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How many people who have signed up
for Obamacare have actually paid?

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein

Original Article

Posted By:grace52, 12/31/2013 12:35:53 PM

Though the Obama administration has been touting an accelerated pace of individuals signing up for plans under the national health care law, it still remains an open question how many of these individuals actually completed the enrollment process by paying their first month's premiums. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Sunday announced that 1.1 million Americans in 36 states had signed up for a plan through the federally run Obamacare exchange. Adding signups for the remaining states running their own exchanges, the total number of reported signups would be slightly more than 2 million, according to the website acasignups.net.In either case, the number would be far short of the 3.3 million enrollments the administration projected by the end of 2013.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lcomstaff10, 12/31/2013 12:44:41 PM     (No. 9674272)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 12/31/2013 2:07:16 PM     (No. 9674369)

What is as important is how many signed up under Medicaid and how many are under the age of 35. ( Not that I believe the Government data to begin with ). In fact I just read an article relating to U.S. Government invalid data about coal miners jobs. This Administration prides itself on misdirection
and untruths.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/31/2013 2:20:27 PM     (No. 9674386)

It´s past time to "Breitbart" this scam and offer a reward for an authentic insurance policy . I mean the actual contract signed by the insured and the insurance company.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grampus, 12/31/2013 2:30:44 PM     (No. 9674397)

My question exactly, #2. How many "sign-ups" are non-paying Medicaid? And if one is Medicaid eligible, why not previousdly ednrolled. How many of the new Medicaid enrollees are "rich" college kids with no job or income to be reported?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/31/2013 2:31:53 PM     (No. 9674399)

You mean ya gotta pay for it too?!? The biggest growth industry under Obama is bill collectors.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stlsports, 12/31/2013 3:23:09 PM     (No. 9674440)

paid?!
what a quaint little concept!
who by this time doesn´t realize that
barry obummer has marched us right over to single payer?
i mean really, what happens when people don´t pay, they go for care, and then the insurers balk?
thats right! we bail them out!
or do you REALLY believe this bunch of republocrats will stand up for taxpaying americans? Yeah, didnt think so either!


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