Only 172 enroll on health exchange in New Mexico

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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:00 pm | Updated: 12:35 am, Thu Nov 14, 2013.

Fewer than 200 New Mexicans signed up for health insurance plans through a troubled federal online marketplace during its first month of operation, the Obama administration reported Wednesday.

Nationwide, fewer than 27,000 people enrolled.

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  • Pierce Knolls posted at 11:23 am on Fri, Nov 15, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 2888

    Remember back when not rolling back any part of Obamacare was so important that Obama and the Democrats were willing to let the Republicans shut down the government rather than even discuss Obamacare delays?

    But now that Obama has been caught out in a big lie he's willing to let us keep the plans we liked for one more year, which would be just long enough to get past the 2014 mid-term elections.

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:55 am on Fri, Nov 15, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 2888

    You think they're doing me a favor by cancelling my old insurance (which included comprehensive dental) and replacing it with something that costs 27% more, has a higher deductible and co-pays, and replaces my dental (I have teeth) with maternity (I'm a man) coverage?

  • mark mocha posted at 11:52 am on Thu, Nov 14, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 211

    Nobody has "lost" anything. Policies that are/were being cancelled were/are being replaced. The reason they were cancelled is because they are crap policies that are unacceptable under the new guidelines. They were actually doing people a favor by cancelling them but since peole are sheep and will listen to whoever shouts the loudest Obama is going to make an exception. Suckers!!!

    The best advice? Get some real insurance on the exchange and stop your blood clot crying!!!

  • Jimmy Green posted at 9:16 am on Thu, Nov 14, 2013.

    Evil_J Posts: 151

    The best advice? Scrap it. 5 million people have lost their insurance in just one month.

  • mark mocha posted at 8:54 am on Thu, Nov 14, 2013.

    brnfre47 Posts: 211

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!! The affordable care act is going to singlehandedly take over the worlds computers and destroy the world as we know it. Hey, wasn't that a series of movies?

    Now, can we all put the hysterics on hold, stop for one second believing what John Boner (the sneaker... I mean speaker) says, turn off Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, ignore the media which will create a story whether there is one or not, stop politicizing everything and for once do the right thing for the American people (all the people, not just the rich) and hold state politicians (yeah, you conservative governors who refused all that federal cash at the expense of your poorest and most needy citizens) accountable for making it near impossible for the poorest and neediest in their stste to access services.

    Take todays story about 172 signing up in New Mexico. Pretty bleak, huh? Actually, the headline should be that 4,000 + new mexicans completed the application qualifying 7,000 + for health insurance with 172 of them already signed up, As for chaos and cost Mr. Padilla, the only chaos is being caused by reporters not checking their stories (see 60 Minutes, Fox News....etc...) and politicians trying to block the bill. Sheesh, wake up America and stop being sheep. Think for yourselves. Duh?

  • Alfred Padilla posted at 7:31 am on Thu, Nov 14, 2013.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 486

    When Oblameo and the dumocrats saw the fallout from their plan they shrugged it off as a cost of doing business. It is illogical to ignore the chaos and the cost will be quite expensive! The affordable care acts is starting to become really unaffordable in it current state, this oppressive mandate must go before it rips us apart!

  • Kay Bird posted at 7:02 am on Thu, Nov 14, 2013.

    kb204 Posts: 12

    It's not all the fault of the fed's technical glitches, Have any of the board members looked at the information on the state's site? Price charts are split between two pages, plan names don't match what the insurance companies call them. Benefits lists, at least for Pres, is a garbled mess. Confusing and poorly presented doesn't help anybody. I hope the "update" addresses all these issues. I'm a smart woman, and I still haven't figured out what plan I want, much less applied for it.


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