Obamacare enrollments so far......

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Obamacare enrollments so far......

Post by kbot » 10-15-2013 07:06 AM

Yeah, this isn't going very well..........

(btw, the article has an embedded chart that didn't copy over well that can be accessed via the link)

How many people have enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges?

on October 14, 2013

Last updated on Oct. 14 at 11:15 a.m. ET

Dan Diamond, Managing Editor

Last week, the question on everyone's mind: Which health insurance exchanges are working? (Answer: Not many of them.)

This week? With more of those exchanges coming on line, the focus has been on how many people have enrolled.

And officials aren't making it easy to find out.

Just 5,000 enrollees across 36 states?

Thirty-six states are relying on the trouble-plagued healthcare.gov system to adminster their insurance exchanges, but the site has been so glitchy that journalists spent days last week chasing false leads in an effort to find someone who'd actually signed up.

Don't judge the exchanges' fate too soon: Join us for a conversation on November 15 as our experts perform a pulse check on Obamacare.
No one denies that the number of healthcare.gov customers is on the strikingly low side; the insurance industry is semi-privately grumbling that the enrollment figures are disappointing, and analyst Bob Laszewski estimated on Friday that "no more than 5,000 individuals and families" had gotten coverage through the site as of Monday.

And who's to say otherwise? HHS insists that it won't release data on the number of enrollees through the federal exchanges until November.



15 other exchanges report at least 20,000 total enrollees
Meanwhile, the 15 state-based exchanges (counting Washington, D.C.) have been more transparent, but their reporting is inconsistent—different states are using different metrics, and tracking different times. The Washington Post's Sarah Kliff does a good job of breaking the funky math down here.

You can see that reflected in our chart below. Minnesota has reported the number of accounts created on its exchange website, but not the number of applications or enrollees, whereas a state like Connecticut has only reported completed applications. And a handful of the states, like Hawaii and Oregon, have had such serious IT problems with their exchanges that they haven't been able to enroll anyone at all.

All told, though, we counted somewhere north of 24,800 people* who had successfully enrolled across the 15 state-based exchanges, based on the hodgepodge of data available this week. (This has been updated with additional information released since the initial post.)


As noted every time we talk about these early figures: It's too soon to say exactly what this means for the health care industry, especially because we don't know who these enrollees even are and what plans they're buying, which has serious implications. And there are vagaries around how states are counting "enrollees," especially given that the first premium payments for plans that start on Jan. 1 may not be due until Dec. 15.

But there is broad consensus: For the ACA to be a success, the number of IT glitches needs to go way down, and the number of exchange enrollees needs to keep going up.

http://www.advisory.com/Daily-Briefing/ ... -Obamacare

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Post by Cherry Kelly » 10-15-2013 10:26 AM

AND then you have this

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/pen ... x-long-law
Bureaucracies in the Obama Administration have thus far published approximately 11,588,500 words of final Obamacare regulations, while there are only 381,517 words in the Obamacare law itself. That means unelected federal officials have now written 30 words of regulations for each word in the law. What is commonly known as the Obamacare law includes both the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (HCERA). Since these bills were signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010, various agencies in the administration have published 109 final regulations spelling out how they are to be implemented. These 109 final regulations account for a combined 10,535 pages in the Federal Register, where the government officially published them. - See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/pen ... tTGcj.dpuf


and most enrollees do not see all the "extras" or know they must pay DRS first -- before they can see them - to meet the deductible price.

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Post by kbot » 10-15-2013 10:59 AM

"Enter the bureaucrats, the true rulers of the Republic..."
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Post by voguy » 10-15-2013 04:33 PM

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Post by Riddick » 12-13-2014 03:10 PM

New way to promote ObamaCare: 7-Eleven

ObamaCare ads will now appear on 7-Eleven receipts at more than 7,000 stores nationwide as government health officials expand their outreach in the second year of healthcare sign-ups.

Information about ObamaCare sign-ups will appear on the bottom of receipts for anyone using a mobile payment company called PayNearMe, which allows bank-less customers to pay in stores like 7-Eleven and Family Dollar.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced the new partnership with the tech start-up PayNearMe on Thursday at a store in Washington, D.C.

“Putting these reminders at the bottom of PayNearMe receipts will help get health coverage information into the hands of traditionally hard-to-reach consumers,” HHS wrote in a statement.

The partnership will help HHS “reach financially underserved and other cash-preferring consumers,” the statement reads.

A spokeswoman from the department added that customers are likely to hold onto their receipts, because they serve as proof of payment on rent, utilities and other bills.

HHS has doubled down on its promotion of ObamaCare since open enrollment began last month. Healthcare customers have until Dec. 15 to sign up before the Jan. 1 deadline.

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Post by kbot » 12-14-2014 12:04 PM

I wonder if EBT Cards will be accepted as payment.......
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Post by Riddick » 12-14-2014 05:27 PM

kbot wrote: I wonder if EBT Cards will be accepted as payment.......
Hey, if not why not? Insofar more and more it's a Kwik-E-Mart world, they outta do a ACA PSA with Apu: "Now you can pay for heath care the same as Squishees and snacks. Thank you come again!"

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