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Thu May 1, 2014, 02:52 PM

OBAMACARE News: It is time to drink the tears of your Republican neighbors & They Taste SO Sweet!

Your Tears Taste So Sweet!
by BooMan
Thu May 1st, 2014 at 02:47:02 PM EST


The Department of Health & Human Services has just issued it's report on ObamaCare enrollments. It is time to drink the tears of your Republican neighbors. Not only did ObamaCare exceed enrollment expectations, but 85% of the enrollees are receiving some degree of subsidy. And nearly 70% of enrollees are white, proving that freeloading is a multiracial American tradition.

Key findings from today’s report include:

8,019,763 people selected Marketplace plans from October 1, 2013, through March 31, 2014, (including additional Special Enrollment Period activity through April 19th). Nearly 2.6 million signed up in the State Based Marketplaces and over 5.4 million in the Federally-facilitated Marketplace. About 3.8 million people, including nearly 1.2 million young adults (ages 18 – 34), enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace plans in the sixth and final reporting period, which began March 2 and concluded on April 19. Those 3.8 million individuals represent nearly 90 percent growth over February’s cumulative enrollment.

Of the more than 8 million:
54 percent are female and 46 percent are male;
34 percent are under age 35;
28 percent are between the ages of 18 and 34;
65 percent selected a Silver plan, while 20 percent selected a Bronze plan; and,
85 percent selected a plan with financial assistance.

Today’s report measures enrollment as those who selected a plan.

The federal Marketplace also reported, for the first time this month, the race/ethnicity of its enrollees. The application for coverage through the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM) contains questions on race and on ethnicity, both marked as optional. Thirty-one percent of enrollees did not report their race or ethnicity or chose “other.” However, of those enrollees who reported race and ethnicity:

62.9 percent of those reporting are white;
16.7 percent are African American;
10.7 percent are Latino;
7.9 percent are Asian;
1.3 percent are multiracial;
0.3 percent are American Indian/Alaska Native; and,
0.1 percent are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.


another nice tidbit:
In a conference call with reporters on Thursday, Secretary Sebelius confirmed that Health and Human Services has crunched the numbers on Obamacare enrollment and confirmed that more than 8 million people have indeed obtained private coverage on the exchanges. That includes 5.4 million on the federal exchanges and 2.6 million on the separate state exchanges. In addition to that, more than 3 million young adults have been added to their family plans, with 4.8 additional enrollments in Medicaid and CHIP programs. In this 8 million, 2.2 million—or 28 percent—are between the ages of 18 and 34.


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