renegadebusdallas.com
renegadebusdallas.com January 16, 2018


Obamacare Sign-Ups Strong Despite Trump Administration's Efforts

26 December 2017, 02:31 | Marta Robbins

Obamacare Sign-Ups Strong Despite Trump Administration's Efforts

Obamacare enrollment blows away expectations at nearly 9 million, despite short sign-up window

The tally is 400,000 signups shy of the 2017 total, meaning insurers in dozens of states that use the federal HealthCare.gov website didn't see the influx of consumers needed to improve the law's economic footing.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday it spent "just over $1 per enrollee on outreach and education for Exchange coverage compared to almost $11 per enrollee a year ago". "Despite [President Donald] Trump declaring Obamacare dead just yesterday and all of his administration's efforts to undermine enrollment this year, we saw record demand and enrollments", she said.

That compares to 9.2 million past year in the same states - or 96 percent of the previous total.

Despite all that, more than 1 million new customers signed up last week, ahead of a December 15 deadline for HealthCare.gov.

First word of the enrollment numbers came via Twitter from Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Reliance Jio launches Happy New Year plans with daily data benefits
The Rs. 149 plan with a validity period of 28 days gets you 4GB data in all, and is aimed at those with limited data needs. The Rs 199 tariff plan offers 1.2GB data per day for 28 days, along with unlimited voice calls including roaming calls.

Eleven states, plus D.C., run their own exchanges, and a lot of them are giving customers extra time to enroll - in some cases until January 31. Overall enrollment in 2018 could end up on par with 2017's figure of 12.2 million, which would keep the markets stabilized in the short term.

McConnell said that by including a repeal of ObamaCare's mandate that most individuals have health insurance in Republicans' sweeping rewrite of the tax code, which passed both chambers this week, the GOP had already taken the "heart" out of the health-care law.

The rest of the law, including subsidies for most of the people who buy insurance on the exchanges, will remain in place.

And yet it was a year when Obamacare was featured prominently in the news for months as Republicans tried and ultimately failed to repeal it.

Senator John Thune, the No. 3 Senate Republican, also said he hoped there would be a bipartisan deal but said another option is trying to find 50 votes for a modified version of the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. She explained that she is supportive of tax cut only and only if Senate Leader Mitch McConnell become supportive of two other bills stabilizing the markets.



Other News

Trending Now

BJP's 'conspiracy' stands exposed with 2G verdict: Congress
"If BJP had a film franchise it would be called Lie Hard", he said on Twitter , while rhyming it with Hollywood action blockbuster "Die Hard".

Unemployment steady as Maryland adds 5400 jobs in November
Indiana's unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent in November, ending a climb that began in July. The state hit a record low of 2.3 percent in April, May, and June.

Federal Court Moves To Partially Block Trump Travel Ban
The court, however, limited its ruling so that the injunction against the ban only applies to thoses with no bona fide relationship to the United States.

Gold coin found in Louisville Red Kettle
Greater Baton Rouge has suffered a 14 percent decrease in Red Kettle donations in comparison to last year's donations. The Salvation Army says this year's goal is still lacking $100,000 to meet its campaign goal for 2017.

Amazon purchases smart security camera company Blink
That means there's no complicated rewiring to speak of, nor is there much of a limit in terms of where you can mount one. A Cloud Cam providing a view of the inside entryway goes into action when doors are unlocked, recording a delivery.

Ambassador Nikki Haley praises reduced United Nations 2018-2019 budget
By contrast, Haley, and Trump, merely suggested that the USA would reconsider its funding to the United Nations . Pillar, in his 28 years at the Central Intelligence Agency, rose to be one of the agency's top analysts.

Racine Fire Department responds to 2 house fires; 1 person hospitalized
At least four people were home at the time, they all made it safely with no injuries. Fire officials say other elderly residents were transported as a precaution.

Dave Chappelle Teases New Netflix Special 'Equanimity'
In one NSFW clip , Chappelle aims his jabs at the " poor whites" who helped elect Donald Trump during the 2016 election . Surprise! Dave Chappelle has not one, but two stand-up specials for you to ring in the New Year with.

'Ocean's 8' trailer: Hint of a heist drama with a twist
They are joined by Helena Bonham Carter as the other accomplice and Anne Hathaway as a celebrity they intend to rob. The tide has turned and it's a whole new " Ocean's " when eight women plan and execute a heist in NY .

Salman, Shah Rukh, Kohli top Forbes India celebrity list
Shah Rukh Khan is producing a Netflix show , Saif Ali Khan is starring one and R Madhavan is a part of an Amazon Prime project. The list released by Forbes India features 100 celebrities with highest earnings in the year of 2017.