EPIC FAIL: Less Than One Percent of Californians Sign Up for ObamaCare

ObamaCare flops

President Obama’s rapacious attempt to lead this country into socialism is failing spectacularly.

When Obama’s comprehensive Affordable Care Act insurance law went into effect on October 1st, millions of Californians surfed the exchange website in search of the low rates that Obama promised.

“We had over 5.7 million hits to our website as of 3 p.m. yesterday,’ Covered California spokeswoman Kelsey Caldwell told MailOnline Wednesday.

Of those 5 million visitors, only 4,143 applications are pending, she said. That’s less than one percent.

The Louisiana insurance exchange reported a zero percent sign up rate.

Other states are also reporting dismal sign up rates as it becomes obvious that the Obama administration did a poor job getting the word out that ObamaCare is mandatory law, not a choice or option.

Another troubling sign of ObamaCare’s impending failure: the Obama administration refuses to release statistics of sign up rates to the federal ObamaCare website.

Obama, who ran on a 2008 platform of tax reform, is slowly discovering that he can’t force his will on the people.

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    56 Responses to “EPIC FAIL: Less Than One Percent of Californians Sign Up for ObamaCare”

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      MsOnederful says:

      Oh boy

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :thinking:
      Perhaps because they ALREADY have Insurance that suffices??

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      bgood says:

      And this is why I am furloughed…

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      bnatural says:

      That’s a big interesting….we’ll see. The closer we get to the end of the year, the numbers will rise. I don’t anticipate many folks signing up for this though….I wouldn’t.

      Sandra, are you going to do a post on Rihanna’s “Pour it Up” video? Have you watched it?

      Has anyone watched it?

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      MsOnederful says:

      Please don’t ban me..but this article was very interesting read. Seems believable Auntie. Written by one of Michael Moores friends.

      I’ve often said that the Affordable Care Act is the end of the beginning of reform. Starting October 1, 2014, that law will signify the beginning of the end of the health insurance industry as we know it.

      As I’ve noted previously, my former CEO at Cigna said at a leadership retreat that what kept him up at night was the fear that big health insurance corporations might someday be viewed as unnecessary middlemen, that their “value proposition” would come under scrutiny and found to be wanting. That insurance companies would, to use his term, be disintermediated.

      That day has arrived.

      Most of the attention this week will be focused on the glitches that will inevitably occur when the switch is flipped and the long-awaited health insurance marketplaces (also called exchanges) finally go live.

      Yes, there will be technological snafus, just as there will be some people upset to find that the relatively cheap policies they have now will be unavailable next year because they don’t meet the Affordable Care Act’s standards. As of January 1, 2014, the law outlaws policies pretty much guaranteeing that people will be underinsured if they get sick or injured — underinsured because those policies have inadequate benefits and outrageously high deductibles.

      So expect to hear plenty of squawking, especially from those who have made a career out of opposing “Obamacare.” But before long, the snafus will be resolved and people will realize that the newly available coverage in the marketplaces will provide better protection and actually cost them less after the tax credits and subsidies are factored in.

      One of the things apparent right off the bat is that some of the best deals will be offered by nonprofit health insurers, including the brand new co-op plans that will be available in about half the states. These plans will be lean and mean. They won’t have the enormous overhead costs of the big for-profit insurance corporations that I used to work for, and they won’t have to charge extra for coverage just to satisfy the profit demands of shareholders. They won’t have shareholders.

      If you’re wondering why Aetna, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group, four of the biggest for-profits, are not planning to participate in many of the marketplaces, it’s because they know they cannot be competitive and still satisfy the profit expectations of their shareholders.

      Before long both Wall Street and Main Street will catch on to the idea that the big for-profits are bloated Goliaths that can and will be taken down by the new Davids of the insurance world. The value proposition held out by the bigs for years — that their armies of underwriters, marketers and “medical management” specialists are essential — will be blown to smithereens.

      The bigs have to know this, and it explains why we are seeing some of their desperation tactics. Like the letter Aetna is sending to some of its policyholders encouraging them to renew early this year so they can avoid the “big changes” that are on the way.

      “New coverage requirements, additional benefits, and many new insurance plans will leave many people with questions,” Aetna’s letter reads. “You can do something right now that could help you save on your individual insurance premiums for next year. It’s a one-time opportunity available right now.”

      Aetna executives know, of course, that most Americans are not yet aware that they might be able to get much better deals on coverage in the new marketplaces. As you can imagine, Aetna’s letter makes no mention of those marketplaces.

