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The ´conversion rate´ on Healthcare.gov:
This Obamacare number that nobody is
talking about may be the most revealing

Forbes, by Scott Gottlieb

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/20/2014 10:37:14 AM

When officials at the Department of Health and Human Services announced the most recent Obamacare enrollment figures earlier this week, they focused on one brag point amidst otherwise discouraging news about the program’s progress. According to government tallies, 44.5 million people called or visited state and federal websites they said, presumably indicating broad interest in the new benefit. But we also know that only 2.2 million people have signed up for Obamacare. Factoring in all of the professed web traffic, this would mean that the number of people who signed up (but didn’t necessarily pay) for an Obamacare health plan

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/20/2014 11:24:04 AM     (No. 9698776)

This is so silly. Nobody even knows what Obamacare is. Lots of people visit for no reason, or just to find out. Most people still have policies through work, because the corporate mandates have been delayed. Most people have no REASON to visit, and most people who visit, do so for no reason and that´s why they don´t sign up. The whole thing is such a cluster, including the press coverage, it really is one for the books.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/20/2014 11:26:12 AM     (No. 9698779)

And yes the policies are poor value, but most of the people who will sign up (a) have little or no choice, and (b) are going to get big subsidies.

The policies still have huge deductibles and copays even if you get a big subsidy, but I doubt most people who look even understand that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/20/2014 11:28:01 AM     (No. 9698783)

Bad? This does not even come close to bad. Just wait until November, after the election- "Bad" with a capitol "B" will be in full swing when the employer mandates kick in.

Following that, "Disaster" with a capitol "D" ensues.

Democrats are swirling the drain as we write.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 1/20/2014 11:49:36 AM     (No. 9698808)

Zzzzzzzzzzz.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: busterman, 1/20/2014 2:43:02 PM     (No. 9699061)

Wow. They are using a metric from the early days of web browsing to show how popular the program is with the public: number of visitors.

Just like we all learned 15 years ago, the only number that counts in that tally is the number of ´unique visitors´.

So the question is: how many of that 44.5 million are unique visitors?

My best guess would be about...oh...2.2 million.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/20/2014 11:52:38 PM     (No. 9699513)

Note the article refers to Jonathan Bush of AthenaHealth, a practice management, medical billing, medical records services.

He´s nephew of George H.W., cousin of W, brother of Billy.

Not only democrats are going to make money off Obamacare´s regulations.



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