Skip to comments.Obamacare enrollment in South Carolina keeps climbing, tops 100K (But only half have paid)
Posted on 04/21/2014 5:07:01 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Although the deadline to sign up for an Obamacare insurance plan has officially past, the number of South Carolinians who are enrolled keeps climbing.
The S.C. Department of Insurance reported Friday that 114,789 individuals selected a plan on the federal exchange through April 15 - up from an estimate of 97,000 earlier this month.
The deadline to sign up for insurance was technically March 31, but the federal government granted an extension through mid-April to applicants who encountered any difficulty enrolling.
The newly enrolled must pay their first premium by May 1 to become insured. To date, only 67,846 of the 114,789 customers in South Carolina have done that.
"I think the truer number is the 67,846 because they have actually picked a plan and paid their premium. They are actually insured," said S.C. Insurance Director Ray Farmer.
Nearly 90 percent of residents who applied for insurance in South Carolina qualified for a federal subsidy to offset their out-of-pocket costs. Their average age was 44. . .
(Excerpt) Read more at postandcourier.com ...
the GOP should run on this catch phrase “Where Are The Doctors”?
Seems to be a trend. Only about half have paid and the majority of them qualify for subsidies.
P.S. That means exactly what we said would happen; that Obamacare would just become another government welfare program.
Where my free helfcare at?
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more of my tax dollars hard at work!
SHEESH! Where is all this “subsidy” money coming from????
I guess if we’re going to go bankrupt it might as well be BIG!
Mr. Farmer has hit the nail on the head.
The word enrollment has become very distorted, kinda like the word racist. Prior to nobamacare, enrolled meant you had completed all the paperwork, paid the first premium amount and had gotten the official okey dokey from the insurance co.
Now, you can spend 15 minutes at healthcare.gov and you're considered enrolled. BS!
Okay nobama, lets see the national number of those that "have actually picked a plan and paid their premium." Betcha it's less than 2 million.
“I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” - Wimpy J. Wellington
Frankly, “how many have paid” isn’t even the right question. The real question is “how many will still be making their payments a year from now...”
[The real question is how many will still be making their payments a year from now...]
“The real question is how many will still be making their payments a year from now...
None. They’re all deadbeats and freeloaders.
Or go to the emergency hamburger room.
Part of how “uninsured” was measured to get that 40+ thousand uninsured was to be uninsured during any time during the year.
Yeah, and even then they don’t pay.
Article is a little misleading..Missing parts to this stat.
I wonder how many people would have bought health insurance if Obamacare weren’t around. I also wonder how many newly insured people have the wrong policies, and will get dropped, and then there are those who haven’t paid. While wondering, there will be a lot of sticker shock when people wake up to the realities of their deductibles.
The media is in full swing to make Obamacare not seem as crappy as it is.
Checked on status of three patients enrolled in the Texas BC exchange program who have appointments next week for one of my doctor clients today. According to BC, none have paid their premiums for April so they will now be seen as private pay. BC still hasn’t paid us for these patient’s visits in January or February as the payments must be processed by hand. Supposedly they are in process and will be paid by early May.
From what I gather, these particular patients were previously in the state high risk pool administered by Blue Cross so don’t know that a subsidy is involved but it may be.
What is the population of South Carolina? If I’m not mistaken Charleston must have 300,000 people. And Columbia has I guess about 200,000, so 164,000 I’d not that much.
Oops 114,000 I made SC ACA more successful by adding 50,000 more.
4.7 million is the current population estimate of SC.
That’s too many.