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Nearly 9 million people signed up for ObamaCare
The Hill ^ | 12/21/2017 | Nathaniel Weixel

Posted on 12/21/2017 11:59:49 AM PST by GIdget2004

Nearly 9 million people signed up for coverage through the federal ObamaCare exchanges, according to a top administration official.

Last year, 9.2 million people signed up for coverage during an open enrollment period that was twice as long.

Approximately 8.8 million people enrolled during the six week open enrollment period, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid administrator Seema Verma tweeted Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aca; healthinsurance; medicaid; medicare; obamacare; seemaverma
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1 posted on 12/21/2017 11:59:50 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Is it not amazing that people would sign up for Obamacare when it is required by law?!

This is equivalent to stating that people get licenses before driving.


2 posted on 12/21/2017 12:02:44 PM PST by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: GIdget2004

Not me. Not now nor ever.


3 posted on 12/21/2017 12:02:45 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: GIdget2004

Well they’re up the creek now I guess.


4 posted on 12/21/2017 12:03:55 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: GIdget2004

Are these the people who get it free of charge?


5 posted on 12/21/2017 12:07:33 PM PST by COUNTrecount (If Harvey Weinstein's bathrobe could only talk.)
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To: GIdget2004
My company just gutted our insurance coverage, hinted it was because of the "cadillac coverage" rules but that was a lie (which is why they only hinted at it). They really just want us off their books and onto Obamacare so they offered us basically Obamacare coverage for more money. In the next year if nothing changes many from my company may just move to the exchange and take the savings since the coverage is basically identical. Something like this may be at play in other places too.

Or it could just be the worthless beancounters that run my company who have done everything they can to get rid of incentives to stay there long term. Killed the pension and leveled all the positions so nobody can ever get promoted or advance, eliminated the low cost life insurance, and now made their health care the same as the crap government coverage. I can't wait for the Trump economy to really get going so I can give them the finger and move on.

6 posted on 12/21/2017 12:09:07 PM PST by pepsi_junkie
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To: rjsimmon

So my insurance is up 700%+ since obamacare was passed so that 2.75% of the people could take advantage of it. FUBO


7 posted on 12/21/2017 12:10:07 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts FDR's New Deal = obama)
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To: GIdget2004

What percent are on Medicaid (paid by the taxpayer) as opposed to private insurance?


8 posted on 12/21/2017 12:10:13 PM PST by Signalman
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To: rjsimmon

Here in NY, the progressives in state government give you no choice. They select a few crony-capitalist insurers, and they offer their approved gold-silver-bronze packages that pretty much are guaranteed to go up in price 20% each year.

Yes, by their fascist standards, everyone has “signed up for” Obamacare.


9 posted on 12/21/2017 12:11:36 PM PST by PGR88
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To: GIdget2004

In many states, that’s the only way you can get a healthcare policy


10 posted on 12/21/2017 12:15:17 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: GIdget2004

Well, when you’re forced to, it’s no surprise.


11 posted on 12/21/2017 12:17:33 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: GIdget2004

If you dont have insurance you like, work hard and accumulate funds and obtain the insurance you want. I do no desire to pay your premiums and there is no constitutional right to insurance premiums. Obamacare is dead now and so is communism in health care, It is up to you now. Thank you Donal Trump. MAGA!!


12 posted on 12/21/2017 12:17:51 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: GIdget2004

many sign up initially. They get everything they need the first two months and then drop it.


13 posted on 12/21/2017 12:22:56 PM PST by BipolarBob (At one time I held the world record as the worlds youngest person on the planet.)
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To: Signalman

“What percent are on Medicaid (paid by the taxpayer) as opposed to private insurance”

Bingo.


14 posted on 12/21/2017 12:27:39 PM PST by moehoward
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To: GIdget2004

after 20 million lost their care when Obamacare went into effect, for a net loss of 11 million.

And all for only $2 Trillion (so far)


15 posted on 12/21/2017 12:48:48 PM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: rjsimmon

It’s just about the only policy left here. I get NO PREMIUM CREDIT. And I’m paying about twice what I paid BEFORE Obamacrap.


16 posted on 12/21/2017 12:54:30 PM PST by Fido969 (In!)
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To: GIdget2004

The law will change as soon as President Trump signs the tax law legislation. Obamacare will become optional and not penalties if you chose something else.


17 posted on 12/21/2017 12:58:04 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: rjsimmon

How many of these are Medicare folks who now get Obamacare?


18 posted on 12/21/2017 1:01:36 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Parley Baer
If I heard right, there will be a one-year delay before that can happen.
Dunno if that’s right or, if so, why.

19 posted on 12/21/2017 1:01:50 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (Presses can be 'associated,' or presses can be independent. Demand independent presses.)
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To: HamiltonJay

Sorry, MEDICAID my mistake


20 posted on 12/21/2017 1:01:54 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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