[Report Abuse]
[Login to Blog] PoliticsNation's Blog
Obama Care picking up steam!
Last comment by sebekm 6 months, 4 weeks ago.

Take Me To Post Comment Form

After stumbling out of the gate in early October, the nation’s new health-insurance exchanges are picking up steam. On the eve of the December 23 deadline for securing coverage that starts January 1, more than a million Americans have completed the enrollment process, according to the Commonwealth Fund. Just over half of the new enrollees (621,000) have joined Medicaid programs, and 525,000 have purchased private plans through the marketplaces.

The current tally for marketplace plans is a small fraction of the 7 million the government expects to chalk up by March 31, when the open-enrollment period ends. But as this chart shows, the total has quintupled in the past seven weeks, and has more than doubled in the past four, thanks mainly to brisk uptake in the state-run marketplaces. If these trends continue, the projection for March 31 is still well within reach.

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/obamacare-whos-buying


Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM


Bookmark and Share
Forward This Blog
Print Blog
More Blogs by PoliticsNation
Send PoliticsNation a Message
Report Abuse


Blog has been viewed (399) times.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 13:01 PM

Unfortunately, I don't believe the stats the government is putting out on this subject. They are too desperate to make themselves look good, and there is a "difference of opinion" on what "success" in this program actually is. The Obama administration has also defined "enrollment" differently than the insurance companies do. In order for somebody to be actually enrolled, they have to have PAID their initial premium and that premium had to be received and processed by the insurance company, with policies/membership cards dispatched to the enrollees.

When an independent agency consolidates actual ENROLLMENT across the 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico from the insurance companies themselves and puts out their own statistics, then I think we'll really know how many have actually enrolled.

But without a doubt, the program has to be "picking up steam." The first 10 weeks were so abysmal, there really was no way to go but up.

Sheran commented on Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 21:18 PM

THE TOP 10 SIGNS YOU'VE ENROLLED IN OBAMACARE.

10. Your annual breast exam is done at Hooters.

9. Directions to your doctor’s office include “Take a left when you enter
the trailer park.”

8. The nurses station has a tip jar.

7. The only proctologist in the plan is “Gus” from Roto-Rooter.

6. The only item listed under Preventive Care Coverage is “An apple a day..”

5. Your primary care physician is wearing the coveralls with
a Goodwill brand tag.

4. Where it says, “The patient is responsible for 200% of out-of-network
charges,” it’s not a typographical error.

3. The only expense that is 100% covered is “embalming.”

2. Your Prozac comes in different colors with little M’s on them.

AND THE NUMBER ONE SIGN YOU’VE JOINED OBAMACARE:

1. You ask for Viagra and they give you a popsicle stick and duct tape.

gacpl commented on Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 23:24 PM

54% signing up for medicaid is not a success, it is just more expansion of welfare at the expense of those who work and pay taxes.

Graeme245 commented on Sunday, Dec 22, 2013 at 07:17 AM

54% signing up via Medicaid "may" mean many people have unknowingly signed away their homes to the federal government, from the Seattle Times; http://preview.tinyurl.com/krk9mku

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 15:37 PM

The end game is the strategy and it is being pursued vigorously. However, it will be carpet bombed in an effort to attain its oblivion here on these pages.

@PN: prepare for a 'War and Peace' denunciation.

Parts: I, II, III,IV, V...ad infinitum.

JimmyMack commented on Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 17:47 PM

@Sheran: Why just one popsicle stick, darling???

Sheran commented on Monday, Dec 23, 2013 at 18:43 PM

JM, I would say a least 4 popsickle sticks! That duct tape can rip the hide off.☺ "OUCH" LOL

sebekm commented on Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 16:47 PM

Sheran - Regarding your comment on Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 21:18 PM - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. See my comment on Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM:

http://community.coastalcourier.com/b...


Log In to post comments.

Previous blog entries by PoliticsNation
 
Fight of the year-Caught on tape
June 27, 2014
Watch the debate from last night's show between Republican strategist John Feehery and Dallas Tea Party's Phillip Dennis: Democrats have nothing to worry about in December because the Republican/Tea Party are destroying themselves from within and America is sick of the fake scandals and obstruction. Grab the popcorn- I promise ...
Read More »
 
Let me tell you what I know about the black voter!
June 26, 2014
Black voters in Mississippi put the world on notice that they understood there is no such thing as a wrong vote and the only wasted vote is a vote that is not cast. A vote that is not cast does not matter. The Republican primary in Mississippi was won by ...
Read More »
 
Nude beach coming to the Coastal Empire?
June 25, 2014
The Coastal Empire may be preparing for a nude beach in the near future. I've never been to a nude beach but I have friends (east cost) that say it keeps their love life spicy and keeps them motivated to stay in shape. I don't think the Coastal Empire is ...
Read More »
 
Let's Talk About Missing Emails
June 20, 2014
I can hear my grandmother loud and clear " Look at the pot calling the kettle black". There is no scandal at the IRS, but Republicans have to have something since they were wrong about Benghazi. I'm not SUGGESTING that because Bush did it that its alright if Obama did ...
Read More »
 
Why Educators in GA Are fed up with Gov. Deal?
June 20, 2014
The educators in Georgia are making their voices known and letting the Governor know that they've not forgotten the raw deal they've been handed since he's been in office. Some of the complaints; he's decimated the HOPE Scholarship and that he's slashed billions from the education budget, causing 9,000 teacher ...
Read More »
 
[View More Blogs...]





 
Powered by
Morris Technology