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    Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263:617]

    More than 6 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as a crush of people raced to get health insurance before the March 31 deadline.

    Administration officials announced the milestone Thursday amid an intense outreach drive. There were more than 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov and more than 430,000 calls to the call centers on Wednesday.
    Obamacare tops 6 million signups - Mar. 27, 2014


    Funny, no mention of this on Fox? Shocking I tell you. Shocking.

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Obamacare tops 6 million signups - Mar. 27, 2014


    Funny, no mention of this on Fox? Shocking I tell you. Shocking.
    I haven't been following this closely, but what exactly does a signup mean?

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I haven't been following this closely, but what exactly does a signup mean?
    That some type of information was entered onto the website.
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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Obamacare tops 6 million signups - Mar. 27, 2014


    Funny, no mention of this on Fox? Shocking I tell you. Shocking.
    Why is it shocking? Everyone knows Fox News is a Republican media outlet. I get you are being facetious, but it's rather silly on something like this.

    Fox News will eventually post it once they figure out how to spin the 6 million number (difference between signups and paid enrollees, most likely).

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    The idea was to have 7.5 million *PAYING* customers by Monday. Otherwise is couldn't pay for itself.
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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    But just how many people fully enroll in the program this year remains to be seen. The latest figures reflect those picking plans, not paying their premiums. Only those who pay their first month's premium are considered enrolled, while those who don't pay have their policy selections canceled.

    Insurers have said that the share of people sending in payments is in the 80% range.

    Also, the total number of enrollees nationwide is not that important a number, experts have said. What's more critical is whether enrollment meets each insurer's expectations since that's what will determine premiums for next year. Insurers are looking at both how many people pick their policies and how many claims they file.

    Many experts are watching the share of young adults picking plans since they are considered healthier and less costly than older enrollees. Some 25% of those signing up are between ages 18 to 34, as of the end of February, the latest figures available. The White House and independent experts had forecast about 40% would be young adults.
    If the percentage of enrollees paying their premiums increases above 35%, it will not be a good issue for Republicans.
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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Assuming this is correct, which I'd bet my house it's a made-up number.....

    How many of these people actually paid? How old are they?

    This stat alone means nothing, especially if it pulled out of thin air.

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Assuming this is correct, which I'd bet my house it's a made-up number.....

    How many of these people actually paid? How old are they?

    This stat alone means nothing, especially if it pulled out of thin air.
    Does it really matter to you? Let's say all of them have paid, would you call Obamacare a success?

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    What happened to the 40 million people clamoring all over each other in need of healthcare?

    Did we just change the entire system for $6 million people, most of which are old people that already had insurance but had to sign up for this to continue treatment they were receiving?

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    re: Obamacare tops 6 million signups [W:263]

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I haven't been following this closely, but what exactly does a signup mean?
    I too am curious. The article is pretty ambiguous about it.

    White House Announces 6 Million Obamacare 'Sign-Ups,' But Number of Uninsured Enrollees Remains A Mystery - Forbes

    This forbes article does a pretty good job explaining it. Essentially, you have to pay at least one month of premiums in order to be officially "enrolled" in health insurance. Sign ups are people who have signed up for insurance but haven't paid for it yet.
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