So how great is Obamacare/Covered CA doing?

So how great is Obamacare/Covered CA doing?

Obamacare sold, Allie, Dec. 2, 2013Michael Hiltzik writes that Obamacare is doing fantastic:

“Against all odds and expectations, enrollments in health plans qualified under the Affordable Care Act are surging Monday toward — and maybe beyond — the 7-million figure projected by the Congressional Budget Office before Oct. 1, when the open-enrollment period began. The deadline for starting enrollment applications for 2014 plans is midnight Monday.

“The surge is creating a big problem for the ‘train wreck’ narrative of Republican opponents of the ACA, who have been holding out hope for Obamacare’s utter failure. So the excuse-making has begun.”

Here’s what’s really going on, in particular with Covered California, our state’s implementation of Obamacare.

Item 1:

“LA MESA, Calif. – A local couple called 10News concerned after they received an envelope from the state’s Obamacare website, Covered California. Inside was a letter discussing voter registration and a registration card pre-marked with an “x” in the box next to Democratic Party. 

“The couple – who did not want their identity revealed – received the letter and voter registration card from their health insurance provider Covered California, the state-run agency that implements President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.”

Yep, it’s really all about registering more Democrats, who then will vote for more socialist programs.

Well, not all about that.

Item 2:

“SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — On the deadline to sign up for health coverage through Covered California, some hearing-impaired residents were sent to a chat line offering ‘hot ladies’ instead of an insurance navigator.”

That must be what Hiltzik means about there being no “train wreck” over Obamacare.


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  1. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 2 April, 2014, 07:20

    LOL– No matter how the program does– the doomers out here will howl! LOL—-

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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 2 April, 2014, 08:17

    Teddy….it amazes one that doomers who left California still chirp about CWD misery motivational articles.

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  3. Donkey
    Donkey 2 April, 2014, 08:42

    Obamacare is more about controlling the little folk and their savings, has little to do with providing medical care. 🙂

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  4. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 2 April, 2014, 08:45

    Do you seriously believe your comments?

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 2 April, 2014, 08:48

      LOL!! This coming from a RAGWUS feeder. Just like PS is about “serving and protecting”, but only if one is talking about pat, pensions, and benefits! 🙂

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  5. The Ted
    The Ted 4 April, 2014, 09:13

    Zzzzzzzz. Dull-normal Doomer comments

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  6. Jason
    Jason 7 January, 2016, 07:21

    I had thought this source was credible. Citing two unsubstantiated reports to imply the ACA is doing poorly is lazy. What it is not is a good argument or anything resembling journalism. The should better evaluate what’s published here, assuming there is a process at all.

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