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  • CBO cuts Obamacare enrollment projection

    03/24/2016 6:14:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot ^ | March 24, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The congressional budget office has revised its Obamacare enrollment target for 2016 downward by a million people. This is the second such downgrade the CBO has issued in 2016. The Hill reports: About 12 million people are now expected to have ObamaCare coverage by the end of 2016, according to the nonpartisan budget office. Just three months ago, the office had predicted that 13 million people would have coverage.The latest enrollment estimate is an even steeper drop from the CBO’s estimates from 2015, which predicted 21 million people would have marketplace coverage by this time. The enrollment after the end...
  • Freshman enrollment at Mizzou down 20% resulting in massive deficit

    03/10/2016 8:05:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/10/2016 | Rick Moran
    University of Missouri, one of the original flashpoints of protests at colleges across the country, is reaping a bitter harvest this coming year as freshman enrollment and retention of existing students will be down by 1500, according to an email sent by the interim Chancellor Hank Foley. Foley replaced Chancellor R. Bowen Liftin who resigned under pressure from protestors. Not only is Freshman enrollment down 20%, but upper class students are leaving the school in droves. This has created a budget shortfall of $32 million. Columbia Tribune: “I am writing to you today to confirm that we project a very...
  • Obamacare Enters a Downward Spiral as Co-ops Fail and Enrollment Slows

    10/25/2015 7:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/25/2015 | by AKASH CHOUGULE
    Canceled plans, lost doctors, higher costs: That is the continuing reality for millions of Americans under President Obama’s health-care law. Unfortunately, for hundreds of thousands more, it’s about to get a lot worse. As of this week, nine of the law’s 23 state co-ops — nonprofit health-insurance companies set up to help people enroll in Obamacare — have collapsed. Over 600,000 people who enrolled in co-op health plans will lose their insurance at the end of this year. Many of them were forced into the co-ops to begin with when Obamacare canceled their private insurance policies in 2013, meaning they...
  • University of California plans to limit resident enrollment

    03/09/2015 5:00:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 6, 2015 | BY ALEXEI KOSEFF
    The standoff between state officials and the University of California over its finances and admissions policy grew tense Tuesday as the university threatened to limit enrollment of California students next year unless it receives more money from the state. UC President Janet Napolitano told an Assembly budget subcommittee that the university will cap in-state enrollment at current levels while continuing to increase the number of nonresident students. “We will not not be admitting students that we don’t know that we actually have funding for,” Napolitano said. UC will still increase the number of out-of-state and international students by up to...
  • Obamacare, coming to a mall near you (going to try to sign you up on Black Friday)

    11/26/2014 12:46:11 PM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | November 26, 2014 | Rachana Pradhan
    HHS is hitting the malls this weekend to make sure that Obamacare is on the minds of consumers during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. The department on Wednesday will announce new partnerships it has made with retail stores, pharmacies and popular websites to spread the word about the current open enrollment season, which began on Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15. On three key days after Thanksgiving — Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday — as well as dates beyond, Westfield Shopping Centers, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the XO Group will provide consumers with...
  • 2015’s estimate Obamacare enrollment figures revised down… way, way down

    11/10/2014 2:19:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | Noah Rothman
    After repeatedly shifting the deadline for the end of ObamacareÂ’s open enrollment period in past spring, the White House crowed when it determined it had finally reached its goal of enrolling 8 million Americans in Affordable Care Act-associated insurance plans. Few in the press made mention of the administrationÂ’s downward revision of that figure in October from 8.1 to 7.1 million Obamacare enrollees. DonÂ’t expect many in the administration or the media to make much of another revision of the estimated number of projected Obamacare insurance customers for this yearÂ’s open enrollment period. Anticipating slightly less than 6 million...
  • Union enrollment plummets for Wisconsin teachers under tough law

    10/14/2014 3:20:44 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 10-14-14 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Teachers in Wisconsin's public schools have learned a major lesson from the state's landmark 2011 law neutering public sector unions, with more than a third dropping out of their labor organization. Given no choice but to join and pay dues to the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) for decades, teachers have for the last three years been able to opt out. And that is what tens of thousands have done as a result of Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, also known as Act 10. “Given the evidence, it shows that the union's hold is softening," Patrick Wright, vice...
  • Obamacare open enrollment is coming (Pelosi knew)

