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Healthcare plan enrollment surges
in some states after rocky rollout

Los Angeles Times, by Noam N. Levey

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Posted By:congaree53, 11/19/2013 11:45:18 AM

WASHINGTON — Despite the disastrous rollout of the federal government´s healthcare website, enrollment is surging in many states as tens of thousands of consumers sign up for insurance plans made available by President Obama´s health law. A number of states that use their own systems, including California, are on track to hit enrollment targets for 2014 because of a sharp increase in November, according to state officials. "What we are seeing is incredible momentum," said Peter Lee, director of Covered California, the nation´s largest state insurance marketplace, which accounted for a third of all enrollments nationally in October. California —

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Get ready for the MSM bailout of Obama. It starts now as polls hit bottom. I have also been tracking healthcare.gov since Oct 1, and I see it is getting noticeably faster-just in time for MSM headlines trumpeting the ´fix´. Don´t get complacent-the battle is just beginning.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grady, 11/19/2013 11:49:17 AM     (No. 9620323)

This would be comparable to the Jews
being glad the trains to Auschwitz were running on time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/19/2013 11:50:11 AM     (No. 9620324)

Well if your current policy was terminated and the law requires you to buy a new one - of course some people will enroll. But CA has what - 34 million residents? ´Tens of thousands´ is still a tiny percentage of the population.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hybernicus, 11/19/2013 12:10:56 PM     (No. 9620372)

I´m not buying this one either.

Besides, government´s ineptitude in being able to implement and run a plan is hardly the real issue. The law will be disastrous on the medical profession, the public´s healthcare, the economy, the integrity of future elections, and, most importantly, our liberty.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/19/2013 12:13:09 PM     (No. 9620379)

FTA: Even with the growing consumer interest in health insurance in many states, the new marketplaces created by the health law need millions more enrollees.

Not exactly the message the headline implies. Also, they don´t say how many people are buying insurance plans vs. enrolling in Medicare.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 11/19/2013 12:15:55 PM     (No. 9620389)

Probably most are signing up for medicaid.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rafter, 11/19/2013 12:20:33 PM     (No. 9620407)

I think the population there is more like 38 million or so...
at least it was until I moved out.

Not drinking the L.A. Times Kool-Aid, either.

Back in the day, I always read the Daily News, the SF Valley paper for real people
who didn´t spend all day lying to one another about how great they were in their
Left Coast Welfare State.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: GoPack, 11/19/2013 12:34:24 PM     (No. 9620440)

There´s no breakout of Medicaid versus commercial insurance in the article. You could write that off as an oversight, but this is the L.A. Times: it´s purposeful. Consequently, you can presume the vast majority is Medicaid.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 11/19/2013 12:46:43 PM     (No. 9620456)

Ha ha ha! Good one, Noam! You also believed if we like our coverage we can keep it so, yeah ... not falling for that one again.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fhancock, 11/19/2013 1:10:37 PM     (No. 9620509)

Millions lose...tens of thousands gain...hmmmmm...doesn´t sound like it is going gang-buster to me

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 11/19/2013 1:16:32 PM     (No. 9620521)

Healthcare surges, eh? In the same way the employment figures surged just at the right time, only to find that somebody at Dept of Labor ordered the Census Bureau to "find" more peeps to interview, and Census responded by filling in the forms on phony interviewees and magically found that those fraudulent peeps had jobs.

This administration is corrupt from top to bottom. There is no healthcare surge. Somebody´s fudging the data, lying to us again, to remove some of the tarnish from Burrocky´s halo.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 11/19/2013 1:18:54 PM     (No. 9620528)

They tried to fly that increased Medicaid sign-up as an Obamacare "bright spot" and I don´t think it went over so well--no one outside of the new recipients and the hopeless goo-goos seems to think it´s a particularly good thing. So I don´t think we´ll see the numbers broken out for awhile, as other posters have already noted.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jar, 11/19/2013 1:35:59 PM     (No. 9620563)

In California, they don´t call it Medicaid. It´s called MediCal.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Polecat49, 11/19/2013 1:38:09 PM     (No. 9620572)

Are the same certified Un-American democRAT workers writng this report as LIED to the American People last year about unemployment percentages?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/19/2013 8:25:49 PM     (No. 9621175)

Propaganda. Maybe the navigators signed up.

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