Obamacare's Failure In One Chart

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Confirming our fears from a few days ago, the early numbers are in for Obamacare... and they are not good. Of course, listening to "bloggers" an be bad for your health, but it seems, very few of the million of "uninsured" have decided that it is as crucial as the "leader" has exclaimed. As Millard Brown Digital reports, fewer than 1% of those trying to register for health insurance under Obamacare have completed the enrollment process. The following inverted pyramid highlights the dismal reality of the Affordable Car Act so far...

 

 

Via Compete.com,

Over the course of Obamacare’s first week, 9.5 million people visited healthcare.gov, the federal government’s official healthcare website and the de facto exchange for residents of two thirds of the states. In addition, the 16 operational state-run exchanges combined to attract over 3.1 million visitors during the same period. In total, 11.3 million consumers visited the federal and state exchanges during their first week of operation. Unfortunately, what started as a fire hose of interest, resulted in only a small trickle of actual healthcare enrollments.

 

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In the end, just 36,000 consumers, or 1% of all those who attempted to register for the federal exchange, successfully enrolled in Obamacare.

Those curious to learn more about the Obamacare exchange rollout trainwreck can do so here.

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Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:08 | 4066969 TeamDepends
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Killin' it!

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:10 | 4066978 localsavage
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Probably good for a government run program

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:14 | 4067003 12ToothAssassin
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Where does the all seeing eye fit in on that pyramid?

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:21 | 4067032 TeamDepends
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Near the bung hole.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:24 | 4067041 Bay of Pigs
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WE DID IT!

WINNING...

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:36 | 4067079 Keyser
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But, but, but, it's a mandate. So sooner or later there are either going to be a lot of registrations or a lot of very busy IRS agents. 

I promise not to snicker much when this turd falls flat on it's face. 

 

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:47 | 4067113 F-Tipp
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People can't uninstall an app from their ipad 9 or whatever it is now. I can't believe that the government expects them to be able to navigate a maze of web pages and fill in hundreds of boxes appropriately.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:51 | 4067127 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Turn the triangle lavendar and there we go. This administration in a nutshell.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:55 | 4067146 remain calm
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Their you have it, the top 1% taking all the goodies. Fucking bastards

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 20:55 | 4067338 ndotken
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So we've endured all this shit for 36,000 people in a nation of over 300 million??? ... WHAT THE FUCK!!!

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 22:00 | 4067516 El Oregonian
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Off like a herd of turd-tles.

Obumbles, you and you're crew are a bunch of worthless pricks.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 03:23 | 4067991 Fish Gone Bad
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Most peole are outside, drinking by their McMansion-rent-free pools.  I guess they weren't paying attention. 

The only way to win is to not play.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 04:11 | 4068010 Supernova Born
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Hopefully, Chief Justice Robert's --------- ------ will have a better chance of receiving care.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 06:48 | 4068071 Ying-Yang
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Obama talks about growing jobs for Americans.

The Canadian company’s subsidiary, CGI Federal Inc., was awarded the $93-million contract for the Affordable Care Act project in 2011.

Healthcare.gov website is broken and is there a money back guarantee?

If TPTB cared about American jobs they would not outsource contracts to other countries.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/obamacare-website-glitches-linked-to-canadi...

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 08:01 | 4068169 overmedicatedun...
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to be fair, why can't I buy millions in life insurance at 80 while those young 20 somethings get much better rates?? damit .gov do something to right this wrong...

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:36 | 4068615 hedgeless_horseman
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This is following the standard 12 step .gov web development cycle:

  1. Assess
  2. Design 
  3. Invent a market (often through legislation)
  4. Outsource
  5. Develop
  6. Implement
  7. Declare a success
  8. Promote / Re-Elect project participants
  9. Fix the bugs in maintenance
  10. Render obsolete
  11. Profit
  12. Wash, rinse, repeat
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:43 | 4068680 Steve in Greensboro
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Progressivism: ideas so great they have to be enforced at gunpoint.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:17 | 4068829 slotmouth
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You didn't build that website!

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:38 | 4068664 Apathetic or Wh...
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I can guarandamntee you that all 36,000 have a pre-existing condition

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:42 | 4068679 hedgeless_horseman
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Finally, she can afford health insurance!

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:43 | 4068686 Steve in Greensboro
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Miss Federal Government 2013!

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:19 | 4068839 hedgeless_horseman
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SNAP participant.  You can bank on it...Jamie does.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:24 | 4068858 Ying-Yang
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A Hunka Hunka Burning Love.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcJac6OykfM

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:45 | 4068695 RSloane
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Oh dear God, I can't unsee that.