    09/26/2014 11:23:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/26/14 | Maryalene LaPonsie
    Are you ready for Round Two? In a little more than a month, the federal Health Insurance Marketplace will swing open its virtual doors and let the masses in. Hopefully, things will go a little smoother than last year. I love Obamacare, but last year's open enrollment process was a mess. Personally, it only took me four applications, three online profiles and two attempts to verify my income before it was all said and done. However, I had it good. I have a friend who lost her employer-sponsored coverage midway through the year and is currently in health insurance hell:...
  • Children to Be Classified as 'Homeless' to Avoid School Enrollment Documentation Requirements

    08/14/2014 6:46:24 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14, 2014 | Caroline May
    SNIP “In light of the heightened media coverage of the issue of undocumented immigrant children, VDOE provides the following updated information for your use in responding to community questions or issues,” says the memo distributed to the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions and obtained by Breitbart News. SNIP “While a case-by-case review of each child’s circumstances upon enrolling in a Virginia public school is necessary, many of these unaccompanied children will be deemed homeless under applicable state and federal law,” the memo reads. It goes on: Pursuant to Va. Code § 22.1-3, a homeless child is one who lacks a fixed,...
  • Reports Show ObamaCare Enrollment Dropping At An Unsustainable Rate (exempt RATS silent)

    08/14/2014 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 8/14/14 | B. Christopher Agee
    Earlier this year, supporters of the federal healthcare law known as ObamaCare enthusiastically celebrated reaching its signup goal, with reported enrollment topping eight million Americans. In the months since, however, there has been a noticeable dearth of updates regarding the relative success of the law since its famously rocky implementation. If a recent Investor’s Business Daily report is any indication, there might be good reason for the Obama administration’s silence. **SNIP** Another barometer of public sentiment comes from enrollment numbers reported by individual states. Washington, for example, is the only state that waited until enrollees had paid their first month’s...
  • ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Unreliable, Gov't Audit Finds

    07/09/2014 3:59:10 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/8/2014 | John Merline
    Buried in a largely overlooked government audit of the Obama-Care exchanges is a finding that casts still more doubt on the reliability of the 8 million enrollment number commonly cited by the administration and the press. In a section titled "Other Issues," an inspector general report released last week found that the marketplace couldn't show it had been reconciling its monthly enrollment numbers with insurance companies. That's despite the fact that the law specifically calls for this reconciliation, and the fact that, as the IG report notes, "the federal marketplace obtained the services of a contractor to reconcile enrollment...
  • Pro Report: HHS hits pause on ACA (Obamacare) enrollment reports...

    05/25/2014 4:29:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/21/14 | TALIA BUFORD
    ADMINISTRATION STOPS MONTHLY ACA ENROLLMENT REPORTS: Kyle Cheney with today’s top read [] — “The Obama administration has quietly decided to halt its monthly updates on Obamacare enrollment, which were a major pipeline of information about the impact of the health law heading into the 2014 campaign season. ‘HHS issued monthly enrollment reports during the first marketplace open enrollment period in order to provide the best understanding of enrollment activities as it was taking place,’ an HHS spokeswoman emailed. ‘Now that this time period has ended, we will look at future opportunities to share information about the marketplace that is...
  • Three-fourths of ObamaCare enrollees were previously insured

    05/12/2014 12:13:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2014 | Bruce McQuain
    Or so says a new McKinsey survey of the numbers: One of the principal flaws in the coverage of Obamacare’s exchange enrollment numbers to date has been that the press has not made distinctions between those who have “signed up” for Obamacare-based plans, and those who have actually paid for those plans and thereby achieved enrollment in health insurance. A new survey from McKinsey indicates that a large majority of people signing up are now paying for their coverage. This is progress for the health law. But the survey still indicates that three-fourths of enrollees were previously insured. Of course...
  • Study: Yep, early ObamaCare enrollees are sicker than average

