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Trump's plan to handicap Obamacare backfires as early sign-ups set new record

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:39 pm
by sanfordandson
http://www.businessinsider.com/early-ob ... rd-2017-11
Obamacare sign-ups in the first few days of the open enrollment period this year have far outpaced those during the same period in previous years, and despite President Donald Trump's efforts to diminish the enrollment period and slash outreach, the number of sign-ups during the period this year has set a new record.

The number of people signing up on HealthCare.gov in the first week of enrollment is "roughly double" what it was in previous years, a source told Politico. On November 1 alone, which was the first day of the enrollment period, 200,000 signed up for a 2018 plan, which itself was double the amount of first-day sign-ups last year according to The Hill.

The Department of Health and Human Services released its official numbers on Thursday, showing that 601,462 people signed up for plans between November 1 and November 4. Of those, 137,322 were new consumers.

While the department did not provide an exact comparison to last year's pace of sign-ups over four days, the initial sign-ups did exceed the weekly pace of enrollment of the first month in 2016.
Go trump Go!!

Re: Trump's plan to handicap Obamacare backfires as early sign-ups set new record

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:47 pm
by engineczar
Amazing what happens when the government mandates something. #-o #-o #-o

Re: Trump's plan to handicap Obamacare backfires as early sign-ups set new record

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:51 pm
by sanfordandson
engineczar wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:47 pm
Amazing what happens when the government mandates something. #-o #-o #-o
Even more amazing when trumps tries to undo the mandate! :lol: #-o

Re: Trump's plan to handicap Obamacare backfires as early sign-ups set new record

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:26 pm
by GARY C
It's amazing what you can get people to sign up for they are held at gun point.

Re: Trump's plan to handicap Obamacare backfires as early sign-ups set new record

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:59 am
by engineczar
GARY C wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:26 pm
It's amazing what you can get people to sign up for they are held at gun point.
I was saying pretty much the same thing but some people don't seem to get the point.

Re: Trump's plan to handicap Obamacare backfires as early sign-ups set new record

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:57 pm
by geraldtson
Sounds as if you think maybe these people are enthusiastic and eager to sign up early. Perhaps it has to do with the incredible short window of opportunity (45 days think about it). Why not year round enrollment if they care so much about your right to health care? Why not? It's about having leverage and power to penalize (Tax) you with more control so they can socialize ( Make someone behave) healthcare. Everybody knows it needs fixing. The old system worked about as good as it will ever be except being able to turn down pre existing conditions. Everyone should be have a right to coverage. What i've seen and anyone with any sense ( Republicans) is the hard working class that pay for everything are the one's who can't afford another bill or tax or penalty are the one's paying for everyone else who are for the most part getting everything for free. Everything! AND WE CAN'T AFFORD IT FOR OURSELVES? We're the one's paying for it? Almost everyone i've known or grown up with are on some form of disability and receive all kinds of assistance as half the country are just deadbeats screwing the system which encourages it or to stupid or lazy to be of any good for anything other than breeding and consuming.I'm 60 and work 12 to 16 hrs each day saturdays too just to watch these deadbeats which are a parasite to this country stay drunk and high off drugs drag they're worthless asses in and whine about having to 14 dollars for they're prescriptions while i'm behind them and have to pay 200.00! The politicians(not Trump) are crooked the insurance companies are crooks and half the American people are helpless and good for nothing,see it EVERY day. The rest of us pay for it all!! I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said " The DEMOCRACY SHALL CEASE TO EXIST WHEN YOU TAKE FROM THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK AND GIVE TO THOSE WHO CHOOSE NOT"
Oh i believe the early enrollment numbers published are pumped up and probably include new medicare enrollments also.