      The real reason the bigs are engaging in such tactics is to not to protect their policyholders from the possibility of higher premiums — or financial ruin if they get sick — but to protect their profit margins.

      In addition to the new state marketplaces, private exchanges are springing up and attracting the attention of big employers that in the past have had no alternative but to do business with the large insurers. Now benefits consulting firms like Aon Hewitt are setting up their own private exchanges, which will force the big insurers to price their products more competitively. That, too, will lead to shrinking profit margins.

      And as The New York Times reported last Friday, companies like GE are working directly with hospitals and physician groups to reduce costs and improve the quality of care for their workers instead of turning that responsibility over to insurance companies.

      These are sea changes that will shift power away from big insurance companies, and thus erode the profits they make on both their individual and corporate books of business. It is just a matter of time before Wall Street recognizes that disintermediation has finally arrived and forces these companies to move more rapidly into other, more profitable lines of business, like data management.

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      bgood says:

      it was the first or second damn day and let’s not forget people who could not get on the site because of the overload the system didn’t expect. People have so much to say but for an insurance company that will drop you because you developed Cancer, I feel this is not a bad thing for America…

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      VDot says:

      Bnatural I saw Rhi Rhi making that azz clap :buttshake:

      Auntie has seen it too. Mannie mannie times :coffee:

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      bgood says:

      @bnatural that video was hot…. Rihanna was working them little cheeks LOL :buttshake:

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      forgetmenot says:

      Perhaps because they ALREADY have Insurance that suffices??

      __________________________________________________________

      Perhaps because they are all ILLEGAL? :kona:

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      Atypical says:

      The sites were crashing etc. Socialist or not there is something seriously wrong with our health care system. Medical bills are the number one reason for bankruptcy in America. I commend Obama for trying to do something about the problem unlike his predecessors. What’s ironic about this whole shut down thing is that despite Congress bickering over it,Obama care is in effect anyway…I see this ending very badly for the Republicants. Just like in 96…

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      MsOnderful
      so the story,very long and i wized threw it, Is saying the AffordableCareAct is bad because the big HlthIns.Co. cant price gouge?

      the TYPe of Insurance I have, DOES NOT meet the AffordableCareAct Requirements :shrug: so be it.

      One thing I dont like about the ACT is that the people in between who are NOT poor,low income but Just barely making it who may need that 2-3 hundred dollars for a car payment have to use it on Health Insurance

    12. 12

      and guess what that azz will pay during tax season :tea: tuh!!!!

    13. 13

      Obamacare is here deal with it !!! :tea: You’s a fool to not be thankful for it :tea:

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      Milky says:

      Good morning all! :wave: im not feeling well :sick: somebody hold me :crying:

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      Mannie says:

      VDot says:

      Bnatural I saw Rhi Rhi making that azz clap

      Auntie has seen it too. Mannie mannie times
      _______________

      You are so basic…

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      FuturedocDonte says:

      Wondering how the traffic will be driving through DC today :thinking:

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      Mannie says:

      VDot says:

      Bnatural I saw Rhi Rhi making that azz clap

      Auntie has seen it too. Mannie mannie times
      _______________

      You are so basic…
      ————–
      :popcorn:

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      VDot says:

      Bnatural I saw Rhi Rhi making that azz clap
      ______________

      Oh that was azz clapping :blink:

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      FuturedocDonte says:

      Bnatural I saw Rhi Rhi making that azz clap

      Auntie has seen it too. Mannie mannie times
      _______________

      You are so basic…
      ——-
      :popcorn: #manufacturedcrisis

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      bgood says:

      Between being furloughed, the launch of ACA, Republicans and racist ass Tea Party representatives and the reality I am not getting a paycheck a beotch gonna help for mental health issues hope that is covered…….

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      FuturedocDonte says:

      Razz :lol:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Mannie says:

      VDot says:

      Bnatural I saw Rhi Rhi making that azz clap

      Auntie has seen it too. Mannie mannie times
      _______________

      You are so basic…
      ~
      ~
      Good Morning MANNIE! chilaX it’s all in fun babe :heart:

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      MsOnederful says:

      LuvnLifee

      One thing I dont like about the ACT is that the people in between who are NOT poor,low income but Just barely making it who may need that 2-3 hundred dollars for a car payment have to use it on Health Insurance

      This is true..I never thought of it that way..I was thinking somewhere down the line..If I did not want to continue using my insurance..I could switch over to them in some capacity..I’m in a slightly higher tax bracket..so that would be an issue. So middle class people basically may not be able to benefit from it..you’ll probably have to be dirt poor to even qualify..smh ..

