#1 Report: Only 51K Signed Up For Obamacare During First Week, CBO Says 7 Million Are Needed By March To Keep Program From Financial Collapse… by Eglman 10.10.2013 19:19

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So they are only 6,949,000 away from the total number needed by March (when open enrollment closes).

Via Daily Mail:

Just 51,000 people completed Obamacare applications during the first week the Healthcare.gov website was online, according to two sources inside the Department of Health and Human Services who gave MailOnline an exclusive look at the earliest enrollment numbers.

The career civil servants, who process data inside the agency, confirmed independently that just 6,200 Americans applied for health insurance through the problem-plagued website on October 1, the day it first opened to the public.

Neither HHS nor the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would comment on the record about the numbers. Enroll America, the president’s organization of health care ‘navigators’ who are charged with helping Americans sign up, didn’t reply to a request for information about its level of success so far.

The White House also did not respond to emails seeking comment.

But several administration officials have claimed this month that they didn’t have access to the kinds of raw figures MailOnline obtained from the people who work for them. And the anemic totals suggest a far lower level of interest in coverage through the Affordable Care Act than the Obama administration has hoped to see. [...]

The open enrollment period for Obamacare coverage is slated to last for six months. If the first week’s total were an indication of how many Americans will sign up during that time through the Obama administration’s website, its final tally would reach a paltry 1.32 million.

Healthcare.gov provides enrollment services for Americans in 36 states; the remaining 14 states and the District of Columbia, which operate enrollment programs in their own exchanges, represent 33.7 per cent of the U.S. population, according to census projections.

If the state-run exchanges were to have a similar response rate for six months, the national enrollment total would be approximately 2 million.

That number is less than 29 per cent of the 7 million the Obama administration would need, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in order to balance the new health insurance system’s books and keep it from financial collapse.

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#2 RE: Report: Only 51K Signed Up For Obamacare During First Week, CBO Says 7 Million Are Needed By March To Keep Program From Financial Collapse… by algernonpj 11.10.2013 07:54

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Don't worry. There's a simple solution. Raise the fines for not buying ZeroCare.

#3 RE: Report: Only 51K Signed Up For Obamacare During First Week, CBO Says 7 Million Are Needed By March To Keep Program From Financial Collapse… by ThirstyMan 11.10.2013 09:50

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This from the Brits. Where's the American press?

The bottom line is that at the current rate of successful signing up, the entire program will fail. It requires a minimum of 7 million and the current rate will only result in 2 million subscribers.

Doah!!

And Wolf Blitzer is on our side? This is a disaster waiting to explode. And when it does millions of Americans will fall through the cracks. They are already as their own policies are expiring and this albatross won't fly. It only gets us to the end of the runway.

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