Skip to comments.Pent-Up Demand for Health Insurance
Posted on 10/05/2013 3:05:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
There were plenty of computer glitches when millions of Americans went online to check out their options for affordable insurance policies. It was frustrating, but it was also an indication of overwhelming interest that exceeded all predictions.
Neither federal nor state officials were willing to say how many people actually enrolled in a health plan the first week, but the numbers are surely low. People need time to ponder their choices.
The administrations goal is to enroll some seven million uninsured Americans in health plans on the exchanges in 2014. They hope that 2.8 million will be young people between the ages of 18 and 34, whose participation is needed to help subsidize coverage for older and sicker people.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Obamacare - Overpriced crap.
The ‘left’ destroys everything they get their hands on!
Was it millions of potential enrollees or the same ones trying over and over and over to get in? And browsing the site don’t mean they’re buying - unless they find out it’s FREE. Most haven’t been able to get that far into the system to find out. Maybe the back end has not even been developed and all they have is a broken GUI.
Canadian firm hired to build troubled Obamacare exchangesA Canadian tech firm that has provided service to that country's single-payer health care system is behind the glitch-ridden United States national health care exchange site healthcare.gov.
CGI Federal is a subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group. With offices in Fairfax, Va., the subsidiary has been a darling of the Obama administration, which since 2009 has bestowed it with $1.4 billion in federal contracts, according to USAspending.gov.
The "CGI" in the parent company's name stands for "Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique" in French, which roughly translates to "Information Systems and Management Consultants." However, the firm offers another translation: "Consultants to Government and Industry."
The company is deeply embedded in Canadas single-payer system. CGI has provided IT services to the Canadian Ministries of Health in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Saskatchewan, as well as to the national health provider, Health Canada, according to CGI's Canadian website.
Here's are a few samples for your enjoyment.
Seth Whitt - Just did the "calculator" and found out my premiums will triple, deductible is through the roof, and I don't qualify for any assistance. This thing is a NIGHTMARE!!!
Sharon Hopper - @Mary Schmit: I am over 60 and according to the calculator my premiums almost triples and my out of pocket is more than triple what I pay now. I get NO subsidy.
Jim Mace - WOW, is every single person posting on here a republican mole posting LIES??? What a bunch of idiots.
There are number of Obot trolls attempting to dispense koolaid, but folks are not drinking it!
There is nothing optional in buy it or pay a fine. Then lets see how affordable they regard it down the line.
I thought the goal was 30 million uninsured. How did we get down to 7 million?
So it's admitted up front that this is just one big Ponzi scheme!
NY Slimes....thinks the massive failure of the Clown’s web page is a sign of success.
99% of the low information crowd signing up for Obamacare really believe it’s free. Imagine their surprise when they find out they have to pay for it.
I will be looking into it to see if it offers me a cheaper rate and better coverage. If it does, I will take it. Politics aside, the health and welfare of my family come first.
I have a feeling it will turn out to be worthless but to not investigate it, considering my current costs and coverage through work, would be imbecilic.
The administrations goal is to enroll some seven million uninsured Americans in health plans on the exchanges in 2014.
Hmmmm...I seem to recall hearing Obama's incessant campaigning, that the goal was 3 or 4 times the NYT above quoted figure of 7 Million. What happened? Why the correction/revision/change/subterfuge/misdirection/modification/reediting/reconsideration/redaction/adjustment/difference/contraction/reversal?????????? ;)
I suspect a lot of people will do what you are considering...it is called competition. Unfortunately, the playing field may not be equal.
Can we comapre the hits to Drudge, wikipedia or FR? Pahtetic indeed.
I checked out the info on the Arizona ACA site and found out that there are 106 different plans for Pinal County alone! The plans include PPOs, HMOs, and even a few catastrophic ones by Aetna, Cigna, Health Net, BCBS, University of Arizona, and Meritus (which was super expensive). So much for health insurance reform.
what a hoot, pent up demand for overpriced holey health insurance that rations your care, un huh that’s the ticket
“The administrations goal is to enroll some seven million uninsured Americans in health plans on the exchanges in 2014.”
