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  • Obamacare enrollments got off to very slow start, documents show 6 total on the first day. LOL

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_16...ocuments-show/

    (CBS News) WASHINGTON - For 31 days now, the Obama administration has been telling us that Americans by the millions are visiting the new health insurance website, despite all its problems.

    But no one in the administration has been willing to tell us how many policies have been purchased, and this may be the reason: CBS News has learned enrollments got off to an incredibly slow start.

    Early enrollment figures are contained in notes from twice-a-day "war room" meetings convened within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the website failed on Oct. 1. They were turned over in response to a document request from the House Oversight Committee.

    The website launched on a Tuesday. Publicly, the government said there were 4.7 million unique visits in the first 24 hours. But at a meeting Wednesday morning, the war room notes say "six enrollments have occurred so far."

    They were with BlueCross BlueShield North Carolina and Kansas City, CareSource and Healthcare Service Corporation.

    By Wednesday afternoon, enrollments were up to "approximately 100." By the end of Wednesday, the notes reflect "248 enrollments" nationwide.

    The health care exchanges need to average 39,000 enrollees a day to meet the goal of seven million by March 1. The war room notes give a glimpse into some of the reasons customers had problems:

    "Direct enrollment (signing up directly on an insurer's website) is not working for any issuers."
    "Experian" credit reporting agency is "creating confusion with credit check information."
    "Issuer phone numbers are not appearing correctly on the Pay Now page."
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    The notes leave no doubt that some enrollment figures, which the administration has chosen to keep secret, are available.

    "Statistics coming in," said notes from the very first meeting the morning of Oct. 2. Contractor "QSSI has a daily dashboard created every night."

    But head of CMS Marilyn Tavenner would not disclose any figures when Rep. Dave Camp, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, asked earlier this week.

    "Chairman Camp, we will have those numbers available in mid-November," she said.

    Health and Human Services told CBS News Thursday it's in no position to confirm or discuss enrollment figures because it doesn't have any. A spokesman suggested the numbers obtained by CBS News may not include all the different ways to enroll, such as paper applications. The spokesman also said that enrollment figures in Massachusetts' health care plan started off negligible but then skyrocketed as a deadline neared.

    HealthCare-Gov.pdf by CBSPolitics


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    But it's been such a rousing success, ignore the facts and numbers.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by barryr View Post
      But it's been such a rousing success, ignore the facts and numbers.
      Dem/Libs never let facts get in the way of taking over your life.

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      • #4
        I'm signing up next year in Maine.... Thank you President Obama

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        • #5
          Last I read over 25,000 Washingtonians have signed up for new coverage under Washington State health plan finder. I'm sure the numbers for the national site would be comparable if not for the technical issues.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Lone Bolt View Post
            Last I read over 25,000 Washingtonians have signed up for new coverage under Washington State health plan finder. I'm sure the numbers for the national site would be comparable if not for the technical issues.
            Show me the article.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by UltimateHoboW/Shotgun View Post
              Show me the article.
              Oops. I was wrong. The number is 49,000.

              http://seattletimes.com/html/localne...umbersxml.html

              Yes, most are Medicaid, but...

              An additional 92,000 Washington residents have completed applications, about 20,000 more than the previous week. Among that group, more than 76,000 are in households in which at least one member is enrolled in a qualified health plan.

              Applicants have completed the entire process of enrollment except the final step, providing payment information for the first month’s premium. That payment is not due until Dec. 23.
              Last edited by Fear the Hawk; 11-02-2013, 11:22 AM.

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              • #8
                I find Hobo's obsessive fixation on Obamacare pathetic. It also has a frantic quality to it that is disturbing. It reminds of when you look into Michelle Bachmann's eyes.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by The Lone Bolt View Post
                  Oops. I was wrong. The number is 49,000.

                  http://seattletimes.com/html/localne...umbersxml.html

                  Yes, most are Medicaid, but...
                  Nice skip...............Moron.

                  Of the 49,000 who have enrolled, nearly 6,400 have signed up for the “qualified health plans” that insurance companies are offering through Healthplanfinder in the individual market. That is an increase of 40 percent over the week before, the exchange noted.

                  The other 42,000 residents have enrolled in Medicaid coverage.
                  Obamacare only work when young people pay the high premium to help older people.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
                    I find Hobo's obsessive fixation on Obamacare pathetic. It also has a frantic quality to it that is disturbing. It reminds of when you look into Michelle Bachmann's eyes.
                    Yep. The righties here are really freaking out, especially Hobo.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by UltimateHoboW/Shotgun View Post
                      Nice skip...............Moron.



                      Obamacare only work when young people pay the high premium to help older people.
                      No evidence at all to support that claim. We're early in the process and as the article points out an additional 92K Washington State residents have completed the enrollment process and just need to take the final step.

                      And the experience in MA was that most people procrastinated until the last moment. You'll see a rush of enrollment as the deadline approaches.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by The Lone Bolt View Post
                        No evidence at all to support that claim. We're early in the process and as the article points out an additional 92K Washington State residents have completed the enrollment process and just need to take the final step.

                        And the experience in MA was that most people procrastinated until the last moment. You'll see a rush of enrollment as the deadline approaches.
                        You want "single payer" go to England and Canada and find out how great it is. Ask the Govenor of Nova Scotia. Its so awesome he came to the US to get heart surgury. dumba$$

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by UltimateHoboW/Shotgun View Post
                          You want "single payer" go to England and Canada and find out how great it is. Ask the Govenor of Nova Scotia. Its so awesome he came to the US to get heart surgury. dumba$$
                          . Clueless as always.

                          Over at “Think Progress,” Igor Volksy reports that, while speaking to a crowd in Calgary, Canada last weekend Sarah Palin revealed a tidbit about her life growing up not far from Whitehorse:

                          “We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada,” she said. “And I think now, isn't that ironic?”


                          5 Myths About Canada’s Health Care System
                          The truth may surprise you about international health care


                          To separate fact from fiction, Aaron E. Carroll, M.D., the director of the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research in Indianapolis, identified the top myths about the two health care systems.
                          http://www.aarp.org/politics-society...alth-care.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by UltimateHoboW/Shotgun View Post
                            You want "single payer" go to England and Canada and find out how great it is. Ask the Govenor of Nova Scotia. Its so awesome he came to the US to get heart surgury. dumba$$
                            Actually I'm opposed to a single payer system. I think the ACA/Romneycare/Swiss model will prove to be better than both single payer and the mess we've had until now.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by The Lone Bolt View Post
                              Actually I'm opposed to a single payer system. I think the ACA/Romneycare/Swiss model will prove to be better than both single payer and the mess we've had until now.
                              I see you live in Everett. What do you think of Vashon Island?
                              Last edited by Rohirrim; 11-02-2013, 04:06 PM.

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