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Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:11 PM

Obamacare Enrollment Up Sharply After HealthCare.gov Fix

Source: TPM

DYLAN SCOTT DECEMBER 4, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

Enrollment on HealthCare.gov in the first two days of December, after the Obama administration declared the website fixed, eclipsed enrollment in the entire month of October.

About 29,000 people signed up for health coverage on Sunday and Monday through the site, according to a source familiar with the numbers. October enrollment on HealthCare.gov totaled less than 27,000. State-specific data is not yet available, and the figures are preliminary.

The new enrollment data were first reported by Politico.

HealthCare.gov has reported traffic hovering around one million visitors per day this week.

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Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obamacare-enrollment-29000-december

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DonViejo Dec 2013 OP
Dopers_Greed Dec 2013 #1
Swede Atlanta Dec 2013 #2
AlbertCat Dec 2013 #4
titaniumsalute Dec 2013 #5
AlbertCat Dec 2013 #3
Jefferson23 Dec 2013 #6
Jessy169 Dec 2013 #7
Tarheel_Dem Dec 2013 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:24 PM

1. Looks like all the RW ranting about the site backfired

The RW and the M$M put so much attention on the rollout issues to try and sink the ACA, but Obama stepped up and made sure that everything was properly fixed. And now it's working better than ever, and is going to be impossible to repeal. Suck it RepubliCONs.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:37 PM

2. There is still an uphill battle.........

 

There will be some consumers who became so frustrated with the website they will be reluctant to return and perhaps even risk the penalty and those who are not computer savvy who used the telephone and were still not successful with enrollment.

The President and the ACA supporters still have a significant PR and confidence-building campaign ahead of them. BO cannot just make 2-3 speeches this week and assume it is done. He and major players in his administration will need to take this on the road for the next 4 months to keep the momentum going.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:46 PM

4. Then again...

Seeing how they quickly fixed this, according to the GOP, complete disaster ...and made the deadline as well, why wouldn't they be able to fix the still shaky parts?

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:58 PM

5. Of course a handful of people might just give up

But if you need health insurance and you see the headlines that the website is overwhelmingly fixed...most people I would think would give it another try. Now if it screws up again for them that might be a different story.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 01:42 PM

3. Uh ho, GOP(her)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:01 PM

6. Excellent news. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 02:27 PM

7. My girlfriend was able to get through the entire process last night

It was slow, very slow at times. Probably because the site is being hit with so much traffic. But she got through the process successfully, got good insurance at a fair price and is very happy with the result. Soon, millions more will do the same and that's when the G.O.P. will have to find some other Big Lie to start fear-mongering on.

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Response to Jessy169 (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 05:52 PM

8. +1

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