    04/09/2014 2:12:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2014 | AllahPundit
    Tantalizing circumstantial evidence about the demographic mix in the new ObamaCare exchange risk pools. The more those pools are dominated by the old and sick, the higher premiums will have to be next year to cover the cost of their expensive treatments. The X factor here, though, is that the study includes data only from people whose coverage was in effect in January and February. All the sign-ups in March before the deadline are missing from the picture, an important detail since it’s widely assumed that lots of healthy young “knuckleheads” waited until the last minute to enroll. If that’s...
  • No, The Obamacare Debate Isn’t Over

    04/07/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by rootin tootin
    American Spectator ^ | 4/7/2014 | David Catron
    Liberman at JPost Conference: I'd rather go to new elections than release Palestinian terrorists
  • Cavuto: Obamacare Actual New Enrollees = 1.2 Million

    04/04/2014 8:06:42 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 18 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | BMartin1776
    Cavuto says he is being generous with the 1.2 mil he is crediting the regime of having enrolled in barackobamacare. If you ask me it sounds like the regime is using its own form of math via Common Core to come up with the 7.1 million sign ups they have been bragging about. There is still an estimated 45 mil people without insurance where are they? This crap law was to provide insurance to those 45+ mil at the cost of the millions who had insurance policies they were happy with! This is what progressives do though they destroy something...
  • VIDEO On eve of O/care deadline, law remains a work in progress (Repub wood-chippers O/Care bill)

    03/31/2014 4:24:24 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/30/14 | STEPHANIE CONDON
    After six tumultuous months, open enrollment on the new Obamacare marketplaces comes to a close. Once enrollment is over, a look at the marketplaces will give the nation a better picture of how well the Affordable Care Act is functioning. It's already perfectly clear, though -- to voters and lawmakers alike -- that the law is a work in progress. The first few months of open enrollment were disastrous, after -- the site that serves as the Obamacare portal for 36 states -- was launched with major technical problems. Still, the administration says it has largely recovered, with more...
  • Mission almost accomplished-ish: White House says ObamaCare has reached six million sign-ups

    03/27/2014 12:42:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    So that’s why they decided to extend the enrollment deadline past March 31st for people who are already “waiting in line” or whatever. Megan McArdle was wondering about that yesterday: Why, having hit five million enrollments just 10 days ago and with the website working reasonably well, would the White House suddenly feel obliged to give people even more time? What do they gain from it? I think this is the answer. They’re now within striking distance of hitting their original target of seven million for the first year, averaging fully 100,000 new sign-ups per day over the last 10...
  • The ObamaCare Numbers Racket

    03/27/2014 4:45:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/26/2014 | IBD Staff
    Health Care: Two more signs that all is not well in ObamaCare land: The administration has pushed back the enrollment deadline while refusing to say how many have actually paid their ObamaCare premiums. ObamaCare has become like that old quip of Mark Twain's about the weather in New England. If you don't like it, wait a few days and it will change. Less than two weeks ago, the administration was emphatic that there would be no delay of the March 31 enrollment deadline for ObamaCare. In fact, the spokesman for the agency in charge of ObamaCare said, "We don't actually...
  • Never mind that March 31 Obamacare enrollment deadline

    03/26/2014 7:16:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/26/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Once again, the Obama administration is rewriting Obamacare on the fly, in response to political convenience. Amy Goldstein of the Washington Post reports: The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health-care plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline. Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension. Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an...
  • Five takeaways from Gallup’s poll on the uninsured (tiny drop from 17.1% to 15.9% of adults)

    03/10/2014 6:37:04 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jason Millman
    The big headline from the report: 15.9 percent of adults are now uninsured, down from 17.1 percent at the end of 2013. It's news that the Obama administration and the law's supporters are going to cheer as proof that the Affordable Care Act is working, and you'll likely hear a lot about it this week. The uninsured rate for the highly scrutinized 18-34 year-old demographic is dropping, but not yet to the levels the administration hopes for. The uninsured rate among 18-25 year-olds is now 23 percent, down from 23.5 percent, and the rate for 26 to 34 year-olds dropped...
  • Sebelius blames local lawmakers for low central Florida health care enrollment