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      Shuga Honey says:

      forgetmenot says:

      Perhaps because they are all ILLEGAL?
      ___________________
      :hahaha:

      how rude! (like the little Tanner girl used to say)

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      bgood says:Between being furloughed, the launch of ACA, Republicans and racist ass Tea Party representatives and the reality I am not getting a paycheck a beotch gonna help for mental health issues hope that is covered…….
      ~

      ~
      :(

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      VDot says:

      @Livin- no the article pretty much stated that the big insurance companies are shook because people are going to realize they pay too much for insurance and can get more affordable insurances in the marketplace. To protect their profit margins, they are trying to get people to sign up early and box out the new insurance companies. Temporarily.

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      MsOnederful says:

      bgood says:

      Between being furloughed, the launch of ACA, Republicans and racist ass Tea Party representatives and the reality I am not getting a paycheck a beotch gonna help for mental health issues hope that is covered…….

      Are you going to get back pay when this is over? Or just a high five and thank you for waiting for us.

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      Shuga Honey says:

      I like the still shots of Rhi’s video more than the video itself. her legs make me feel all tingly in my womanly parts :ashamed:

      its really like any other video. Disturbia and S&M are my faves from her.

    29. 29

      the site kept crashing b/c of the number of visitors. you have to take that into thought as well.

      I saw pour it up this morning. I think that Rihanna should keep practicing. Although, she DID do a hell of a lot better than back wiggling Miley.

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      VDot says:

      Hi Mannie! :waves: Basic, huh? You don’t say! Tell me more :biggrin: :popcorn:

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      bnatural says:

      MsOnederful says:

      bgood says:
      Between being furloughed, the launch of ACA, Republicans and racist ass Tea Party representatives and the reality I am not getting a paycheck a beotch gonna help for mental health issues hope that is covered…….
      Are you going to get back pay when this is over? Or just a high five and thank you for waiting for us.
      —-

      There is no back pay…it’s shutdown…can’t swap in vacation time either….

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      I’m in a slightly higher tax bracket..so that would be an issue. So middle class people basically may not be able to benefit from it..you’ll probably have to be dirt poor to even qualify..smh ..
      ~
      ~
      MsOne
      Yup, my household is in a higher tax bracket as well. the Coverage Ive carried sufficed. bare bones minimum of coverage, However Me household is Healthy and pay for annual physicals and Dr.Visits as needed.
      BUT Now that coverage WONT suffice.
      FINE NO big deal, but what will IM sure will cost double,as well as we will NOT get any help as far as supplemental help,tax breaks ETC.
      I can stand it, but CAN OTHERS??

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      bnatural says:

      Pass me some :popcorn: too….

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      VDot says:

      Popped up like beetlejuice. I only said your name two times, on purpose :huh:

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      Shug I liked the behind the scenes better than I liked the video. It was much more enticing than the actual finished project. :shrug:

      I liked S&M too, but unfortunately she was bootlegging off David La’Chappelle :lol: He got her for that. I forget how much money she had to pay him. :pc:

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      bnatural says:

      Pass me some :popcorn: too….
      ————-
      :nono: You gosta get cho own… blue burrs is expansuhv! :lol:

    38. 38
      FuturedocDonte says:

      :offtopic:

      Soooo did anyone watch trayvon episode of SVU last night… I was :mad: all over again

    39. 39
      Sandra Rose says:

      bnatural says:

      Sandra, are you going to do a post on Rihanna’s “Pour it Up” video? Have you watched it?
      _________________

      I refuse to watch that filth. Rihanna has turned into a circus sideshow. :no:

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      MsOnederful says:

      Bnatural

      There is no back pay…it’s shutdown…can’t swap in vacation time either….

      dammmmm I hope yall federal workers have yall F U money saved like Wendy Williams always talks about…this is bad..and the effed up thing..the people who shut the gov’t down..is still getting PAID… I say if the fed gov’ment workers who will be late or miss mortgage payments because of this..sue the ones who got paid..this bickering has to stop…

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      MsOnederful says:

      @Luv’n

      I guess well have to wait and see how this pans out.. or put more money into our Flexible spending accounts.. at this point..

