Some data on state sign ups for Obamacare, things look bad even though they are excluding the worst numbers
Fewer than 50,000 people have successfully purchased private healthcare coverage using the struggling ObamaCare enrollment site, according to a report.
The figure represents about one-tenth of an initial enrollment target from the Obama administration that has been cited by Republican lawmakers.
The report by the Wall Street Journal, citing two people familiar with the matter, comes as federal health officials prepare to release official sign-up figures from healthcare.gov for the first time later this week. . . .Original Post: Presumably these numbers will increase dramatically in the near future. But what really concerns me is the number of people who, despite Obama's frequent promise, have lost their insurance policies. You throw off enough people from health insurance and you will force them to go through the Obamacare website because that is the only game left in town for health insurance. Note that these numbers for lost policies only include those who had an individual plan those who are losing their employer based insurance are strangely excluded by how the Obama administration counts these things. If the numbers were counted correctly, they would be staggering.
. . . "New information tonight, on the number of North Dakotans signing up for health insurance, under the state's federally-run marketplace," says the local reporter. "The insurance commission says just 30-people have signed up so far."
"Three insurance companies are doing business in the marketplace: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medica, and Sanford. Those 3 companies say more than 35,000 people are, or will be, losing their existing health insurance, because of Obamacare." . . .
While President Obama continues his cross country pitch on the merits of his landmark health care law, dismal new data shows only five people in the D.C. area have signed up for the Affordable Care Act – or ObamaCare. . . .
“A lot of Americans are getting cancellation notices from their current health care plan but they haven’t been able to enroll in a new plan,” Grassley said in a written statement. . . .
Grassley and Hatch contacted CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Kaiser Permanente, UnitedHealthcare and Aetna. CareFirst reported two enrollees from Oct. 1 through Oct. 30. Kaiser Permanente reported three enrollees from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Neither UnitedHealthcare or Aetna had any enrollment data as of Nov. 4 and Oct. 24 respectively.
“With numbers like these, it’s no wonder the Obama administration hasn’t wanted to release how many people have signed up for ObamaCare,” Hatch said. . . .In California many have lost their coverage:
The Oregon system hasn't been working particularly well.
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