    02/17/2014 1:56:06 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 11 replies
    WFTV ^ | 2/17/2014
    ORLANDO, Fla. — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said not enough of central Floridians are signed up for health care, and she's blaming state lawmakers. A YouTube video featuring Orlando resident Ali Kurnaz is part of the latest push to get uninsured Floridians to sign up for affordable health care. "I'm glad I can share my story about the Affordable Care Act," Kurnaz said at a news conference Monday. "I've benefitted a lot from it. My whole family has." But despite the outcome for Kurnaz, Sebelius said there's a lot of work to do in Florida, where...
  • ObamaCare Enrollment Slows To Crawl, State Data Show (minnesota,nevada,washington)

    02/13/2014 2:04:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies ^ | 2-10-14 | JED GRAHAM
    Minnesota's exchange enrollment goal of 67,000 seemed within reach on Jan. 4, when signups stood at 25,860. But after surging by more than 4,000 per week in the prior five weeks, signups collapsed back to November's pace of less than 700 per week. As of Feb. 1, Nevada had just 14,999 paid enrollees — vs. the state's March 31 goal of 115,000. Washington state, meanwhile, was slightly more than halfway to its goal of 340,000 signups — but only 88,071 had paid as of Feb. 1. The January data available from a handful of states raise new doubts about whether...
  • Obama BEGS Progs to Hound Friends + Relatives Into Obamacare Enrollment 'by March 31st'...

    02/11/2014 9:42:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    An increasingly desperate -and unpopular- Obama regime seems to be running out of the dumb luck that's gotten them way farther than was ever any good for this country... With Obamacare itself unsuccessful by almost any measure -other than subjugation of the populace and big government expansion- the most fatal flaw would seem to be the ACA's widespread lack of appeal to those it needs the most... healthy young people who pay but make few claims. After Pajama Boy failed to make much of an impact, now Dear Leader's asking his snake-fascinated true believers to inflict direct pressure on basically anybody they can trap in a corner,...
  • Jails put inmates on Obamacare, costing millions and boosting enrollment numbers

    02/07/2014 12:02:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Colorado News Day ^ | February 6, 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor
    <p>Cash-strapped counties in six states are enrolling inmates in Obamacare health insurance plans as a way to shift costs to the federal government – a tactic that's legal but frustrating for some Republicans who don't want to see the success levels of President Obama's signature law inflated artificially.</p>
  • Obamacare's Dismal California Numbers

    01/27/2014 6:57:45 AM PST · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | John McCaormack
    900,000 Californians lost their health plans by January 1; only 500,000 signed up on the Obamacare exchange. Health care industry expert Bob Laszewski points out that that means at least 330,000 of the 500,000 people who signed up for Obamacare already had health insurance. "If you want to know how many uninsured bought it, subtract by at least" 330,000, Laszewski told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
  • Aetna could be forced out of Obamacare: CEO (cause it's not attracting the uninsured)

    01/24/2014 7:39:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 22, 2014 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday that Obamacare has failed to attract the uninsured, and he offered a scenario in which the insurance company could be forced to pull out of program. The company will be submitting Obamacare rates for 2015 on May 15. "Are they going to be double-digit [increases] or are we going to get beat up because they're double-digit or are we just going to have to pull out of the program?" Bertolini asked in a "Squawk Box" interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "Those questions can't be answered until we see...
  • Colossal cost of Cover Oregon prompts lawmaker to call for end to spending ($200M spent/0 Enrolled)

    01/21/2014 10:28:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | January 21, 2014 | Chelsa Kopta
    The On Your Side Investigators revealed the colossal cost of Cover Oregon for the first time Monday and it shows how much of your tax money has been spent on the failed website. KATU learned Cover Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority collectively spent just shy of $200 million on its Cover Oregon website, which has been plagued with problems for months and still hasn't enrolled a single Oregonian for health insurance since the site launched Oct. 1, 2013. The state health insurance exchange's top dogs have been back and forth for months, extending the date when the website likely...
  • Warning: Ignore claims that 3.9 million people signed up for Medicaid because of Obamacare

    01/17/2014 1:00:50 PM PST · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2014 | Glenn Kessler
    Look closely at this tweet by the @BarackObama account, maintained by the pro-Obama group Organizing for America. The 6 million figure comes from combining a figure of 2.1 million for people selecting a plan via state and federal exchanges, through December, and 3.9 million for Medicaid, through November. Thus the claim that “6 million Americans have already signed up for coverage thanks to health reform.” There is much less to the Medicaid figure than meets the eye. (The exchange figure has been updated recently, to 2.2 million, but not the Medicaid figure.) Indeed, there has been vast confusion about what...
  • HHS report shows Obamacare behind on signing up young Americans (60-90 percent short of breakeven)

