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Itís Official: Obamacare Enrollment Is Super Low (106,185 total, fewer than 27,000 through healthca
National Journal ^ | 11/13/13 | Sam Baker

Posted on 11/13/2013 2:26:36 PM PST by Jean S

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 HealthCare.gov, the problem-plagued website that handles enrollment for 36 states.

HealthCare.gov 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 plan through the 15 state-based insurance exchanges. Unofficial estimates leaked earlier this week suggested the federal website had done slightly better.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; enrollment; healthcaregov; obama; obamacare; rinocare; zerocare
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1 posted on 11/13/2013 2:26:36 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Jean S

27,000 people could use the federal website, vs twice that number who were able to use state websites...

Ahh, yes, federalism always saves time and trouble...


2 posted on 11/13/2013 2:30:10 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Jean S

The Dems used to talk about the 40 million people without healthcare.

Now they can talk about the 200 million without healthcare..............


7 posted on 11/13/2013 2:31:54 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Jean S

More people bought ammo in any single day!

MASSIVE FAIL


8 posted on 11/13/2013 2:32:15 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jean S

However, Medicaid "benefits," are overwhelmed by an additional 396,000 approved applicants, according to HHS
9 posted on 11/13/2013 2:32:50 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jean S

Schadenfreude


10 posted on 11/13/2013 2:32:52 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar, an admitted liar, an unrepentent liar.)
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To: Jean S

How many of those have made the first payment, and how many chose Medicaid?


11 posted on 11/13/2013 2:36:51 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Venturer
Post #9
12 posted on 11/13/2013 2:39:24 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Jean S; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

27,000

That’s a shame.


13 posted on 11/13/2013 2:41:40 PM PST by Gamecock (If you have to be One,be a Big Red One.)
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To: Venturer
How many of those have made the first payment

I hope there is a way that Issa can subpoena this information because they will never get it out of Sebellius.

14 posted on 11/13/2013 2:41:59 PM PST by what's up
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To: Jean S
106,185 people have successfully applied for and chosen private insurance through the health care law's new marketplaces

These f'n RATs need to speak English. Did they pay for it? Is choosing private insurance the same as putting it into a shopping basket.

15 posted on 11/13/2013 2:43:36 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: Jean S

On the bright side:

Enrollment is up 4,500% over day one !!!


16 posted on 11/13/2013 2:44:18 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Red Badger

And the low information voters will believe them when they blame it on the Republicans.


17 posted on 11/13/2013 2:45:13 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yep, just what I was saying all along. The communist propaganda machine posing as our fair and impartial media will start a blame the Republican campaign and all the ‘tards will believe them. Matter of fact I’ll bet in a few years as we get near the POTUS election it will be non-stop. “Vote for Hillary! Stop the Republicans from messing up your health insurance!”


18 posted on 11/13/2013 2:50:17 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

19 posted on 11/13/2013 2:52:40 PM PST by pabianice (LINE)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Even Pravda couldn’t hide this crop failure. Poor little Marxists proving how incompetent they are...again.

Pray America is waking up


20 posted on 11/13/2013 2:55:51 PM PST by bray (Delay Obamacare)
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To: Jean S

FUBAR


21 posted on 11/13/2013 2:56:22 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Red in Blue PA

and ammo can still be hard to find


22 posted on 11/13/2013 2:56:22 PM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Jean S; All

States marked with asterisks are those implementing their own marketplaces.

Alabama: 624
Alaska: 53
Arizona: 739
Arkansas: 250
California*: 35,364
Colorado*: 3,736
Connecticut*: 4,418
Delaware: 97
District of Columbia*: N/A
Florida: 3,571
Georgia: 1,390
Hawaii*: N/A
Idaho: 338
Illinois: 1,370
Indiana: 701
Iowa: 136
Kansas: 371
Kentucky*: 5,586
Louisiana: 387
Maine: 271
Maryland*: 1,284
Massachusetts*: N/A
Michigan: 1,329
Minnesota*: 1,774
Mississippi: 148
Missouri: 751
Montana: 212
Nebraska: 338
Nevada*: 1,217
New Hampshire: 269
New Jersey: 741
New Mexico: 172
New York*: 16,404
North Carolina: 1,662
North Dakota: 42
Ohio: 1,150
Oklahoma: 346
Oregon*: N/A
Pennsylvania: 2,207
Rhode Island*: 1,192
South Carolina: 572
South Dakota: 58
Tennessee: 992
Texas: 2,991
Utah: 357
Vermont*: 1,325
Virginia: 1,023
Washington*: 7,091
West Virginia: 174
Wisconsin: 877
Wyoming: 85


23 posted on 11/13/2013 3:02:04 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

I am wallowing in my SCHADENFREUDE!!!

YEAH!

I couldn’t even begin to imagine this awful result...better than I had ever hoped for, with all due respect for those who have lost their insurance ( but I believe the govt will be doing a “quick fix” for those people.)


