Obamacare enrollment: Deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage is here
December 23rd, 2013
07:03 AM ET
10 months ago

Obamacare enrollment: Deadline to sign up for January 1 coverage is here

(CNN) - Time's almost up.

Monday is the deadline tor residents of most states to sign up for Obamacare if they want coverage starting January 1. And that's a big deal - for two reasons:

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  1. king

    why does the president keep pushing something down these stupid people's throat. lesson Obama, they dont want universal healthcare. they've allowed the repubs to convince them, that being without healthcare or stick to the status quo of hurry up and die and bankrupcy is the best way to go. stop pushing stuff to these ungrateful people. all the signs of a obamacare ever since its inception is positive to the economy, and that's facts. take away their precondition, their being on their parents plan until their 26, affordability. hey these fools doesn't deserve none of that. this country has been trying to get universal healthcare for the past 100 years, and because of a collective gullibility of the american people, we allow the repubs to destroy that. i wonder if the lunatic tea braggers who wants to destroy government completely will allow repubs to come up with universal healthcare when obamacare is destroyed. these stupid stupid people. yea i know that the dems will lose the election badly just like they did in 2010, because that is the price they have been paying for the past 4 years of oabamacare to save these stupid people from themselves.

    December 23, 2013 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  2. Donna

    Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the Democrats have wrecked our healthcare system supposedly to fix some problem. From the enrollment numbers, it would appear their portrayal of the problem was blown WAY out of proportion. Claims of 30-50 million people dying to get covered was a sham, another massive LIE used to justify shoving this down our throats. Obamacare is going to go down as the biggest FRAUD and SCAM ever perpetrated on the American people. The Democrats are going to pay a very heavy price in 2014 elections for all these lies and deceit that are causing millions to LOSE their coverage despite the Liar-in-Chief's claims to the contrary.

    December 23, 2013 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  3. Tampa Tim

    I would hope that CNN would do an article on the benefits of having insurance, the positive effects of the ACA, how you will no longer lose insurance if you get sick, no lifetime caps, how many have been able to stay on parents plans, reduced costs of prescriptions, free preventive care, protection against health care fraud, completion in states that are not red, women's benefits, and holding insurance companies accountable.

    December 23, 2013 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  4. larry

    Democrats are responsible. Not only the politicians but also the Democrats that voted for them.

    December 23, 2013 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  5. Tampa Tim

    As a democrat, I gladly take my share of the responsibility for voting for candidates who support the ACA. Now if the GOP will take responsibility for the unnecessary wars, tax cuts for the wealthy, the Great Recession of 2008, TARP, unfunded drug programs, and over two thirds of our national debt, what a wonderful world it would be.

    December 23, 2013 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Donna – No one made the claims you write. Darn girl, stop the lying.

    December 23, 2013 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  7. Tampa Tim

    I prefer to listen to the positives from those who actually have signed up, instead of the right wingnuts who are nothing more than petty domestic terrorists, trying to ruin our country.

    December 23, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  8. Rudy NYC

    While the right wing argues that the President of taking existing health insurance policies away from millions of people, on the other hand the right wing urges millions more not get any health insurance. While accuses the President of lies, the right wing silently DENIES coverage to nearly 5 million people, one million in Texas alone, by denying to expand their state's Medicare.

    December 23, 2013 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  9. mcwsunshine

    Tampa Tim; You are living in a world of unicorns and rainbows. When you come back to the real world we can talk. There are some nice ideas in this bill, but those are just ideas with no rational way to implement them, as we have seen as the implementation of obamacare rolls over the American public. Believe me, Tim, there is much more devastation to come for us Americans and for our economy.

    December 23, 2013 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  10. rs

    Well, as long as the population believes the GOP mantra that not having insurance for health care is better; or that the 25% aggregate increase in costs over the last few years is suustainable ; or, that it costs us all nothing when people wind up in the ER with some health issue they cannot afford; or, that having the 38th best health care system in the world (behind Costa Rica)... then things will be great.
    Meanwhile- the GOP screamed to get the individual mandate onboard the ACA- and now they can't stand it (even though it was their idea and it is part of the very successful Romneycare).

    Their plan? Nada. Status quo. How about reporting that CNN?

    December 23, 2013 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  11. Gurgyl

    What nonsense. It is much more cheaper on government run exchanges than private insurance guys. GOP drama news. ACA is a Law.

    December 23, 2013 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  12. Sniffit

    "I would hope that CNN would do an article on the benefits of having insurance, the positive effects of the ACA, how you will no longer lose insurance if you get sick, no lifetime caps, how many have been able to stay on parents plans, reduced costs of prescriptions, free preventive care, protection against health care fraud, completion in states that are not red, women's benefits, and holding insurance companies accountable."

    Why would CNN ruin a largely fixable controversy that they've deliberately helped perpetuate and has helped them generate more viewership and clicks?

