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Obamacare figures leave a lot unsaid
Politico, by JOANNE KENEN

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Posted By:FlyRight, 10/20/2013 8:21:13 AM

About a half million people have taken the first step toward enrolling in Obamacare health coverage, creating applications on the exchanges, administration officials said late Saturday. The “almost half million” figure the officials reported is the most complete national picture of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation yet — but it still leaves a lot unknown or unsaid. The figure is a snapshot of applications — the first step toward getting coverage. The administration isn’t planning to release until next month the number of people who have actually completed the process of choosing and enrolling in a health plan.Extensive “glitches,” as

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/20/2013 8:48:35 AM     (No. 9573504)

Half a million! Wow~ WTP are, you know, really impressed with the first month in action. s/o


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Reply 2 - Posted by: southernboy, 10/20/2013 9:04:25 AM     (No. 9573518)

Does that number include the ones who clicked ‘Submit’
multiple times?

Those of us who place orders over the internet can recall the cautionary note next to the ‘submit’ button that reads “Clicking ‘submit’ more than once will result in duplication of your order.”

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bison65, 10/20/2013 10:09:07 AM     (No. 9573609)

Politico (Pravda) will parrot any number the Obama cabal will feed it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 10/20/2013 10:09:34 AM     (No. 9573610)

"The “almost half million” figure the officials reported is the most complete national picture of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic legislation yet — but it still leaves a lot unknown or unsaid."

This wouldn´t make it past a high school English teacher.

"A lot unknown" and "most complete" are antonyms.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 10/20/2013 10:10:10 AM     (No. 9573612)

I´m just getting a gif of a dead bug when I click on the article...apropos.

For those of us who feel we should read the article before commenting, try this link:
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/obamacare-applications-98561.html


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/20/2013 10:28:34 AM     (No. 9573634)

When a law if passed based on lies and political bribes, you get what your Congressional representatives voted for.
Much of what we were promised has not come true, whether or not the website to join up is working. Vote accordingly next time. Some states, not here in New york, but elsewhere, will have an opportunity to make a difference
by voting in individuals that will do the right thing.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 10/20/2013 10:34:17 AM     (No. 9573640)

The administration isn´t quoting a number of subscribers until next month because they are hoping that the total will be a little less embarrassing. 0.18 percent of the population doesn´t even make a dot on the graph of significance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: AltaD, 10/20/2013 10:40:48 AM     (No. 9573654)

FTA: state figures available as of Friday and found that about 192,000 people had applied, and roughly 55,000 had selected a health plan (although not all of them had paid in advance for the plan, so technically enrollment wasn’t completed).

What I´d like to know is how many of the people who have selected and paid for a plan are young and healthy. And how many of those who have selected a plan haven´t paid because they´re now on Medicaid and not actually paying for their new insurance.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/20/2013 1:10:51 PM     (No. 9573916)

You have to breakdown the figures and find out just how many people actually purchased Obama-care policies and how many people are actually are ending up on Medicare and Medicaid to really figure out what is really going on.

What Obama hopes is that 7 million Americans will enroll in Obama-care, and then he intends to supercharge that figure with up to 20 million amnestied illegal aliens and their family members in a few months. If that happens, somebody or some economic group is going to have to fund what will be gigantic subsidy amounts that the government will have to come up with.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: happywarrior, 10/20/2013 1:36:35 PM     (No. 9573942)

Hahaha, love the Dead Bug!! So appropriate!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/20/2013 2:34:31 PM     (No. 9574026)

They are going to heavily touting the people who have been signed up as eligible for Medicaid. Before Obamacare passed, there were 3 large groups of people who were uninsured. 10 million were illegal aliens and won´t be eligible. 10 million were eligible for Medicaid, but wouldn´t sign up until they actually needed medical care. And 10 million were earning 58,000 a year but didn´t feel that health insurance was worth the money. Then there were uninsured with preexisting conditions. This last group could receive aid either from State high risk pools or from the PCIP (preexisting condition) pool set up by Obamacare. After 3 years only 100,000 people have enrolled in PCIP, but they will consume 5 billion dollars set aside for a projected 625,000 enrollees.

Because of the expanded Medicaid program and to avoid penalties, as many as 10 million could sign up for this part of the program. But it won´t bring in any revenue. If they don´t get 7 million healthy young people to sign up and pay premiums, this program won´t make it through 2014.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enuf8, 10/20/2013 3:07:29 PM     (No. 9574063)

Don´t get excited, the only ones who have signed up, to date, are the muslims as they don´t have to pay for insurance or healthcare. This little glitch was written into the little bill (All 2700 pages with 20 thousand pages of rules and regs) originally. That way the MSM didn´t have to report yet another waiver.

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