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    It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Today the white house relase the enrollment numbers for the ACA and that number 106,000 out of a country of 320 million people. Obamacare can only work if it was high enrollment.

    October Obamacare enrollment low - Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman - POLITICO.com

    Only 106,000 people signed up for coverage in the new Obamacare exchanges as of Nov. 2, administration officials announced in the first official update of enrollment since the law’s troubled Oct. 1 launch.

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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Today the white house relase the enrollment numbers for the ACA and that number 106,000 out of a country of 320 million people. Obamacare can only work if it was high enrollment.

    October Obamacare enrollment low - Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman - POLITICO.com
    Hello fellow Washingtonian. More accurately, 106,000 out of around 15 millionish (which I think is the targeted pool of uninsured/those insured with "inadequate" plans). Still laughably low, but I think we all expected that. Unsustainable if the numbers don't work out.

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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Today the white house relase the enrollment numbers for the ACA and that number 106,000 out of a country of 320 million people. Obamacare can only work if it was high enrollment.

    October Obamacare enrollment low - Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman - POLITICO.com
    considering that the administration could not deploy a major public campaign urging uninsured people to enroll for coverage, and that obamacare was not marketed heavily in the 36 states where the federal government is operating the exchanges, enrollment is probably down to all the bad press of the roll out.
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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Today the white house relase the enrollment numbers for the ACA and that number 106,000 out of a country of 320 million people. Obamacare can only work if it was high enrollment.

    October Obamacare enrollment low - Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman - POLITICO.com
    No worries, it will go higher when people have to choose it or paying a fine.
    The people whose Insurance drops them will have no choice (of Insurance, they may still choose to
    pay the fine instead of buying insurance.)

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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Today the white house relase the enrollment numbers for the ACA and that number 106,000 out of a country of 320 million people. Obamacare can only work if it was high enrollment.

    October Obamacare enrollment low - Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman - POLITICO.com
    These numbers include people that chose a plan, but have not PAID. How can person be counted as enrolled, if they haven't paid?

    I would like to know the number of people that actually paid for their insurance, because if people haven't paid they don't have insurance and are therefore not enrolled in anything.

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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Today the white house relase the enrollment numbers for the ACA and that number 106,000 out of a country of 320 million people. Obamacare can only work if it was high enrollment.

    October Obamacare enrollment low - Kyle Cheney and Jason Millman - POLITICO.com
    its 106,000 is counting the ones who put a plan in their online cart not actually purchased a plan

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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    These numbers include people that chose a plan, but have not PAID. How can person be counted as enrolled, if they haven't paid?

    I would like to know the number of people that actually paid for their insurance, because if people haven't paid they don't have insurance and are therefore not enrolled in anything.
    they count as having signed up for insurance overall.
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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    No worries, it will go higher when people have to choose it or paying a fine.
    The people whose Insurance drops them will have no choice (of Insurance, they may still choose to
    pay the fine instead of buying insurance.)
    A young healthy person will face the choice of paying hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums that they may feel they don't need, or pay the $95.00 fine to the IRS. Which would you do; hundreds of dollars for a product you may not need or the $95.00 fine (oh, I mean tax)?

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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    While I may have selected a new BMW as my dream car, that does not mean that I will ever actually buy/lease one.

    Sort of like reporting the number of registered voters and expecting them all to be actual voters.

    It would be interesting to know how many of them will depend on tax subsidies and the average annual cost of those subsidies per "enrollee".
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    Re: It's offical Obamacare enrollment is low.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    A young healthy person will face the choice of paying hundreds of dollars in insurance premiums that they may feel they don't need, or pay the $95.00 fine to the IRS. Which would you do; hundreds of dollars for a product you may not need or the $95.00 fine (oh, I mean tax)?
    The Government views the choice as a win - win, ether way some money is coming in.
    If enough young people make the fine choice, the fine will increase.

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