/applies eye drops in the futile hope of washing that image away

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 14:35 | 4069706 12ToothAssassin
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:44 | 4068951 El Vaquero
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That's some mighty tasty looking cake there.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:29 | 4069166 Yen Cross
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  I would rather watch Syrian rebels hack peoples heads off then have to look at that picture again! GFC H/H she should be the mascot for Goodyear® !
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 21:20 | 4067414 Element
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People can't uninstall an app from their ipad 9 or whatever it is now. I can't believe that the government expects them to be able to navigate a maze of web pages and fill in hundreds of boxes appropriately.

What's going to happen is an emergency plan will emerge to employ 2.5 million fat data-entry people armed with new iMacs and you will get a stack of propaganda in the mail saying to call a new call-center to make an appointment to see your customer-service-officer at their new office. And they will spend half a day assisting you to complete your registration after you've finished waiting the other half of the day in the reception area waiting room.

There will be coffee, daycare, a TV on permanent Oprah, and cookies.

All free ...

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:17 | 4068831 DOT
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Went into my local medical clinic for some blood work yesterday. They have a brand new facility built after tearing down a good portion of the neighborhood. Beatiful masonry, secure employee parking, all the Flat Screens tuned into some horrible screaching women. HUGE waiting area.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:19 | 4068841 Max Cynical
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According to Karl Rove on Greta's show (a couple of weeks ago), there is a company that was awarded a $1.2B (yes, that's Billion) contract for data entry from printed (hand written) applications.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:03 | 4069056 donsluck
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Hmm, 300 million Americans, say 30% need subsidies and statistically no-one can use the website. That's 100 million paper applications. 1.2 billion divided by 100 million = $12 per applicant. Sounds reasonable to me.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:13 | 4070803 Lewshine
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Why does NO ONE understand that Obama's entire presidency, every tyrannical act, every unconstitutional law or mandate, every vote buying handout, every illegal act has never been even mildly scrutinized in a public forum. The media sees to it we never hear a coherent argument against the man and his fiendishly corrupt politics. This guy owns the dark side.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 20:03 | 4067174 rubiconsolutions
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Can you begin to imagine what it would look like if the people who designed that website were tasked with building a car?

"Excuse me, wasn't this thing supposed to have an engine, brakes, transmission and steering wheel?"

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 22:13 | 4067565 Nick Jihad
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You can buy the car anyway, or have the IRS garnish your paycheck for the penalty.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 01:00 | 4067891 Deo vindice
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Actually, I thought this was about affordable cars.

The last sentence in the article reads...

"The following inverted pyramid highlights the dismal reality of the Affordable Car Act so far..."

For those of us who missed getting the free phone, can we sign up to get an affordable car now?

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:44 | 4068953 Deo vindice
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O.K.

To my downvoter: do I need to display the sarc tag?

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:05 | 4069067 donsluck
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There are people who downvote every comment when the get on the site. Don't let it worry you.

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:12 | 4069105 Grinder74
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Just goosed your LIBOR to put you back to net +5

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 20:11 | 4067207 NotApplicable
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Yup, the ole Brown eye.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 21:04 | 4067370 Pig Circus
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 11:00 | 4068761 mick_richfield
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This Hitler guy is making *way* too many videos.  And he is clearly off his meds!

And anyway -- didn't Napoleon kill that son of a bitch when he tried to invade Russia in the winter?

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:27 | 4067052 TeamDepends
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budumpshhhhhh!!

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:33 | 4067066 LetThemEatRand
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Take his negative rates... please.   He's here all week and don't forget to tip your waitress.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:38 | 4067085 franzpick
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See the above typo: the Affordable Car Act.  Maybe ObamaScare will become the next subprime financing bubble following FHA mortgages and have-a-pulse car loans.

Thank our federal corruption and GoBomb'em's victorious cadre, just call 'em the new Funding Fathers.

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:42 | 4067097 TeamDepends
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Can't afford the kidney transplant?  We've got a '98 Honda that will get you to Canada where you can get in line....

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 20:18 | 4067237 Jena
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Canadians go south to the US to get private medical care.  People from the US who want to stay on this continent will go south to Mexico to get private medical care.

What is "snow bird" in Spanish? pájaro de la nieve?

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 23:36 | 4067782 Chuck Walla
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What is "snow bird" in Spanish? pájaro de la nieve

Gringo.
FORWARD ASS NAPKINS

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:28 | 4068608 youngman
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Come down to Colombia...we have great medical care..and cheap...I think this is a big growth industry for Colombia...a health tourist....come down for an operation or whatever....beautiful new hospitals and equipment...very clean and nice people...

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 19:45 | 4067107 nmewn
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Cash for Convalescents!

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 20:14 | 4067204 HardlyZero
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0.38% SUCCESS (fail) RATE !!!

All the rest (99.62%) are the lottery winners.

If you succeed to sign up and complete enrollment...you lose...its gone!

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