Affordable Care Enrollment Hits 4.2 Million As Deadline Nears

By Alex Wayne | March 12, 2014

  • March 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    Whodathunkit? says:
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    As of January 1st 4.7 million policies were cancelled because they were substandard. 4.2 million now signed up.

    Negative 500,000 is the current tally.

    When are they going to sign up the 34 million (now 34.5 million)uninsured that the law was passed to address?

    • March 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm
      rabblerabble says:
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      Well the vast majority of uninsureds are in states that are controlled by Republicans who have done their best to prevent them from signing up. Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, etc. all have high levels of uninsureds and blocked Medicaid expansion and state run exchanges.

      Also, let’s face it, those states are red and if we assume equal distribution of red-blue voters of those uninsureds, plenty of them will instead pay the penalty to spite the democrats and Obama. As one of my favorite southern comedians is fond of saying, “You can’t fix stupid”.

      • March 13, 2014 at 10:41 am
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        • March 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm
          txmouthbreatherboogereatertx says:
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          You are right Agent! You can’t fix stupid, otherwise the Territory of Texico would be able to produce more non government subsidized jobs. The constitution being 400 years old isn’t as bad as: Oh let’s just say that the Earth is 6000 years old and Adam and Eve ate mushrooms with dinosaurs. That would be according to every evangelical in ‘Murrica.

          • March 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm
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      • March 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm
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        Yes, you are correct….. Republicans are camped at the doors of agencies with pitch forks pushing away the young and healthy whom now have to pay twice the premiums. There are republican internet monitoring systems and they systematically broke the exchange every time someone tried to sign up.

        No you cant fix stupid, and people arent stupid. They know when there was a system to buy a family insurance plan for $7000 less a year than what the exchange offers and Obama stole it away from them so they would have to pay for an expanded medicaid in the form of a hidden tax, they revolt.

        Who is stupid here !

    • March 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm
      Agent says:
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      I have seen numbers all over the place. One said 6.5 million lost their coverage. Sebelius can’t answer how many have paid a premium. No pay, no coverage. How many are Medicaid? That isn’t the wonderful Obamacare. That is straight out of our pocket since they don’t pay. What happens when all the Groups coming up see what has happened to their coverage and rates?

      • March 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm
        Whodathunkit? says:
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        I understand about the numbers Agent. I chose the most conservative on purpose, also the number I used was as of 1/1/14. Lots has changed since then, as you noted below. My point is everybody seems focused on the wrong number. The focus should be on the uninsured. I’ve heard that number to be anywhere from 30 million to 46 million. It’s not about the uninsured, it’s about governmental power. As the President likes to say, “PERIOD”.

        • March 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm
          Agent says:
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          Whodathunkit & FFA. Go to http://www.PropertyCasualty360.com today and read about what Employers are facing, changing the deductibles on workers on their plans etc. It is very frightening what is going on. I think a lot of Group Plans will be going away or what is offered to employees will be much less than what the plans offer now. They are really afraid of the Cadillac tax and the impact on their companies.

          • March 13, 2014 at 11:06 am
            Whodathunkit? says:
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            The agency I work for sells both individual and group health. WE are geared up to loose a lot of our small to medium sized groups and roll them over into individual policies. Rate increases for groups will be very large.

  • March 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm
    Iam says:
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    It’s really quite simple, premiums needed to go up on all so medicaid can expand. Don;t you just love this free stuff!

  • March 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm
    FFA says:
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    We got plenty of time left. All Obama has to do is pull out his pen and pick up his phone. Change the numbers to what ever he likes them to be.

    • March 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm
      Agent says:
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      That pen has been busy since 10-1. At least 30 changes, delays. He keeps thinking the young people will save the day and start enrolling to subsidize the older, sicker people. Hey, it ain’t going to happen.

    • March 12, 2014 at 6:11 pm
      Agent says:
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      FFA, Don’t you know the carriers just love the change a week routine? Well, they signed onto it so they will have to lump it. I think my Blue Cross eletter is up to about 3 every week on changes. It is nauseating. What is to keep the President to just say -Forget the deadline? Just sign up for it all year. Tax penalties, no problem.