    01/13/2014 2:33:52 PM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 13, 2014 | Philip Klein
    Just 24 percent of Americans signing up for coverage under President Obama's health care law through December were part of the young adult demographic, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday -- well below the nearly 39 percent the White House had once deemed essential to the law's success. In a new report, HHS said that through Dec. 28 (about halfway through the six-month open enrollment period), roughly 2.2 million Americans signed up for coverage on one of the law's health insurance exchanges. That's well below the administration's target of 3.3 million. And HHS still hasn't disclosed how...
  • As predicted, some who think they're insured under Obamacare apparently are not

    01/03/2014 6:58:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    In October and November, the error rate for the Obamacare website as far as an enrollee having their information forwarded to an insurer was 25%. No one knew how many people would think they were covered while the insurance company had no clue they were even a customer. It's early yet, but there have already been several examples of this little "glitch" that may cost people's lives. Daily Mail: Hospital staff in Northern Virginia are turning away sick people on a frigid Thursday morning because they can't determine whether their Obamacare insurance plans are in effect.Patients in a close-in DC...
  • What "Surge"? ObamaCare Enrollments Remain Dangerously Below 60 Percent Of Target

    12/31/2013 5:41:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/31/2013 | Michael F. Cannon
    Back in September — when some Obama administration health officials were hoping the ObamaCare website would crash during demonstrations so that somebody would have the good sense to delay its rollout — the administration’s more deluded officials were projecting ObamaCare’s Exchanges would enroll 3.3 million paying customers by tomorrow, December 31. Yesterday, the administration released figures suggesting that total enrollments are now just shy of 2 million, or 60 percent of the administration’s target target. When I was in school, 60 percent was an “F.” The Washington Post reports, “Still, officials celebrated the end-of-year results.” Of course.ObamaCare’s Exchanges are in even worse shape...
  • Dem. Rep.: Obamacare Enrollment Low Because People Think Law Is Repealed

    12/30/2013 9:21:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | December 30, 2013 | Andrew Johnson
    The lower-than-hoped-for enrollment numbers on the federal exchanges are due to Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D., D.C.) argued on Monday. Norton blamed a “negative propaganda campaign” by Republicans that confused Americans into thinking that the law was no longer in effect. [Snip] Norton remained confident that the enrollment numbers will improve as people learn more about the law as well as the nearing deadlines and fines. “When that fine is going to kick in, you’re going to see people trotting to sign on like you’ve never seen it before,” she said.
  • After a Month of Trying, I Still Can't Sign Up for Obamacare

    12/27/2013 3:09:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 26, 2013 | Ike Brannon
    After a month of trying, I still can't complete an application to join the D.C. Health Exchange. For a week, the Obamacare marketplace asked me to prove my citizenship, my daughter's existence, and my fixed address in the District of Columbia, but it would not allow me to submit the requested material. That changed, slightly, yesterday when it started allowing me to submit those things, which I did, but it must now validate them via a person. Perhaps this is why Barack Obama’s staff had to physically visit the D.C. exchange in order to sign up the president for Obamacare....
  • Obamacare outreach hits the clubs (They're trying to enroll people in gay bars)

    12/22/2013 9:18:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | December 22, 2013 | Natalie Villacorta
    Washington’s new health insurance exchange dispatched a signup envoy to one of the city’s gay clubs one recent night to get out the word about Obamacare. It envisioned men mingling on the dance floor, a cocktail in one hand and enrollment information in the other. But the brochures about DC Health Link, as the exchange is called, weren’t snapped up as quickly as the free condoms provided by a local clinic. Like other health exchanges and coverage advocacy groups across the country, DC Health Link is reaching out to people wherever they may be, including bars. President Barack Obama even...
  • Oregon health exchange tells applicants to go elsewhere if not covered Jan. 1

