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"Very Low" Obamacare Enrollment Admitted As Young People Just Say No

For the first time today, in addition to previous anecdotal evidence that the first several days of the Obamacare rollout (with 248 enrollees in the first two days) have been an abysmal failure, and the days since have fared no better, HHS Secretary Sebelius finally admitted to the Senate Finance Committee that over a month after the rollout of healthcare.gov, the enrollment figures have been "very low." Of course, being able to qualify the number didn't mean she could or would actually put it in numeric terms - it would have been simply too humiliating and may have forced her to finally do what so far nobody in the Obama administration has done: take responsibility for one after another failure (after all, for everything else, there's "Mr. Chairwoman getting to work") and resign. One thing, however, is certain, the "very low" number whatever it may be, is orders of magnitude below Obama's mission critical goal of enrolling 494,620 people in October, and another 706,600 for November.


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This would be really funny if they didn't

screw with peoples lives.

Obamacare needs to crash and burn!

We just got notice of our health care being canceled.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

I work in the online benefts

I work in the online benefts industry and set up online enrollment systems for companies for benefits etc. I would be fired if i screwed an open enrollment half as bad as this for a 50 life group and this is millions of people.

I can tell you right now that the technical issues are going to get much much worse before there is any solution. There is a certain workflow that must happen to get enrollments in then sent to the carriers correctly and if its this fucked now its going to really implode in the next couple of months.

Now the call center is overloaded and there is going to be enrollment mistakes made and people are not going to confirm anything or follow through. Pretty soon claims worth thousands of dollars are going to start filtering in and they will be denied to due dependents not be recorded properly etc and there will be finger pointing all around with nobody to be held accountable.

Grab some popcorn, this is going to be one hell of a shit show...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

First they'll try raising the

First they'll try raising the penalty/tax to make up the difference between the new enrollees needed to break even and the actual enrollee numbers.

When that doesn't work and the insurance companies start to go under they'll play the bailout card, replete with bankruptcy legislation featuring government appointed reorganization management - aka full government takeover of the health insurance sector.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

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"It wasn't my fault. I need more power!" - paraphrasing so many characters in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.