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Only 26,000 Sign Up for Obamacare

Numbers fall far short of White House expectations

November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — Planting a paltry number on a national disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that merely 26,794 people enrolled for health insurance during the first, flawed month......

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walksabout

Nov-15-13 2:56 PM

Imagine a special news break with a prominent public official commentator. " Katrina is headed straight towards you. Of course we will better know what happened after the storm is over. However, I want to assure you of one important fact. Stay put, we will do all the difficult work for you If you like the house you have now; if you like the neighborhood where you now live; if you like the posession you've worked your entire life to acquire, you can keep them period."

Imagine the same person shows up later dressed as a bus driver with no destination sign displayed. " Hop on, I am going exactly where you wanted to go, period." Do you get on that bus ?

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walksabout

Nov-15-13 2:56 PM

how many fewer is the number than illegals entering the country every month ?

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anutterview

Nov-15-13 11:12 AM

choker, yet another well thought out posts!

Who helps you think of all of this witty material?

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Blackrock

Nov-15-13 10:36 AM

How do you like your Big Liberal Government now?

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Thebudman

Nov-15-13 10:12 AM

The dicktator will "let" health insures extend existing health plans.

There is something wrong with that.

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BigMike

Nov-14-13 11:23 PM

"The President just announced he'll let health insurers extend existing health plans on the individual and small-group markets into 2014. "

Unconstitutional!! He's legislating...

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1whoworks

Nov-14-13 10:19 PM

Obamacare is as screwed up as the New Deal was. They will tinker and tinker and only makes things worse. The New Deal extended the great depression for 13 years. The great recession is now 5 years old and counting. This "fix" he is offering only costs more money and fixes nothing. Costs are going and will continue to go up.

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TrollSlayer

Nov-14-13 9:44 PM

Reich, via ButBushWhineFamily "the President's concession is still dangerous because it opens the door for Republicans to argue that people ought to be able to choose whatever health insurance policy they want"

For God's sake we CAN'T have people actually CHOOSING whatever they want. That smells too much like FREEDOM.

Welcome to the totalitarian American state. Where only the GOVERNMENT makes the choices.

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BushCrimeFamily

Nov-14-13 9:33 PM

(cont.) The obvious result would be to drive up premiums and costs of the federal system so high it couldn't be maintained. Remember: The Act requires insurance companies to take people with pre-existing conditions and bars them from dropping policies of people who become seriously ill. Republicans have never supported this. They apparently don't give a*****about these people, and don't want healthier and younger people to have to subsidize them. They prefer social Darwinism, survival of the fittest. - Robert Reich

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BushCrimeFamily

Nov-14-13 9:33 PM

The President just announced he'll let health insurers extend existing health plans on the individual and small-group markets into 2014. At least this is better than the "fix" Republicans have been pushing (and will be offering tomorrow in the House) that would allow insurers to sell those same old plans to new customers, and thereby circumvent the Act entirely.

But the President's concession is still dangerous because it opens the door for Republicans to argue that people ought to be able to choose whatever health insurance policy they want -- next year and beyond. Not only would this undermine the minimum standards in the Act, it would also enable healthier people to leave those who are sicker or with pre-existing health problems behind in the new federal system. (cont.)

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daWraith

Nov-14-13 9:01 PM

New promotional slogan from the White Crib:

OBAMACARE: DEATH and TAXES in one convenient package!!!

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TrollSlayer

Nov-14-13 8:55 PM

oldman... faux nooz... yawn..... Goeblezzzzzzzzz........

LOL

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daWraith

Nov-14-13 8:51 PM

Minivan "Joseph Goebles would be proud."

Who the {censored} is Joseph Goebles(sic)?"

Did he play base for KC and the Sunshine Band???

It is "Goebbels" you friggen hillbilly Nimrod.

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WVEXPAT

Nov-14-13 7:26 PM

From CNBC, "Just 106,185 people nationally selected Obamacare health insurance plans in the first month of sales, federal officials announced Wednesday.

And only 26,794 of those people went through HealthCare.gov site"

From ThinkProgress ( a true liberal's version of factual), "Here is the breakdown: 106,185: filled out the application and have selected a plan through a federally run or state run exchange. 79,391: filled out the application and have selected a plan through a state-run exchange. 26,794: filled out the application and have selected a plan through a federal exchange."

I guess none of those are "real numbers"!

The ACA is going down as the worst piece of legislation in modern history. There just isn't enough lipstick!

