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ObamaCare Sets Another Record

 

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Yasmeen Abutaleb: Nearly 11.7 Million Signed Up For Obamacare Health Insurance: HHS

Nearly 11.7 million people have either signed up or re-enrolled for insurance coverage under the U.S. healthcare reform law, more than the 9.1 million predicted by the Obama administration,health officials said on Tuesday. As of Feb. 22, about 8.8 million signed up in one of the 37 states that use online exchanges operated by the federal government and 2.85 million were in the 14 states, and Washington, D.C., that operate their own exchanges, the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement. In the states that use the federal exchange, called healthcare.gov,

87 percent qualified for a tax credit averaging $263 per month, according to HHS. It said more than half of consumers in states using healthcare.gov bought a plan that cost $100 or less after tax credits. Enrollment across the board has largely exceeded expectations, health officials said. The enrollment period for 2015 coverage opened on Nov. 15 and closed on Feb. 15. More than 4.1 million people under 35 years old have purchased health insurance through state and federal exchanges, the HHS said Tuesday, about a third of enrollees.

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126 Responses to “ObamaCare Sets Another Record”


  1. 8 japa21
    March 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Yes indeedy.

  2. 9 Don
    March 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    If the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare, they will literally have blood on their hands.

    • 10 Judith Fardig
      March 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      I can’t believe SCOTUS would be so heartless. Congrats again, Don! And thanks to NW for this great news! In Oregon, we have more than 219,000 people in QHPs and 1,037,000 in the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) as of March 2nd. Will be helping with 4 special enrollment events in the next 6 weeks.

  3. 13 jackiegrumbacher
    March 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Great news. Thanks, Nerdy.

  4. March 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks a gazillion oh Queen of Outstanding Obamacare news!!!!

  5. 19 amk for obama
    March 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    where were these people in nov 2014?

  6. 24 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you, Ms Wonka. Ain’t no stopping PBO now. He’s on the move!

  7. 25 Nerdy Wonka
    March 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Don’t forget.

    • 26 Dudette
      March 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      So next time Pookie and them ask what has “Obama” done for Black people: “Got ’em some mutha freakin’ health insurance, beeyatch!”

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      March 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm

      Great, great, great news. #ThanksObama

      And yet it’s so perverse that we must count ourselves, using the Great American Color Wheel. Can’t wait for the day when we just count ourselves as Americans, should I live that long. Which, other than having a miracle happen, I won’t.

      #Forward #NobodyCanStealOurJoy

  8. 30 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

  9. 34 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille.

  10. March 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    WOW, this is astonishing!

  11. 37 Nerdy Wonka
    March 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    For my Scandal people. That means you too, Amk.

    OMG!!!!!!

  12. 39 Ladyhawke
    March 16, 2015 at 12:48 pm

  13. March 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm

  14. 41 No Child Left Behind
    March 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    • 42 Dudette
      March 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      A year and a half. Pfft!

      First thing my retired Air Force MSgt sister asked: “Why are ANY of these WH intruders still breathing? Those bastards should be shot dead on sight. Period. Secret Service doesn’t give a flip about protecting this President. Yet the cops are out here shooting unarmed black teenagers for nothing. Fuck that shit.”

  15. 43 57andfemale
    March 16, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    • 44 amk for obama
      March 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      fuck him and his ‘analysis’.

    • 49 Don
      March 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      “Obamacare has coincided with a big drop in uninsured rates”

      Is this motherfucker for real? Coincided my ass, how about because of Obamacare the uninsured rate has dropped bigtime.

      • 50 57andfemale
        March 16, 2015 at 1:46 pm

        Because Ezra was gloom and doom at the beginning of ACA. How about just saying you were effing WRONG?!

        Insurance was not available to me at all because of pre-existing conditions, but less affordable. Insurance being available and affordable is now a “coincidence”, I guess.

        • 51 57andfemale
          March 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm

          “much less” affordable. I’m trying to type with my wounded finger for the first time today.

          • March 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

            57, Glad to know the finger is doing better.

            Ezra always wants to appear a know-it-all that can predict everything. This business of Obamacare being coincidental is crap at its core and he knows it. The whole idea behind O’care besides affordability was cost containment. And he knows that.

            He and many others in the media (for instance Count von Knoller) loves to play with words. Unfortunately, there are many readers that miss on the nuances of those words.

