving it and renewed? How many have paid? How many illegals?
How many illegals have been signed up? Here in San Antonio, there was a line for people to ‘’sign in’’ The liberals that were there bragging about how wonderful it was to get health care for so many people tried desperately to ignore the massive amount of people who had waited on line for over an hour + and receive zero zip zilch nada information. They just gave a phone # and hear..........NEXT. My assessment is that it is a major bogus victory for the lame duck.
All of this crap for 2.2% of the U.S. population.
The people getting on Medicaid under Obamacare were not previously eligible. Obamacare EXPANDED Medicaid ... meaning it relaxed eligibility requirements so that vastly more people now qualify for it than previously. They also got rid of the asset test.
At least half of the projected “newly insured” were to come from expanding Medicaid. This was part of the law.
I don’t have insurance and have no intent of helping these idiots pump up their numbers.
well...it doesn't get any more credible than that (rolling eyes)
WHOOPS, they screwed up. SOMEone is going to the Alaskan GULAG.
You’re right. I’d say we need a “net” sign up....which would probably be 632.
Where is the guy who always posts “Why are you posting this crap to FR”? when I post such articles?
4.5 Million new Medicaid enrollments
2 Million new insured (Less than 1/2 have paid)
3 Million now covered by parent’s insurance up to age 26.
so it was 6,000,000 yesterday and 24 hours later it’s 7,000,000. i say Phooey! on that
No surprise the stepford “media” would make this announcement. The figure is probably closer to 2 million, but when the government owns the figures, the government owns the argument.
Why are you posting this crap to FR?
“I dont believe this either. They are counting people put on medicaid which they were already eligible for, the people who lost insurance and went to the exchange to try and find insurance’
Yep, 2 Million Americans turn 65 each year at which point they are eligible for Medicaid. I suspect a vast majority sign up. You won’t hear any of this when Obunga takes a victory lap tonight on the Alphabet soup Networks.
It's actually eleventy-skadillion enrolled! Unicorns! Skittles! Rainbows! Kittens!
The government media has reached a new low. I didn’t think it was possible, but they are plumbing new depths of depravity with this ridiculous Obamacare coverage.
My local station was crowing this morning about it. Said 7 million hit. They said it was Obama’s interview with Zack Galifianakis on “Interview [Bullshit] between Two Palms” or something like that. Who know old Zack had THAT many viewers?
Presstitutes will be presstitutes.
Just like unemployment dipping below 7% just before the election.
Sadly in a nation of low information voters, the sheeple will believe this nonsense.
After careful and logical dissection of the real numbers it turns out that about 800k now have “insurance” who were formerly uninsured. About 1.6% of the 48 million uninsured now have Obamacare. Everyone else (and it’s NOT 7 million) either enrolled in Medicaid, signed up but has not/ will not pay the actual premium or already *had* insurance, but lost it due to ObamaCare.
In Maryland, 98% of the ObamaCare enrollees are Medicaid. 2% are paying customers. Yes.....98% are medicaid.
So, Obama has destroyed our health care system to get 1/4 of a percent of Americans “insured”. And the liberals I know think that is a good thing.
And we are all arguing whether we should elect liberal RINOs as preferable to Socialist Dems. We are so screwed.
All the lies in the world can’t continue to cover up the stench of Obamacare as it rots our country from the inside. The media will continue to cover for Obama(care) until they can’t because too many people will have been personally & negatively affected .... it won’t happen soon, but eventually the truth will out and it won’t be pretty.
Can we find out how many of the 7 Million have paid in two months? I know an unemployed guy who just signed up for $50 per month. He is always out of money, can’t keep a job, and is a train wreck. There is no way in hell this guy still has insurance in 2 months.
We know this is a lie, because if they WERE on track to hit 7M, they would be claiming 10M.
OPTICS & NARRATIVE. that’s all it is.
Strange how these stats mirror the rosy change in unemployment stats just before the election...
AP’s Word For Today’s System Crash at HealthCare.gov: ‘Stumble’
By Tom Blumer | March 31, 2014
The Obamacare-loving press spares no effort in excusing and minimizing the scheme’s operational, systemic, and law-based failures.
Six months after launch, HealthCare.gov still isn’t functioning as intended. In fact, as of 8:47 a.m. this morning, the time stamp on an Associated Press report (also saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) by chief wire service Obamacare defender Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, the web site wasn’t functioning at all. Did the AP reporter tell readers the system had crashed, or was down? Oh heck no (bolds are mine):
Actually at age 65, you are forced into Medicare. That is different though equally as bad
I like your math better
I just read on a site...they expected the net to be less than 500,000. Big whoop.
I read a report some few months ago that nearly 9,000,000 people in California alone lost their insurance due to Obamacare. Florida another 2.5 Million people lost their insurance and some 800,000 here in Illinois did as well
I had counted it up once after reading through all the states and how many lost their insurance, the number was somewhere between 25-30 million IIRC.
So 7 Million sign up and it's a "success?" Try telling that to all the people who LOST their insurance and can NO LONGER AFFORD it thanks to Obamacare.
Articles like this one (and a very similar one in today's LA Times) are why so few people believe the lamestream media anymore.
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Looks like AP is posting April Fools jokes all over the place today.