    12/22/2013 1:01:30 AM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2013
    Some applicants for health insurance in Oregon have begun receiving robocalls from that state's health exchange warning that they will be forced to seek coverage elsewhere if they don't receive confirmation of enrollment by Monday. The Oregonian reports that the robocalls from Cover Oregon consist of a woman's voice saying "If you haven't heard from us by December 23, it is unlikely your application will be processed for January 1 insurance coverage. If you want to be sure you have insurance coverage starting January 1, you have other options." The phone call goes on to say that applicants who...
  • Krauthammer on O-Care Enrollment Claims: About as Trustworthy as Soviet Numbers on Steel Production

    12/13/2013 3:34:34 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    As of yesterday, the Obama regime was claiming O-care enrollments of 365,000, supposedly something to toot your horn about in a country of 315M. But I guess that is an improvement over the six victims the state death machine snared on the first day... This is what passes for success these days in our dumbed-down land of lowered expectations- but Krauthammer -for one- ain't goin for it: some apt quotes from his interview with Greta last night: "They've dribbled out all kind of numbers that may sound impressive... but every one is meant to sound impressive and hide the real truth"...
  • New Obamacare Bombshell - Rpt: No System Yet For Exchange Payment -The Kelly File

    12/03/2013 6:48:59 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 37 replies ^ | December 3, 2013 | You Tube
    New Obamacare Bombshell - Rpt: No System Yet For Exchange Payment -The Kelly File
  • Sebelius recommends using ObamaCare site during 'off-peak hours'

    12/02/2013 3:05:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2013
    Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has touted "dramatic" improvement in the functionality of the federal health exchange website since its flawed rollout October 1, but has also admitted that the site would not work smoothly for everyone, and even advises potential customers to use the site during "off-peak hours." [Snip] Later in the piece, Sebelius tells those Americans who have had issues with the site to "please do not give up. There is help available," before giving the number for the site's call center. The secretary also advises browsers to visit the site in the morning, in...
  • Obamacare “Navigators” Abet Fraud

    11/16/2013 10:18:24 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    James O’ Keefe’s Project Veritas used hidden cameras to expose Health and Human Services employees urging individuals to commit fraud in order to get lower prices and subsidies from the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges. On video tape, one Obamacare Navigator is caught advising a prospective applicant for health insurance to conceal income in order to “qualify for more stuff as far as aid and stuff like that. You’re already hiding that cash income from the IRS so you don’t have to pay taxes on it. There’s no sense in reporting it on your insurance application. That by itself...
  • Total Healthcare "Enrollment" As A Result Of Obamacare: -3.9 Million (i.e. negative 3.9 million)

    11/15/2013 2:05:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 15, 2013
    "We fumbled the rollout on this health-care law," could be President Obama's understatement of the century. In the month-or-so since Obamacare was unleashed 106,185 people enrolled (based on a loose re-definition by the White House). However, in that same period, the WSJ reports a stunning 4.02 million people received policy cancellations. So, in a month, a total of 3,918,205 fewer people are now 'enrolled' in a heathcare plan than before Obamacare. So far, California, Florida, and Washington are suffering the most under Obamacare... And here's the states where the coverage cancellations are the greatest... and the additions and cancellations broken...
  • It’s Official: Obamacare Enrollment Is Super Low (106,185 total, fewer than 27,000 through healthca

    11/13/2013 2:26:36 PM PST · by Jean S · 59 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/13/13 | Sam Baker
    The Health and Human Services Department said 106,185 people have successfully applied for and chosen private insurance through the health care law's new marketplaces. That total is only about 20 percent of the administration's initial enrollment target for October, the first month in which consumers were able to sign up for coverage.Officials have long acknowledged they would fall short of that target because of the problems surrounding, the problem-plagued website that handles enrollment for 36 has performed even worse than expected. Fewer than 27,000 people selected a plan through the website, compared with roughly 79,000 who picked a...
  • Sebelius Comes "Clean" On Obamacare Enrollment Numbers - 79% Miss (Full Report)