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      Sandra Rose says:

      @ MsOnederful: The insurance exchanges are showing higher premiums than traditional insurance companies. The reason is because the underwriters of the exchanges know who is signing up. They know that most of those people are Obama voters with low incomes and poor lifestyle habits, who are looking for cheap or free insurance. What Obama isn’t telling people is that he needs healthy, upper middle class people to sign up for the silver, gold and so-called “Cadillac plans” to subsidize the Obama voters. In other words, he wants us to sign up to pay for everyone else’s health insurance. That is called socialism — and it is one more step towards turning America into a communist country. :no:

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      Sandra Rose says:

      luVn_liFe says:

      One thing I dont like about the ACT is that the people in between who are NOT poor,low income but Just barely making it who may need that 2-3 hundred dollars for a car payment have to use it on Health Insurance
      _______________

      This is why people are saying Obama is trying to eliminate the middle class – to create a communist country where the people are all from one class. This is not what people voted for him for. In 2008 Obama ran on a platform of tax reform. He promised tax cuts to 95% of Americans. And he promised not to unfairly tax the middle class. Then he turns around and creates a health care bill that is ONE BIG TAX on the middle class. :no:

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      Phillybruh says:

      A freind of mine just singed up here in PA and is happy to just have insurance, and doesn’t mind paying for it.

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      Sandra Rose says:

      @ VDot: Have you even visited the exchanges and calculated what your insurance premium will be if you lose your job? The gov’t subsidies will not be enough to pay your insurance premium if you lose your job. There is no free health insurance.

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      bnatural says:

      MsOnederful says:

      Bnatural
      There is no back pay…it’s shutdown…can’t swap in vacation time either….
      dammmmm I hope yall federal workers have yall F U money saved like Wendy Williams always talks about…this is bad..and the effed up thing..the people who shut the gov’t down..is still getting PAID… I say if the fed gov’ment workers who will be late or miss mortgage payments because of this..sue the ones who got paid..this bickering has to stop…
      —–

      Oh I work in the private sector…but I know a few people who do work in the federal government….it’s all so sad….

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      Sandra Rose says:

      Phillybruh says:

      A freind of mine just singed up here in PA and is happy to just have insurance, and doesn’t mind paying for it.
      ________________

      Until he or she loses their job and discovers that they can’t drop their insurance to make ends meet. And the gov’t subsidies will not cover 100% of his/her premiums. :coffee:

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      MsOnederful says:

      Auntie

      In other words, he wants us to sign up to pay for everyone else’s health insurance.That is called socialism — and it is one more step towards turning America into a communist country.

      Dammmmmmmm thats what been neglected to be mentioned..this right here..wow just wow

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      Phillybruh says:

      @Sandra,

      If he has no income coming why wouldn’t he then qualify for the subsidies, thanks to the subsidies he qualifies for now starting in Jan his monthly payment is 52 bucks..21 bucks a pay that will be taken from his check before taxes. I’ve seen him spend that on drinks..lol

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      Phillybruh says:

      And he can opt out but not until the following year during open enrollment.

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      bgood says:

      @MsOnederful Are you going to get back pay when this is over? Or just a high five and thank you for waiting for us.

      so far we are unexpected to get paid, so Ima go find a small country hick town in WV to strip for a fews days to try to make ends meet cause if Ri Ri can I sure the hell can with my set of azz cheeks…

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      H-Town Chick says:

      And who is currently paying for the uninsured???

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      MSVALLDAY says:

      I don’t understand everyone’s issue. So in your opinion Auntie people should just be allowed to not have healthcare and those of us should pay higher premiums and higher taxes b/c of it? Where’s the fairness in that? Why wouldn’t you want healthcare if it was made available to you? I don’t know maybe it’s me but there are plenty of people who have jobs that don’t pay for healthcare and they are happy to have an option like this.

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      3halos says:

      Probably b/c the sites crashed. I started signing up the day before and got to the 3rd page… couldn’t’ choose the drop down security questions b/c there were none to choose from and it wouldn’t let you go further than that….

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      MSVALLDAY says:

      H-Town Chick says:

      And who is currently paying for the uninsured???
      _________________________________________________________________________

      :applause: Thank you!!! This is the part I think everyone is missing. Healthcare is not free!!! If you’re not paying someone else is, and those are the people that have healthcare and pay taxes! Come on now, it’s time out for the free handouts!!! Other countries have done it, and it works. There’s no reason so many in our country are uninsured. NONE!!!!

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