Obamacare sign ups jump to 3.3 million
February 12th, 2014
03:26 PM ET
10 months ago

Obamacare sign ups jump to 3.3 million

New York (CNNMoney) – Obamacare exchanges grew in popularity in January with 1.1 million people picking health insurance plans in state and federal exchanges last month.

That brings total sign-ups since the exchanges opened four months ago to 3.3 million, according to federal data released Wednesday.

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  1. Gurgyl

    --Again, I am reminding, ACA is a Law. Period. USA needed for generations. Hospitals, insurance thugs, doctors, pharmacy lost the game. Just swallow this pill. You will be cured. Nothing wrong with it.

    February 12, 2014 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. The REAL Truth...

    Now let the usual rw chatter start... 3....2...1.....

    February 12, 2014 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I'm expecting the pace to pick up as the deadlline nears. I hope that the web heads have got it together.

    February 12, 2014 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  4. Reggie53

    CNN..tell me how many of those are Medicaid singups meaning that they are not paying anything for their healthcare? So what good is it if the majority have all free healthcare.

    February 12, 2014 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  5. Silence DoGood

    Obamacare is train wreck:
    – people are not afraid of losing coverage by insurance fat cat whim
    – people are not afraid of changing jobs or retiring early
    – more people are signing up to sustain the program
    – web site is working thwarting the conservative h@ckers
    – jobs are not being lost
    – more young people are signing up thwarting the conservative campus beer campaign sabotage
    Oh wait, those are good things.

    February 12, 2014 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Wake up People!

    I'm going to count how many times last weeks catch phrase of Obama Administration lawlessness is used. I have to laugh when you hear them all saying the same thing.......

    February 12, 2014 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  7. CryBabies

    Wow! What a colossal failure. Dems be PROUD! Then wake up and face the music.

    February 12, 2014 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. CryBabies

    Just sat down with a well educated, hard working client. Healhtcare last year for he and his 13 year old daughter: $750 p/m and $2500.00 deductible. This year: $1000.00 p/m and $10,000.00 ded. NICE! And whats really GREAT...does not cover everything he enjoyednwith his old plan ...Which he liked and would have liked to have kept. Yessireeeeee...thankyou Nancy, thankyou Harry and most of all, THANKYOU Mr. "looking out for me " President Obama! I'm so Greatful for your hard work.

    February 12, 2014 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  9. Wake up People!

    Those numbers aren't real. The lawless Obama administration skewed them to make the empty suit dictator in chief look good!!!

    ROFLMAO!!

    February 12, 2014 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  10. deee510

    Yes America let's lean forward.Obama 2016

    February 12, 2014 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    CryBabies

    Just sat down with a well educated, hard working client. Healhtcare last year for he and his 13 year old daughter: $750 p/m and $2500.00 deductible. This year: $1000.00 p/m and $10,000.00 ded. NICE! And whats really GREAT...does not cover everything he enjoyednwith his old plan ...Which he liked and would have liked to have kept.
    ------------------------
    Is this client self employed, or is this an employer provided health care plan? One can always go out and shop around, except if you live in a red state that didn't expand Medicare. In that case, your options and choices tend to be limited.

    February 12, 2014 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  12. Ol' Yeller

    @The REAL Truth...
    Now let the usual rw chatter start... 3....2...1.....
    CryBabies
    Wow! What a colossal failure. Dems be PROUD! Then wake up and face the music.
    CryBabies
    Just sat down with a well educated, hard working client. Healhtcare last year for he and his 13 year old daughter: $750 p/m and $2500.00 deductible. This year: $1000.00 p/m and $10,000.00 ded. NICE! And whats really GREAT...does not cover everything he enjoyednwith his old plan ...Which he liked and would have liked to have kept. Yessireeeeee...thankyou Nancy, thankyou Harry and most of all, THANKYOU Mr. "looking out for me " President Obama! I'm so Greatful for your hard work.

    YES! We have a weiner folks... the aptly named Crybabies of the crybaby party immediatley starts acting like a crybaby.
    Who'd thunk?
    I would think this would be good news for Americans... you know, the ones who elected Obama TWICE on this very issue despite the lies, feetdragging, and whiining from the right.
    Give it a rest.... crybaby.

    February 12, 2014 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  13. Silence DoGood

    @wakeuppeople "empty suit dictator"
    -----------
    "empty suit" – the do-nothing rant
    "dictator" – the in control of everything rant
    Used together make no sense whatsoever since they are opposite and sums up the conservative attack mode: Type words at random, sometimes in caps.

    February 12, 2014 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. CryBabies

    @ The REAL Truth....What should we talk about or rather "chatter"? How really well thought out and planned this law was? How beneficial it is for some while the rest of the working people pay for it? Or perhaps more left wing Bruha about inflated numbers and how the young are just flocking to sign up. Or how about the money Americans will save under the ACA? Your credibility as a supporter of the ACA is trash. This is the real world here, not a rabbit hole where cats smile and the Queen of Hearts reside.

    February 12, 2014 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "That brings total sign-ups since the exchanges opened four months ago to 3.3 million, according to federal data released Wednesday. "

    More like 2.5 months, CNN. You don't get to throw a nontroversy festival about it being totally broken all of October and most of November but then ignore that it essentially wasn't "up" those months when trying to spread out the sign ups and hide what's really happening. The reality is that almost all of the 3.3M were during December and January and the few days thus far in February. There was a massive spike at the deadline, which was predicted, and they (including insurance companies) expect another massive spike near the next deadline. Now, it's possible that they won't reach the 7M mark they hoped for as a result of the lost months, but they'll come close and March 31, 2014 is not game over under any stretch of the imagination.

    February 12, 2014 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  16. Silence DoGood

    @Wake up People! "Those numbers aren't real."
    ------------
    It is kind of sad when the remaining cheerleaders for the conservative attack are conspiracy theorists.
    I won't even ask for the evidence. It was probably stolen by Big Foot.

    February 12, 2014 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. Sniffit

    "Just sat down with a well educated"

    No you didn't.

    Anecdotes =/= data.

    Fabricated anecdotes = lying.

    February 12, 2014 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. Mike D.

    To bad naysayers the people who really need heath care coverage will finally be able to get it the Koch brothers with all their money can't buy this country now lets get rid of the rest of the GOPT.

    February 12, 2014 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  19. CryBabies

    @ Rudy NYC..Blue state Washington...Self employed after getting layed off from a NYSE timber co 3 years ago.

    February 12, 2014 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  20. CryBabies

    @ Sniffet...I wouldn't expectyou to believe anything that does not fit your narratve. By the way....Not a fabricated anecdote.....Real life situation.

    February 12, 2014 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  21. tom l

    Celebrating these numbers is pretty funny. What part of "mandate" don't they understand? They are compelled to do this or they are essentially breaking the law. What else would they expect?

    Cue from Tampa Tim, et al – Koch Koch Koch Koch Koch

    February 12, 2014 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  22. Rick McDaniel

    You cannot believe the numbers on anything the administration gives out. Nothing.

    February 12, 2014 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  23. freedom

    Key words: Federal Data – that means huge lie.

    February 12, 2014 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  24. Wake up People!

    Silence DoGood, you do know I was being facetious don't you?? I totally agree with what you were saying. I've been asking for 5 years now, how exactly can one be a do nothing and a dictator?? I've yet to get an educated answer.

    February 12, 2014 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  25. ED1

    The people signing up are not paying and not the age people needed to pay for the program just like everything else Obama and his party does leaves our grandchildren holding the bag including the 10 billion loss we gave GM from their so called loan.

    February 12, 2014 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |