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Friday, March 14, 2014

Colorado Obamacare Enrollments Dwarfed By Cancellation Notices As Senate Race Heats Up

Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., may face increasing headwinds fromObamacare as he tries to fend off a challenge from Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., given that low enrollments in his state are likely to drive up insurance premiums for his constituents, many of whom lost their previous plans because of the health care law.

"With less than a month to go before the enrollment period ends for this year, fewer than 85,000 Coloradans have signed up for health insurance," The Colorado Observer's Mark Stricherz reports, noting that state officials projected that they would need 125,000 to 140,000 enrollees.

“Even in the worst-case scenario, insurers would still be expected to earn profits, and would then likely raise premiums in 2015 to make up the difference,” Stricherz quotes Kaiser Family Foundation analyst Larry Leavitt as predicting.

Quite apart from the issue of premium increases, the 84,881 enrollees is far below the number of people who lost their insurance plans because of Obamacare.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's simple. 85% of us did no want Obamacare to pass.
It did.
85% of us wanted it defunded and were behind a government shutdown in that attempt.
That didn't work, either.
So now, 85% of us are saying "Screw you" to the government BS Bill.

We're just not going to participate or buy into it.
Some, who are dying, may need to sign up and pay, but 85% of us are not.

Now, the Dems are holding the proverbial "bag"!

Screw all of you. Repeal this bill and leave us to our own doctors and private insurance companies from ANY state we choose.

It's really that simple, Obama. We don't respect you or any of your "executive orders" either. You are a pig and a bully that needs a good thrashing.