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    Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits'

    On October 1, Obamacare’s subsidized insurance exchanges went live. Most of the exchange websites crashed on the first day, a development that led some of the law’s supporters to conclude that there was overwhelming demand for Obamacare’s insurance products. But the Obama administration isn’t releasing figures as to the number of Americans who have actually signed up for exchange-based coverage. “Very, very few people that we’re aware of have enrolled in the federal exchange,” said one anonymous insurance industry official to the Washington Post. “We are talking single digits.”
    Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits' - Forbes

    Obama care is going to need enrollment in the tens of millions by Dec 15 or it will be a bust. more then half of those tens of millions will need to be young and healthy to keep the premiums where they are at, or the price will have to be raised even higher then they already are

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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    I heard they didn't anticipate a large number of enrollees in the first month or so because:

    1. The insurance wouldn't take effect until Jan. 1

    2. People are still learning and weighing their options

    3. A lot of people wait until the last minute

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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits' - Forbes

    Obama care is going to need enrollment in the tens of millions by Dec 15 or it will be a bust. more then half of those tens of millions will need to be young and healthy to keep the premiums where they are at, or the price will have to be raised even higher then they already are
    I really am not sure how good Obamacare is as a policy. But this thing is of a societal dimension that makes me think that the first few weeks or even years will not prove its success or failure. That is why I find it so strange that Obama was willing to shut down government instead of postponing the program's start date. That has the feeling of the behavior I would expect from a juvenile gang leader and not so much from a mature and well educated person. I hope he does not overshoot. On German public radio this morning they were discussion the probabilities of the shutdown becoming a constitutional problem like "7 Days in May" citing Obama's promise to the soldiers, he would keep on paying them as evidence to watch closely.

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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I really am not sure how good Obamacare is as a policy. But this thing is of a societal dimension that makes me think that the first few weeks or even years will not prove its success or failure. That is why I find it so strange that Obama was willing to shut down government instead of postponing the program's start date. That has the feeling of the behavior I would expect from a juvenile gang leader and not so much from a mature and well educated person. I hope he does not overshoot. On German public radio this morning they were discussion the probabilities of the shutdown becoming a constitutional problem like "7 Days in May" citing Obama's promise to the soldiers, he would keep on paying them as evidence to watch closely.
    juvenile is not being able to repeal it with votes so you do not allow a vote on everything else. That is juvenile my republican friend. If the votes for the continuing resolution were for a shutdown then I would be cool with it, but since they are not then it makes no sense as an adult rational person to do this.

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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    If the votes for the continuing resolution were for a shutdown then I would be cool with it, but since they are not then it makes no sense as an adult rational person to do this.
    A continuing resolution means keeping the status quo.. as in the US Government operating without a budget. So not voting for it is a vote for shutting down government.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    A continuing resolution means keeping the status quo.. as in the US Government operating without a budget. So not voting for it is a vote for shutting down government.

    Try to follow, yes, if the people vote against the continuing resolution then there is a shutdown. There should be a vote on that, quit trying to derail.

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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Try to follow, yes, if the people vote against the continuing resolution then there is a shutdown. There should be a vote on that, quit trying to derail.
    They have voted by not voting.. try to keep up. 219 members will not vote for it. So no reason to bring it up. If there was 219 votes, Boehner would have brought it up. Unlike Pelosi he doesn't like having massive fails (first TARP vote).
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits' - Forbes

    Obama care is going to need enrollment in the tens of millions by Dec 15 or it will be a bust. more then half of those tens of millions will need to be young and healthy to keep the premiums where they are at, or the price will have to be raised even higher then they already are
    Anti-ACA editorial by Republican/libertarian is convincing how? I mean, seriously, he had to reference his own "study", and had to use an "unnamed source" and still failed to make much of a point. People who get their news from editorials deserve to be deceived.
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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I really am not sure how good Obamacare is as a policy. But this thing is of a societal dimension that makes me think that the first few weeks or even years will not prove its success or failure. That is why I find it so strange that Obama was willing to shut down government instead of postponing the program's start date. That has the feeling of the behavior I would expect from a juvenile gang leader and not so much from a mature and well educated person. I hope he does not overshoot. On German public radio this morning they were discussion the probabilities of the shutdown becoming a constitutional problem like "7 Days in May" citing Obama's promise to the soldiers, he would keep on paying them as evidence to watch closely.
    Very concise accurate summation. Add that it is already apparent the system itself is not ready for prime time, this comedy skit is still in its rough-hewn days...needs some sanding and polishing before the launching upon an ostensibly unwary public. Shows BO's lack of experience in a real, read: business-like, world...the need to work out most the kinks or risk pissing off your potential clientele. Now, being the government [at least most of it, were it not for those pesky rep reps ], he does kinda have us bent over the proverbial barrel. Thank god the Republicans are showing even the tiniest bit of moxie, if the bumbler bumbles too much his namesake will stumble, tumble, fall out of favor, which it never really has properly achieved anyhow.


    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    juvenile is not being able to repeal it with votes so you do not allow a vote on everything else. That is juvenile my republican friend. If the votes for the continuing resolution were for a shutdown then I would be cool with it, but since they are not then it makes no sense as an adult rational person to do this.
    You play the game to win for your side, fellow citizen. Our team, just like your team, uses any advantage, any strength it may have or may create legally. Its the way the game is played...and the way Dems are squeaking squawking and bleating--- shows its working.

    You got Obama willing to talk with hostile criminal regimes, regimes who have assisted in sending IEDs to kill fellow Americans, have potentially chem-warred its own citizens... yet won't negotiate with fellow Americans on what could plausibly be the biggest move he will ever have to make to keep this country safe and sound, at least fiscally/economically.

    I think the way that the prez has mishandled this can easily be characterized as being adolescent even, perhaps also tilting towards belief in his own cult of personality, this refusal to even negotiate, of denigrating the opposition, so risking it all, all or nothing, that reveals the self centered, egocentric policy decision-making pursued by this president. History will judge him the bad and the inept guy, the guy that tried to impose more government, much more government, upon a free people... doing so in this president's own inimitably maladroit manner.

    I hope it will be a story of how the system rose up to oppose this imposition, that the people still have a good bit of that original oomph in them to stay free and individual. An Andrew Jackson beating back of the National Bank kinda story.
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    Re: Enrollment In Obamacare's Federal Exchange, So Far, May Only Be In 'Single Digits

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Anti-ACA editorial by Republican/libertarian is convincing how? I mean, seriously, he had to reference his own "study", and had to use an "unnamed source" and still failed to make much of a point. People who get their news from editorials deserve to be deceived.
    its not an editorial it is news now if you think the news provided is nonfactual then you discredit it by posting your own facts to counter it

    just because you don't like the facts that doesn't make them an opinion

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