November 13th, 2013
11:09 AM ET
12 months ago

The latest on Obamacare enrollment

(CNN) - The White House has said it will release enrollment numbers through its HealthCare.gov website this week. Here is CNN's latest reporting on how many Americans have enrolled through the federally run website, through state-run programs and those who have signed up for expanded Medicaid coverage:

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  1. smith

    "The latest" is that the rollout is dismal. We know this. What else is there to say about it.

    November 13, 2013 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    Obamacare: The Complete Story.

    Chapter 25: Version 19

    "Day 1 - continued ..."

    November 13, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  3. Sniffit

    Gotta love the breathless, pearl-clutching anticipation with which the MSM awaits something they can spin into nontroversy. The website's been broken for a month. That it produced little in the way of enrollments is not "news." Nor is it evidence that the ACA itself just doesn't work.

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

    CNN, will you please try to safeguard your credibility? Your headline says: "The latest on Obamacare Enrollment". Then in your text you write: this will be issued by the end of the week. Are you serious in your work? Why can't you wait until end of the week and write something which is meaningful. Is this the CNN we used to trust and relied on? What have changed you recently? So sad.

    November 13, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  5. The REAL Truth...

    The simple fact is this.. most Americans are tired of hearing about it and NO_ONE REALLY CARES!!
    Those that do care about the numbers are those with an agenda and the 4-yr old politico's who want to point fingers and go "See! See!. We told you so!"... big woo.. the web site will be fixed.

    Now GOP, why don't you try working with the POTUS to fix the things that are wrong with your conservative legislation that is most of ACA (up to and including the individual mandate you love to hate)... doing so might actually gain you more votes than complaining and trying to repeal it again. What you are doing now isn't working is it.. I'd fire all those Republican strategists... my 3-yr old DOG could do a better job.

    November 13, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  6. Fair is Fair

    In other news, the number of enrollees for Medicaid is outnumbering those enrolling on the exchanges at a rate of 6-1. Of course, when you don't have to pay for something...

    November 13, 2013 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Is this the CNN we used to trust and relied on?"

    No.

    Next question.

    November 13, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  8. Data Driven

    After Zucker destroyed NBC, he's moved on to CNN. He must like destroying networks; it's the only explanation for continuing with minute-by-minute Obamacare coverage after CNN got shellacked in the ratings once they started doing this.

    After draining the host, the vampire moves on ...

    November 13, 2013 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  9. Ol' Yeller

    I'm sold. Scrap the whole thing.
    And since the republicants (although they groused, drug their feet, were obstinate, etc... throughout the whole process and despite having 157 amendments to the ACA they requested, yet still not one yay vote) all of the sudden want a 'different' heath care system than this (though no ideas, plans, drafts, etc...), then let's do away with this.

    Now, what IS working? Hey, I know.... Medicaid. The Medicaid rollout on this is working excellent, so let's just make all these people eligible for Medicaid. Since the republicants are 'all of the sudden' wanting to 'fix it' they won't mind if we end the bush tax cuts and tack on another 35% to all those making in excess of 2 milllion a year to help pay for this.
    There... problem solved and the ACA is gone (like just ya'll have been crying about).
    You're welcome.

    If they don't like it.... well, they are just 'refusing to negotiate'. We will agree to throw in some defense cuts and raise the minmum wage and Social Security Benefits.
    Oh, and banking reform. We can do some trust busting, too.
    Look at us negotiate!

    November 13, 2013 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "In other news, the number of enrollees for Medicaid is outnumbering those enrolling on the exchanges at a rate of 6-1. Of course, when you don't have to pay for something..."

    Aaaaw, how nice, you're denigrating the poor again.

    November 13, 2013 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  11. Fair is Fair

    And in other news:

    PANAMA CITY — Bay Medical Center Sacred Heart Health System has laid off 58 full-time employees — about 3 percent of its staff — as part of what the hospital administration called a “restructuring” effort aimed at blunting the impact of health care reform.

    “As a result of the health care reform, our governmental payers through Medicare and Medicaid have reduced their payments to us as a facility,” Bay Medical Sacred Heart CEO Barry Keel said Monday. “We are simply having to adjust our cost structure to align with our revenue stream.”

    November 13, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair

    In other news, the number of enrollees for Medicaid is outnumbering those enrolling on the exchanges at a rate of 6-1. Of course, when you don't have to pay for something...
    ---------------------------
    As people reach age 65, they won't be automatically booted off of private insurance and into Medicare. Do you know what that means over the long term? The overall cost of the Medicare program should go down significantly as more younger and healthier individuals are picked up, instead of picking up elderly and more sickly individuals needing end of life treatments.

    Before you reject that idea, just remember that it was at the core of the Republicans Plan that Boehner offered in 2009. It was almost identical to the ACA, with the exception of the individual mandate. Republicans even had many of the same Patient Protections, including not being dropped because of age, costly illness, pre-existing conditions, etc.

    November 13, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  13. just saying

    so we are going to be getting the usual smoke and mirror show over the numbers. nobody truly has signed up for a plan until they have paid for it. that is the definition of having a healthcare plan from the exchange becaus euntil you pay for it you cannot use it. anything before that payment is made is simply work in progress and totally meaningless.

    and about those hundreds of thousands of new medicaid enrollees, just what doctors do you expect to see? can you drive the 50 miles to see the few taking medicaid patients because of the pennies the government will pay? these people will also soon find out that like the rest of america, they have been conned by obamacare.

    November 13, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  14. Data Driven

    @Fair is Fair,

    Admittedly, government plans are more attractive than private plans. This is why so many liberals don't like Obamacare.

    November 13, 2013 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |