Monday, January 27, 2014
CALIFORNIA: ONLY ONE-THIRD HAVE REGAINED INSURANCE LOST THROUGH OBAMACARE
◼ California has long been the flagship for Obamacare. It was targeted last fall by President Barack Obama's own activist group, Organizing for Action, for precisely that reason: given the strength of their volunteer efforts, they hoped the state could be a symbol for the success of Obamacare as a whole. - Joel Pollak/Breitbart
That is one reason that there is so much loud cheering by the media's left-wing commentators every time Covered California, the state's Obamacare program, announces that it has achieved something, no matter how modest--or how exaggerated.
Yet many of Covered California's "successes" are only relative to the failure of the program as a whole, and most of them are overblown. For example, on the day Obamacare enrollment started, Covered California reported that it had received 5 million web hits. In fact, however, it had received only 645,000--roughly 10% of what was initially reported.
But there is a further problem: California refuses to say, or cannot say, how many of those have actually paid for their insurance, meaning we do not know the actual number.
It gets worse--much worse.
By the end of October, the executive director of California's Obamacare exchange confirmed that up to 900,000 people in the state would lose their current health insurance by the end of 2013--not including those who may lose it through their workplaces in 2014. Many of those are among the 500,000 or so who signed up for Obamacare through Covered California by the end of 2013--about 330,000, according to McCormack. That also means that only about 200,000 previously uninsured people signed up for Obamacare.
As for the other 600,000 or so, no one know what happened to them--they are just uninsured. The state refused to participate in President Barack Obama's proposed "fix" for those who had their policies canceled.
So roughly three times as many people have lost insurance as have gained it.
◼ UPDATE: Patients Losing Their Doctor to Obamacare Miss Out on WALMARTWALGREENS Prescription Drug Giveaway - Breitbart
◼ BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD cancels 'family' policies for gay couples in NC - CBS Charlotte
◼ Michelle O wants $10 donations 'to help protect Obamacare'
◼ Children Unable To Be Included In Parents' Plans - CBS DC
◼ Retiring House Dem Slams Healthcare Law - Daily Caller
A top House Democrat slammed Obamacare’s inability “to work” — but only after he announced his impending retirement from Congress.
12-term Virginia Rep. Jim Moran, an Appropriations Committee member who said this month that he will not seek re-election in 2014, said that not enough young people are signing up for Obamacare coverage to make the law work.