Obamacare Enrollment in Arizona Up by More Than 2,800 in Second Month

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More than 2,800 Arizonans picked out a health insurance plan last month through the federal marketplace established by Obamacare.

In October, the first month the marketplace became available, just 739 Arizonans picked a plan, although well-publicized troubles with the healthcare.gov website kept people from completing the entire process.

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Statistics released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that the national enrollment figures still are well behind the goals, even though the website's now supposedly functional.

With 3,601 Arizonans in total picking an insurance through plan the Obamacare marketplace, that obviously still leaves many, many people in the state uninsured.

In fact, the HHS stats show that nearly 70,000 people in the state applied for a plan -- more than half of those applications being made in November -- and more than 42,000 were determined to be eligible. Another 16,680 Arizonans were found to be eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Still, even with eligibility for more than 42,000 Arizonans, only a little more than 8 percent actually made it through the entire process and picked a plan.

Nationally, more than 364,000 people have enrolled through the marketplace.

A footnote on the HHS stats released says the number of people who have picked plans includes people who already have paid for the first month of coverage, as well as people who haven't.

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Kurt Kreiger
Kurt Kreiger

oh.....well you can just call the 800 number then.....

Kurt Kreiger
Kurt Kreiger

Driving IS a privilege ... So is being a citizen of the USA

Shannon Hubbard
Shannon Hubbard

Driving is a privilege, not a right. You don't have to do it so you don't have to buy auto insurance. Living is a right. And 5.5 Million 'responsible' people who HAD insurance are now UNINSURED thanks to Obummer and his socialist goons. I'm one of the 'responsible' people who bought my own insurance even though I'm a disabled veteran and have 100% free medical through VA. Now that my insurance is being canceled, I'll be using my 'free' VA healthcare that everyone else pays for because as a disabled veteran, I'm told I'm not eligible for the exchange. And I can't keep my current insurance so I'm left with nothing else but VA medical care that you will help pay for. Way to go Obama. #ObamaLies

Kurt Kreiger
Kurt Kreiger

Yeah....everyone whined about "mandatory" auto insurance as well.....get over it and get insured....be responsible

Shannon Hubbard
Shannon Hubbard

I wouldn't enter my private information on healthcare.gov if you paid me. They admitted it's not secure and they don't even know how NOT secure it is because they didn't test security. In fact, I wouldn't even visit the site because you know as soon as the site loads on your computer, it will store cookies and other tracking crap on your computer. Having insurance won't improve your situation if your identity gets stolen in the process.

Shannon Hubbard
Shannon Hubbard

great news! only 5.2 million more and we'll be back where we started before obamacare caused 5.5 million people to lose their insurance. and not that reality matters anymore, but none of those 364,000 have paid yet. so they're not really covered. and more than twice that amount -about 800,000 have enrolled for the FREE medicaid handout. anyone who understands math knows that will make premiums skyrocket. you can't have two people getting handouts per one paying customer. Obamacare is a joke, just like Obama is a joke.

Mike McAuley
Mike McAuley

364, 000 out of how many millions? this is pitiful.

Kurt Kreiger
Kurt Kreiger

250,000 in November alone.....imagine if the website worked from day one......

Derek Mills
Derek Mills

you guys are in the bag man!!! Unlike!

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

" ... Up by More Than..."  Golly Matt, you try to make it sound like it is a lot.  How pathetic.  That would be your feeble attempt to sway opinion as well as the socialistic concept itself.  That says nothing about the incompetent and inept attempting to implement it.  

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

The federal government does not, and can not, require auto insurance.

Learn the difference between State and Federal powers before you comment.  And certainly before you vote.

Thanks.

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