"no matter what the Supreme Court calls it, it's still
un-Constitutional."Isn't that an oxymoron?
357 signups is a notable achievement for Utah. Of the 50 states (excepting
Alaska), Utah probably has the highest percentage of residents dependent on
government. And one of the largest percentages of residents opposing
government!Given enough time, we'll all get on board and
recognize how essential universal health care is.Just be patient.
I am not surprised. What percentage of people file their taxes the first couple
of weeks the filling period is open - even if they are getting refunds. Just
like with taxes, and everything else, people will wait until the very last
minute of the open enrollment period, and cram the system with next to no time
left.This has little to do with ACA, and more to do with human
nature and procrastination.
What a disaster. I hope it can be fixed, but I seriously doubt it.
What a great concept. Ruining the health insurance plans of 2 million Utahns to
"benefit" 357 people. It also remains to be seen if they will be
actually benefited by Obamacare.Liberal Democratic Party Rule - You
have got to love it!
There was/is no need for a federal marketplace. One already existed, if the
government wanted to help out with subsidies then they could have cheaply done
so with companies already in place, not created a website for $300 million plus
that doesn't work. The government should not be in the
insurance, car, health, mortgage, or oil business. With millions of people
losing insurance, this 300 plus enrollment in Utah is a joke.There
is no way any of this is good.
@DeseretDebbie" I think those who sign up early will be those
who had no insurance "Only 100,000 of the 40 million uninsured
have signed up.
Just sitting in a room with a bunch of fifty and sixty year olds deciding which
of us were going to be the first to use our maternity coverage.
357 people in an entire state?What. A. Joke.Obamacare...no matter what the Supreme Court calls it, it's still
un-Constitutional.I'd rant more but I have to go eat my
soon-to-be government mandated brocoli before I go buy my soon-to-be government
mandated running shoes.Where, oh where, does it end?....
It's not a great number but I think it is a combination of factors: 1) Site
was down most of the time. 2) People were not aware of sign ups and still have
until March 2014, 3) Each state will be different. Some states have their own
website and numbers were up. I think those who sign up early will be those who
had no insurance The rest will wait till next year.
Enrollment is merely the visible tip of the iceberg in this looming disaster, as
these 357 gullible folks will soon discover.There is no increase in
the number of health care providers to handle any increase int he number of
insured. Worse, many providers are choosing to retire, or simply not
participate in the Obamacare, Medicaid or Medicare programs because the payment
rates fail to cover the cost of providing services. Who can blame them?Worse, the new enrollees will soon discover that their choice of doctors
and hospitals will be relatively restricted, and actually getting any health
care treatment will be a very drawn out process. Then, they will also discover
that Obamacare deductibles and co-pays will be a pretty expensive cost to
them.Obamacare- it's enough to make anyone sick.