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A trickle, not a wave: What insurers are seeing in Obamacare enrollment
Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2013 | By Sarah Kliff, Sandhya Somashekhar, and Lena H. Sun

Posted on 10/03/2013 5:21:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Health insurers and individuals began reporting a trickle of enrollments in the new online marketplaces created by the health-care law, as federal and state officials scrambled to try to fix technical problems that have prevented many consumers from buying coverage.

After two days without any word on sign-ups, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana received some reassuring news Wednesday night: Seven people had signed up for its plan on the marketplace that day.

“The first day and second we received no submissions,” spokesman John Maginnis said. “This being day three, we were notified through the healthcare.gov website that we had seven. So that’s very good news. It’s a small number, but it told us the functionality is beginning to perform as its supposed to.”

Other insurers reported similar results Thursday. Many hesitated to offer specifics, however, because they had yet to verify the information they were receiving from the federal government.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aca; democrats; exchanges; fail; obamacare; trainwreck
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1 posted on 10/03/2013 5:21:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"After two days without any word on sign-ups, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana received some reassuring news Wednesday night: Seven people had signed up for its plan on the marketplace that day."

Reassuring news? Reassuring to whom, and why? Nothing like a little editorializing in a news story.
2 posted on 10/03/2013 5:23:45 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Defund Obamacare..now!!! WWW.DONTFUNDOBAMACARE.COM...Sign...TODAY!!!


3 posted on 10/03/2013 5:24:09 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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" A trickle, not a wave:’ What insurers are seeing in Obamacare enrollment "

Can we say it here on Free Republic ?

Yeah, a trickle like a case of Gonorrhea.


4 posted on 10/03/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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Seven people have signed up. How many Americans are there? Something like 313,000,000. Let me do the math. . . .

And, BTW, Amazon gets something like a billion hits a day, and the Obamacare website can't handle a million? Let me do the math. . . .

5 posted on 10/03/2013 5:27:03 PM PDT by hsalaw
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Don't worry. There are plans in place to ensure compliance.

6 posted on 10/03/2013 5:29:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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This Obamacare stuff is going to collaspe from its own weight.


7 posted on 10/03/2013 5:33:04 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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8 posted on 10/03/2013 5:38:44 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Biggirl
People keep saying that but I don't know what it means. The FedGov is sovereign and can keep on staggering along indefinitely, no matter how inefficiently. Brute financial unaccountability, with no requirement of productivity, what's to collapse?
9 posted on 10/03/2013 5:45:08 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Signed and downloaded the offline donation page.
10 posted on 10/03/2013 5:45:59 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: hinckley buzzard

But there are limits.


11 posted on 10/03/2013 5:48:48 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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Private enterprises ALWAYS do better than large government programs. Haven’t we learned this YET?


12 posted on 10/03/2013 6:00:56 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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We have, but Libtards and Socialists have not.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 6:12:55 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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My daughter and her husband have 6 kids, 3 still at home and have never had insurance!
They have always paid thier dr and hospital as they could.
Now they are told that they MUST pay $500/mo for Obamacare.
She says they’ll just have to go to jail along with the rest of the middle class because they can’t feed the kids and pay that much. They don’t spend $125/week for groceries! They built their own home, hunt, raise a pig and a beef and have a huge garden and get by very well.
That’s the kind of self-sufficiency Obama wants to destroy.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 6:13:15 PM PDT by bog trotter
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And I’ll bet the 7 that signed up have diabetes or some other problem. I’ll bet they are not the youngsters the plan requires.


15 posted on 10/03/2013 6:42:33 PM PDT by McGavin999
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...they had yet to verify the information they were receiving from the federal government.

In other words, they suspect the federal government of lying to them.

16 posted on 10/03/2013 6:49:08 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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Wow, that’s terrible. Maybe they can get insurance cheaper through a regular broker and not use the marketplace plans.

I guess their income was too high for them to qualify for those premium tax credits the government is giving. Too bad they can’t just continue on as they were, paying when the need arose.


17 posted on 10/03/2013 8:33:46 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At this rate quite a few people are going to die from old age before they can even sign up for healthcare.


18 posted on 10/03/2013 8:45:34 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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19 posted on 10/03/2013 8:47:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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“Apple announced today that their new 7eieio device, which is to be leased for $20 per day rather than owned, finally has its first customers after a week on the market. Supposedly four Hollywood celebrities have become the proud “owners” of the new device.

Some have criticized Apple for not even publishing a picture or telling us what it actually does. Company officials have just said people are going to have to sign up for a 1-year lease to learn more about it. They are encouraged by the initial flood of customers.”


20 posted on 10/04/2013 1:17:55 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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21 posted on 10/04/2013 1:24:20 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Throw All The Bums Out.)
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