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Published: Monday, March 31 2014 10:04 p.m. MDT

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Utah Health Policy Project
Salt Lake City, UT

The deadline for signing up for new insurnace is 10pm MDT on March 31st.
If you can't log on through healthcare-dott-gov, here's what you need to do:
1-Register on healthcare-dott-gov. This will require entering your name, address, and an email address. Once you register, the website will send a confirmation email to your email address. Click on it. You still might not be able to log-in or shop for plans, but you will have registered before the deadline.
2-Call 1-800-318-2596 and leave your phone number saying you want to enroll. this creates a paper-trail indicating that you tried to apply before the March 31st deadline.
3-If you register to try to apply (over the phone) before 10pm March 31st, you will have several weeks in April to complete your application, calculate you premium subsidy, and select a health insurance plan.
If you have any questions, contact Take Care Utah at takecareutah-dott-org, or call United Way of Salt Lake at 2-1-1.
-UHPP

Stephen Kent Ehat
Lindon, UT

I respectfully request that the United States Government report by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 -- oops, that's April Fool's Day -- I respectfully request that an entity independent of the United States Government report by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 (to avoid April Fool's Day) the following very simple-to-obtain statistics:

1. The number of persons who signed up on the ACA Website;

2. The number of persons who have officially enrolled for coverage;

3. The number of persons who have enrolled who previously were uninsured; and

4. The demographics of each category.

Given the Internet-based system, such numbers are already in the system and can be extracted withing about fifteen seconds.

We Americans are paying for this system; we deserve to receive the information about how our money is being spent.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Utah spites itself and misses the boat. The Utah Legislator and Governor made political points while the successful ship sailed. Rent Senator Lee a dingy to chase it down and sink it.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Is it just me or is there anyone who believes this government ?

Esquire
Springville, UT

@ Stephen Kent Ehat, what is your point? If it's an attack on the ACA, then say so. If it's an attack on disclosed spending, then could you add military and espionage spending to that? Not even most of Congress knows those numbers, and they spend it!

l.cee
Ridgefield, WA

Compiling the numbers, as requested by one commenter, sounds innocent enough until you add the snarkiness of demanding the numbers to be available the next day or two from deadline. Because of the way the request was worded, I would submit he is going for anything he can use to complain about the ACA. If the numbers are not available on April 2nd, then he can complain. If they were available, he could find something wrong with them or use them to say "see, we are paying out this much to all those who don't deserve our tax money."

There are statistics and there are......statistics. It's what you do with them. Let's all look at life seeking the positive.

BYU sports on TV in Missouri
Lebanon, MO

I knew a sales manager once who made a big deal about hitting his sales number in order to qualify for his bonus. Then it was learned he had given everyone free freight....and free warehousing... and sold the produts well below cost..... and promised shipments quicker than lead times would permit. He got the orders but the cost to the company put them out of business. Sounds alot like Obamacare. When you look at the how much more was spent than what was in the original budget even the military would blush.

Esquire
Springville, UT

@ BYU sports on TV in Missouri, what has Obamacare given away that is a parallel to free freight, free warehousing and below cost prices? All it has done essentially is have people be more responsible and obtaining health insurance. Your attack is incomprehensible. Make a substantive comment instead of a shot, and let's discuss it further. Until then, we know that the influx of 7 to 9 million people is the biggest health insurance expansion since forever. Hopefully, the insured will benefit and we will see fewer medical bill induced bankruptcies, which will help us all. Now we need to take additional steps rather than just sitting still.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

Esquire
Springville, UT

Marketing the ACA was deceitful from the start. None of the terms, i.e. keep your doctor, universal coverage, keep your plan, each family will save $2500, it will bend the cost curve down, cost below $1 trillion when the actual cost is over $2.5 trillion, vote for it and then you can read it, were meant to inform, but rather to beguile. Trust must begin somewhere and current reliable statistics would be a start. And not from the mendacious Jay Carney. According to Mr. Carney, when 6 million lose their coverage it is an insignificant small number but when signing up for the ACA "surges" to 100,000 it is momentous.

Jimmytheliberal
Salt Lake City, UT

@Every Neo-con on here posting...We told you so! Let the excuses and talk about inflated numbers begin.

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