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WVEXPAT

Nov-14-13 7:20 PM

From NBC, "26,000 signed up on federal Obamacare website in first month: administration"

From USA Today, "Almost 27,000 selected insurance via HealthCare.gov Kelly Kennedy, USA TODAY"

From ABC, "Healthcare.gov Enrollment Falls Far Short of Expectations, Only 26,794 Sign Up"

From the Huffington Post, "Some 26,794 people who have selected a health plan did so via the federally run insurance exchanges, compared to the more than 79,000 who used the exchanges in the 15 states and the District of Columbia that are operating their own marketplaces, according to the HHS report, which spans the period from Oct. 1 to Nov. 2."

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WVEXPAT

Nov-14-13 7:16 PM

@oldman,

"Check with any legitimate news source for the real much higher numbers."

From the article, "the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that merely 26,794 people enrolled for health insurance during the first, flawed month of operations for the federal Obamacare website.

Adding in enrollment of more than 79,000 in the 14 states with their own websites, the nationwide number of 106,000 October sign-ups was barely one-fifth of what officials had projected"

From NPR, "Just over 100,000 people managed to navigate the process and choose a health plan between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2 — 106,185 people, to be precise.

But barely a quarter of those, 26,794, enrolled through the federal website that's signing up people in 36 of the states. The rest enrolled through state marketplaces."

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oldmansvan

Nov-14-13 6:31 PM

Troll. faux nooz and you have a lot in common, neither of you can tell the truth. Joseph Goebles would be proud.

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anutterview

Nov-14-13 5:00 PM

Insurance was originally intended to be protection against unexpected and catastrophic expenses, selected to protect the purchaser from bankruptcy if the worst happens.

It is now sold as a pre-payment for expected expenses (adding the costs of administrating and bill payment to the covered expense).

As an example, a driver purchases car insurance to pay for damages from an unexpected situation (wreck), not so he can drive his car into a tree to get a new one.

Health insurance is the same, unless you can get someone else to pay for it, your insurance should only cover unexpected costs, not to pre-pay for normal medical care (check-ups, well-baby care, birth control, sexual aides, etc.). Purchasing these planned expenses through an insurance plan simply adds administrative costs to medical care that you know you will need to buy.

Yeah, I know, we've been taught to think that when the company pays, why shouldn't we get the expected costs paid too?

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daWraith

Nov-14-13 2:35 PM

Choke on THIS, Coughass:

PANIC!

White House tries to salvage

Obamacare, Dems in distress...

President thwarts Congress again...

Insurers: 'Fix' could raise costs...

HOWARD DEAN: What legal authority?

Jimmy Carter's grandson calls it 'a mess'...

SICK: Another woman with cancer dumped from insurance...

PELOSI: House Dems will offer own plan to fix...

Claims nearly 5X more signed up than numbers show...

100K Enrollees, 5 Million Cancellations...

Historically black college says regs forced them to cancel student plans...

COULTER: TO SPEAK TO A NIGERIAN PRINCE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH CARE, PRESS '1' NOW...

Top 10 Most Responsible...

Vulnerable politicians: RUN...

BBBWAHAHAHAAH! You be coughing GOOD, Coughy!

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daWraith

Nov-14-13 2:34 PM

Couhgy most haven't made a payment because they think it is FREEEEEEEE!

Wasn't that the sales pitch to Moesha in Motown? Obama gonna pay my health insurance, he be paying ma' car payment, he be paying ma' rent . . .

???

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anutterview

Nov-14-13 2:32 PM

Choker... After your last post I can only surmise that your world must be a vary scary place.

Progressive Indoctrination Center 3 is ready with your meds.

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TrollSlayer

Nov-14-13 2:21 PM

Demorat wisdom. Keep posting, Choker. You're a big help. LOL

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anutterview

Nov-14-13 2:21 PM

Choker, WHAT THE HE!! ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY?

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anutterview

Nov-14-13 1:46 PM

NBC News now reporting that Obama is seeking legislation that would allow insurers to continue to offer existing plans for another year, with the stipulation that the insurer tells the insured what is covered in each plan and that the ObamaCare plans are an available option.

Does that mean that Obama and Coffeeman are now in disagreement about the 'scam insurance plans'?

Wow, it seems like only a month and a half ago that Obama allowed the government to be shut down because he would not accept a republican proposal to delay this insurance mandate for one year while the various anticipated problems could be worked out.

What a difference 6 weeks makes. The September Continuing Resolution Democratic Blackmail would not have been necessary if only Progressive arrogance would allow them to realize that the voters are not too stupid to make their own healthcare decisions and that they don't need government to think for them.

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intresting

Nov-14-13 12:51 PM

Dicktater Obama tasting a little sour these days, huh libbies?

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