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S.C. Insurance Director: Residents enrolled
through Obamacare lower than federal estimate

Post & Courier [Charleston, SC], by Lauren Sausser

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 5/6/2014 11:48:59 AM

How many South Carolinians actually enrolled in a private health insurance plan through Obamacare? The answer depends on who you ask. Last week, the federal government reported that more than 118,000 residents in this state enrolled in a policy between Oct. 1 and mid-April. But S.C. Insurance Department Director Ray Farmer said today the true number is actually much lower. Of the of the 119,784 individuals in South Carolina who applied and selected a policy on the federal exchange, 85,453--about 71 percent--paid their first month´s premium by April 30, Farmer said. That was the last possible day to make that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tobias, 5/6/2014 11:54:25 AM     (No. 9838427)

My Head Hurts

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tobias, 5/6/2014 11:58:38 AM     (No. 9838432)

I meant this statement for another posting but I guess it also applies here.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951, 5/6/2014 12:11:46 PM     (No. 9838444)

We can all sign up for a millions different things. Cake making classes, knitting club, YMCA, GQ magazine, Colts tickets, pole dancing classes, you name it. But if you DO NOT pay the bill you are really not signed up, now are you? Your name is dropped from the list, isn´t it? More and more people are going to realize that premiums that have doubled or gone higher, deductibles through the roof, and no benefits until you pay that huge deductible is no deal and they will not pay.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon, 5/6/2014 12:38:23 PM     (No. 9838476)

Unexpectedly. Downward revision is because South Carolina has a long history of racism, and wants only to make Our Enlightened Healer look bad.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BreakRight, 5/6/2014 1:36:45 PM     (No. 9838559)

That´s less than 2% of the state population. We trashed the health industry for a lousy 2%????

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BreakRight, 5/6/2014 1:39:17 PM     (No. 9838563)

Actually, I forgot: some of that 2% was already insured but became uninsured because of ObamaCare, so the percentage of new enrollees is much less than 2%.

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