  • March 12, 2014 at 8:34 pm
    Sargent Major says:
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    I do think the cancelled policy number is 6.5 million. You are even seeing some Democrats agreeing with that number. I have said many times, there are more uninsured Americans today with Obamacre than without it. After all that money spent.

    • March 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm
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      So Sargeant, Pelosi had a news conference on Thursday in front of about 10 people to sing the glories of the ACA. She said it 15 times that it was the Affordable Care Act. I thought her face would fall right off. She thinks Obamacare will be a big winner for Democrats in November. I hope she and Debbie Wasserman Schultz keep on thinking that way. The last time they thought that way in the 2010 mid terms, they got a historic shellacking and Pelosi lost her speakership.

  • March 13, 2014 at 8:56 am
    Dave says:
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    I guess the target of 7,000,000 will be difficult to reach. And if you consider many of the 4,200,000 already enrolled are people who lost coverage they were happy with and just signed up to replace lost coverage, you have to wonder how many “new” poeple were signed up and how far short of 7,000,000 that number is.

    • March 13, 2014 at 9:40 am
      Agent says:
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      So Dave, Sebelius was testifying again in front of Congress and said that millions were signing up. She was asked about her statement that 7 million would be needed to make it viable and her reply was that millions were signing up. They have clearly given up expecting 7 million to sign up. Another report I saw that only one in 10 of eligible uninsureds were signing up. You are right that the vast majority of sign ups were people that lost the coverage they liked and Obamacare is the only option thanks to Progressives who designed this disaster and made sure people would lose their coverage.

  • March 13, 2014 at 10:10 am
    FFA says:
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    In my office – about 20 enrolls, most were uninsured with chronic pre x’s and the rest were people who lost coverage – in particular group- so had to be rolled into this.

    • March 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm
      Agent says:
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      Yes, I am sure the chronic sick were some of the eager ones to sign up. We had perfectly good Health Pools for the PreX people and now they are thrown into the mix to make the rates skyrocket. They could have subsidized Pools for $100 Billion and saved a trillion or more, but they would rather screw up Healthcare for all Americans. What a plan.

      • March 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm
        FFA says:
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        At the end of the day, YEP. Everyone that pays taxes gonna take it where the sun dont shine.

        • March 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm
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        • March 21, 2014 at 11:26 am
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          Hey FFA, need your laugh of the week on a TGIF?

          I got an email from a friend. Picture a Nigerian Prince in his full robe, fez cap etc. It starts out – What a deal! I won a Kenyan Lottery according to an email received from a Nigerian Prince. He holds a Million Dollars and he wants to send it to me Free! And all I have to do is send him all my bank account numbers so he can transfer the money! Then I got a second notice. Picture Barack Obama in his Kenyan robes. This prince says he wants to give me Healthcare for life. All I have to do is give him all my bank account numbers, my Social and my confidential Health Information so he can make it happen. Am I lucky or what?

  • March 14, 2014 at 11:13 am
    Sargeant Major says:
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    What we are seeing is people who lost their coverage trying to find something “affordable” and we are seeing a lot of companies who are increasing deductibles, co pays and increasing costs (passing on increases)to their employees.

    We are also seeing companies restructure so as to: 1) reduce hours below 37.5 2) not replacing employees who leave or terminated or 3) not hiring even when revenue and profit is up. They are waiting for the next shoe to drop, like the new Obama overtime law. Until all this settles business will sit on their hands.

    I will predict that if employers have salaried employees at 50K or below that most companies will turn them into hourly employees and deny them any overtime. Or they will not replace an employee who leaves or terminated in order to compensate for the overtime they have to pay.

    Everything this guy does is a job and compensation killer

    • March 20, 2014 at 10:21 am
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      Hey Sargeant. Libby & Ron can apply for overtime with their boss so they can blog 10 hours a day instead of 8 and get paid for it.

      • March 20, 2014 at 11:43 am
        Libby says:
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        You’re the only one blogging for 10 hours Agent. You’re on here much more than I am. I think someone actually made that observation on another article. You must be one of those “do as I say and not as I do” employers.

        • March 20, 2014 at 4:16 pm
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          Libby, I sign the payroll checks, not the employees. You are robbing your employer blogging on this forum all day.



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