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Obamacare enrollment in South Carolina keeps climbing, tops 100K (But only half have paid)
The Post and Courier ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Lauren Saussar

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 ...


TOPICS: Extended News; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: abortion; aca; deathpanels; democratcare; headcount; obamacare; southcarolina; zerocare
Ninety percent of plans sold in South Carolina qualify for a subsidy.
1 posted on 04/21/2014 5:07:01 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

the GOP should run on this catch phrase “Where Are The Doctors”?


2 posted on 04/21/2014 5:13:05 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Brad from Tennessee

FORWARD COMRADES!!


3 posted on 04/21/2014 5:16:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Seems to be a trend. Only about half have paid and the majority of them qualify for subsidies.


4 posted on 04/21/2014 5:16:51 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

P.S. That means exactly what we said would happen; that Obamacare would just become another government welfare program.


5 posted on 04/21/2014 5:18:03 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Where my free helfcare at?


6 posted on 04/21/2014 5:21:48 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Brad from Tennessee; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
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7 posted on 04/21/2014 5:23:56 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

more of my tax dollars hard at work!


8 posted on 04/21/2014 5:28:40 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

SHEESH! Where is all this “subsidy” money coming from????

I guess if we’re going to go bankrupt it might as well be BIG!


9 posted on 04/21/2014 5:28:50 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"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.

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.

10 posted on 04/21/2014 5:30:22 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” - Wimpy J. Wellington


11 posted on 04/21/2014 5:33:04 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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...”


12 posted on 04/21/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: JoeDetweiler

[The real question is “how many will still be making their payments a year from now...”]

indeed.


13 posted on 04/21/2014 5:34:39 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

“The real question is “how many will still be making their payments a year from now...”

None. They’re all deadbeats and freeloaders.


14 posted on 04/21/2014 5:35:16 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Proud2BeRight

Or go to the emergency hamburger room.


15 posted on 04/21/2014 5:35:39 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Part of how “uninsured” was measured to get that 40+ thousand uninsured was to be uninsured during any time during the year.


16 posted on 04/21/2014 5:36:38 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: Brad from Tennessee

Yeah, and even then they don’t pay.


17 posted on 04/21/2014 5:39:57 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Article is a little misleading..Missing parts to this stat.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 5:40:30 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 5:42:56 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Brad from Tennessee

"Premiums? Ain't no premiums! I chose the bronze plan, not the premium plan, foo!"


20 posted on 04/21/2014 5:49:19 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

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.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 5:55:09 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


22 posted on 04/21/2014 6:28:58 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen; All

Oops 114,000 I made SC ACA more successful by adding 50,000 more.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 6:32:07 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

4.7 million is the current population estimate of SC.


24 posted on 04/21/2014 7:07:03 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: snippy_about_it

That’s too many.


25 posted on 04/23/2014 7:17:07 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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