But, but we were told there are 48 million uninsured people here in Acirema. So, we are going to spend trillions of dollars we don’t have to insure 14% of the uninsured. Wow, that’s the Yankee government for you.
“If the government was in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in five years.” Milton Friedman
Most of the traffic on the exchange sites is curiosity rather than a desire to sign up. I would compare it to all the people who went on line to view the video of Miley Cyrus twerking. They went to see what all the buzz was about. After viewing the video, they vomited for an hour or so and never went back. People going to the exchanges did it for the same reason and had the same reaction. The only differences are that more people went to view Miley and they didn’t experience as much difficulty getting to the video. Maybe Obama and Reid should make a twerking video.
The dog ate my homework.
And the older people have to subsidize the younger by making me have maternity, pediatric eye and dental coverage. Not to mention birth control and abortion coverage. I am 62 and do not need this stuff.
The only way to judge is to investigate. To not do so would make one an idiot.
That is all part of the investigation. If there are real choices to be made that can benefit my family, I would be a failure to not explore those possibilities.
I trust no politician on either side. I act in this matter with no allegiance to anyone other than my family.
Oh, my God. They’ve overdosed on hopium.
Yup, and in the company where I (thankfully to God) work, the Official Warning went out. Tea Party, you are now making a lot more sense... God was not thwarted when Roberts threw in with the “this is a tax” crowd... God is organizing a revolt here, IMHO. Will we let ourselves be taxed by an ever more greedy Caesar or will we give ourselves to a gracious God again? It’s a no brainer, but our brains are stupified yet.
Well, this mess will not be able to “fool all the people all the time.” Even a totally self centered crowd is going to find itself with discontents, because evil cannot overcome the deficit of grace which fundamentally defines itself.
This is going to have to get uglier and uglier until a stupefied country comes to its senses. That’s how God works. We can try to help mitigate by evangelizing like there was no tomorrow to do it in.
99% of the hits on bamster’s website were the press playing with the system. No one wants it and those saying that they bought it are lying... at least some of them are.
It is enjoyable to watch them squirm i shock, but we are all still stuck with this monster.
Check my sign in name
One problem with opting for the good deal now is that down the road it may turn out to be not so good, and the result could be that by the time you (and others) find that out, healthcare as we once knew it could be greatly diminished in quality and affordability. For example, with Medicare the “good deal” included dental care if you could find somebody near you who was willing to be a provider— now it doesn’t. Either the system will fail because there’s not enough money to cover the costs, or it will begin to cut back on coverage and increase copays and deductibles. Either way, it won’t be the good deal you expect for very long. If you like what you’ve got now, stick with it. Because if it goes under because of lowered participation it won’t be there when you try to get it back.
Oh my, Obunger is getting brutalized on his Facebook ACA page, it is glorious.
Anyone else get the impression that the majority of the article’s user comments were made by one person (under different user names)?
For the past 2 weeks, the number on the MSM has been 48 million are uninsured.
I was wondering how that number went up 60%.
Then I remembered the illegals!!!!
There is 18 Million-—IF you believe the MSM & Obama about the correct number of illegals. I personally think the illegals they are trying to fold into the USA is much closer to 55 million persons.
Interest does not equal need
I, as I’m sure many others, went to the BOcare websites to see how bad our payments would be if we had to resort to BOcare for our health insurance.
That in no way means we NEED or WANT BOcare.
I might be remembering wrong, but I thought that before the push for Obamacare, there were 12 million uninsured.
The Obamacare law explicitly exempts illegal immigrants of all requirements and penalties. They are free to go. They can continue to use our hospitals for every sniffle at our expense. They cannot be refused.
If I liked what I have now, would I be exploring other options?
Yeah, well I got a pent-up demand for objective journalism.