Obamacare's first month: 106,000 signed up
November 13th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Obamacare's first month: 106,000 signed up

New York (CNNMoney) - Some 106,185 people signed up for Obamacare in its first month of operation, a period marred by major technological problems with both the federal and state enrollment websites.

Fewer than 27,000 Americans selected an insurance plan through the federal healthcare.gov site, which is handling enrollment for 36 states, according to figures released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The site is still far from fully operational, leaving tech experts racing to get it working by month's end, as the administration promised.

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  1. Getoverit

    Woo hoo! Only 6,894,000 to go. At this rate, everyone should be signed up by 2050.

    November 13, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain: Hey, GOP, where's our $24 billion reimbursement check?

    Here's the right wing strategy regarding healthcare in a nutshell:

    1. Do everything you can to keep people from signing up for Obamacare.
    2. Encourage every employer you can to drop coverage for their employees.
    3. Do everything you can to somehow gain control of the Senate and the White House.
    4. Repeal Obamacare and replace it with ... oh, we'll need to wipe the slate clean and study that and get back to you and and and ...
    5. Encourage every employer you can to NOT provide coverage for those people who now have no coverage.
    6. Jump for joy because now Americans workers are REALLY screwed!!!

    November 13, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  3. Donna

    So the hundreds of millions spent by our federal government over 3 years got a paltry 27,000 people signed up in 36-37 states, which may or may not mean they have paid for and actually have a healthcare plan? If that is over 36 states, that is a miserable 750 people per state! And again, we have no idea that they actually purchased a plan.

    This is an even bigger disaster than people were expecting. No wonder Democrats are in full revolt against Obama and Obamacare.

    November 13, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. ja

    give it a chance, nobody hollering about the wmd lie, countless lives lost and ruined, and still no fix

    November 13, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    -just saying

    The Real Tom Paine
    -tom l
    @Data
    I agree that the "deadline" is silly. However, this just appears to be yet another issue that the govt is not being honest with us about.
    Since you are the only liberal on here that actually appears to be happy with life and not angry at the world I'm wondering if I can get your opinion on what Bill Clinton said yesterday. I would be very interested to hear it.
    **********************************
    Angry at the world? I would have thought after your asinine comments on Veteran's Day you would have backed off of those kinds of remarks, especially after you got ripped to shreds over it. By the way, there is no way your statements could have been interpreted any other way. Feeble utterances paying lip-service to being even-handed when sandwiched in between conservative posters whom you NEVER take to task is indicative of your agreement with their toxic comments and outlook. Angry at the world? You tilt at windmills every day.
    -

    i think we can safely call this vicious personal attack a non-answer to the question asked. can't you just answer the question? or is it too painfull for you? or do you not have a good set of lies to post in response? whatever, what difference does it make, blather on.
    ****************
    You have the nerve to talk about vicious personal attacks when you are incapable of interacting with people you disagree with in any other way? Please. I had a point to make to this individual, and I will make one to you: I don't post the lies or blather. Unlike you. I actually have a point of view that is informed by something other than ideological blinders. Clinton is letting his ego get in the way. He is no longer president, and frankly, I don't want Hillary as president either. I have no desire to see the battle of the last 20 years being re-fought, and I want this country to move on, unlike the Right wing that seems infatuated with turning our great country into a Latin American oligarchy. Being truthful is never painful, but I can see how a bitter, twisted little person like yourself who is incapable of moving forward would find that concept offensive. Go ahead, live in that shrinking bubble that your hot air creates: we use you a cautionary tale on how not to live.

    November 13, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. jinx9to88

    123 signed up for Romneycare the first month. Just saying…. Trolls!

    November 13, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "At this rate, everyone should be signed up by 2050."

    Good thing the rate will change, eh? Live it up while you can, Teaturds.

    November 13, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. just saying

    i believe a new standard for the definition of massive failure has just been established.
    obamacare = massive failure = we told you so america.
    republicans have been right all along. democrats have been lying all along.
    and now the entire country knows the truth.

    November 13, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. Gurgyl

    Believe it or not, ACA is a Law. It will not and shall not go away. Only GOP thugs go away. Hospitals, doctors, insurance thugs, pharmacy guys LOST THE GAME. PERIOD.

    November 13, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "So the hundreds of millions spent by our federal government over 3 years got a paltry 27,000 people signed up in 36-37 states, which may or may not mean they have paid for and actually have a healthcare plan?"

    Tell us what the $24B lost to the GOP/Teatrolls shutting down the gov't bought us. Hmmmm? We're waiting. The website will eventually be fixed, but that $24B is gone forever.

    November 13, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. Tony

    The Real Tom Paine, calm down. Tom l. says things just to get a reaction from liberals. There is a term that describes people like him.

    November 13, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  12. smith

    27,000. That`s actually better than I thought. Dems wanted it and now they have deal with the failures.

    November 13, 2013 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  13. Greg In Arkansas

    Maybe it is time for Issa to hold some more hearings.....that should get to the bottom of the problem...

    November 13, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  14. just saying

    Sniffit
    "At this rate, everyone should be signed up by 2050."
    Good thing the rate will change, eh?
    -–
    and then the web site crashes, down for maintenance for 2 days. repeat cycle.

    Live it up while you can, Teaturds.
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    oh don't worry! we fully intend to because we have been telling the entire country for 5 years obama and obamacare was a disaster and now he has proven us right.

    it must absolutely kill you to know you can't bury this fiasco like you buried all of obama's other fiascos. yeah, invest heavily in whiskey sniffy because the worse is yet to come with obamacare. and had the truth been told earlier, your failure would be back in chicago ducking random gang violence and the country would have been far better off with him there.