    11/13/2013 1:09:28 PM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 13, 2013
    Despite rewriting history as usual, proclaiming that the administration 'knew' early numbers would be low (not true since they estimated 500,000 and are rumored to only have ~50,000), and changing the definition of what an enrollee is, and managing our expectations via Carney's press conference, we are intrigued to see what the "huge demand" Kathleen Sebelius expected for Obamacare has actually resulted in... Perhaps she needs to call the helpline! Remember, as Peter Schiff noted, the website can be fixed, but Obamacare can't (unless, of course, more keg-standers and sluts sign up). OBAMACARE ENROLLS 106,185 IN PRIVATE HEALTH PLANS IN...
  • Low Obamacare Enrollment More Proof of a ‘Disaster’ (When ObamaCare Meets 'berg, Epic Fail haPPens)

    11/12/2013 9:10:56 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Eric Pianin, Brianna Ehley - The Fiscal Times
    Before’s troubled launch on Oct. 1, the White House estimated nearly 500,000 people would enroll in the Obamacare health exchanges within the first month and an estimated 7 million were expected to gain private coverage by the end of March, when the open-enrollment period is scheduled to end. Now – even before the administration can deliver on its promise to release an official head count of how many people have enrolled for insurance coverage in the first full month of operations – insurance industry analysts on Monday released figures showing the government has signed up a mere fraction of...
  • (San Francisco) Sex workers embrace Obamacare

    11/01/2013 8:28:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 1, 2013 | Erica Fink
    A burlesque dancer dressed as a nurse taunts her co-performer with a toy syringe, dangling the medicine seductively in an act that's meant to reflect the cat-and-mouse game of U.S. healthcare. They shimmy and eventually end up topless. The risqué performance was part of an Obamacare registration drive last week in San Francisco, dubbed the "Healthy Ho's Party." Organized by "Siouxsie Q," a Bay Area sex worker, the event was meant to encourage other sex workers to enroll in the new insurance exchanges. It was a rousing success: Nearly 40 men and women attended and almost all of them...
  • Robert Laszewski on 'trickle of enrollment' in ObamaCare

    11/01/2013 4:47:48 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-31-2013 | Megyn Kelly
    Administration at odds with the individual insurance market
  • Health agency chief refuses to disclose ObamaCare enrollment numbers

    10/29/2013 11:37:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/2013 | staff
    The head of the agency responsible for overseeing the troubled repeatedly refused to disclose how many people have enrolled in ObamaCare -- during a hearing where she did not deny that officials have that information. Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, testified Tuesday before the House Ways and Means Committee. At the top of the hearing, she apologized for the failures of the main ObamaCare website and vowed to fix them. But, raising more questions about the administration's transparency on the project, she declined to cite enrollment numbers. She did not claim, as Health...
  • Upton: House may vote for ObamaCare delay

    10/25/2013 1:17:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2013 | Elise Viebeck
    The House may soon vote to extend ObamaCare's enrollment period amid serious technical problems with, a key Republican lawmaker said Friday. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) said during a taping for C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" that the idea has come up on both sides of the aisle. "There’s a number of members – Republican and Democrat – that are calling for a further delay in terms of signing things up,” Upton said, according to a report. "We’re going to take a good look at that, and we’ll see where we are, maybe having some announcement next week...
  • AP: Half a million ObamaCare applications does not equal half a million ObamaCare enrollments

    10/21/2013 3:12:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Hot ^ | October 21, 2013 | ERIKA JOHNSON
    <p>Administration officials say about 476,000 health insurance applications have been filed through federal and state exchanges, the most detailed measure yet of the problem-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature legislation.</p> <p>However, the officials continue to refuse to say how many people have actually enrolled in the insurance markets. Without enrollment figures, it’s unclear whether the program is on track to reach the 7 million people projecting by the Congressional Budget Office to gain coverage during the six-month sign-up period.</p>
  • Food stamp enrollment skyrockets as unemployment rate declines

    11/20/2012 3:31:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/12 | Caroline May
    A new chart produced by Republicans staffers on the Senate Budget Committee shows food stamp enrollment continuing to increase even as the unemployment rate goes down. From October 2009 to October 2012 the unemployment rate has declined from 10.2 percent to 7.9 percent. In that same time frame, nearly ten million new recipients have been added to the food stamp rolls, according to government data analyzed by the Republican committee staff. “Spending on the food stamp program has increased every single year since 2000, and a record number of individuals now receive the benefit. For instance, food stamp enrollment has...