24 posted on 11/13/2013 3:06:54 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Jean S

Those in the Republican’s district who agrees with Landrieu’s bill (the guy who was pro-CFL light bulbs) should be flooding his email and voicemail and going to his office.

I agree with Rush’s assertion that Republicans actually wan’t 0bummercare to succeed.


25 posted on 11/13/2013 3:25:50 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (¬ďLife is hard, but it¬ís harder when you¬íre stupid.¬Ē John Wayne)
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To: Jean S

What’s the age breakdown? That’s even more important than the numbers.


26 posted on 11/13/2013 3:31:32 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Jean S

Approx 70,000 per month means over 350 years to sign up 300 million.


27 posted on 11/13/2013 3:45:45 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Jean S

Seems to me those that are signing up are those motivated... Those that have a precondition or people getting it free.

Paying customers, probably not so much so.


28 posted on 11/13/2013 3:46:38 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Gamecock
27,000

That’s a shame

More people can purchase concert tickets online in less than an hour.

29 posted on 11/13/2013 3:55:57 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Red in Blue PA

More posts were deleted in this thread than can use the Deathcare website at the same time.


30 posted on 11/13/2013 4:03:09 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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>> 106,185 people have successfully applied for...

That’s not enrolled. I bet zero are enrolled.


31 posted on 11/13/2013 4:08:59 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: DocRock

Gonna take longer than that. People will die and fall off the ranks.


32 posted on 11/13/2013 4:18:36 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Jean S

Gonna go out on a limb and guess that the entire 27K were folks with serious health problems who couldn’t get anything before. The books ought to balance really fast when their bills start coming in. As with car insurance I always thot there should be a hi-risk system to help with really serious problems. But Kenyoncare doesn’t really address that without doing serious damage every where else.


33 posted on 11/13/2013 4:25:44 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Jean S

Is the information about this debacle reaching - and influencing - those Rush Limbaugh calls low information voters?


34 posted on 11/13/2013 4:28:32 PM PST by tbw2
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To: kingu

We have a president that seems to have one goal. Destroying this country as we know it. He said it personally himself. I will fundamentally change America.


35 posted on 11/13/2013 4:37:55 PM PST by mandaladon (The truth about Benghazi is all I want)
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To: kingu; Red Badger; Red in Blue PA; onyx; VRW Conspirator; Venturer; Gamecock; what's up; ...
Meanwhile... back on planet Earth...


36 posted on 11/13/2013 4:50:28 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: ConservativeInPA

Also how many of the applicants have major illnesses so to them its cheaper than buying direct care.

this will bankrupt the insurers.


37 posted on 11/13/2013 4:55:38 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Jean S

When you’re making Jerry Brown look like a tech-savvy genius, you’re in trouble.


38 posted on 11/13/2013 4:59:53 PM PST by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: pabianice

      EPIC WIN

39 posted on 11/13/2013 4:59:57 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

BUMP.


40 posted on 11/13/2013 5:27:04 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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41 posted on 11/13/2013 5:30:58 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Jean S
More people in the USA watch Danching with the Stars in one night than all the people who have signed up with Obamacare in one month.... Super Failure.
More people watch MSNBC in one night in the USA than all the people who have signed up with Obamacare in one month.
42 posted on 11/13/2013 5:51:36 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: Venturer

How do they know that those payments didn’t go to some off shore Nigarian scam ?


43 posted on 11/13/2013 5:53:05 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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To: VRWC For Truth

OCFUBAR


44 posted on 11/13/2013 5:54:18 PM PST by American Constitutionalist
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if you liked the numbers today, wait until the employer mandate kicks in. 100,000,000 losing their coverage isn’t out of the question.
The large steaming cup of fail.


45 posted on 11/13/2013 6:15:23 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Jean S

They can’t even get their website working and they expect us to believe that they can make the healthcare work?

But there’s one born every minute.


46 posted on 11/13/2013 6:19:49 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: Jean S

“successfully applied for” = obfuscationist b.s.

The relevant metrics are: how many actually PAY, what are the age and income/subsidy breakdowns etc.

This thing is a sinking ship, even in its own socialist terms, if there are not enough full-pay no-subsidy young enrollees, who will pay the costs while not making much use of the services.

Ofc, what is much more likely is that as the fiasco unfolds the libs will try to spin the disaster into a call for national “single payer” socialized medicine. Obozocare cannot be paid for in its own terms when a high proportion of enrollees will be high-subsidy participants.


47 posted on 11/13/2013 6:37:00 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Jean S

They are refusing to reveal how many actually paid and enrolled.

They must know. There’s no way they don’t know.


48 posted on 11/13/2013 7:41:41 PM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Jean S
106,185 people have successfully applied for and chosen private insurance through the health care law's new marketplaces

Weasel words. They're saying that 106185 people had something in their shopping basket.

They are trying to conceal complete disaster.

49 posted on 11/14/2013 12:35:28 AM PST by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

funny


50 posted on 11/14/2013 6:04:04 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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