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Next up: Obamacare
worst-case scenario?

Politico, by David Nather

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Posted By:drive, 12/6/2013 8:21:47 AM

Enrollment surge or no enrollment surge, the next Obamacare challenge is a big one: How will the White House make sure all those people with canceled policies get new coverage by Jan. 1? At the rate the signups are going — even with the speedier, newly functioning Obamacare website — the administration has a vast distance to travel before the estimated 4 to 5 million people with canceled policies get new health coverage.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Distorted, 12/6/2013 9:30:03 AM     (No. 9642704)

It´s not "4 to 5 million people" affected. It´s 4-5 million "policies" affected, which represent at least double that of people.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/6/2013 9:58:49 AM     (No. 9642777)

What makes POLITICO think that the WH cares ?
The primary group enrolling are Medicaid patients which points to the Administration´s aim for a single pay system. These people are NOT paying into the program, they are taking out of the program. Many people that are in the pay group actually cannot afford to do so.
It will only be when THAT GROUP falls into the Medicaid bracket that they will be entitled to sign up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sg, 12/6/2013 10:28:28 AM     (No. 9642828)

There´s a simple answer. Just mandate that after Jan 1 doctors, hospitals, labs, therapists, medical device vendors, dentists, clinics, et al, provide all those holders of cancelled policies free care and services. Presto, problem solved....not.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jglas, 12/6/2013 12:32:32 PM     (No. 9643088)

Don´t worry. Be happy. The worst that can happen is that we´ll have to lie some more.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bighambone, 12/6/2013 1:43:06 PM     (No. 9643223)

Obama is not going to ensure anyone gets medical insurance by the first of the year, as he is going to be in South Africa and then Hawaii until the middle of January.

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