    November 13, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  15. tom l

    @Sniffit
    ""So the hundreds of millions spent by our federal government over 3 years got a paltry 27,000 people signed up in 36-37 states, which may or may not mean they have paid for and actually have a healthcare plan?"

    Tell us what the $24B lost to the GOP/Teatrolls shutting down the gov't bought us. Hmmmm? We're waiting. The website will eventually be fixed, but that $24B is gone forever."

    LOL. Going back to the $24B thingy, aren't we? Something that represents less than point zero two percent (.02%) of our economy. But that's not a talking point, is it? Let's deflect and dodge! Let's throw out ad hominem attacks. Maybe we need to call them mysogonists or bigots again! That'll work.

    But President Obama definitely didn't lie, did he. I do like how the liberals are now starting to eat their own. When they have negative things to say about Bill Clinton (Bill Clinton!) then you know you have a problem. Will they report this Civil War within the democrat party? Probably not. You stay classy, Sniffit!

    November 13, 2013 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. The Real Tom Paine

    Tony,

    I'm actually enjoying myself. Thanks for the concern, but Tom l and I actually have some respect for each other. Just Braying, on the other hand, is another matter. I enjoy letting him/her/it stew for a day or so. A while back he declared himself to be the " life of the party", so he clearly gets a bang out of this. I just want him to understand that, no matter what cyber corner he slithers around, people like me will be waiting for him, calling him on his lies and deceit. I will call anyone on it if I see fit.

    November 13, 2013 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. just saying

    The Real Tom Paine
    calling him on his lies and deceit. I will call anyone on it if I see fit.
    ---

    but do you see fit to call obama and the democrats out on their lies and deceit over the last 4 years? hmmm??? hmmm????

    November 13, 2013 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  18. sonny chapman

    This is worse than Iraq.

    November 13, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. The Real Tom Paine

    -tom l

    @Sniffit
    ""So the hundreds of millions spent by our federal government over 3 years got a paltry 27,000 people signed up in 36-37 states, which may or may not mean they have paid for and actually have a healthcare plan?"

    Tell us what the $24B lost to the GOP/Teatrolls shutting down the gov't bought us. Hmmmm? We're waiting. The website will eventually be fixed, but that $24B is gone forever."

    LOL. Going back to the $24B thingy, aren't we? Something that represents less than point zero two percent (.02%) of our economy. But that's not a talking point, is it? Let's deflect and dodge! Let's throw out ad hominem attacks. Maybe we need to call them mysogonists or bigots again! That'll work.

    But President Obama definitely didn't lie, did he. I do like how the liberals are now starting to eat their own. When they have negative things to say about Bill Clinton (Bill Clinton!) then you know you have a problem. Will they report this Civil War within the democrat party? Probably not. You stay classy, Sniffit!
    ****************
    Civil War? We actually find disagreements to be healthy, unlike the purity-driven GOP that treats opposing viewpoints in the same way that the Nazis and the Soviets did. Getting ready for Christie's show trial? I guess you're really not interested in having a discussion, you jsut want ideological purity, provided you are the one setting the standard. Have not forgotten your clumsy remarks on Veteran's Day, Tom: really pretty shocking that you would say that.

    November 13, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  20. just asking

    wouldn't it have just been easier and cheaper to give all of the uninsured medicaid coverage? then everybody else could have kept what they had. obama and the democrats wouldn't have had to lie to all of us.

    or was this all really about something else besides healthcare coverage? yes, i do believe it was.

    November 13, 2013 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "oh don't worry! we fully intend to because we have been telling the entire country for 5 years obama and obamacare was a disaster and now he has proven us right. "

    Someone's counting his chickens too early. Please proceed...

    November 13, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "back in chicago ducking random gang violence "

    Still safer than the states with the loosest gun control laws. The numbers don't lie.

    November 13, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "Something that represents less than point zero two percent (.02%) of our economy."

    You rage at the windmill over $300M spent on a website that will eventually be fixed, but $24B...EIGHTY TIMES THAT AMOUNT...p-ssed into the wind for NOTHING is something you're very quick to try to minimalize. Grow up.

    November 13, 2013 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  24. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @Donna
    This is an even bigger disaster than people were expecting. No wonder Democrats are in full revolt against Obama and Obamacare.

    In your dreaams Dumb Donna. We support our President, especially when professional liars like Faux "News" and the Koch boot lickers in Congress are doing all they can to make Obama fail. We won't let that happen... Just look al the recent elections. Your party is DEAD!

    November 13, 2013 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  25. WOW, why so angry

    The Real Tom Paine
    You have the nerve to talk about vicious personal attacks when you are incapable of interacting with people you disagree with in any other way? Please. I had a point to make to this individual, and I will make one to you: I don't post the lies or blather. Unlike you. I actually have a point of view that is informed by something other than ideological blinders. Clinton is letting his ego get in the way. He is no longer president, and frankly, I don't want Hillary as president either. I have no desire to see the battle of the last 20 years being re-fought, and I want this country to move on, unlike the Right wing that seems infatuated with turning our great country into a Latin American oligarchy. Being truthful is never painful, but I can see how a bitter, twisted little person like yourself who is incapable of moving forward would find that concept offensive. Go ahead, live in that shrinking bubble that your hot air creates: we use you a cautionary tale on how not to live.
    _________________
    Wow the real tom p has turned into one of those bitter angry at life people, looks like even worse then most of the others on here!!! I have NEVER ONCE seen you question your liberal buddies on here (about any real meaningful topic such as Obamacare) but you keep saying we need to question Repubs??? Really, take your own advise if you expect other to!!! And I once thought you were a reasonable person who though for themself, man was I wrong, just another angry puppet who thinks they are owed everything in the world!!!

    November 13, 2013 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
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