    December 23, 2013 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  13. Gunderson

    Heads Up.
    Tampa Tim
    You want CNN to write article about the benefits of Obama Care? What the H you think has been posted on CNN? You are reading the "Benefits" of Obama Care. Just slightly better than the Titanic. Millions of people on Food Stamps, millions out of work, Very few have the money to pay for Obama Care. CLUE: Get rid of the ACA. The Nation will be a lot better off.

    December 23, 2013 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  14. Larry in Houston

    @ Donna – ""Democrats are going to pay a very heavy price in 2014 elections for all these lies and deceit""

    Answer : I hope you're wrong on this – but again, maybe You can get on the Horn – and also do some "foot work" – because which ever side wins, let's both hope it will be 1 party, not split . . . .

    To be perfectly honest – It really doesn't matter to me which side gets the "win" – b/c I'm not raising any more kids, & changing any more diapers, nor sending anyone to school, or buying their books, or paying for college. I'm on the "other side" – – In other words, "been there, done that"

    December 23, 2013 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  15. Gurgyl

    The federally run online exchanges has seen surge in traffic since Obama administration declared the website to be mostly fixed, with millions of visitors and more than 140,000 enrollments processed as of Dec. 1. according to center for Medicare and medicaid services–WSJ. It is just working great. CNN needs to stop GOP bs, publish all comments without bias and bribe from GOP garbage. God bless!!

    December 23, 2013 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  16. just asking

    Tampa Tim
    I would hope that CNN would do an article on the benefits of having insurance, the positive effects of the ACA,
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    they have done numerous stories on both the positive vastly greater negatives. you can't accept reality that there are far more negatives.

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    free preventive care
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    oivay... there is not such thing as 'free'. the cost is built into higher premiums, higher deductibles or taxpayer subsidies. only people 5 years and younger think anything is free in this world, especially when it comes to healthcare.

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    protection against health care fraud,
    -–

    what the heck does this mean? if anything, obamacare, like any other large government entitlement program will be rife with waste, fraud and abuse.

    December 23, 2013 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  17. Rudy NYC

    The right wing would have you believe that people are receiving cancellation notices on their policies, as if the companies are dropping customers like hot cakes "because of Obamacare" when nothing could be further from the actual truth. The truth is that companies would NEVER send out millions of notices to customers saying, "Sorry, you've been cancelled. It's been nice. Have a great life. Good-bye." But, the right wing would have you believe that that is exactly what is happening.

    The truth is that people are receiving notification letters that their policies are changing, something which health insurers have been doing since the health insurance industry was created. The letters offer people options of health insurance plans to choose from. Customers are not being kicked to the curb in the fashion the right wing suggests. Think about it. What the right wing claims is happening just simply does not make good business sense in the least. If anything, insurers are climbing over top of one another to snatch new customers.

    December 23, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  18. Marsha Stinnett

    I'm still not able finish app on healthcare.gov...it still can't verify my identity after submitting 43 years of tax returns to IRS...some people really do need this...

    December 23, 2013 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  19. daviddavid

    Only a disingenuous propaganda artist like Melissa Harris Perry could claim that Obamacare is now a racist term after it was invented by the liberal media she is a part of. .......Liberals live on hipocrisy like newborns do breastmilk.

    December 23, 2013 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  20. daviddavid

    There are some nice ideas in this bill, but those are just ideas with no rational way to implement them, as we have seen as the implementation of obamacare rolls over the American public. Believe me, Tim, there is much more devastation to come for us Americans and for our economy.

    December 23, 2013 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  21. tom l

    I think it's funny to hear liberals touting the ACA as a success because there are more people signing up. Well....duh! It's the law and people will have to pay a tax (even though we were told it isn't a tax) if they don't sign up. They are just following the government orders. The lack of success is clearly demonstrated through how many are not signing up.

    December 23, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  22. daviddavid

    A good law? Hahahahaha! Twenty years from now this thing will be a case study in how to end a President's ability to govern. All that work by the GOP to kill t and all they had to do the whole time was push it out of the nest. The ACA represents everything that's wrong with our political process today..

    December 23, 2013 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  23. Anonymous

    "Why would CNN ruin a largely fixable controversy that they've deliberately helped perpetuate and has helped them generate more viewership and clicks?"

    Are you sure about more viewership? If anything, this controversy they've deliberately helped perpetuate has set people against CNN.

    December 23, 2013 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  24. truth hurts but reality bites

    Obamacare – The Nightmare that just keeps on terrorizing the American people. And this after the worse parts have been delayed or suspend by Obama, the Obamacare Czar.

    December 23, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  25. S.B. Stein

    The problem I see the GOP/Republicans/conservatives/teapublicans is that they don't want government to do anything to help people... Wait they want government to prevent abortion in just about every case. If these people on the right side of the political spectrum would get the very wealthy (top 1-2%) to form a non-profit to cover all those that can't afford it or would be denied coverage because of medical problems in their past, then there would be no need for the ACA.

    @Tampa Tim, I don't think that the GOP/Republicans/conservatives/teapublicans will be taking responsiblilty for much of what you had suggested they do. It is easier to blame than fix a problem.

    December 23, 2013 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
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