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Obamacare enrollment at 1.48 million, up
more than 46 percent over last year´s pace

CNBC, by Dan Mangan

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Posted By:viola, 11/15/2017 8:28:54 PM

Enrollments on the federal Obamacare marketplace were 46 percent higher in the first two weeks of November from the same period last year, officials said Wednesday. A total of 1,478,250 people signed up on HealthCare.gov since Nov. 1, the start of open enrollment in individual health insurance plans, according to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Last year, 1,008,218 people signed up in the first two weeks. CMS also reported that the number of people applying for coverage and visiting HealthCare.gov was sharply higher than in the same period last year.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Justavoter, 11/15/2017 8:34:23 PM     (No. 11453043)

Everybody that has a plan has to re sign. What is your choice? These are not new enrollees. No news here

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 11/15/2017 8:34:41 PM     (No. 11453044)

Ovomitcare numbers up maybe because all other insurance options disappeared?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mythman, 11/15/2017 9:01:55 PM     (No. 11453057)

"Auschwitz admissions up, August 1944". Does that mean everybody wanted to be there? No, they were compelled to be there. Same with O-Care.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: viola, 11/15/2017 9:06:36 PM     (No. 11453058)

Wow, nothing like those Nazi analogies

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 11/15/2017 9:34:39 PM     (No. 11453068)

The only way to get discounts on healthcare premiums (in NY at least...) is to sign up for Obamacare through the state markets. Wouldn´t be a surprise if some people are doing that. They say 81% of applicants are eligible for some kind of discount.

Guess I could of the same thing and have other people pay my premiums, but at least they would have my thanks. They wouldn´t mind.

The system is so screwed up.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wendybird, 11/15/2017 10:45:46 PM     (No. 11453111)

Wow, 1.48 million! Out of a mere 320 million citizens. That is roughly 0.4 %. Truly an accomplishment. Did they all keep their preferred “provider”?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/15/2017 10:59:18 PM     (No. 11453120)

OK, so let´s examine the old narrative, shall we?

The left kept promising that EVERYONE would be leaping onto the Obamacare bandwagon after it passed. Then nothing. How many years now, and they´re only at 1.5 million subscribers?? That´s a joke!
It´s going to be dying very soon.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq, 11/15/2017 11:03:13 PM     (No. 11453123)

Husseincare. Ask someone who has it how good it is. I don´t, thank God.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: arcady, 11/16/2017 12:23:45 AM     (No. 11453191)

Obama, the Dems and the GOPe destroyed the healthcare system. This is further proof.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FormerDem, 11/16/2017 12:42:00 AM     (No. 11453201)

IRS has just begun enforcement - I guess staff are trying to goose the Obamacare numbers now the program is in trouble?? I do think that may have something to do with the signups? I forgot to check the box for a couple of years and nobody did anything until a couple of months ago when I got notices. If I really didn´t have insurance this would have sent me to the exchanges. Duh.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Evocatus, 11/16/2017 5:12:50 AM     (No. 11453268)

Less than 1.5 million? There are more than 300 million people in this country! We´ve gone through all this trouble to cover 1.5 million people? Pay them cash for full up commercial policies out of the petty cash accounts.

Put a 10 percent surcharge on criminal fines and pay them out of that and call it done.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 11/16/2017 7:22:06 AM     (No. 11453356)

The tax penalty of 2.5% starts next tax year. Up to this point it was $695. No it´s the greater of.....

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