            To say that O’care and drop on non-insured rate was coincidental is to confess not to know the meaning of coincidence. O’care was by design effected to reduce the uninsured rate, contain escalating healthcare costs while making insurance available to small businesses and low-income who couldn’t afford coverage before.

            He is a wacko-bird to quote the Great John McLoss.

  16. 55 Nerdy Wonka
    March 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    HOLY SHEEEEEEEEEEEET, I love this law. Thank you, President Obama.

  17. 58 Nerdy Wonka
    March 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm

  18. 59 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I ❤ My President!

  19. 60 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

  20. 63 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    • 64 Don
      March 16, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      You knew goddamn well that people’s lives were at stake the first time the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare but you didn’t give a fuck. And now all of a sudden you give a fuck, the only reason you give a fuck now is because you don’t want to get caught holding the bag shoud

  21. 65 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    ICE CREEEEEAAAAM!!!! 😀

  22. 67 Nena20409
    March 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Oh myy…..Hello TOD. Beautiful Sunny Monday in my neck of the woods……It will start changing gradually by nightfall.
    Beautiful Post NW……..16M and counting. Lord Have Mercy. Thanks for the Great News, NW 🙂
    Congrats to Au ⭐ winners starting with this fine post and several back 😎
    My 1st start with the Web today.
    3-16-15
    Live, Already in Progress…..
    Josh “The Voice” Earnest at the Podium.
    35% drop in the uninsured Numbers 😉 YES!
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/press-briefing-press-secretary-josh-earnest-72

  23. 70 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  24. 72 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

  25. 73 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

  26. 74 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

  27. 85 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

  28. 86 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:34 pm

  29. 89 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

  30. 91 kid kanga
    March 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I will never forget the Healthcare rally I attended downtown MPLS back in 2009 (i think?). Our President spoke, along with kathleen sebelious. It was electric and they were both very fired up and earnest in their desires to get healthcare passed so millions could gain coverage. They both spoke fiercely for the public option as well, but of course, as we now know there was not the votes for it.

    The President’s conviction and courage to press ahead on the ACA is a thing of marvel to me, and I doubt more than maybe 1 or 2 other politicians in DC had the cajones to finish the job and get the ACA over the finish line.

    If the Supreme court conservatives sink this law there will be national outrage of the highest order. I don’t think even they are that stupid.

  31. 96 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Other than MLK, he was the first political figure I admired as a kid. Just three months later he was murdered.

  32. 101 nospin
    March 16, 2015 at 1:46 pm

  33. 102 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Today’s Moment of Cuteness:

  34. 104 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm

  35. March 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Um

    😕

  36. March 16, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    “U.S. crude fell to a six-year low below $43 on Monday as global inventories rose and negotiations progressed toward a possible nuclear deal with Tehran that could allow more Iranian oil exports.”

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102506509

    Couldn’t be happier for Putin ……

    • March 16, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Gas in CA is still over $3. It shot up when there is a accident with crude at the refineries, tankers, etc., anywhere in the country. I just don’t understand why gas is so expensive in California while it is under $3 everywhere else.

  37. 110 Nena20409
    March 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    • 111 Linda
      March 16, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Is this a result of the sequester ?

      • 112 Nena20409
        March 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm

        Partly, yes…..but Mostly, No.
        The Tax and especially the budget of 2009 and the growth in the economy have been the greater effect.
        The Sequester hurts Transportation, Gov’t Jobs and delay in a more Speedy Econ recovery.

    • 114 Dudette
      March 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Great stuff. I posted those here and tweeted them when they came out last fall. Each actors characterization was pitch-perfect! Definitely a repeat look. Lupita’s was my favorite … and Robert Redford’s and Kevin Spacey’s… Oh just all of them!

  38. March 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm

  39. March 16, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    bbl …..

  40. 117 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm

  41. 118 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2015 at 2:24 pm

  42. 119 Nena20409
    March 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm

  43. 120 Nena20409
    March 16, 2015 at 2:28 pm

  44. 121 57andfemale
    March 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Does anyone here watch the new series, Dig?

    • 122 57andfemale
      March 16, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      It’s about an End Times conspiracy. There’s a pastor who is at the heart of it, and they show his office. They show a photo of the “pastor” with Romney. Too hilarious. I guess we know the politics of the producers.

      • 123 theo67
        March 17, 2015 at 2:10 am

        When I see bumper stickers supporting Romney, Bush, McCain & other GOP nonsense like “don’t tread on me”, I always wonder why the owner wants to advertise their stupidity in backing absolute losers.

  45. 124 Nena20409
    March 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm


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